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Pinot Noir

While we continue to expand our collection of Burgundies, more and more new-world winemakers are coming to terms with this challenging variety. Australians have identified Geelong, the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria as suited to premium Pinot Noir. More recently, Tasmania has shot up the ranks. Mount Mary, Farr Rising and Tolpuddle are names to seek out. New Zealand is also producing some compelling, full bodied wines. Look for regions like Martinborough, Marlborough and Central Otago. Browse our top rated Pinot wines here.

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      2019 Dicey Bannockburn Pinot Noir
      Central Otago, NEW ZEALAND
      $54. 99 Bottle
      $659.88 Dozen
      Minimum 12 bottles
      Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2021-2027)
      ABV: 13.5%
      Closure: Stelvin
      Dark red in colour with black tinged edges and a red hue. Nosing offers up perfumed like aromatics of violets, ripe dark cherries, anise and dark plum followed by spicy cedar and light forest floor notes. Rich dark cherry, anise, dark plum and ripe strawberry fruits engulf the mouth with an expansive feel. Spicy cedar, earth and dried herb elements ensue. Supple mid palate feel and excellent power with velvety tannins and a long ripe seductive finish.
      Drink over the next 5-6 years.
      Alc. 13.5%
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        2016 Domaine Armand Rousseau Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Grand Cru
        Burgundy, FRANCE
        $1350. 00 Bottle
        $16200.00 Dozen
        ABV: 13.5%
        Closure: Cork

        Other Reviews....
        The 2016 Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes Grand Cru, which Cyrille described as her “heart wine,” has a superb bouquet with ebullient dark cherries, bergamot, blackberry and briary, wonderful delineation and demonstrating more exuberance than Mugneret-Gibourg (which as affected by frost, whereas Rousseau was not). The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, shimmering red fruit, outstanding mineralité and a subtle crescendo toward the pixilated finish. Is this the finest Ruchottes-Chambertin in 2016? Without a shadow of a doubt.
        96-98 points
        Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)

        Good medium red. Pure, restrained aromas and flavors of black cherry, licorice and minerals. Silky and fine-grained on entry, then juicy and tighter in the middle, showing strong calcaire energy as the mother rock here isn't much more than a foot below the surface. This rich, firmly tannic wine boasts a long, rising finish featuring black fruits and violet. Impeccably balanced from the start, but this youthfully austere wine will need time in the cellar. The estate is slowly replanting this vineyard, so this 2016 is a mix of old and young vines.
        92-94 points
        Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (Jan 2018)

        A highly appealing freshness to the elegant aromas of red and dark berries that are at once intensely earthy and spicy. In the same fashion, there is a lovely sense of verve and freshness to the markedly mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that possess first-rate delineation on the sleek, youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. This is really quite classy and has already developed impressive depth. While this clearly has the intrinsic stuffing to reward extended cellaring, 5-ish years or so should be sufficient in order to enjoy this beauty if youthful fruit is your preference.
        94 points
        Allen Meadows - Burghound (Jan 2019)

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          2016 Domaine Armand Rousseau Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
          Burgundy, FRANCE
          $999. 00 Bottle
          $11988.00 Dozen
          ABV: 13.5%
          Closure: Cork

          Other Reviews....
          When I tasted the 2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru from barrel, I wasn't convinced that it could match Rousseau's finest recent renditions of this cuvée such as the 2012, 2010 or 2005. From bottle, the wine has closed the gap, wafting from the glass with a deep bouquet of cherries, ripe red berries, raw cocoa, beetroot and sweet soil tones. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a pretty core of fruit framed by fine-grained tannins and lively acids. This is a delicate, sapid Clos de la Roche that will drink well with a decade of bottle age.
          93 points
          William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

          Bright, dark red. Very ripe, musky nose combines purple fruits, mocha, brown spices and game, along with some subtle earth notes. The sweetest of these 2016s to this point but also fine-grained and elegant, with its intense fruit and soil flavors nicely framed by lively acidity. Very rich, dense and alive. Offers a classic Clos de la Roche combination of fruits, spices and soil character.
          92-94 points
          Stephen Tanzer - Vinous (Jan 2018)

          Reduction dominates the nose but I doubt that it will last as nuances of fruit are 'visible'. The broad-shouldered flavors possess even better size, weight and mid-palate concentration while offering fine power and drive on the sappy, complex and balanced finale. I very much like the overall sense of harmony though again, at least moderate patience is strongly advised.
          92-94 points
          Allen Meadows - Burghound (Jan 2018)

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            2019 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne Rouge
            Burgundy, FRANCE
            $66. 99 Bottle
            $803.88 Dozen
            ABV: 13.5%
            Closure: Cork

            Other Reviews....
            An intensely earthy nose reveals notes of both red and dark berries along with a hint of forest floor. The lilting, delicious and nicely energetic flavors possess reasonably good richness along with acceptable persistence on the bitter cherry pit-inflected finish where a hint of rusticity slowly emerges. Drink 2023+.
            86-88 points
            Allen Meadows - Burghound

            Bursting with aromas of red berries, petals and orange rind, the 2019 Bourgogne Rouge is medium-bodied, lively and perfumed, with melting tannins and a saline finish. As usual, it's a blend of fruit from Puligny-Montrachet, Maranges and the Hautes-Côtes. Drink 2021 - 2031.
            88 points
            William Kelley - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

            The 2019 Bourgogne Rouge, which contains 30% whole bunch and has a delightful redcurrant and cranberry scented bouquet. The palate is well balanced with crunchy red fruit, fine acidity with just the right amount of sapidity on the finish. Excellent. Drink 2021 - 2025.
            86-88 points
            Neal Martin - Vinous

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              2019 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Maranges Clos de la Boutiere Premier Cru
              Burgundy, FRANCE
              $89. 99 Bottle
              $1079.88 Dozen
              ABV: 13.5%
              Closure: Cork

              Other Reviews....
              Firm reduction currently dominates the nose though there is both good freshness and punch to the firm and rather rustic middle weight flavors that conclude in a somewhat awkward finish. This wasn't showing particularly well but the underlying material appears to be of quality and my range offers the benefit of the doubt. Drink 2026+.
              88-91 points
              Allen Meadows - Burghound

              The 2019 Maranges 1er Cru Clos de la Boutière is terrific, wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, woodsmoke and sweet soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, muscular and concentrated, with rich, powdery tannins and succulent acids, it will reward at least a few years' bottle age. Drink 2025 - 2045.
              92+ points
              William Kelley - Wine Advocate (July 2021)

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                2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru
                Burgundy, FRANCE
                $899. 00 Bottle
                $10788.00 Dozen
                ABV: 14%
                Closure: Cork

                Other Reviews....
                Ripe aromas of plum, black cherry and earth are more floral if less spicy in character. The racy, intense and overtly muscular big-bodied flavors brim with minerality and ample power while the impressively focused and length finish is already beautifully complex. This youthfully austere effort is also very much constructed to age for several decades. In a word, terrific. Drink 2039+.
                93-96 points
                Allen Meadows - Burghound

                Scents of dark berries, rose petals, violets and truffles introduce Bouchard's 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated wine that's lively and tightly wound, concluding with a long, lively finish. From a parcel at the top of the slope at the southern extreme of Le Chambertin, the soils are thin and cancerous, and the resulting wine is refined, rather than massive.
                93-95+ points
                William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

                The 2019 Chambertin Grand Cru, which comes from the Domaine, has a very sensual bouquet of pure cranberry, raspberry and wild strawberry aromas, plus delicate rose petal scents mixed with rainswept limestone. The medium-bodied palate offers lithe tannins, a cashmere texture and lovely weight and harmony. Impressive structure combined with finesse on the persistent finish. Superb. Drink 2023 - 2055.
                95-97 points
                Neal Martin - Vinous

                Not so dark in colour as the Bèze, but then these are their own grapes. Near the forest and Latricières so this spot doesn’t get overheated. Sweetly oaked, massive at first sight, yet with a welcome strictness alongside, waves of fruit, not delicate, but with delicacy nonetheless. Amazing persistence really shows the quality of the terroir.
                95-98 points
                Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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                  2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                  $350. 00 Bottle
                  $4200.00 Dozen
                  ABV: 13.5%
                  Closure: Cork

                  Other Reviews....
                  An overtly floral nose reflects notes of rose petal, lavender, acacia and violet along with nuances of red and black fruit, earth and a whiff of forest floor. There is excellent intensity, size, weight and power to the attractively textured big-bodied flavors that brim with minerality on the caressing but punchy finale. This beautifully balanced effort is in the classic mold of this wine as it's very clearly built for the long haul and again, I would suggest not touching this wine for at least a decade and two decades would not be much of a surprise. Drink 2036+.
                  93-95 points
                  Allen Meadows - Burghound

                  The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru confirms its superb showing from barrel, blossoming in the glass with scents of wild berries, peonies, violets, blood orange and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with melting tannins, beautiful purity of fruit and lively balancing acids, it's long and perfumed, concluding with a saline, rose-inflected finish. I have never tasted a Corton from Bouchard that was so good, so young. Drink 2022 - 2060.
                  94 points
                  William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

