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Dom Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles 2014 Product #31319 (In Stock)
Dom Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles 2014 Dom Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles 2014

Here's a treat, a very high-quality white Burgundy that's delicious now and for 3-4 years and selling for a song.  Olivie Leflaive starts with fruit from prime Chardonnay vineyards in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet.  A portion of the wine (about 40%) ferments and ages in tank while the balance ferments and ages in French oak (about 10% new).  In the generous 2014 vintage, the result is an opulent, mouthfilling, Bourgogne Blanc with fresh apple, lemon, floral, and toasted hazelnut aromas and flavors.  Round and rich in the middle, classic Burgundy acids and minerality gives freshness to the finish, leaving stone fruit and toasted nut flavors lingering.  Classy wine that's showing great right now.

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Dom Michelot Bourgogne Blanc 2014 Product #31111 (In Stock)
Dom Michelot Bourgogne Blanc 2014 Dom Michelot Bourgogne Blanc 2014

Remember the Grivault Bourgogne Blanc made from declassified Meursault?  Different grower but same story here in this stunning, rich, creamy, lightly buttery bottle of fantastic value white Burgundy.  The wine comes entirely from vineyards in Merusault commune, mostly classified as "village" level sites.  Aged in used French oak for 10-12 months, it's loaded with ripe apple, pear, and peach fruit with deep accents of fresh butter, toasted hazelnut, chalk and mint.  Round in the middle and precise and clean front and back, this is delicious now and over the next 3-5 years.

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Dom Cauvard Cotes De Beaune Blanc 2014 Product #30437 (In Stock)
Dom Cauvard Cotes De Beaune Blanc 2014 Dom Cauvard Cotes De Beaune Blanc 2014

A terrific value in single-vineyard Chardonnay from the hills of the Cote de Beaune.  Both aromas and flavors are satisfyingly rich and creamy, with generous dollops of ripe pear, juicy apple, and accents of fresh butter and chalk.  There's nice Burgundy complexity here, but it doesn't distract from the pure fun and deliciousness.  Drink now and over the next 2-3 years.

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Dom Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Les Chambres 2011 Product #30463 (In Stock)
Dom Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Les Chambres 2011 Dom Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Les Chambres 2011

As Burghound sais, this is just classic Chassagne Rouge that is enjoyable right now (decant for an hour) and will be at peak in 2018 or so.  Decant the wine, roast a chicken, and be very happy.

"An expressive, even perfumed nose features notes of pepper, red currant, cassis and plenty of pungent earth character that can also be found on the supple, round and agreeably vibrant middle weight flavors. There is good intensity and lovely detail to the moderately firm and rustic finish that is both well-balanced and persistent. A classic Chassagne rouge."Allen Meadows 89 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne Montrachet Village Product #30850 (In Stock)

"Here the expressive and nicely complex nose is liberally peppered with, well, pepper along with notes of red and dark currant, black cherry and plenty of earth. There is both good volume and punch to the delineated middle weight flavors that deliver fine length on the youthfully austere but not really dry finish."Allen Meadows 88 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007 Product #25220 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. Moderate golden color. A perfumed nose of straw, citrus and white peach leads to intense, delicious and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors culminate in a long, mouth coating and impressively long finish. I quite like this as there is just a touch of backend austerity that confers a "clean" and refreshing character to the finish without falling over into severity. In sum, lovely juice with 3 to 5 years of upside potential, perhaps a bit more.” Allen Meadows 91 points

“The Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers smells of honeysuckle, lily, lime, and honeydew melon; comes to the palate lush in texture yet lusciously juicy; and finishes with chalk and stone undertones that offer a perfect foil to the dripping ripeness of melon and liquid flowers. Hints of lime zest and red currant in the finish offer further counterpoint and serve for a bit of invigoration. This is irresistible already, although I imagine one could hold if for a half dozen years.” Wine Advocate 91 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007 Product #25222 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. A pretty and attractively scented nose features notes of citrus, baking spice, lychee nut and rose water that precedes the nicely rich, round and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent focus and drive on the impressively long and mineral-driven finish. After two hours in a decanter, this was a radically different, and better, wine than when it was initially opened.” Allen Meadows 91 points

