- Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2007 Product #22580 (In Stock)
When we tasted this with Jean Michel in early 2008, he proclaimed it the best Clos Vougeot he'd ever made. And while still a bit youthfully tight today, spend a little time with it and you'll see what he means. There's fantastic depth of aroma and flavor here - black cherry, fresh turned earth, clove, cinnamon, and black raspberry - married to a stunningly plush, full-bodied, texture. Although the fruit is very forward today, there's a rock-solid beam of minerality in the middle of the wine that bodes well for development over the next 10-15 years. Wines from the Clos Vougeot can often be disappointing, but Guillon's 2007 demonstrates clearly why this famous vineyard deserves Grand Cru status.
- Lamy Pillot Le Montrachet Grand Cru 2010 Product #27096 (In Stock)
From the greatest Chardonnay vineyard in the world, the small (about 20 acres) slice of mid-hill vineyard divided evenly between the communes of Chassagne and Puligny in the heart of the Cote de Beaune. 18 owners share this historic vineyard with 26 different producers making wine here. The thin soils and perfect exposure allow Chardonnay to rich its peak of depth, complexity, minerality and density. The last time a parcel sold, it came to about $5 million per acre and just 3,000 or so bottles are produced each year. As Alexander Dumas said, “It should be drunk on one’s knees with hat in hand.”
Herber Lamy personally farms his small plot of vineyard here in the very southeastern corner, just overlooking the road to St. Aubin, and Sébastien Caillat tends his two barrels of the nectar (one of which goes to the vineyard owner) with great care. Tasting notes are difficult for a young Montrachet like this, which delivers sort of a distilled, concentrated, essence of Chardonnay aromas and flavors and Burgundy minerality and terroir. A great wine to be drunk with some reverence in 2020 and beyond.