                  The 2019 Le Corton Grand Cru includes 30% whole cluster, which is quite evident – maybe too evident – on the nose at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, and quite pure and focused, offering dark berry fruit laced with cedar toward the structured and rather saturnine finish. Broody – it will require patience. Drink 2025 - 2040.
                  90-92 points
                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                  Powerful yet sleek with effusive, ripe black-cherry character. Silky front palate, then the serious tannins come through. No hint of the rusticity and edginess that you sometimes get from this appellation. More than enough fruit to make a completely convincing package. Bold finish. Drink or hold.
                  95 points
                  Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

                  Brilliant purple, not too deep. Sweetly perfumed, red fruit style, with a burst of concentration shortly after the wine hits the mouth. Picked early, raspberry and strawberry fruit, Frédéric Weber played with more whole bunch and that has worked. “Le Corton is usually Cistercian, but we had to save it from over ripeness”, he explained.
                  92-95 points
                  Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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                    2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru
                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                    $199. 00 Bottle
                    $2388.00 Dozen
                    ABV: 13.5%
                    Closure: Cork

                    Other Reviews....
                    There is a suggestion of herbal tea on the exuberantly spicy aromas of red and dark raspberry along with a hint of violet. There is a wonderful texture to the classy and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors that brim with both minerality and dry extract before culminating in a compact, serious and built-to-age finish. This too could use better depth but the underlying material, and this wine's consistently outstanding track record, bodes well for the future. One to strongly consider. Drink 2031+.
                    92-95 points
                    Allen Meadows - Burghound

                    The 2019 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with a deep-pitched bouquet of wild berries and plums mingled with raw cocoa, peonies and subtle hints of spice. Medium to full-bodied, rich and layered, it's seamless and complete, with a deep core of fruit and velvety structuring tannins. Drink 2023 - 2059.
                    93+ points
                    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

                    The 2019 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru is a mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, quite floral in style, well defined and showing more joie-de-vivre than the Chevrets. The medium-bodied palate is silky-smooth with supple tannins and flecks of dark chocolate toward the finish. Moderate depth and persistence. This Les Caillerets needs time in bottle. Drink 2024 - 2040.
                    90-92 points
                    Neal Martin - Vinous

                    This a firm and pretty red with a solid tannin backbone to the medium body. Ripe fruit with some walnut, tobacco, and floral undertones. It’s long and flavorful. Balanced and firm. Classic style. Drink in 2025.
                    95 points
                    Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

                    Rich deep purple, slightly richer plum nose, sweet dark fruit, very powerful, almost too much. Dark black cherry with lush raspberry alongside. This is something of a fruit bomb at the moment, but will merit a higher rating if it refines and gains gravitas during the rest of the elevage.
                    90-93 points
                    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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                      2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Pommard Les Rugiens Premier Cru
                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                      $220. 00 Bottle
                      $2640.00 Dozen
                      ABV: 14%
                      Closure: Cork

                      Other Reviews....
                      This is an interesting wine as the nose is extremely ripe yet it's also extremely fresh with a mélange of liqueur-like red and dark berries, earth and a plenitude of spice elements. There is almost painful intensity to the larger-scaled flavors that are at once muscular yet refined while flashing good minerality on the youthfully austere and sneaky long finale. This too is also quite tightly wound, and I would leave it alone for at least a decade. Drink 2034+.
                      92-94 points
                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                      Notes of wild berries, dark chocolate, spices and grilled meats preface Bouchard's 2019 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens, a medium to full-bodied, racy and precise wine, with a concentrated, tightly wound core of fruit, powdery tannins and a long, lively finish. More suave and elegant than the 2018 rendition, this is a refined Rugiens in the making.
                      92-94 points
                      William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)

                      The 2019 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru is much more intense on the nose than the Pommard 1er Cru, offering layers of red berry fruit, wild hedgerow, fern and tea leaf scents. The medium-bodied palate is harmonious with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, and gentle grip on the saline finish. A tang of Japanese nori lingers on the aftertaste. Impressive. Drink 2024 - 2040.
                      92-94 points
                      Neal Martin - Vinous

                      Rich full purple. The bouquet has a freshness to it, which aids precision. Seamless gorgeous ripe fruit right across the palate, and with excellent length. Shows where it comes from (upper part), but a brilliant expression of the terroir. More in aromatic elegance than the grand cru density of the lower part.
                      92-95 points
                      Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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                        2019 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune-Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus Premier Cru
                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                        $299. 00 Bottle
                        $3588.00 Dozen
                        ABV: 13.5%
                        Closure: Cork

                        Other Reviews....
                        A markedly floral-suffused nose blends red and dark currant scents with those of a plethora of spice and earth elements. There is impressive volume to the caressing but solidly punchy and powerful middle weight plus flavors that possess better depth and superb length. Excellent and very much built-to-age. Drink 2034+
                        92-94 points
                        Allen Meadows - Burghound

                        The 2019 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus is showing beautifully, bursting from the glass with scents of raspberries, warm spices, plums and incense. Medium to full-bodied, sumptuous and enveloping, with an ample core of fruit and supple, melting tannins, it's immensely charming and gourmand. I can't remember an Enfant Jesus that tasted so good, so young. Drink 2022 - 2050.
                        93 points
                        William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2021)

                        The 2019 Beaune Les Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus 1er Cru has by far the best aromatics of Bouchard’s somewhat awkward Beaune Premier Crus, delivering bright red berry fruit, crushed stone and final delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, and quite peppery on the entry, but shows more freshness and terroir expression compared to Les Tuerons or the Clos de la Mousse. Excellent. Drink 2023 - 2043.
                        91-93 points
                        Neal Martin - Vinous

                        What a fragrant nose of flowers, cherries, licorice and delicate spice! Very elegant and lacy on the medium-bodied palate with breathtaking integration of fine fruit and fine tannins. Super-silky, long finish that’s very sensual. Drink or hold.
                        96 points
                        Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com

                        Rich intense powerful, lifted perfumed, some deep raspberry, typical character for this immaculate wine, with its superb velvet texture in the mouth, very long finish, some gravelly notes through the middle to lift the deep sweet raspberry-strawberry fruit.
                        92-95 points
                        Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                          2018 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts Premier Cru
                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                          $299. 00 Bottle
                          $3588.00 Dozen
                          ABV: 13.5%
                          Closure: Cork

                          Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les Caillerets” climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings. During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous “Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus.” Over time, by acquiring various terroirs with great care and patience, Bouchard Père & Fils has built up a vast domaine in Côte-d’Or. Today the estate boasts 130 hectares of vines, of which 12 are classed Grand Cru and 74 classed as Premier Cru.

                          Included in the almost one hundred ‘climats’ or uniquely diverse vineyards represented by Bouchard is the Vosne Romanee premier cru vineyard Les Beaux Monts. Les Beaux Monts lies upslope and adjacent to Echezeaux and is separated from Richebourg only by the smaller Les Brulees. Its distinct personality comes from its more southerly exposure and its marl and clay soils.

                            2018 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Vosne-Romanee Les Suchots Premier Cru
                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                            $299. 00 Bottle
                            $3588.00 Dozen
                            ABV: 13.5%
                            Closure: Cork

                            Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les Caillerets” climat and started to develop the family’s vineyard holdings. During the French Revolution, property belonging to the clergy and nobility was confiscated and put up for sale. Joseph’s son, Antoine Philibert Joseph Bouchard, seized the opportunity to extend the family’s vineyard holdings in Beaune including the famous “Beaune Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus.” Over time, by acquiring various terroirs with great care and patience, Bouchard Père & Fils has built up a vast domaine in Côte-d’Or. Today the estate boasts 130 hectares of vines, of which 12 are classed Grand Cru and 74 classed as Premier Cru.

                            Included in the almost one hundred ‘climats’ or uniquely diverse vineyards represented by Bouchard is the Vosne Romanee premier cru vineyard Les Suchots. Located between the grand cru vineyards of Echezeaux to the north and Romanee Saint Vivant and Richebourg to the south, it is the largest premier cru in Vosne Romanee. Situated on the same contour level as Romanee Saint Vivant with deeper and richer soil than Les Beaux Monts above it, Les Suchots typically gives a wine of perfume with touch of game and spice.

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                              2018 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru
                              Burgundy, FRANCE
                              $180. 00 Bottle
                              $2160.00 Dozen
                              ABV: 13%
                              Closure: Cork

                              Other Reviews....
                              The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot is showing beautifully from bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, black plums, sweet soil tones and subtle spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's one of the more tightly wound wines in the range, with powdery structuring tannins, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish.
                              93+ points
                              William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)

                              The 2018 Volnay Les Caillerets "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot" 1er Cru comes from Bouchard’s 3.7-hectare monopole. It expresses more delineation and detail than the Taillepieds, presenting a rather intoxicating mélange of red and black fruit laced with violet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, good body and density and a firm backbone. It clams up a little toward the finish, and it will demand three or four years in bottle before it becomes approachable.
                              90-92 points
                              Neal Martin - Vinous

                              Blueberry, plum and flower aromas with some new leather. It’s full-bodied with lots of fruit and density. Flavorful and stylish at the finish. A little tight now. Try after 2022.
                              93 points
                              jamessuckling.com

                              This is compositionally similar to the Taillepieds but even riper and with just a bit more spice elements. There is good intensity and minerality on the delicious middle weight flavors that also coat the palate on the youthfully austere and slightly warm finish that delivers fine length.
                              90-93 points
                              Allen Meadows - Burghound

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                                2018 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune-Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus Premier Cru
                                Burgundy, FRANCE
                                $240. 00 Bottle
                                $2880.00 Dozen
                                ABV: 13.5%
                                Closure: Cork

                                The slope in this part of Beaune is considered the best terroir in the commune, despite the lack of Grand Cru status. In Les Greves, a gentle, southeasterly exposure gives the vines plentiful sunshine during the day, which helps with the development of sugar and phenols in the grapes. This is tempered by cooler evenings, which slow this ripening process and leads to a retention of acidity, making for balanced wines. These wines are among the most respected made in Beaune, rivaled only by the wines made in the tiny neighboring Premier Cru vineyard, Sur les Greves.

