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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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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 Product #29375 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2013

Les Graviers is one of the best Pinot Noir vineyards lying just outside the bounds of village Chambolle Musigny. The essence of Chambolle is perfume, and you’ll find oodles of it here with generous scents of griotte cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and more wafting from the glass.  It’s the most elegant Bourgogne we’ve seen from Jean-Michel to date, but lacks nothing in intensity, with pure fruit puree, warm spice, and fresh earth flavors coating the palate and sailing on through the long, luscious, finish.  Beautiful with salmon, roast chicken or duck now and sure to pick up more earthy mushroom notes with age.

"A perfumed and very pretty nose combines notes of both red and dark berries along with plenty of earth and sandalwood nuances. There is good vibrancy to the delicious middle weight flavors that possess fine delineation on the lightly mineral-inflected finale. I like the complexity and while this could be enjoyed young there is enough material present to suggest 2 to 4 years of upside development potential."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 Cotes De Nuits Villages Queues De Hareng 2012 Product #28843 (In Stock)
Guillon Cotes De Nuits Villages Queues De Hareng 2012 Guillon Cotes De Nuits Villages Queues De Hareng 2012

The 2011 - Jean-Michel's first vintage from this site just south of Nuits Saint Georges - was one of our most popular Burgundies of 2013.  The 2012 is better still, with even more ripe fruit and an extra dash of class from 100% new oak aging.  Oodles of raspberry, coffee, and red currant aromas and flavors and a silky, sophisticated, texture. Delicious now, better in 2017 and growing through 2020 or so.  An outstanding value.

"Here the wood is gentler if not invisible with a distinctly sauvage character to the earthy dark berry fruit aromas. There is good richness and volume to the attractively well-detailed medium weight flavors that also possess fine depth and length on the moderately rustic finish."Allen Meadows 87-89 points

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Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2012 Product #28842 (In Stock)
Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2012 Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2012

A perfect Christmas Pinot Noir. Jean Michel Guillon purchased this small vineyard about 8 years ago and his hard work has transformed its 30-40 year-old vines into something very special indeed.  He harvests less than 30 hectoliters per hectare of perfectly ripe fruit here – much lower yields than are allowed in Grand Cru vineyards!  And, he treats it like “Grand Cru” wine, too, aging it for 16 months in all new Bertomieu French oak barrels.

The aromas are luscious with generous scents of red currant, cranberry, coffee and spice jumping from the glass.  Beautiful sweet cherry, currant, and red berry fruit take center stage on the palate, with accents of smoke, coffee, and fresh flowers.  The fruit is so sweet and texture of the wine so silky smooth that you might miss the iron ore minerality and fine tannins that bode so well for future improvement.  A beautiful wine to drink right now and sure to be better and better over the next decade.

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Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Grands Chaillots 2012 Product #29163 (In Stock)
Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Grands Chaillots 2012 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Grands Chaillots 2012

A very Nuits St George-like nose of savory meat, smoke, warm stones, and high-toned cherry and redcurrant fruit.  On the palate this is wonderfully pure and elegant with red fruit, floral and spice flavors gliding along in a lacy, elegant, textured, wine that turns lightly tangy and floral on the finish.  Mouthwatering acids carry the floral and red fruit flavors along a fresh and juicy finish where very fine, ripe, tannins give support.  There's certainly more to come here with a little time in decanter or cellar, but it's already very hard to resist.

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Thibault Liger-Belair Hautes Cotes De Nuits Prieure 2012 Product #29162 (In Stock)
Thibault Liger-Belair Hautes Cotes De Nuits Prieure 2012 Thibault Liger-Belair Hautes Cotes De Nuits Prieure 2012

"The 2012 Bourgogne Hautes Co^tes de Nuits Le Clos du Prieure´ is a gorgeous wine at this level. Juicy and expressive, the 2012 jumps from the glass with layers of dark fruit, all supported by serious tannins and overall structure. Iron, dark red fruit and an array of ferrous notes add dimensions of complexity. Far from an easygoing Bourgogne, the 2012 Clos du Prieure´ is going to need at least a few years to soften. Today it is rich and imposing to the core."  Antonio Galloni 90-92 points

"The 2012 Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits Le Clos du Prieure comes from a 1.10-hectare vineyard close to the village of Arcenant, on rich limestone and marl soils. The nose is open with vibrant, floral black currant and cassis aromas. The palate is energetic with superb acidity and immense purity, the terroir coming through on the mineral rich finish. Outstanding – this comes highly recommended."Wine Advocate 89-91 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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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2012 Product #28844 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2012 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2012

Co-winemaker Alexis Guillon's cuvee is always a bit more elegant than the Domaine's other Village wines, but still has the concentration and depth that only comes from 60+ year-old vines. This is the best vintage for this wine I can recall and the Burghound score is too low.  An outstanding value for now - 2022.

"While the wood is not invisible there is better aromatic complexity present on the dark currant, earth, sauvage and plum suffused nose. There is fine detail to the mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that possess excellent phenolic maturity to the supporting tannic spine, all wrapped in a robust, powerful and impressively long finish. I like the concentration and if this can add a bit more length it should merit the top of my projected range."Allen Meadows 88-91 points

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Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2012 Product #28983 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2012 Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2012

From 50-90 year-old vines, this is always the most powerful and complex of Jean-Michel's Village level wines.  The essence of Gevrey-Chambertin here and the structure and balance to develop beautifully in cellar.

