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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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Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint-Vincent 2014 Product #31562 (In Stock)

While Vincent Girardin’s wines have always been good, the farming and winemaking here has taken a huge jump up in quality over the past few years.  And, the conversion to biodynamic farming, gentle extraction, careful use of oak, and limited lees stirring all come together in a flat-out glorious 2014 Bourgogne Chardonnay.  It’s a blend of declassified Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet fruit from the lower slopes of each village aged in 500l barrels with just a bare touch of new wood.  The aromas, flavors and texture are, as you’d expect, a lovely marriage of Meursault richness with Chassagne minerality and focus. 

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Dom Deliance Givry 1er Cru Les Combes 2015 Product #32010 (In Stock)

From an estate established in 1935 that made first red and white still wines, then sparkling Cremant, and now - with the new generation - is moving back to still wine production.  And very good still wine it is, especially in the brilliant 2015 vintage.

For less than a decent Bourgogne Rouge, here you're able to enjoy true 1er Cru quality from a stony vineyard in Givry, one of the five villages of the Côte Chalonnaise. In this ripe vintage, the wine serves up complex aromas of Bing cherry, ripe raspberry, wet earth, licorice and wood fire.  The texture is round and pure with generous dark cherry/berry fruit and a pretty accent of baking spice.  Rich, but still nicely precise, it's drinking well now and will shine through 2022 and beyond.  Stellar value.

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Dom Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 2015 Product #31852 (In Stock)
Dom Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 2015 Dom Jacques Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 2015

Vincent Girardin's nephew, Jacques, operates with less flash but plenty of authenticity and skill. This classic red Burgundy is from 50 year-old vines in Santenay ages half in barrel, half in tank, and showcases the excitement of Vintage 2015. You'll smell and taste the vintage's ripeness in this wine's dark raspberry and cherry fruit with earthy, smoky accents.  Plenty of body and rich, chunky, texture here with supple tannins and sweet cherry fruit lingering.

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Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Blanc 2015 Product #32045 (In Stock)

A very Meursault-styled Bourgogne Blanc made from Chardonnay vines averaging 30 years of age growing in and around Meursault.  Fermentation and aging take place in barrel, with about 15% new wood adding spice and older barrels and gentle stirring of the lees adding richness and volume.  It’s not a super-sophisticated wine, but it’s loaded with fruit and hazelnut and completely delicious to drink.

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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 Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014 Product #31808 (In Stock)
Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014 Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014

Less than 5% of Meursalut's vineyard area is planted to Pinot Noir, and almost all of that lies within the 1er Cru vineyards of Santenots and gets labeled Volnay.  This is from a small Pinot vineyard just outside on soils higher in clay than Chardonnay likes (but perfect for Pinot).  Fruit from 30+ year-old vines is partially crushed with about one-third the berries left intact in the fermenter.  The whole berries plus very gentle winemaking accentuates the fruit aromas and flavors here, although there's plenty of earthy spice to enjoy, too. Very fine with meaty fish as well as poultry.

"Spicy cherry fruit. Very spicy and a touch earthy on the palate. Halfway between creamy and chewy. Rounded and fresh at the same time. Lots of pleasure if not great finesse."  JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points

"A more restrained though not mute nose displays notes of cool red and dark berry aromas that exhibits hints of forest floor, earth and violet. There is good volume to the rich, seductive and caressing medium-bodied flavors that possess a sleek and vibrant mouth feel, all wrapped in a lingering if slightly less complex finale." Allen Meadows 88 points

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Dom Cauvard Pommard Les Noizons 2012 Product #32009 (In Stock)

The warm 2012 vintage allowed normally firm Pommard to develop a bit more richness and suppleness than usual - which is what you'll find here.  This is gorgeous, with dark cherry fruit and sweet spice flowing over dusty (but sweetly ripe) Pommard tannins.  You'll love how open and luscious this is today but it will just get better over the next 5-8 years.  A fine value in classy, classic, red Burgundy.