                                Other Reviews....
                                Revisited from bottle, the 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with a brooding bouquet of dark berry fruit, ripe cherries, warm spices, baking chocolate and subtle soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, it's rich and powerful, with ripe tannins and a voluminous core of fruit, concluding with a long, heady finish. When I tasted this wine from barrel, Bouchard's Frédéric Weber observed that analytically this 2018 is very similar indeed to the 1947 vintage of l'Enfant Jesus, and in its controlled but overt ripeness the analogy seems even more obvious from bottle.
                                93 points
                                William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Oct 2020)

                                The 2018 Beaune Les Grèves Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus 1er Cru, from the 3.9-hectare monopole in Grèves, has a lovely, floral, very pure bouquet that frankly puts Bouchard’s other Beaune Premier Crus in their place. The medium-bodied palate delivers supple tannin, fine acidity and pure black cherry and blueberry fruit with wonderful details on the finish. This is very classy and punches with many more expensive Premier Crus in the Côte de Nuits.
                                92-94 points
                                Neal Martin - Vinous

                                A rich, creamy-textured red with ripe-strawberry, chocolate, stone and hazelnut aromas and flavors. It’s full and layered with attractive fruit and lightly chewy yet polished tannins. Flavorful finish. Subtle, yet structured. Try after 2022.
                                94 points
                                jamessuckling.com

                                Mentholated, ripe and toasty aromas speak of poached plum, spice and plenty of freshly turned earth scents. The medium-bodied flavors possess a beguiling mouthfeel that is enhanced by the abundant amounts of sappy dry extract that also serves to buffer the even firmer tannic spine shaping the robust though not really rustic finale. Worth checking out.
                                90-93 points
                                Allen Meadows - Burghound

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                                  2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune-Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus
                                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                                  $250. 00 Bottle
                                  $3000.00 Dozen
                                  ABV: 13.5%
                                  Closure: Cork

                                  Other Reviews....
                                  The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus offers up pretty aromas of cherries, cassis, sweet loamy soil, truffles and grilled game bird. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and supple, with a succulent core of fleshy fruit and a rich and textural profile. It's a giving, generous wine that should offer a broad drinking window, but don't let its early approachability deceive, as it should be long-lived too.
                                  93 points
                                  William Kelley - Wine Advocate

                                  Dark fruits in 2016. The DNA of long, silky tannins is alive and well here. A suave and polished style with an attractive core of flavorsome, elegant mid-palate fruits. Really impressive. Try from 2022.
                                  93-94 points
                                  jamessuckling.com

                                  Here too the wood treatment is anything but subtle though it stops just short of completely overshadowing the exuberantly spicy plum liqueur and earth-scented nose. There is good drive and even better detail if not the impressive concentration to the medium weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the ever-so-slightly warm and very firm finish. Again, my predicted range assumes that the wood treatment will be successfully absorbed over time and note as well that plenty of patience will be necessary.
                                  92-94 points
                                  Allen Meadows - Burghound

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                                    2017 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Beaune-Greves Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus
                                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                                    $225. 00 Bottle
                                    $2700.00 Dozen
                                    ABV: 13.5%
                                    Closure: Cork

                                    The slope in this part of Beaune is considered the best terroir in the commune, despite the lack of Grand Cru status. In Les Greves, a gentle, southeasterly exposure gives the vines plentiful sunshine during the day, which helps with the development of sugar and phenols in the grapes. This is tempered by cooler evenings, which slow this ripening process and leads to a retention of acidity, making for balanced wines. These wines are among the most respected made in Beaune, rivaled only by the wines made in the tiny neighboring Premier Cru vineyard, Sur les Greves.

                                    Other Reviews....
                                    A refined nose for Beaune with raspberry pastry and red cherries with a violet-flower edge. The palate has delicate and fine tannins with great structural integrity. The length and balance are very convincing. Approachable red fruit at the finish. Drink on release or hold.
                                    91-92 Points
                                    Jamessuckling.com

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                                      2016 Domaine Bouchard Pere et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                      $299. 00 Bottle
                                      $3588.00 Dozen
                                      ABV: 13.5%
                                      Closure: Cork

                                      Other Reviews....
                                      The 2016 Corton Grand Cru comes from red clay soils that are just 80 centimeters deep before you hit the limestone bedrock. It has a finely tuned bouquet with cranberry, raspberry preserve and crushed strawberry scents, crushed roses developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, brisk and tensile from start to finish and then pulling back so as not to overdo the finish. This is a case of less is more in a wine and it is likely to surpass the 2015 Corton.
                                      91-93 points
                                      Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)

                                      (these high-altitude vines produced a normal crop in 2016): Moderately saturated dark red. Sexy if slightly reduced aromas of black raspberry, tarte au prune and game, with some new oak showing. Very rich, dense and pliant, conveying a distinctly relaxed quality for the vintage. This plump, large-scaled grand cru finishes with superb restrained sweetness, noteworthy finesse of tannins, and serious building length, with its lightly saline black raspberry fruit complemented by an almost chocolatey ripeness. An extremely promising vintage for this wine.
                                      92-95 points
                                      Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                      The chalky and stony notes are intermingled with pastry and red to dark cherries, all leading to a palate that shows good acidity, impressive depth and weight of tannins. A cool vintage expression with more intensity at the finish. This will age very well. Try from 2024.
                                      94-95 points
                                      jamessuckling.com

                                      Very, very generous wood treatment is sufficiently toasty to presently dominate the otherwise layered nose of dark cherry, raspberry, earth and sauvage-inflected aromas. There is superb concentration, power and richness to the big-bodied flavors that possess excellent reserves of dry extract that helps to buffer the exceptionally firm tannic spine shaping the superbly long mineral-driven finish. This is at once impressive as hell but it's also very woody and while the underlying material appears to be more than sufficient to eventually integrate the oak, it will require time for this to happen.
                                      93-95 points
                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                      • 89
                                      • Nick's Import
                                      2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Fixin Le Rozier
                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                      $79. 99 Bottle
                                      $959.88 Dozen
                                      ABV: 13%
                                      Closure: Cork

                                      Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.

                                      Other Reviews....
                                      The 2018 Fixin Le Rozier reveals notes of red berries, peonies and coniferous forest floor, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and lively palate. Displaying lovely intensity and cut, this is a real success.
                                      89-91 points
                                      William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

                                      A discreet whiff of herbal tea can be found on the fresh red cherry and iron-inflected earth scents. The impressive vibrant, delicious and well-detailed flavors exude a subtle minerality before terminating in a cherry lozenge-tinged finish.
                                      87-89 points
                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                      • 90
                                      • Nick's Import
                                      2018 Domaine Charles Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy
                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                      $79. 99 Bottle
                                      $959.88 Dozen
                                      ABV: 13%
                                      Closure: Cork

                                      Domaine Charles Audoin was formed in 1972 by Charles and his oenologist wife Marie-Francoise, starting with three hectares in Marsannay. Their holding has now grown to around 14 hectares that captures some of the best parcels in Marsannay. Their son Cyril joined his father in 2000, and is now in charge of both vineyard and winemaking activities for the Domaine. Cyril is increasingly focused on vineyard health, to deliver wines with pure varietal expression and a sense of place. They are among the most serious wines from the area, and while juicy and approachable young, have the capacity to age gracefully for many years.

                                      Clos du Roy is the northern most lieu-dit of Marsannay, and the relatively steep south-east facing vineyard sits above the town of Chenove. Soils here are light red with an element of sand, sitting atop a bedrock of hard limestone. Wines from Clos du Roy can be more elegant, aromatic, and approachable.

