Jean Michel Guillon's Briliant 2010 Red Burgundies
I simply don’t know how to say this strongly enough. Anyone who loves great red Burgundy or the best, most deeply flavored, majestic, Pinot Noir from anywhere in the world needs to purchase as much of Jean-Michel Guillon’s 2010s as they can possibly afford. You’ve read and heard that 2010 is a great vintage in Burgundy (even better than 2009 in my opinion); Jean-Michel’s wines are some of the very best of the very best.
Below you'll find our selections of wines from this great winemaker and the outstanding 2010 vintage. Mix/match 12 bottles or more wines from this list to receive our best, case, pricing.
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- Guillon Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru La Riotte 2010 Product #26482 (In Stock)
Always one of the most seductive and beautiful wines at Domaine Guillon, the 2010 La Riotte exemplifies what I love about 2010 – deeply ripe but also transparent and oh so elegant. Lovely.
"A cool, pure and extremely pretty nose of both red and black cherry that is nuanced by soft iron-inflected earth aromas. There is fine concentration and real verve to the beautifully well-balanced flavors that possess impressive depth and length. A moderately structured Morey 1er of refinement. Sweet Spot Outstanding.”Allen Meadows 90-93 points
- Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Petit Chapelle 2010 Product #26483 (In Stock)
From 50 year-old vines in an outstanding 1er Cru vineyard that always (at least with Jean Michel) teeters on Grand Cru quality in part because it’s farmed and made just like the Grand Cru. My notes from January: “Magnificent. Silky and elegant and packed with fruit. Violets and blackberry and supple if massive tannin. Slate and smoked mineral linger on.”
"A very subtle application of wood does not interfere with the transparency of the cool, pure and elegant black cherry liqueur aromas. There is equally good transparency to the rich and beautifully detailed medium-bodied flavors that possess truly lovely vibrancy on the ripe, racy and ultra-pure finish. This velvet-texture beauty is worth a long look. Sweet Spot Outstanding."Allen Meadows 91-93 points
- Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Pere Galland 2010 Product #26485 (In Stock)
Jean Michel makes several different Gevrey village cuvves, but this one – named for the man who helped Jean Michel learn to make wine – really grabbed us in 2010. Screams “Gevrey” with its earthy red fruit and note of dusty iron ore but still soft and open enough to give early pleasure. Excellent value.
"In contrast to the relatively expressive noses of the prior three wines, this is much more serious with brooding aromas of earth, wild red berries and a whiff of humus. There is excellent energy to the detailed and lightly mineral-suffused flavors that possess good ripeness to the structural elements where the finish again displays a wonderful sense of tension and energy."Allen Meadows 88-91 points
- Guillon Nuits St George Les Chaillots 2010 Product #26487 (In Stock)
From Jean Michel’s only vineyard in Nuits, this fine Village red seems better than many 1er Cru wines I taste from this AOC. My notes from January: “I like this a lot. High toned and juicy with refreshing acid and juicy fruit. Bright and energetic. Love the cherry fruit.”
"A discreet application of wood sets off pungently earthy and quite ripe aromas of primarily red pinot and blue berry that give way to rich, suave and delicious medium weight flavors that are shaped by phenolically ripe and firm tannins before culminating in a sappy, balanced and vibrant finish. This is very Nuits in character and not especially elegant but the overall impression is of a villages that delivers excellent quality in an ageworthy package."Allen Meadows 89-91 points