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Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012 Product #28260 (In Stock)
Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012 Dom Frederic Esmonin Bourgogne Les Genevrieres 2012

In the short 2012 harvest - after and equally light 2011 - most of the "value" has been chased out of red Burgundy.  So we were pretty shocked, and really delighted, to discover this lovely Bourgogne Rouge from Gevrey Chambertin's well-respected Dom Frederic Esmonin. Pretty aromas of red berries, cherry, wildflower, and earth lead to pure flavors of red fruit, spice, and floral accents.  Light in texture but very flavorful, the fine tannins and bright sour cherry acidity provide just enough structure for food or a year or two in cellar.  A fantastic value in authentic, delicious, 2012 Burgundy.

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Dom Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Product #28800 (In Stock)
Dom Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Rouge 2011 Dom Jerome Chezeaux Bourgogne Rouge 2011

As importer Neal Rosenthal says, "This wine consistently reflects, in simple form, the classic characteristics of the wines from the area around Nuits Saint Georges: red and black fruits, bright but not too dense color, exquisite balance with lively acidity, somewhat austere at the outset but elegant and savory.” 

“The 2011 Bourgogne is a relatively forward, supple wine for Chézeaux. Dark red and black stone fruits, tobacco, menthol and smoke meld together in an expressive, perfumed Bourgogne with considerable early appeal. There is a lot to like here.”   Antonio Galloni 88 points

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 Product #28309 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012

Les Graviers is one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards lying just outside the bounds of village Chambolle Musigny.  Both Frederic Magnien and Domaine Ponsot base their Bourgogne rouge on Graviers, with Ponsot’s usually selling for $40-$50 (if you can find it).  Jean Michel used the young vines from this vineyard for cremant, but now that they're mature, all the fruit from Les Graviers goes into make one brilliant Bourgogne Rouge – a wine that’s very much a “baby Chambolle Musigny!”

In Jean Michel's outstanding 2012, the lovely aromas of crushed griotte (cherry), red raspberry and wild strawberry get richer and more complex as the wine unfurls with air, a touch of fresh leather emerges, and the nutty, toasty, oak fades into the background.  The palate is much more rich, plush, and luscious than the 12.5% alcohol suggest, with lovely ripeness to the juicy red currant, raspberry and tangy cherry fruit.  Chambolle-Muisgny terroir and 50% new oak work together to provide accents of iron ore, coffee, and fresh earth.  This has excellent length on the palate and finish for Bourgogne.  Give it an hour in decanter now or two-10 years in cellar for maximum pleasure.  A fantastic Bourgogne of true Village character.

"There is enough wood to notice surrounding the pretty and fresh red berry fruit aromas. I like the concentration of the vibrant and well-detailed middle weight flavors that possess good depth and fine length on the balanced finish. A good example of the genre." Allen Meadows 86-88 points

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Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011 Product #28184 (In Stock)
Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2011

Try this powerful, impressive, Bourgogne rouge from vineyards immediately in front of the soon-to-be Grand Cru of St. Georges in Nuits.  Organically farmed and made with the same care and attention Thibault lavishes on his 1er and Grand Crus, it needs air or a few years to really show.  Then it's dark and rich with dusky fruit, velvety tannins, and focused minerality and acids.  Rare to find this kind of richness, energy, and length all together in Bourgogne.  But, Thibault is emerging as one of the two or three truly great winemakers in Nuits St. George (as well as Moulin-a-Vent!) and that talent shines through here.

"There is lovely energy and detail to the very supple and saline-infused flavors that possess a touch of rusticity on the agreeably dry and clean finish."Allen Meadows 85-87 points

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Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2008 Product #23793 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2008 Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2008

Burghound “Outstanding Top Value”

A great vintage for this excellent Village level red made from Jean-Michel’s oldest vines – all 50 years old or older.  As always, this delivers plenty of power and structure, but there is an extra level of ripeness and grace here as well.  This will drink nicely with decanting now and really hit its stride in another 5 years.

“From 50+ year-old vines raised in 100% new wood. This is extremely primary, in fact so much so that residual fermentation aromas are still evident though the red berry fruit appears clean and pure and is followed by impressively rich and full-bodied flavors blessed with ample dry extract that confers a beguiling texture to the mouth feel and renders the firm tannins almost invisible on the impeccably balanced finish. Recommended as villages level wines typically do not have this kind of completeness. Outstanding Top Value.”Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Pere Galland 2010 Product #26485 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Pere Galland 2010 Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Pere Galland 2010

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

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Dom Forey Morey St. Denis 2010 Product #26901 (In Stock)
Dom Forey Morey St. Denis 2010 Dom Forey Morey St. Denis 2010

While this will certainly improve for 5+ years, it's a lovely bottle of Pinot Noir to enjoy right now.  The aromas show off dark fruit, coffee, and spice with just a touch of earth.  Pure and vibrant in the mouth, there's a nice richness to the red and black cherry fruit and plenty of smoky spice and floral accents.  Fine tannins and good body make this a great wine for roast chicken or seared duck. Lovely and long.