                                      Other Reviews....
                                      Wafting from the glass with lovely aromas of cherries, wild berries, peonies and orange rind, the 2018 Marsannay Clos du Roy is medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit, succulent acids and good depth at the core. A touch richer and headier than the 2017 rendition, this is a gourmand Marsannay from Audoin.
                                      90-92 points
                                      William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

                                      There is a liqueur-like character to the red cherry, spice and softly earth-scented nose. The supple, round and relatively forward flavors possess both good density and sappy texture, all wrapped in a bright and mildly tangy finish that really firms up as it sits on the palate. This is good but it's not at the level of the best here.
                                      89-91 points
                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                      • 89
                                        2017 Domaine Chevrot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
                                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                                        $62. 99 Bottle
                                        $755.88 Dozen
                                        Minimum 12 bottles
                                        Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2020-2023)
                                        ABV: 12.5%
                                        Closure: Cork
                                        Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and light red hue. Elevated black cherry aromas mix with dried herbs, earthy leather like notes and spiced dried meats. Light earthy dark cherry flavours are interwoven with smoked meats, leather and spice. Dryish finish with sturdy tannins and a very earthy leather dominate aftertaste.
                                        Drink over the next 2-3 years.
                                        Alc. 12.5%
                                        • 92
                                        • 93
                                          2016 Domaine Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux
                                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                                          $360. 00 Bottle
                                          $4320.00 Dozen
                                          ABV: 13.5%
                                          Closure: Cork

                                          Other Reviews....
                                          The 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux contains 10% whole-bunch fruit. I tasted from two cuvées, one from the young vines and one from the old. The young vines has clean and pure black cherry, red plum and lightly blueberry fruit that conveys a sense of energy. The palate is well balanced with succulent ripe black fruit, very fine tannin, a taut line of acidity but real complexity and tension from start to finish. I love the harmony and effortlessness of these younger vines. The cuvée from older vines demonstrated more black fruit with traces of undergrowth, a little more rondeur with impressive depth and structure on the persistent, marine/oyster shell-tinged finish. This has enormous potential and may challenge the supremacy of the 2015.
                                          93-95 points
                                          Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)

                                          (I tasted the younger- and older-vine components of this wine, followed by the press wine and an approximation of the final blend, which will be bottled with about 13.5% alcohol): Sample from the younger vines (45% of the blend; vinified with 15% whole clusters): Good dark red. Slightly medicinal aromas of red cherry and licorice. Surprisingly dry and backward, with its cherry fruit complicated by pungent licorice and herb notes. Finishes rather suave if a bit tart, with lingering notes of bitter cherry and herbs. Sample from the old vines (45% of the blend; from vines 67 to 93 years of age): Bright, dark red. Distinctly darker and riper on the nose than the younger vines, offering aromas of blueberry, black raspberry and spices. A step up in volume as well, with its dark raspberry and licorice flavors complicated by a licorice note. Very firmly structured wine with a longer, more tactile finish. From the press wine (to comprise about 10% of the blend): Softer, fatter and slightly saline. Finishes a bit tart but this juice should fill in the middle of the blend. An approximation of the final blend: Healthy dark red. Slight medicinal cast to the aromas of cherry, redcurrant and menthol. By far the best and most complete of these samples, offering serious low-yield richness but also terrific definition and energy. This sample somehow displayed captivating violet and mineral notes that were not apparent in any of its components. Lovely depth and restrained sweetness here. Finishes taut and long, with saline and herbal nuances and terrific underlying structure. This reminded me of a 2010; interestingly, last year Zinetti described his young '15 as like a denser version of 2010.
                                          92-94 points
                                          Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                          A background whiff of wood easily allows the earthy yet quite pretty aromas of plum, violet, dark cherry and soft spice nuances to shine. The mouth feel of the slightly bigger and richer flavors is also admirably sleek while delivering excellent length on the mouth coating and well-balanced finish. This is perhaps a bit less structured than is usually the case as it should be reasonably approachable young if that's your preference.
                                          92-94 points
                                          Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                          • 97
                                            2018 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru
                                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                                            $1499. 00 Bottle
                                            $17988.00 Dozen
                                            ABV: 14%
                                            Closure: Cork

                                            Other Reviews....
                                            A ripe and super-fresh nose offers up notes of black raspberry, plum liqueur, Asian-style tea and a whiff of incense. The racy, intense and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors retain outstanding delineation as well as an abundance of palate soaking dry extract before delivering stunningly good length where an interesting hint of citrus character in the form of mandarin orange appears. This incredibly powerful effort is both classy and highly complex and like the Bonnes Mares, is a wine that will live for decades. With that said, it's not so backward and compact to preclude it being approachable after only 10 to 12 years. A knockout by any standard.
                                            97 points
                                            Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                            The 2018 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru is even darker than the Bonnes-Mares. It has a spectacular bouquet of intense black fruit, blueberries and shucked oyster shells, the mineralité heightened over the Bonnes-Mares and lending a great deal of precision. The palate is medium-bodied with blueberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit, extraordinary tension, razor-sharp acidity and a dash of white pepper on the crystalline finish. One of the finest Musignys I have tasted from barrel at de Vogüé.
                                            97-99 points
                                            Neal Martin - Vinous

                                            • 90
                                              2016 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut St. Jacques Premier Cru
                                              Burgundy, FRANCE
                                              $260. 00 Bottle
                                              $3120.00 Dozen
                                              ABV: 13%
                                              Closure: Cork

                                              Other Reviews....
                                              Bright red-ruby. Deeper-pitched aromas of medicinal cherry and musky herbs come across as less ripe than those of the Petite-Chapelle. In a distinctly leaner style, showing less stuffing to its rather laid-back flavors of cherry, minerals and herbs. Here the tongue-dusting tannins arrive earlier, giving the wine a rather disjointed impression. This wine strikes me as a bit less tasty than most of the foregoing samples, but I should note that it only finished its malolactic fermentation in September, which may partly explain its reserved character.
                                              90-92 points
                                              Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                              Here too there is enough reduction and wood influence to overshadow the underlying fruit. There is superb intensity and mid-palate density to the overtly muscular, detailed and powerful broad-shouldered flavors that brim with both dry extract and minerality before delivering outstanding length and depth on the balanced if markedly austere and backward finish. This is terrific but I underscore that it would be largely pointless to open a bottle of this beauty young.
                                              91-94 points
                                              Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                              Cask sample. More meaty and savoury than their Petite-Chapelle, and much more restrained and austere on the palate. Boxy structure, flashes of bitter, herby character to finish.
                                              17+/20 points
                                              Richard Hemming - jancisrobinson.com

                                              • 91
                                                2016 Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
                                                Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                $430. 00 Bottle
                                                $5160.00 Dozen
                                                ABV: 13.5%
                                                Closure: Cork

                                                Other Reviews....
                                                Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Black cherry and licorice aromas are lifted by a violet topnote. Tight and minty on entry, then a bit more pliant in the middle, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its dark flavors of black cherry, spices and minerals. Finishes with substantial tooth- and tongue-dusting tannins. This wine also had a late malo and comes off as very backward today, in need of more élevage to gain in flesh and sweetness.
                                                91-94 points
                                                Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                                A ripe but cool and restrained nose features relatively elegant violet and rose petal aromas as well as those of earthy red cherry liqueur and spice nuances. Here too there is terrific concentration to the intense, palate staining and perceptively muscular flavors that again coat the mouth with dry extract while offering a superbly persistent finish that is blatantly structured but not particularly austere; indeed this could even be approached young.
                                                92-95 points
                                                Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                Strong savoury elements – soy, black cherry, tacky tannic feel, and a long smoky scent on the finish. Intense and terribly youthful, as if still glowing from the forge.
                                                18++/20 points
                                                Richard Hemming - jancisrobinson.com

                                                  2019 Domaine Confuron-Gindre Nuits St Georges
                                                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                  $150. 00 Bottle
                                                  $1800.00 Dozen
                                                  ABV: 14%
                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                  The reputation of Domaine Confuron-Gindre is slowly spreading around the world now that they have starting allowing sales outside of private clients and a select few distributors in Europe. François Confuron-Gindre created the domaine in 1989 with his wife Claudine, and he has now been joined by their son Edouard, who has begun to refine the wines while continuing their structural and age worthy style.

                                                  Other Reviews....
                                                  20% whole bunch vinification from Herbues, Lavières and Allots, one third of each. Dense black centre, nutty walnut nose, very concentrated. Massive on the palate, ultra-concentrated, essence of densely concentrated pinot juice. Not hot, not cooked but just so concentrated that one wonders when it will come round.
                                                  87-91 points
                                                  Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                    2019 Domaine Confuron-Gindre Echezeaux Grand Cru
                                                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                    $399. 00 Bottle
                                                    $4788.00 Dozen
                                                    ABV: 13.5%
                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                    The reputation of Domaine Confuron-Gindre is slowly spreading around the world now that they have starting allowing sales outside of private clients and a select few distributors in Europe. François Confuron-Gindre created the domaine in 1989 with his wife Claudine, and he has now been joined by their son Edouard, who has begun to refine the wines while continuing their structural and age worthy style.

                                                    Other Reviews....
                                                    From Les Treux and Rouges du Bas. Another imperial purple, 20% whole bunch. This is very heady, perhaps too much so, black fruit and walnuts. Massive tannins, not very Echezeaux like. No chance of using the ethereal or lacy descriptors here.
                                                    89-93 points
                                                    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                      2019 Domaine Confuron-Gindre Vosne-Romanee La Colombiere
                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                      $190. 00 Bottle
                                                      $2280.00 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 14%
                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                      The reputation of Domaine Confuron-Gindre is slowly spreading around the world now that they have starting allowing sales outside of private clients and a select few distributors in Europe. François Confuron-Gindre created the domaine in 1989 with his wife Claudine, and he has now been joined by their son Edouard, who has begun to refine the wines while continuing their structural and age worthy style.

