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Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2014 Product #32619 (In Stock)
Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2014 Girardin Bourgogne Rouge Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2014

The care, effort and expense that Domaine Vincent Girardin invested in this beautiful Bourgogne Rouge certainly could command a much higher price. 40+ year-old vines, biodynamic farming, extensive handwork in the vineyard, and triple sorting to ensure only the best fruit makes it into the fermenter are all standard here. After a 3 week fermentation and maceration, the wine aged for 10 months in 500 liter French oak barrels.  Larger barrels and just 10% new wood allowed the wine to soften and gain layers of depth and complexity without compromising the pure, lovely, fruit that makes the best 2011 red Burgundies so irresistible.

Even at this young age, you'll already find a sweet and savory perfume of red berries, fresh earth, and dried tobacco wafting from your glass. The palate is richly textured, vibrant, and very pure with generous flavors of dark cherry, black raspberry, walnut, coffee, and a touch of earth. The complex flavors continue on the long finish where supple tannins provide support and the black fruit, coffee, and tobacco notes linger.  Absolutely delicious right now, but sure to keep improving over the next five years or so.

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Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2015 Product #32613 (In Stock)
Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2015 Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2015

An estate once known for oaky, fat, wines has poured on the elegance, focus and finesse over the past decade - without sacrificing generosity and deliciousness.  One taste of the 2015 Bourgogne Blanc will certainly give you a fine idea of what to expect from the "big boy" wines. Better:  it will give you a great, all-purpose, Burgundy Chardonnay you'll love drinking solo and with a broad range of foods now - 2021.

Much of this wine comes from declassified lots of Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault, all hand harvested, meticulously sorted, and gently fermented and aged in 500 liter barrels with no new oak.  Generous orchard fruits - peach, pear, and green apple - are framed by notes of toasted hazelnut, fresh butter, and just a hint of mint.  There's a creaminess to the texture, with fine definition and delineation, and a long, fruit-filled, finish.  Delicious and a great value in today's crazy expensive Burgundy market!

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Girardin Santennay 1er Cru Clos De Tavanne 2015 Product #32616 (In Stock)
Girardin Santennay 1er Cru Clos De Tavanne 2015 Girardin Santennay 1er Cru Clos De Tavanne 2015

Not originally slated to come to Virginia, but one taste at the Domaine in March led us to demand an allocation!  It's small, but well worth grabbing a Chardonnay that delivers extraordinary value for money. Clos de Tavannes is an extension of the vineyard that made Vincent Girardin famous, Les Gravieres, but with more limestone and less clay.  Fermented and aged in 500 liter dimi-muids (15% new), this develops plenty of creamy richenss but no overt oak flavor.

A big step up from the Bourgogne Blanc in terms of concentration, richness and class, this delivers bold aromas and flavors of stone fruit, yellow apple, toasted hazelnut, fresh mint, and tangy cultured butter.  Still a bit youthfully tight on first opening, the wine flowers to reveal fine depth and richness and a long, chalky, finish.  Delicious and highly recommended.

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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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Girardin Pommard Vieilles Vignes 2014 Product #32620 (In Stock)
Girardin Pommard Vieilles Vignes 2014 Girardin Pommard Vieilles Vignes 2014

Classically firm and deep.

"A penetrating nose is presently composed of reduction and wood though I doubt either will last once the wine is bottled. Otherwise here too there is excellent volume to the punchy, rich and complex medium-bodied flavors that lead to a beautifully persistent finish that is shaped by unusually fine if firm and dense tannins. Worth checking out."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Girardin Meursault Vielles Vignes 2015 Product #32617 (In Stock)
Girardin Meursault Vielles Vignes 2015 Girardin Meursault Vielles Vignes 2015

Quite possibly the wine of our 2015 Girardin offering, this is luxurious, generous, Meursault at its very, very, best.  The 60 year-old (average) vines grow in the steeply sloped lieu dits of Rougeots, Chevalieres and Tessons.  After double sorting, the bunches are gently pressed and the juice fermented and aged 14 months in fine French oak (15% new).

Even though this will improve for 10+ years, the aromas are already wide open:  toasted bread, tangy butter, ripe stone fruit, Golden Delicious apple, and crushed mint aromas sing out loud and clear.  On the palate it's rich and mouth-coating with no loss of energy or vibrancy.  The buttered apple and apricot flavors gain complexity from notes of mint, hazelnut and chalk.  Finishes long and pure and lingers very nicely - just smell the empty glass!

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Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 Product #32614 (In Stock)
Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015 Girardin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015

Very limited, very grand.  Needs 10 years then watch out!

"Aromas of white peach, marzipan, hazelnut and spicy, smoky oak. Silky, thick and deep, with very ripe candied yellow fruit flavors complicated by suggestions of hydrocarbons, flint and pepper. A rather rectilinear wine with a very long, lightly tannic honey-and-nuts finish and superb potential."  Vinous (Tanzer) 92 points

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