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Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Blanc 2014 Product #31806 (In Stock)
Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Blanc 2014 Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Blanc 2014

A very, very, fine and satisfying bottle of Meursault Chardonnay that we think the critics are underestimating a bit.  From 40 year-old vines grown in 11 parcels across Meursault, harvested by hand and carefully sorted so that only the most perfect berries reach the press.  Fermented long and cool in 1-5 year-old barrels (no new oak here) with regular battonage (stirring of the lees) for creamy richness.  This has plenty of Meursault richness and sweet fruit (peach, pear, apple) lifted by a bright beam of citrusy freshness.  Give it a 30 minute decant right now and watch it blossom.

"Fine notes of fresh grapefruit on the nose, with a touch of steely minerality. The texture is creamy enough to balance the crisp acidity. Not particularly concentrated but nicely balanced with a long, fresh finish."  JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points

"Outstanding. An ultra-fresh and attractively well-layered nose features notes of hazelnut, pear, white peach and floral scents. There is once again good volume coupled with excellent delineation on the tension and mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that deliver really lovely depth and length for a villages level wine. Recommended."Allen Meadows 89 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 Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Product #31572 (In Stock)
Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014 Dom Michelot Meursault Narvaux 2014

Meursault's Lieu-Dit vineyards are kind of a halfway step from "village" to 1er Cru status, and Narvaux is one of the best.  Perched  on rocky soils high on the hill above 1er Cru Les Genevrieres, Narvaux gives classic Meursualt richness without heaviness and good energy with no hard edges.  Michelot's is about as fine as Narvaux gets.

“Pale yellow. Peach, orange, spicy oak and grilled almond on the nose. A distinct step up in energy and lift from the Clos Saint-Félix, showing much more mineral spine to its lightly saline flavors of citrus fruits, hazelnut and spices. Very Meursault but in a firm style, with the backbone to evolve gracefully. Finishes with sneaky orange zest persistence.”  Vinous (Tanzer) 90 points

“High-pitched, offering toasted sweet spice, lime blossom, citronella, mineral and nut oil aromas and flavors. Well-defined, intense and taut, with a stingy finish for now, but the potential is there."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Chartron Et Trebuchet Puligny-Montrachet 2013 Product #31481 (In Stock)
Chartron Et Trebuchet Puligny-Montrachet 2013 Chartron Et Trebuchet Puligny-Montrachet 2013

Chartron et Trebuchet is part of what has grown to be the 4th largest producer in Burgundy.  Unlike other large firms, which purchase most fruit or wine, Vincent Sauvestre actually owns his vines and farms them well.  Harvest is always done entirely by hand and, after a careful sorting, wines are fermented and aged entirely in barrel (all previously used casks here).  After receiving plenty of critical praise in the early 2000s, this domaine has largely flown under the radar.  Wine Enthusiast’s 92 point rating of the 2013 edition of this wine is likely to change that and drive a bit of a price increase, too.

Meanwhile, enjoy this lovely Puligny that has opened nicely since the review was written and is, in fact, delicious in 2017!

"This wine is closed and firm in character, but has considerable potential. It has the makings of a mineral and spice-flavored wine that is textured while showing ripe yellow fruits and a citrus backdrop. It needs to wait; drink from 2017."Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Volnay Santenots 1er 2014 Product #31809 (In Stock)
Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Volnay Santenots 1er 2014 Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Volnay Santenots 1er 2014

It’s a tragedy that one of the best sources of the epitome of Burgundian elegance, purity and grace keeps getting clobbered by hail storms in recent years.  As in the past few years, Matrot lost much of their crop to weather here in 2014, but what they nurtured through to harvest is simply lovely.  Santenots is actually within the commune of Meursault, but the clay/limestone soils are an extension of Volnay and all Pinot Noir bottled from these sites carries the Volnay name.  Give this a couple of years to finish fleshing out and rounding off then enjoy with duck or lamb.

"Here the wood treatment is no longer subtle as the menthol character fights somewhat with the clear expression of the otherwise fresh, pretty and complex mix of plum, violet, earth and discreet spice scents. There is much better mid-palate concentration to the powerful and quite serious middle weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality onto the mouth coating and, somewhat curiously for Santenots, notably rustic finale."Allen Meadows 91 points

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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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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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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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