                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                      The soil in La Colombière is light and fine - there used to be gardens here, nicely shaded from cold winds by the houses. Beautiful mid purple and the start of a sensual nose, but firm as well in the Confuron-Gindre style. Very succulent ripe raspberry, enlivened by 50% whole bunch which especially freshens up the finish.
                                                      91-93 points
                                                      Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                      • 90
                                                      • Nick's Import
                                                      2019 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Morey Saint Denis
                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                      $180. 00 Bottle
                                                      $2160.00 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 14%
                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                      It is exceptionally rare to happen upon a new Burgundy domaine that is both set for greatness and firmly under the radar in equal measure. Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot (CLF) is such a property, however given they enjoy an enviable collection of six Grand Cru vineyards, and the exceptional winemaking skills shown by the talented Thomas Colladot, CLF won't remain hidden for long. For many years the grapes from the property were sold to negociants, however as these contracts begun to expire in the early 2000's they started taking back the production, and brought on Thomas Colladot in 2010 to oversee winemaking duties.

                                                      While not certified, organic practices are used in the vineyards, with all fruit hand harvested and whole cluster fermentation used where and as desired depending on the plot and vintage conditions. New oak varies between 30-50% for most wines, and élevage lasts between 15 and 18 months, before bottling is conducted in-house. The wines of Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot are characterised by their purity and transparency of their terroirs.

                                                      This Morey Saint Denis is sourced from the lieu-dit of Les Crais Gillon, Clos Solon, En Seuvrey and Corvée Creunille.

                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                      Ripe and very fresh liqueur-like aromas speak of dark berries, newly turned earth and a hint of spiced tea. There is very good richness to the appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors that possess a caressing texture, all wrapped in an intensely saline-suffused finish that offers just a bit more overall depth. A quality MSD villages. Drink 2026+.
                                                      89-91 points
                                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                      Blended with 20% whole-bunch fruit, the 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis Village has an enticing mixture of red and black fruit on the nose, touches of iodine and sea spray developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit, fine salinity and great precision and poise on the finish. Très Morey, très bon. Drink 2024 - 2038.
                                                      90-92 points
                                                      Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                      20% whole bunch. Lively mid purple, not showing the heat on the nose, more floral, with tightly knit deep red fruit and a touch of heat behind. Fresh feel nonetheless with some length.
                                                      90-92 points
                                                      Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                      • 88
                                                      • Nick's Import
                                                      2019 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Gevrey-Chambertin
                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                      $180. 00 Bottle
                                                      $2160.00 Dozen
                                                      ABV: 14%
                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                      It is exceptionally rare to happen upon a new Burgundy domaine that is both set for greatness and firmly under the radar in equal measure. Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot (CLF) is such a property, however given they enjoy an enviable collection of six Grand Cru vineyards, and the exceptional winemaking skills shown by the talented Thomas Colladot, CLF won't remain hidden for long. For many years the grapes from the property were sold to negociants, however as these contracts begun to expire in the early 2000's they started taking back the production, and brought on Thomas Colladot in 2010 to oversee winemaking duties.

                                                      While not certified, organic practices are used in the vineyards, with all fruit hand harvested and whole cluster fermentation used where and as desired depending on the plot and vintage conditions. New oak varies between 30-50% for most wines, and élevage lasts between 15 and 18 months, before bottling is conducted in-house. The wines of Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot are characterised by their purity and transparency of their terroirs.

                                                      This Gevrey-Chambertin is sourced from the lieu-dit of Les Champs Perriers in Brochon plus parcels in En Songe and Vignes Belles.

                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                      Here too there is an attractive freshness to the more deeply pitched aromas of pungent earth, smoke, various dark berry and poached plum scents. There is a lovely inner mouth perfume to the fleshy and dense medium-bodied flavors that are surprisingly refined before culminating in a stony and youthfully austere finale. This is an excellent Gevrey villages. Drink 2027+.
                                                      89-92 points
                                                      Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                      The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village is predominantly red berry fruit on the nose, mixed with light rose petal aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers silky tannins and pure red fruit mixed with white pepper and sage. Very cohesive on the finish. It was a wise decision not to add any stems here – it doesn’t need them. Drink 2023 - 2033.
                                                      88-90 points
                                                      Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                      No whole bunches. No real reason, shrugs Thomas. Deep purple, solid powerful exuberant fruit, some blacker notes here, black cherry with walnut, not so typical but still potentially quite fine.
                                                      90-92 points
                                                      Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                      • 90
                                                      • 88
                                                        2014 Domaine d'Eugenie Vosne-Romanee Clos d'Eugenie (Monopole)
                                                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                        $250. 00 Bottle
                                                        $3000.00 Dozen
                                                        ABV: 12.5%
                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                        Other Reviews....
                                                        A top note of menthol is present on the more elegant and slightly spicier nose of violets, tea and black pinot fruit. There is a more refined mouth feel to the rich and relatively generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductively textured mouth feel before culminating in a detailed and slightly more complex finale. Lovely and this excellent Vosne villages could also be enjoyed young though aged to good effect as well. Drink 2022+.
                                                        90 points
                                                        Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                        Matured in around one-third new oak, the 2014 Vosne Romanée le Clos d'Eugenie was stubbornly closed when I tasted it from barrel, though there is a light marine influence that appears with aeration. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, good density here, and a touch of oak to be subsumed on the finish. It is nicely focused, although it just feels a little static at the moment. Drink 2017 - 2024.
                                                        88-90 points
                                                        Neal Martin - Wine Advocate (Dec 2015)

                                                        (from a crop level of 31 hectoliters per hectare and vinified with one-third whole clusters): Bright medium red. Darker and riper on the nose than the basic village bottling, showing good lift to its aromas of black cherry, dark berries, licorice and violet. This juicy, dry, rather elegantly styled wine offers an attractive balance of berry intensity and saline minerality. Finishes with suave tannins and very good subtle length. No shortage of volume in this excellent village bottling. Drink 2020 - 2028.
                                                        90 points
                                                        Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                                          2018 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees Amphore Premier Cru
                                                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                          $260. 00 Bottle
                                                          $3120.00 Dozen
                                                          ABV: 13%
                                                          Closure: Cork

                                                          Other Reviews....
                                                          A restrained, and equally pure, cool and airy nose reluctantly offers up a pretty array of red and black pinot fruit, rose petal, spice and an interesting hint of orange peel. The sleek and wonderfully refined flavors are lacy but punchy while also brimming with minerality on the tension-filled bitter cherry pit-infused finish that exhibits excellent length. This is lovely stuff though a wine that will require at least some patience.
                                                          91-94 points
                                                          Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                          The first sample, served blind in the pairing of Clos des 60 Ouvrées. Fractionally the lighter colour. The nose is significantly ripe with some dark plum fruit. This fills the mouth, some slightly floral notes at the very back but in the middle some clean fresh raspberry and strawberry and very good length.
                                                          92-95 points
                                                          Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy


                                                            2018 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos de la Bousse d'Or Amphore Premier Cru
                                                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                            $250. 00 Bottle
                                                            $3000.00 Dozen
                                                            ABV: 13%
                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                            Other Reviews....
                                                            An airy, cool and slightly more elegant nose isn't quite as spicy, but it is certainly higher-toned with its combination of red and dark currant, cherry and discreetly floral-suffused aromas. There is once again excellent energy to the strikingly well-detailed flavors that are almost as mineral-laden, all wrapped in a refreshing and youthfully austere finale. Good stuff and despite being firmly structured, this could actually be enjoyed young.
                                                            91-93 points
                                                            Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                            The second sample, served blind in the pairing of Clos de la Bousse d'Or. In this pairing there was little evident difference in evolution between the two samples. This one was a little deeper in colour. Fresh and racy on the palate, perhaps more alpine strawberries, very floral, extremely long.
                                                            92-95 points
                                                            Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy


                                                            • 89
                                                              2016 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees Amphore Premier Cru
                                                              Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                              $250. 00 Bottle
                                                              $3000.00 Dozen
                                                              ABV: 13%
                                                              Closure: Cork

                                                              Other Reviews....
                                                              Healthy dark red. Aromas of purple berries, black cherry and licorice convey a musky quality as well as a subtle liqueur-like aspect. Fat and very ripe but not a sweet style; in fact, this is less expressive and complex than Landanger's other two amphora wines in 2016. Suggestions of black pepper and herbs carry through to the finish, which conveys an impression of thickness but is still quite primary and undeveloped, even a bit pinched. Here I much prefer the "regular" version of 60 Ouvrées.
                                                              89-91 points
                                                              Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                                              Once again there is a distinctly restrained character to the pure and exuberantly spicy dark currant and raspberry aromas. There is terrific punch and delineation to the classy and refined medium weight flavors that flash plenty of minerality on the ever-so-slightly drying finish that I ascribe to the recent bottling.
                                                              94 points
                                                              Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                              • 91
                                                              • 92
                                                                2016 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Corton Clos Du Roi Grand Cru
                                                                Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                $250. 00 Bottle
                                                                $3000.00 Dozen
                                                                ABV: 13%
                                                                Closure: Cork

                                                                Other Reviews....
                                                                The 2016 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru has more richness and intensity than the Corton-Bressandes at this early stage, with layers of black cherry and raspberry coulis, brown spices and sous-bois surfacing with time. There is certainly good complexity here. The palate is fresh and detailed on the entry, fine-grained tannin, well-judged acidity and a lively, judiciously spiced finish that feels long and caressing. Bon vin.
                                                                92-94 points
                                                                Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #234 (Dec 2017)