“From a steep, rocky section of vines above the Caillerets, the Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet En Virondot offers an aromatic and gustatory combination of brine and meat stock mingled with fresh lemon – along with an eventually sense of overt chalkiness – remind me of Chablis. Crystalline mineral aspects seem to shimmer through the citrus, leading to a refreshing and invigorating finish. Some tasters might find this lacking in sweetness of fruit, although there is a Chenin-like note of quince. This is one of Mollard's most interesting wines of the vintage, and should prove fascinating to follow over at least the next 5-6 years.” Wine Advocate 91 points

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Girardin Meursault Narvaux 2013 Product #30058 (In Stock)
Girardin Meursault Narvaux 2013 Girardin Meursault Narvaux 2013

The 55 year-old vines grow in Meursault's important Les Narvaux vineyard, just above the excellent 1er Cru Genevieres and to the North of Les Perrieres.  Clay/limestone soils typical of Merusault have just a touch more chalk here, giving good ripeness and plenty of minerality.  Aging for 16 months in 15% new French oak allows the wine to open wonderfully.  I love the interplay of rich lemon cream and pear fruit and the complex accents of mint, spice, and chalk.  Not sure why Burghound thinks you need to wait – impressive right now!

“Candied lemon, clove and wild herbs on the nose. On the lean side, with penetrating acidity giving a distinctly dry character to the flavors of spiced apple, citrus peel, minerals and mint. No hail damage here, according to enologist Germain.”  Vinous (Tanzer) 87-90 points

“An expressive nose featuring airy and notably cool notes of citrus, pear and floral scents introduces nicely intense middle weight flavors that exude a lovely minerality on the punchy finale that exhibits plenty of citrus character. This is a fine Meursault villages that will need a few years to unwind and harmonize but it should be at least very good.”Allen Meadows 88-91 points

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Dom Larue Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne 2010 Product #29397 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne 2010 Dom Larue Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru La Garenne 2010

Seventy years ago, La Garennne and its neighboring 1er Cru vineyards were covered in scrub and littered with boulders – virtually unplantable.  As Burgundy’s economic fortunes recovered in the 1950s and 1960s, residents banded together to clear the land and allow them to be planted to vine.  Their reward:  wines of such purity and grace that most of the “new” vineyard land quickly earned 1er Cru status!

And, in the brilliant 2010 vintage, this is very 1er Cru indeed.  It’s a powerful wine with rich, deep, aromas that explode from the glass before you even give it a swirl.  Fresh butter, toasted hazelnut, spicy pear, sweet apricot and the chalky stones that make Puligny the greatest Chardonnay vineyard in the world all weave in an out of the complex aromas.  On the palate, you get 1er cru weight and depth right away with layers and layers if rich flavors:  orchard fruit, sweet pineapple, cultured butter, warm nuts, white flowers, wet stones and more.  As with all the best 2010 Puligny Montrachet, this delivers loads of richness without an ounce of excess weight and keeps on pumping out the buttery fruit and nut flavors across a broad, rich, and very persistent finish.  At nearly 5 years of age, it’s drinking beautifully although the density, power and touch of crushed mint left in the glass suggest that 3-8 years more in cellar will do this beauty nothing but good.

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007 Product #25225 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007

“From contract fruit, the Marc Morey 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts is dominated by nut oils, lime, white peach, and honey, playing against chalk, salt and iodine, in a display that hints at Chablis or at Riesling. This is silken-textured, irresistibly luscious, and forward, yet not without mineral fascination, and lingeringly savory. I would expect it to perform well for 5-6 years, but can see no other good reason to wait.” Wine Advocate 92 points

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Maillard Beaune Rouge 1998 Product #8197 (In Stock)

Direct from the importer's cellar, Pascal Maillard's fleshy, rich, 1998 Beaune rouge is fully mature and in excellent condition.  Dark, rich, aromas of forest floor, baked raspberries, cut flowers and smoke lead to a fleshy palate of blackberry and black cherry fruit framed by notes of mushroom, soy, and earth.  The fine tannin gives the structure for rich food - duck, game, or mushrooms.