"Outstanding Top Value. Here the wood treatment is much more discreet with its cool and pure nose of wild and mixed dark berries, pungent earth and plenty of sauvage character. There is excellent intensity and drive to the overtly mineral-driven middle weight flavors that possess excellent volume and phenolic maturity before concluding in a saline, long and ever-so-mildly austere finish. This is well worth considering."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Dom JJ Confuron Nuits Saint Georges Les Fleurieres 2012 Product #29035 (In Stock)
Dom JJ Confuron Nuits  Saint Georges Les Fleurieres 2012 Dom JJ Confuron Nuits  Saint Georges Les Fleurieres 2012

The most open and immediately generous of Confuron's 2012s, although even better from 2015-2025 or so.

“Good red-ruby. Distinctly reduced, gamey aromas of dark berries, licorice and coffee. Similarly reduced in the mouth, but showing good intensity and an attractive sugar/acid balance to the flavors of black fruits, leather, violet and licorice. With its firm tannins and impression of solidity, this is very Nuits-Saint-Georges.”International Wine Cellar 88-90 points

“The 2012 Nuits Saint Georges Les Fleurieres, from the lieu-dit just south of the village (1.23-hectares of vines between 22 and 46 years old), has a well-defined, floral, elegant bouquet that demonstrates good vivacity, a patina of vanilla oak present but knitted with the fruit. The palate is well balanced with tensile tannins, very fine focus and a clean pure finish with crisp blackcurrant and wild strawberry notes that disguise the latent mineralite. This is an excellent Nuits Saint Georges.”Wine Advocate 90-92 points

“The Les Fleurieres offers rich aromas of dark raspberry and plum with forest floor notes. It has a ripe and flavorful palate and is nicely balanced with excellent acidity and firm tannins on the finish. This wine will be even more enjoyable in two years and will provide drinking pleasure over the next 7-10 years.” i-Wine Review 90+ points

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Dom JJ Confuron Chambolle Musigny 2012 Product #29037 (In Stock)
Dom JJ Confuron Chambolle Musigny 2012 Dom JJ Confuron Chambolle Musigny 2012

A beautiful, elegant, Chambolle with silky texture and generous aromatics.  A short decant brings out the aromatics and fruit now and 5-7 years of cellar time will only deliver more.

“Here too there is enough reduction present to block a proper assessment of the nose. There is impressive density to the very suave and opulent flavors that exude a fine minerality on the velvety finish that really coats the palate. This is not super fine but there is a certain laciness to the finish that makes this quite appealing.”Allen Meadows 88-91 points

“The 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Village comes from three parcels that are vinified together, from lieux-dits “Derriere la Four”, “Les Pas de Chats” and “Les Condemennes” (1.15-hectares). The bouquet is ripe and quite showy at this stage, with bright blackcurrant and cassis fruit neatly layered with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe, chocolate-tinged entry, a fine bead of acidity and a nicely counterpoised, slightly austere finish. The oak will need a couple of years after bottling to fully integrate but it should be worth the wait.” Wine Advocate 87-89 points

“The medium dark ruby Chambolle-Musigny Village displays dark red plum aromas with a forest floor note. It is lush on the attack and the palate revealing perfumed cherry fruit notes typical of Chambolle. It has a soft texture, firm structure. round tannins and a very long finish. Enjoy this beauty over the next 7 to 10 years.” i-Wine Review 92 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 Chambolle Musigny 2012 Product #28849 (In Stock)
Guillon Chambolle Musigny 2012 Guillon Chambolle Musigny 2012

Jean-Michel's son and co-winemaker, Alexis, trained in Chambolle-Musigny and his talent for perfumed, elegant, but still nicely concentrated Burgundy is on full display here.  The best vintage ever for this wine in 2012 in a pretty, fruit-and-mineral, style.  Great value.

"Soft wood sets off the red and black currant suffused aromas that introduce notably finer middle weight flavors that possess a beguiling texture before culminating in a lightly mineral-inflected, clean, balanced and solidly persistent finish. This Chambolle villages is both ripe and very pretty."Allen Meadows 88-91 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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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 1.5l Product #28838 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 1.5l Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers 2012 1.5l

The regular bottles of this “baby Chambolle-Musigny” are terrific, but the magnums are very special indeed.  Jean-Michel Guillon and his son/co-winemaker Alexis bottled a dozen magnums of 2012 Bourgogne Rouge for us, and as far as we know, you can’t buy them anywhere else in the world.  Right now, it’s an impressive presentation of a delicious wine for parties or special dinners.  In about 5-10 years, though, it will be a big bottle of expensive-tasting red Burgundy from one of Gevrey-Chambertin’s top vigneron that you got for a steal of a deal price!

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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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Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2012 1.5l Product #28839 (In Stock)
Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2012 1.5l Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2012 1.5l

Jean-Michel Guillon agreed to bottle a small amount of his rich, densely-fruited, Marsannay in magnums just for us.  Magnums not only age more gracefully and last longer in the cellar, they also show off a wine best at any stage of its development.  And, they make a grand centerpiece for a special dinner or party.  Just 18 magnums bottled of this wine in 2012, all for us.

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