                                                                Full ruby-red. Darker and more reticent on the nose than the Bressandes, conveying a stronger element of stony minerality and a note of licorice. Then vivacious and sharply delineated in the mouth but much more closed than the Bressandes owing to its mineral energy. Finishes with suave, fine-grained tannins and excellent grip. Very classy juice!
                                                                91-93 points
                                                                Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                                                The ripe and ultra-fresh aromas are from the darker side of the fruit spectrum while including plenty of spice, warm earth, menthol and plenty of sauvage character. There is both fine detail and a beguiling texture to the equally broad-shouldered and even more mineral-inflected flavors that possess even better complexity on the balanced and hugely long finish. Unusually, this appears to be just a bit less structured than the Bressandes and should also be approachable on the younger side if that's your preference.
                                                                94 points
                                                                Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                • 92
                                                                • 89
                                                                  2015 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Corton Clos Du Roi Grand Cru
                                                                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                  $250. 00 Bottle
                                                                  $3000.00 Dozen
                                                                  ABV: 13%
                                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                                  Other Reviews....
                                                                  There is a pronounced ripeness to the less elegant and much more sauvage-inflected aromas of cassis, plum liqueur, freshly turned earth and forest floor nuances. The palate impression though is more like that of the Bressandes in that it's muscular yet reasonably refined while evidencing focused power on the well-balanced and gorgeously persistent finish. I very much like the mouth feel thanks to the dense but fine-grained tannins and this should also amply reward extended cellaring.
                                                                  92-95 points
                                                                  Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                  The 2015 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru has more finesse than the premier crus from Volnay and Pommard that preceded it during my tasting at the domaine, quite floral with pure dark black cherry and hints of anise developing with aeration. The palate has a gentle grip in the mouth. The tannins feel firm lending this masculinity, although there appears to be sufficient fruit to back it up. There is pleasant saline aftertaste in situ although I would like to see more finesse developing during the remainder of its barrel maturation.
                                                                  89-91 points
                                                                  Neal Martin - Wine Advocate #228 (Dec 2016)

                                                                  Full ruby. Austere nose hints at black fruits, licorice and soil tones, with a violet element emerging with air. Broad and deep but utterly primary and unforthcoming. The dark fruit flavors showed increasing creaminess as the wine opened in the glass, but this very firmly structured wine will need extended aging to absorb its substantial tongue-coating tannins and to reveal its full personality. The longest of these 2015s to this point.
                                                                  92-95 points
                                                                  Stephen Tanzer - Vinous

                                                                  • 93
                                                                  • 94
                                                                    2018 Domaine de la Vougeraie Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
                                                                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                    $699. 00 Bottle
                                                                    $8388.00 Dozen
                                                                    ABV: 13%
                                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                                    Other Reviews....
                                                                    A much more subtle though not invisible touch of oak surrounds the even more floral-inflected aromas of blue berry liqueur, anise, tea and newly turned earth. There is outstanding volume and mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a seductive quality to the mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the very, very structured and hugely long and powerful finish. This is an absolute knockout and would be a candidate for the Bonnes Mares of the vintage.
                                                                    93-96 points
                                                                    Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                    One of the highlights of the range is the 2018 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru, a striking wine that offers up aromas of wild berries, rose petals, grilled squab and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with refined tannins but serious depth and structure. This is a muscular wine from Domaine de la Vougeraie, and it will prove long lived.
                                                                    93-95+ points
                                                                    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)

                                                                    The 2018 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru comes from three parcels, two up on the terraces on terre blanche soils and one on terre rouge_, from mainly 65-year-old vines and using 90% whole bunch. It has a crisp bouquet with touches of dark chocolate and tobacco infusing the black fruit, becoming earthier with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannins matched by a keen thread of acidity. This feels gentle and approachable for a Grand Cru, and quite focused, with a lilting finish. Fine.
                                                                    91-93 points
                                                                    Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                    Fine brisk purple colour. A heady sensual nose, more fruit than whole bunch. Perhaps the most sensual perfume of them all. The fruit skips daintily across the palate, bolstered by excellent structure as much from the stems as anything, then a welcome point of acidity at the back. Brilliantly persistent. Really expressive and will not need to be kept for too long before it can be broached.
                                                                    94-98 points
                                                                    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                    • 91
                                                                    • 93
                                                                      2014 Domaine de la Vougeraie Charmes-Chambertin Les Mazoyeres Grand Cru
                                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                      $370. 00 Bottle
                                                                      $4440.00 Dozen
                                                                      ABV: 13%
                                                                      Closure: Cork

                                                                      Other Reviews....
                                                                      The 2014 Charmes-Chambertin les Mazoyères Grand Cru includes 80% whole cluster fruit this year, a high percentage due to the age of the vines planted in 1902. There is fine delineation here, precise black cherry and cranberry scents with a touch of cold granite. It is a nose that demands respect, deservedly so. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple black and red fruit, very pure and smooth with a graceful, marmalade-tinged finish that lingers. This should grow up to be a very seductive, comely Charmes-Chambertin with a long future ahead.
                                                                      93-95 points
                                                                      Neal Martin - Robert Parker Wine Advocate #222 (Dec 2015)

                                                                      A beautifully complex nose offers up notes of red currant, blue pinot fruit, plum and plenty of pungent earth nuances that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The velvety yet strikingly intense flavors brim with sap that renders the mid-palate more approachable though it seems blatantly clear from the very firm and robust finish that this distinctly serious effort is going to require plenty of cellar time before it arrives at its apogee. In sum, this hugely persistent effort is first-rate.
                                                                      94 points
                                                                      Allen Meadows - burghound.com

                                                                      Healthy dark red. Very ripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry and licorice. The richest and largest-scaled of these 2014s to this point, displaying very concentrated but primary flavors of medicinal black cherry, blackberry, menthol and minerals. Big, dusty tannins are nicely supported by brooding black fruits on the very long, rising finish. The grapes here are always affected by millerandage and there are rarely any bad berries, Vincent told me, adding that this cuvée is always the easiest to vinify as well as "our most concentrated wine." This vineyard is the source of Domaine de la Vougeraie's massale selection for replanting.
                                                                      91-94 points
                                                                      Stephen Tanzer - vinous.com

                                                                      • 94
                                                                      • 92
                                                                        2018 Domaine Denis Mortet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
                                                                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                        $1050. 00 Bottle
                                                                        $12600.00 Dozen
                                                                        ABV: 13.5%
                                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                                        A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

                                                                        Although Mortet’s 0.32 hectares of vines are located in the lower part of this historic vineyard, they are some of the oldest (more than 60 years) and most fastidiously farmed vines in the entire Clos. The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru includes 50% hand-destemmed whole berries and was matured in 70% new oak.

                                                                        Other Reviews....
                                                                        Noticeable wood fights a bit with the very earthy mix of upper and lower register aromas that include red currant, raspberry, violet, plum and a whiff of the sauvage. The mid-palate of the larger-scaled flavors is supple and not especially dense though the austere finale tightens up substantially. Like the Lavaut St. Jacques, this needs to add depth over time as it's somewhat one-dimensional today. Drink 2035+.
                                                                        91-94 points
                                                                        Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                        The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is also showing very well, and Mortet speculates that drier, warmer vintages are ameliorating the lower part of this large appellation—where his vines are located. Exhibiting a rich bouquet of plums and wild berries mingled with blood orange, peonies and burning embers, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and enveloping, with good depth at the core but not the slightest structural asperity.
                                                                        92-94 points
                                                                        William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                        The 2018 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, which includes 30% whole bunch, has a well-defined, sous-bois and pressed iris bouquet that blossoms with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a seamless texture and an elegant, wonderfully poised finish. Stunning. Drink 2023 - 2045.
                                                                        94-96 points
                                                                        Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                        Arnaud tends to pick some village Gevrey on day 1 of the harvest to see how things are going, then does Chambolle and Clos de Vougeot on day 2. One third whole bunch vinification here, and two thirds new wood. Pretty medium deep purple in colour, Arnaud has managed to make a very stylish Clos de Vougeot with some elegance. Ripe purple fruit with a chocolate note behind, balanced and very long.
                                                                        94-97 points
                                                                        Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                        • 93
                                                                        • 93
                                                                          2018 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques Premier Cru
                                                                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                          $650. 00 Bottle
                                                                          $7800.00 Dozen
                                                                          ABV: 13.5%
                                                                          Closure: Cork

                                                                          A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

                                                                          Blended from five parcels across 1.2 hectares of terroir, this wine is certainly the benchmark Lavaux and the signature cuvée of the Mortet Estate. It is also usually the most mineral wine released by the Domaine. Lavaux is always the last Mortet site to be harvested due to the vineyard’s cool location: even if it is immediately next door to Clos St-Jacques, it does not have the protection of the high walls, and instead sits in the direct path of the northern airstreams that flow down from the valley (Combe de Lavaux). Mortet has been using more and more whole bunches, and now, more hand-destemmed berries, as he searches for ever-greater finesse.