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Les Vergers Product #31465 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Les Vergers Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Les Vergers

Facing almost due East towards the road to St. Aubin, Vergers clay and limestone soils always gives wines of fine precision and clarity. In 2013, Vergers achieved very 2010-like ripeness which shows in the generous aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, tangerine, toasted hazelnut and sweet butter.  All those notes and more coat your palate with intense flavors lifted by bright acids and fine minerality.  This is very delicious already and will drink well beyond 2023.

"Subtle creamy aroma. Good balance between that lees/oatmeal softness and piercing freshness. Pure and crystalline, strict and yet lots of pleasure." Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

"Outstanding. Here the nose of white orchard fruit, petrol and citrus aromas is at once more elegant and more complex. There is fine intensity to the once again fleshy and generous middle weight flavors that possess ample dry extract, punch and energy before culminating in a complex, agreeably dry and well-detailed finish. This notably finer effort could be aged for a few years to good effect but it's not so tight as to be unapproachable young."Allen Meadows 91 points

"The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru les Vergers has a very composed nose that is a level up from the Chenevottes, displaying more tension and mineralité, more sense of purpose. The palate is well balanced with a keen thread of acidity. It feels tightly coiled at the moment but there is admirable concentration on the long, spicy finish. Very fine."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes Product #31466 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er Chenevottes

Chenevottes is just below Vergers on the southeast-facing hill running down to the road to St. Aubin.  With its lower altitude, you'd expect it to be a warmer site and richer wine than Vergers, but somehow that's not quite how it works out.  Fresh, vibrant, and even more open than Vergers, this is easy to underestimate unless you pay attention to the finish which is long and fine and very delicious.

"Definite creamy oak aroma on the nose, but there's a lovely fruit scent as well, melon and green apple. A little chewy on the palate but all in harmony to develop greater complexity."  Jancis Robinson 17/20 points

"An ultra-fresh nose presents notes of citrus zest, tea and white orchard fruit. There is excellent intensity to the attractively textured and seductive middle weight flavors that deliver fine length on the fleshy and citrus-inflected finale that is moderately complex but quite persistent."Allen Meadows 90 points

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Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2005 Product #19576 (In Stock)
Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2005 Maillard Aloxe-Corton 2005

At age 11, this outstanding village red from the first of several "greatest vintage ever" of the past few years makes a pretty good case that 2005 does, in fact, deserve the crown.  As always, there's fine plushness and richness to this wine's texture and, even now, plenty of ripe berry/cherry fruit and fine supporting tannins.  The mushroom and spice notes have unwound, giving this a lovely earthy richness to enjoy now and for at least another 5 years.

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Dom Larue Puligny-montrachet 1er Cru Les Garenne 2000 Product #31335 (In Stock)
Dom Larue Puligny-montrachet 1er Cru Les Garenne 2000 Dom Larue Puligny-montrachet 1er Cru Les Garenne 2000

Humble Didier Larue is easy to overlook in the fine Puligny-Montrachet sweepstakes, especially when his wines are young and tightly wound.  One taste of the lovely, maturing, vintage 2000 Puligny from the fine, cool, 1er Cru Garenne vineyard should convince you - he's known what he was doing for years.  Plenty of complexity to the nutty buttered orchard fruit here and a nice dose of chalk and mint, but the texture is perhaps most exciting of all.

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er En Virondot Product #31464 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er En Virondot Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Chassagne 1er En Virondot

From Chassagne's highest 1er Cru site. Because the only other grower (who owns about 10% of the vines) doesn’t bottle a wine with this vineyard name, this is effectively a monopole for Marc Morey.  What a nose this 2013 has! Cooler and more pointed than Vergers, there's wonderful drive to the aromas of stone fruit, apple, hazelnut, chervil and mint.  Lots of concentration and drive on the palate where the fruit is still bit bound up in the wine's fine structure and emmence minerality. You'll be impressed tasting it now but try to drink most of your bottles from 2020 onward.