"A delicate hint of wood does not diminish the attractiveness of the ripe and solidly complex earthy red berry fruit aromas that have a top note of rose petal. The delicious and very pinot flavors possess good precision and freshness on the vibrant and pure finish. This is an elegant villages and I like the sophistication of the tannins here though there is only average complexity."Allen Meadows 87 points

"Bright medium red. Plum, rust and brown spices on the nose. Round, supple and vinous, with ripe redcurrant fruit showing good sweetness and plenty of early appeal. Finishes with a hint of oaky bitterness but the tannins are nicely enrobed by fruit."International Wine Cellar 88 points

"The 2010 Morey St. Denis has plenty of energy and vibrancy. Brilliant, nicely delineated tannins frame dark fruit, freshly cut flowers and subtle hints of spices. This is a very pretty villages. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016."Wine Advocate 88 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2011 Product #27667 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2011 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2011

A special cuvee made by and for Jean-Michel's son (and assistant winemaker now) Alexis.  All of the village wines used here are at least 60 years old, and their maturity allowed them to thrive in the difficult 2011 vintage.  Coffee, woodsy mushroom, and cocoa powder notes provide nice accents to the powerful, but pure, dark black fruit.  The middle is dark, deep, and powerful and the masses of ripe tannins do not interfere with a long, layered, finish.  Nice clarity for all of the power here.

"An expressive nose combines oak toast, ripe plum and plenty of pungent Gevrey earth. There is good punch and detail plus better acid balance to the lightly mineral-infused middle weight flavors that deliver good depth and length."Allen Meadows 88-90 points

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Dom Forey Morey Saint Denis 2011 Product #28140 (In Stock)
Dom Forey Morey Saint Denis 2011 Dom Forey Morey Saint Denis 2011

While it might be better in a couple of years, the ripe fruit and supple, succulent, mid-palate make this tempting today.  From plots in Clos Salon and Les Crais with no new oak.

"The 2011 Morey-Saint-Denis is supple and juicy in this vintage, with expressive, supple fruit that pretty much covers the tannins. Dark red stone fruits, menthol, spices and new leather are some of the many notes that blossom on the creamy, generous finish. The Morey is a jewel of a wine in its class. It should drink well for at least a handful of years. Drink 2014-2021." Antonio Galloni 90 points

"Good bright red. Slightly jammy aromas of plum and currant. In a supple, lush style, with attractive sweetness to its red berry flavors accented by pepper and herbs. Finishes with sweet but present tannins."International Wine Cellar 88 points

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Dom Michel Magnien Vosne Romanee Vieilles Vignes 2011 Product #28593 (In Stock)
Dom Michel Magnien Vosne Romanee Vieilles Vignes 2011 Dom Michel Magnien Vosne Romanee Vieilles Vignes 2011

Even this young, already yielding lovely perfume and showing a velvety texture to the ripe red fruit and spice.  Long and satisfying.

"Sweet Spot Outstanding. A somber but very spicy nose of red and black pinot fruit also adds nuances of plum and violets to the mix. There is good volume to the utterly delicious and alluringly complex full-bodied flavors that possess an admirable amount of dry extract as the old vines really show on the mouth coating finish. This is an excellent villages."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2010 Product #26903 (In Stock)
Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2010 Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2010

A stellar Vosne Romanee with velvet texture and fine length.

"Brilliant dark red. Reticent, slightly medicinal aromas of raspberry and pepper. Brisk and juicy in the mouth, with excellent cut to its flavors of red berries, pepper, spices and minerals. Finishes with a firm tannic spine and lingering notes of griotte cherry, pepper and spices. Long and backward for village wine, and very promising."International Wine Cellar 90 points

"The 2010 Vosne-Romanee is the most interesting and complete of the four village-level wines in Forey’s portfolio. It possesses lovely textural finesse and delineation in its attractive notes of plum, black cherries and spices. I tasted the Vosne from both a new and one-year-old barrel and came away with the impression that even the wine in the new barrel had more than enough density to stand up to the oak. The Vosne is made from an assortment of parcels on the northern side of the village. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2020."Wine Advocate 88+ points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2007 Product #27926 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2007 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2007

While 2007 was a challenging vintage for reds, Jean Michel Guillon rose to that challenge and turned out a bevy of beautiful wines.  His 2007 1er Cru Champonnets was impressive young but now - after 5 years in a cool cellar - is unfolding into something quite beautiful.  Lovely aromas of red flowers, spice, tangy cherry, and smoke open the show.  Then it's silky and pure in the mouth with long and very fine flavors of red berries, flowers, iron, and hints of coffee, spice, and earth.  The tannins provide gentle support and the finish goes on and on.  Delicate, but very Gevrey and ready to drink.