                                                                          Other Reviews....
                                                                          A distinctly cool and restrained nose offers up ripe and ultra-fresh aromas of red and dark currant, pungent earth and plenty of forest floor character. The equally sleek, intense and tautly muscular flavors also exude an abundance of minerality on the impressively persistent, compact and youthfully austere finish. This markedly firm effort needs to add depth but it's very promising. Drink 2033+.
                                                                          91-94 points
                                                                          Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                          The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is elegant and perfumed this year, bursting with aromas of peonies, orange rind, wild berries and cassis. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and fine-boned, less lavishly textural and more introverted than the Champeaux this year, structured around supple, powdery tannins and succulent acids.
                                                                          93-95 points
                                                                          William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                          The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is completely de-stemmed and raised in 70% new oak. It has a very well-defined bouquet of raspberry and wild strawberry scents, plus pressed rose petal and a touch of orange pith. The palate is very well defined with supple tannins, a perfect line of acidity and a slight confit-like finish. Understated and refined, this will give two decades of drinking pleasure. Drink 2022 - 2044.
                                                                          93-95 points
                                                                          Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                          Entirely destemmed in contrast to the Arnaud Mortet label of Lavaux. 70% new wood. A lively glowing purple with a very exuberant nose. Perfume and some fresh oak, typical of the cooler sites which really thrive in 2018. Perfect fruit weight behind, deep red raspberry with a long sweet follow through.
                                                                          93-96 points
                                                                          Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                          • 94
                                                                          • 93
                                                                            2018 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux Premier Cru
                                                                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                            $530. 00 Bottle
                                                                            $6360.00 Dozen
                                                                            ABV: 13.5%
                                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                                            A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

                                                                            With its eroded limestone walls covered in creepers and wildflowers, this is one of Gevrey’s most picturesque vineyards. It is situated high on the border of Brochon next to Les Evocelles. The vines are now 80 years old. The soils here are very stony with red clays, and the mother-rock is very close to the surface. Mortet ploughs his four small plots (totalling 0.5-hectares) by horse. This is a site that typically delivers very small berries and powerful, ripe fruit flavours with high-grown, fruit-of-the-forest finesse and freshness. Mortet has reduced the new wood content (now 60%, down from 100% in his father’s era). It’s a terroir that gifts wines of a more structured, more ‘Gevrey’ style.

                                                                            Other Reviews....
                                                                            This is also aromatically super-fresh with a lovely mélange of plum, dark raspberry and earth that is trimmed in just enough wood to merit pointing out. The racy, intense and beautifully stony medium weight flavors exhibit focused power on the long and chiseled finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose reemerges. This too is very good. Drink 2030+.
                                                                            91-93 points
                                                                            Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                            Mortet's 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux derives from a parcel planted more than 80 years ago, and as usual it's one of the more muscular, age-worthy wines in the range. Unfurling in the glass with notes of cherries, woodsmoke, cassis, candied citrus peel and incense, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and complete, with velvety tannins, impressive concentration and succulent acids.
                                                                            93-95 points
                                                                            William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                            The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru comes from 70- to 80-year-old vines in the four corners of the vineyard, matured with 25–30% whole bunches and 60% new oak. It has a classy, beautifully defined bouquet that features crystalline red berry fruit and superb mineralité, the stem addition seamlessly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with filigreed tannins and silky in texture. Pure and elegant, with a very sustained finish. Stunning. Drink 2022 - 2044.
                                                                            94-96 points
                                                                            Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                            4 different plots, all old vines between 60 to 80 years, worked by hand and by horse. The two bigger plots are each in their own clos with 20cm earth while the two smaller plots are lower down with a touch more soil. Wood reduction, will be racked soon, nothing has been so far. Bottle April. A very elegant wine beneath, with a good thread of acidity balancing the ripe dark fruit. Very extensive finish. Lovely.
                                                                            93-96 points
                                                                            Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                            • 92
                                                                            • 90
                                                                              2018 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs
                                                                              Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                              $230. 00 Bottle
                                                                              $2760.00 Dozen
                                                                              ABV: 14%
                                                                              Closure: Cork

                                                                              A man of the vineyards, Arnaud Mortet is driven to produce perfect Pinot fruit from meticulously tended vineyards. He is without question one of the finest growers of the entire Côte and as great wines are the products of great fruit, it is no coincidence that he is producing some of the finest wines in Burgundy today. There is no doubt that the wines are more refined than those produced while his father was alive, yet they share the same intensity and potential longevity. Arnaud is continuing Denis' dream of producing more refined wines, openly getting closer stylistically to the wines of his uncle, Charles Rousseau, without sacrificing depth and intensity or consistency across the range.

                                                                              This is Mortet’s ‘super Gevrey’ and comes from a clutch of five brilliantly placed plots that Denis Mortet deliberately chose for the quality of their terroirs and vines. The vineyards include En Motrot, situated between the church and Château de Gevrey-Chambertin close to Clos Saint-Jacques; Au Vellé, very close-by under Petits Cazetiers; Combe-du-Dessus, situated at the top of the Brochon slope just north-east of Gevrey itself; En Champs directly below Gevrey’s Premier Cru Champeaux where the vines here are over 70 years old; and En Dérée, below En Champs on the Brochon border. Only 30% new barrels were used here and 15% whole berries (hand-destemmed).

                                                                              Other Reviews....
                                                                              Here the wood influence is a bit more evident though it stops short of masking the nuance of the spice and earth-inflected aromas of red currant, dark raspberry and forest floor. The rich, full-bodied and powerful flavors possess good verve and detail, all wrapped in a dusty, youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. This is a quality Gevrey villages. Drink 2026+.
                                                                              89-91 points
                                                                              Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                              The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs unwinds in the glass with a deep bouquet of cherries, cassis, orange rind, rich soil tones and smoke. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a promising sense of structural reserve despite its exuberant core of fruit. This is a fine rendition of Mortet's emblematic communal bottling and vindicates his decision to harvest early.
                                                                              90-93 points
                                                                              William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                              A blend of 50- to 70-year-old vines from various parcels around Brochon, the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Cinq Terroirs" has a taut, strict bouquet of pixelated red berry fruit laced with crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, superb acidity, a silky-smooth texture and a crystalline finish. Outstanding. Drink 2022 - 2036.
                                                                              92-94 points
                                                                              Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                              This is now a 30,000 bottle cuvée coming from 5 plots on the Brochon side of the appellation with vines averaging 50 to 60 years old. Impressive dense purple, this has a magical suavity of dark dense fruit with elegance and balance, really classy. I was going to say that Mes Cinq Terroirs was a textbook Gevrey but it is better than that.
                                                                              92-95 points
                                                                              Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                              • 93
                                                                              • 93
                                                                                2017 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques Premier Cru
                                                                                Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                $560. 00 Bottle
                                                                                $6720.00 Dozen
                                                                                ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                Closure: Cork

                                                                                Other Reviews....
                                                                                Firm reduction dominates the fruit today. Otherwise, and as is usually the case, this is easily the biggest and most powerful wine in the range among the Mortet 1ers with its overtly muscular big-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the textured, youthfully austere and very firmly structured finish. This is certainly impressive and especially so for the vintage though I find it somewhat more rustic than usual.
                                                                                91-93 points
                                                                                Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques is also performing very well from bottle, unwinding to reveal aromas of wild berries, orange rind, warm spices, raw cocoa, rich soil tones and peonies. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and enveloping, with a fleshy core of fruit that entirely conceals the wine's powdery tannins, ripe acids and a perfumed finish. This is a supremely charming Lavaux Saint-Jacques that will offer a broad drinking window.
                                                                                93 points
                                                                                William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                                The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru matures in 75% new oak and 100% de-stemmed. It has a crisp and well-defined bouquet with black cherries, raspberry and rose petals that unfurls beautifully with time. The palate is medium-bodied with precise tannins, extremely detailed, not long in the mouth with surfeit freshness and tension, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. Sophisticated and classy.
                                                                                93-95 points
                                                                                Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                                Domaine Denis Mortet have five small plots of Lavaux. There is fair depth of colour here, with a very intense bouquet comprising some new oak and rich fresh fruit. This fills the mouth perfectly, is very gracious, and extends to a lovely smooth even finish. Graceful and classy.
                                                                                92-94 points
                                                                                Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                                • 91
                                                                                • 91
                                                                                  2017 Domaine Denis Mortet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
                                                                                  Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                  $999. 00 Bottle
                                                                                  $11988.00 Dozen
                                                                                  ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                  Closure: Cork

                                                                                  Other Reviews....
                                                                                  Moderate wood frames ripe, fresh and cool notes of red and dark currant, plum, and earth and leather wisps. There is at once very good richness but also fine delineation to the solidly powerful middle weight flavors that possess good muscle on the youthfully austere, firm, serious and beautifully complex and persistent finale. Good stuff.
                                                                                  91-94 points
                                                                                  Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                  Aromas of sweet cherries, cassis, rich spices, incense and orange peel introduce the 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy rendition of this bottling, with a deep core of fruit and surprisingly melting tannins. Mortet's evolution in the direction of finesse coupled with the generous vintage has made for a supple, charming Clos de Vougeot that will offer uncharacteristically precocious drinking.
                                                                                  91-93 points
                                                                                  William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)