"Outstanding. This is notably cooler and not as ripe as the Caillerets as the altitude of the vineyard is reflected in the essence of pear, apple, wet stone and citrus scents that are trimmed in just enough wood to notice. The vibrant, intense and overtly stony medium weight flavors exhibit plenty of lemon-lime character on the clean, tautly muscular and well-balanced finish that is dry but not really austere."Allen Meadows 92 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts Product #31467 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) 2013 Puligny 1er Les Referts

With its neighbors Combettes and Perrieres, the Referts vineyard makes up Puligny Montrachet’s boundary with Meursault. There’s always plenty of power and spice to this wine at Marc Morey, and in 2013 there’s also an extra-fine texture and excellent precision.  A truly delicious Puligny Montrachet.  This is more open and giving than Virondot today but it will really come into it's own from 2018 or so on.

"Outstanding. This too is notably cool with its beautifully layered nose of acacia blossom, green fruit and once again plenty of citrus character. There is first-rate intensity to the delineated yet fleshy middle weight flavors that deliver the same fine length if not quite the same complexity. I like the natural refinement of a fine Puligny and this should drink well after only 3 to 4 years of cellar time."Allen Meadows 91 points

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Chartron Et Trebuchet Puligny-Montrachet Les Chalumeaux 2014 Product #31305 (In Stock)
Chartron Et Trebuchet Puligny-Montrachet Les Chalumeaux 2014 Chartron Et Trebuchet Puligny-Montrachet Les Chalumeaux 2014

Located on the north side of Puligny-Montrachet near the Meursault border, this outstanding 1er Cru Chardonnay shows Puligny drive and vibrancy with a touch of Meursault minerality and richness.  18 months in 50% new French Oak rounds the wine into shape but keeps the oak deftly in the background.  Rich, ripe, pear and stone fruit get lift from citrusy acids and loads of complexity from notes of fresh butter, salty caramel, smoke and dusty mineral.  Young and full of potential, it's delicious now with lobster, sea bass, or roasted poultry.

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Maillard Corton Blanc Grand Cru 2010 Product #27204 (In Stock)
Maillard Corton Blanc Grand Cru 2010 Maillard Corton Blanc Grand Cru 2010

A top-notch, Grand Cru white Burgundy here from first sniff to last sip.  There's a touch of reduction on the nose - as there should be in a wine built to age - but also oodles of salty caramel, grilled pear, roasted hazelnut, tangy butter and crisp apple scents.  True Grand Cru size and texture here, as the wine fills your mouth and coats your palate with a lush, almost oily, texture.  On opening, the flavors are still fairly compact in this young, young, beauty but intense ripe peach and apple fruit, butter, and warm nut elements show immediately over layers of chalky mineral and fresh mint.  Give it some air, the the palate explodes with notes of nectarine, grilled pineapple, lemon curd, and even more mint joining the show.

The big, rich, texture, is perfectly balanced by bracing acidity and loads of chalky mineral on the firm, fresh, finish where a note of tangy peach and more hazelnut goes on and on.  It's amazing for a wine of this ripeness, power, and size to have so much saline, mineral, freshness - but, then, that's why it's a Grand Cru!  Let it sit for 3-4 years and enjoy for 20.

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Maillard Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2008 Product #26601 (In Stock)
Maillard Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2008 Maillard Corton Renardes Grand Cru 2008

With all the fuss over the super-ripe 2009s, it's easy to miss out on the classic structure, balance, and charm of bottles like this fine Grand Cru 2008.  This year's model shows off plenty of the animal, earthy, aspect of Corton Renardes but still has a nice core of pretty Pinot fruit.  It's unusually elegant for Corton Renardes, but still packs a punch of powerful flavors and has the perfect balance of fruit, tannin and acid to develop well in cellar for a decade or more.  Or, drink it now with earthy foods and mushrooms!

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