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Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2011 Product #28141 (In Stock)
Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2011 Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2011

From 10 different small parcels across the village, this is very Vosne with lovely ripeness and class.

"The 2011 Vosne-Romanée is another delicious entry-level Burgundy from Régis Forey. A wine of pure texture, the 2011 graces the palate with expressive dark red fruit, sweet spices and new leather. The Vosne is perhaps a touch less vibrant than Morey in 2011, but it nevertheless possesses terrific balance. The Vosne should be even better in another year. Drink 2012-2027." Antonio Galloni 90 points

"A mix of both wood and natural spice adds breadth to the somber dark berry fruit nose. There is a velvety and highly seductive texture to the solidly complex and mouth coating flavors that are underpinned by moderately firm but ripe tannins and fine length. This is not a refined example of the appellation but it does offer plenty of character."Allen Meadows 88 points

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Dom Jerome Chezeaux NSG 1er Rue De Chaux 2011 Product #28802 (In Stock)
Dom Jerome Chezeaux NSG 1er Rue De Chaux 2011 Dom Jerome Chezeaux NSG 1er Rue De Chaux 2011

“This vineyard of .29 hectares is located just south of the village center of Nuits Saint Georges on a steep slope covered with a thin layer of clay.  It is a fleshier and more rugged wine than the Boudots with a more significant capacity to age.  We receive a bit more than a barrel of this wine per year for the US market.”  Importer Neal Rosenthal

“A powerful, authoritative wine, the 2011 Nuits-Saint-Georges Rue De Chaux hits the palate with intense, savory fruit, ferrous notes and plenty of tannin. The Rue de Chaux is a bit more lifted and nuanced in its aromatics than the Boudots, but it, too is quite powerful. The grippy tannins are going to require time to soften. Yields are down 40%, sadly typical for the year. Drink 2015-2023.”  Antonio Galloni 90 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2009 Product #27981 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2009 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Champonnets 2009

Best ever Guillon Champonnets with an amazing velvet texture.

"An elegant and admirably pure mix of red currant and dark pinot fruit is trimmed is a deft touch of wood before sliding gracefully into very rich yet precise medium-bodied flavors that possess a supple and refined mouth feel, all wrapped in an extract rich and strikingly long finish. The wood has not yet completely integrated, particularly on the finish, yet there is so much underlying material that it should not be an issue."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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Guillon Grand Cru Clos Vougeot 2010 Product #26746 (In Stock)
Guillon Grand Cru Clos Vougeot  2010 Guillon Grand Cru Clos Vougeot  2010

Majestic, but very limited.

"From 40+ year old vines and whole cluster fermentation, fermented entirely in a small 100% new wood tank. This is notably riper with even more complex and very fresh aromas of spiced plum and an intense earthiness that also characterizes the delicious, dense and very serious flavors that also exhibit a high degree of phenolic maturity. There is wonderful energy to the balanced and superbly long finish that displays a bit less youthful austerity than I usually find with this wine."Allen Meadows 92-94 points

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Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2011 Magnum Product #28144 (In Stock)
Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2011 Magnum Dom Forey Vosne Romanee 2011 Magnum

From 10 different small parcels across the village, this is very Vosne if a little chunky.

"A mix of both wood and natural spice adds breadth to the somber dark berry fruit nose. There is a velvety and highly seductive texture to the solidly complex and mouth coating flavors that are underpinned by moderately firm but ripe tannins and fine length. This is not a refined example of the appellation but it does offer plenty of character."Allen Meadows 88 points

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Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2006 Product #21066 (In Stock)
Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2006 Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2006

Clearly showing its pedigree and class, the 2006 Clos Vougeot is a work of art. Big, big aromatics, raspberries, lilacs, incense, figs and brown sugar. A very sexy wine that comes in waves on the palate and should be an early maturing by Grand Cru standards due to its supple and ripe tannins. But who cares when the juice is this good? Tremendous! Drink this 2011 through 2020.

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Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2008 Product #23795 (In Stock)
Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2008 Guillon Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2008

A classic from the largest and best-known Grand Cru vineyard in the Cote de Nuits, the walled vineyard of Vougeot.  Unlike many wines from this famous site, Guillon’s Vougeot is fully Grand Cru in quality – dark, rich, and super, super, long.  Cellar for another 5-8 years and drink for 20.

“From 40+ year old vines and whole cluster fermentation, fermented entirely in a small 100% new wood tank. As one would reasonably expect, this is much more defined aromatically by earth tones rather than fruit. Dark berry fruit aromas introduce exceptionally rich and full-bodied flavors blessed with ample dry extract levels and an opulent mouth feel yet the hugely long and slightly woody finish tightens up considerably and is quite youthfully austere despite the sap.” Allen Meadows 91-93 points

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