- Maillard Chorey-les Beaune Rouge 2009 Product #25962 (In Stock)
Even more than in the past, this is as fine a bottle of Pinot Noir as we sell for $30 or less. Pascal farms five different parcels in Chorey-les-Beaune and vinifies each on its own. Every winter, importer Olivier Daubresse works with Pascal to create a selection from the five tanks that demonstrates the best balance of forward fruit, earth, and ripe tannins. The 2009 vintage is, quite simply, the best Chorey Rouge Pascal has ever made.
Give it a swirl and you’ll find big, luscious, aromas of black and Bing cherry, red currant, Asian 5 spice, dark coffee and smoke. In the mouth it’s rich and powerful for a village wine with velvety spiced raspberry and cherry fruit, spice cake, roasted coffee and grilled mushroom flavors. Ripe and round in the middle, the wine snaps into precise, minerally, focus on the back palate and finish as notes of smoky mineral, crisp raspberry, and cocoa powder linger over fine-grained tannins.
- Maillard Chorey Les Beaune Blanc 2010 Product #26131 (In Stock)
We carry Pascal Maillard's Chorey-les-Beaune Blanc every year, and it's always a big customer favorite. So, it's easy to forget that this is something of a rarity - only a tiny amount of Chorey-les-Beaune is actually white!
The campfire and smoke notes that marked this wine on release have subsided with a little time in bottle, leaving behind a wonderful nose of crisp apple, lemon oil, fresh butter, and a touch of spice. In the mouth, the texture is just stunning – sleek and glyceryl, mouthfilling but with great lightness. The flavors are a complex blend of apricot, peach, apple, salted caramel, and butter with hints of chalk and fresh mint peeking out on the long, juicy finish. The overall impact is of great richness but lovely vivacity and the butter and chalk notes call to mind an excellent Meursault. A delicious bottle to enjoy right now by itself or with roasted poultry or seafood, and likely to keep improving for 5 years or more.