                                                                                  The 2017 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru includes 30% whole bunches this year and matures in 75% new oak. It has a very pure, almost candied bouquet with strawberry tart, raspberry preserve and pressed rose petal aromas that are neatly entwined with the new wood. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, orange pith and brown spices infusing the layers of red fruit. Maybe it just misses a little personality compared to some of Mortet’s other 2017s, but it is still very well balanced and stylish.
                                                                                  91-93 points
                                                                                  Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                                  Rich dark purple, stems apparent on the nose along with dark fruit. This absolutely sings on the palate, quite high toned, gorgeous flamboyant rich red cherry fruit, then a fine weight of fruit behind. More Mortet than Clos de Vougeot.
                                                                                  93-96 points
                                                                                  Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                                  • 87
                                                                                  • 91
                                                                                    2017 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs
                                                                                    Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                    $220. 00 Bottle
                                                                                    $2640.00 Dozen
                                                                                    ABV: 13%
                                                                                    Closure: Cork

                                                                                    Other Reviews....
                                                                                    Once again there is a discreet but not invisible touch of wood framing the notably earthier and more deeply pitched aromas of both red and dark currant and forest floor nuances. There is fine intensity and solid concentration to the vibrant middle weight flavors that reflect ample minerality, all wrapped in a focused, complex and lengthy finish that flashes unusually good power for a villages level wine. As it usually is, this is a fine effort and well worth considering.
                                                                                    89-91 points
                                                                                    Allen Meadows - Burghound

                                                                                    Tasted from bottle, the 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs is showing well, bursting with expressive aromas of sweet berry fruit, plums, orange rind and licorice, framed by a deft touch of classy new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and charming, with succulent acids, ripe and powdery tannins and good depth at the core. While this is a serious effort, it will drink well with only a couple of years in bottle.
                                                                                    91 points
                                                                                    William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                                    The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin "Mes Cinq Terroirs" comes from vineyards in the northern slopes towards Brochon and includes 20% whole bunches and raised in 30% new oak. It offers brambly black fruit on the nose with just a hint of iodine that emerges with aeration. The palate is quite sharp and citric on the entry with compact red berry fruit tinged with cola and balanced. It may be missing the persistence on the finish of the previous two vintages. Fine.
                                                                                    87-89 points
                                                                                    Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                                    Rich fresh purple, very pretty juicy dark fruited nose, but then a rougher grainier texture, not as succulent as last year, a few tannins extant, a little heady, good length.
                                                                                    88-91 points
                                                                                    Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                                    • 94
                                                                                    • 93
                                                                                      2016 Domaine des Perdrix Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru-Aux Perdrix
                                                                                      Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                      $199. 99 Bottle
                                                                                      $2399.88 Dozen
                                                                                      Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2025-2027)
                                                                                      ABV: 13%
                                                                                      Closure: Cork
                                                                                      Domaine des Perdrix was taken over in 1996 by the Devillard family-who have a history of wine-making in Burgundy spanning five generations. Prior to the Devillard family's arrival, most of the domaine's production was sold to a trade firm, with the result that the Domaine was not well-known, despite being on some of the best terroirs in Burgundy.
                                                                                      Deep dark red black tinged core that’s opaque and a dark red hue. Aromas of ripe dark cherries and plum meet up with hints of anise over a back drop of forest floor, herbs and spicy cedar. Buttoned up with an inky like feel the palate has intense ripe dark cherry flavours teaming up with traces of anise, inky earth characters, old cedar and spice. Dryish finish with structured, sturdy tannins. Good underlying power with a medium to long aftertaste.
                                                                                      Cellar 6-8 years.
                                                                                      Alc. 13%

                                                                                      Other Reviews….
                                                                                      The black cherry, black currant and violet flavors are pure, with a supporting cast of spice, iron and sandalwood. A broad-shouldered red, with ample tannins and a long, chalky finish. Best from 2023 through 2040.
                                                                                      93 points
                                                                                      Wine Spectator
                                                                                      • 88
                                                                                      • 90
                                                                                        2016 Domaine du Clos de Tart Morey Saint Denis La Forge de Tart Premier Cru
                                                                                        Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                        $499. 00 Bottle
                                                                                        $5988.00 Dozen
                                                                                        ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                        Closure: Cork

                                                                                        Other Reviews....
                                                                                        The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Forge de Tart is also showing well, displaying an attractive bouquet of cherries, dark chocolate and pungent soil tones, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate with nice concentration and depth.
                                                                                        90 Points
                                                                                        William Kelley - The Wine Advocate

                                                                                        From the three youngest parcels in the clos, the 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis La Forge de Tart 1er Cru has a fragrant blackberry and briar bouquet plus light pressed iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied, displaying touches of licorice on the entry, and nicely balanced with hints of graphite toward the finish. Fine.
                                                                                        88 Points
                                                                                        Neal martin - Vinous

                                                                                        An attractively discreet application of wood sets off the ripe and very fresh aromas of various dark berries that are nuanced by hints of earth and violet. The sleek and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors possess good intensity and a lovely mouthfeel, all wrapped in a solidly complex and sneaky long finish. This is both richer and denser than its 2017 counterpart if not quite as energetic. Still, it's really quite good and would make a good mid-term cellaring choice.
                                                                                        91 Points
                                                                                        Burghound

                                                                                        • 89
                                                                                        • 89
                                                                                          2018 Domaine Duroche Gevrey Chambertin
                                                                                          Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                          $160. 00 Bottle
                                                                                          $1920.00 Dozen
                                                                                          ABV: 13%
                                                                                          Closure: Cork

                                                                                          Domaine Duroche is one of the brightest stars to appear in the Burgundy landscape over recent years, and with numerous comparisons to Domaine Rousseau the wines are now incredibly hard to come by. While the name is relatively new to the world, the family have been making wine in Gevrey Chambertin since 1953, and early on they aquired fantastic plots of Gevrey villages, premier cru and Grand Cru including Chambertin Clos de Beze. The wines are incredibly pure, have excellent concentration and depth, and show a fantastic translation of site.

                                                                                          Other Reviews....
                                                                                          Aromas of ripe cherries, wild berries, spices and rich soil tones introduce the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, a medium-bodied, succulent and open-knit wine that's elegant, enveloping and expressive. This nicely balanced effort will offer a broad drinking window.
                                                                                          89 points
                                                                                          William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                                          The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village has a slightly rustic, ferrous bouquet that needs to knit together during the remainder of its élevage. The palate conveys satisfying sapidity and steely tannins. The taut, brisk, stony finish disguises the warmth of the growing season. Superb winemaking on display here. This is Pierre Duroché’s largest cuvée at 57 barrels.
                                                                                          89-91 points
                                                                                          Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                                          Pretty, mid purple. The nose is quite perky with some attractive violet notes and fresh raspberry, maybe a little darker on the palate but with an attractive vivacity. Pierre did well to take his foot off the pedal in 2018. Good density at the finish despite the gentle approach.
                                                                                          90 points
                                                                                          Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

                                                                                          • 90
                                                                                          • 92
                                                                                            2018 Domaine Duroche Gevrey Chambertin Lavaut Saint-Jacques Premier Cru
                                                                                            Burgundy, FRANCE
                                                                                            $420. 00 Bottle
                                                                                            $5040.00 Dozen
                                                                                            ABV: 13.5%
                                                                                            Closure: Cork

                                                                                            Domaine Duroche is one of the brightest stars to appear in the Burgundy landscape over recent years, and with numerous comparisons to Domaine Rousseau the wines are now incredibly hard to come by. While the name is relatively new to the world, the family have been making wine in Gevrey Chambertin since 1953, and early on they aquired fantastic plots of Gevrey villages, premier cru and Grand Cru including Chambertin Clos de Beze. The wines are incredibly pure, have excellent concentration and depth, and show a fantastic translation of site.

                                                                                            Other Reviews....
                                                                                            Aromas of dark berry fruit, cheeries, woodsmoke, and forest floor introduce the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaut Saint-Jacques, a medium to full-bodied, elegant and enveloping wine that's fine-boned, lively and delicately extracted, exemplifying the Duroché style.
                                                                                            92-94 points
                                                                                            William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2020)

                                                                                            The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaut Saint-Jacques 1er Cru, which comes from six parcels, delivers one of the purest and most mineral-driven of Duroché’s aromatics this year, beautifully defined and resolutely classic in style. The palate is well balanced and rounded in the mouth, although I prefer the Champeaux this year, since this just feels a little smudged at present. Let’s see how it develops once in bottle. Around 18 barrels produced.
                                                                                            90-92 points
                                                                                            Neal Martin - Vinous

                                                                                            Rich dark purple. The nose has a huge volume of fruit on it too, while the cool fresh air has kept the balance. This makes for a more complex nose, with a superb weight of sweet dark cherry fruit at the back and a little spicy mineral tingle. Maturity and ethereal at the time. Very special. As the French would say, digeste, which does not translate so well into English.
                                                                                            93-96 points
                                                                                            Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

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                                                                                          An obsession with a fickle varietal.

                                                                                          Once you experience it, you never forget it. For some wine lovers, Pinot Noir becomes an obsession. While promising one of world's greatest wine experiences, it can also deliver some of the most disappointing. What is it about Pinot that makes it so frustratingly variable? There are known quality factors which offer encouragement to winemakers. Micro-climates have been observed to play an important part in a successful matrix, particularly the diurnal temperature range. Pinot Noir is a little like Riesling, in the sense that it requires warm, but not overly hot days and cool nights to fully develop its maximum flavour potential. Sunshine hours, rainfall, time and rate of precipitation are all important. Countering this is the fact that the same clone will not respond to differences in micro-climate in the same way. Older vines make better wines. Creative and adaptive viticultural management and winemaking are essential.

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