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Dom Larue St Aubin 1er Les Combes 2002 Product #16628 (In Stock)
Dom Larue St Aubin 1er Les Combes 2002 Dom Larue St Aubin 1er Les Combes 2002

Olvier tells me that Didier wasn’t crazy about his 2002 Les Combes at first, fearing that he’d harvested too late and lost some freshness.  But a decade+ in cellar has done this nothing but good, delivering a rich, savory, white that seems more like 1er Cru Chassagne than Saint Aubin.  Aromas of toasted nut, mint, verbena, caramel and consumme show at first, but turn to more fresh cut apple and tangy pineapple with air.  The texture is very rich and creamy, but the fruit flavors remain nicely fresh over the mature notes of grilled nut, caramel, and beef stock.  Dried caramel and chervil flavors play nicely on the long finish where just the right touch of acidity keeps things pure and clean.

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Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009 Product #24551 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009 Dom Larue Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien 2009

The “teeth of the dog” vineyard lies in the southern part of St. Aubin, on the border with Puligny-Montrachet and not far from Montrachet.  The five separate vineyard parcels (about 4 acres total) were planted at different times, with the oldest vines dating from 1947 and 1964.  Vinified in oak (20% new) with 10 months on the lees.

I under-estimated this wine a few years ago – it’s very impressive now and will only get better.  Aromas of rich orchard fruit, iodine, and fresh chervil lead to rich golden fruit, butter, caramel, and salty mineral flavors.  Generous but still very precise, this finishes long and lovely with lingering pineapple, hazelnut, and spice flavors lingering on and on.  A definite “buy” for now and the next 10+ years.

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Dom Larue Blagny 1er Cru Sous Le Puits 2010 Product #28012 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Blagny 1er Cru Sous Le Puits 2010 Dom Larue Blagny 1er Cru Sous Le Puits 2010

Blagny is the AOC for red wines produced from the 1er cru vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, and this comes from the Puligny vineyard Sous Le Puits, “under the well” at the top of the hill. This is seriously good and really fun to drink. Bold aromas of crushed black fruits with hints of spice and crushed mint.  Silky and dark with oodles of crushed raspberry, black tea, white mushroom, and spicy, woodsy, flavors.  Firmly mineral and long and lingering  with fantastic tannin – sweet, silky, smooth.  A bright, mouthwatering, approachable 2010 with fine cellar potential.

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Dom Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Sous Le Puits 2011 Product #27725 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Sous Le Puits 2011 Dom Larue Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Sous Le Puits 2011

Didier makes several Puligny Montrachet, but this is always one of my very favorites.  This fine 1er Cru vineyard sits at the very top of the hill just under an old well and looking down into Meursault.  The old vines (planted between 1951 and 1982) on deep clay/limestone soils always give a wine that marries Puligny’s precision with Meursault’s rich, buttery, depth.  Once again, just 20% new oak.

Maybe it’s just the name – “Sous Le Puits” means “under the well,” a reference to an abandoned water source at the top of the hill – but I always think “rainwater” when I smell and taste this wine.  It’s very intense right now and wants a little air to show all it has to give.  Aromas of sweet lemon, almond paste, chalk and fresh rainwater lead to a creamy but very focused and intense mouthful of sour apple, white peach, nutmeg and fresh almond with a brothy-like salinity.  For now the action is really on the back-palate and finish where crunchy pear, tangerine and thyme flavors explode and power on through the chalky, zesty, finish.  I like this now with ocean fish or even shellfish but it will get creamier, nuttier and richer over the next 5-8 years.

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