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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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Regis Bouvier Bourgogne Rouge Montre Cul 2014 Product #32270 (In Stock)
Regis Bouvier Bourgogne Rouge Montre Cul 2014 Regis Bouvier Bourgogne Rouge Montre Cul 2014

A Kermit Lynch Burgundy is going to be natural, pure and compelling - which is what we have here. From 45 year-old vines growing inside the Dijon city limits, this is very Cote de Nuits with pretty red griotte cherry fruit, a touch of earth and blossom, and sneaky length on the palate and the lightly tannic finish.  Very pure and delicious with structure perfect for duck or pate.

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Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Product #31594 (In Stock)
Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2014 Dom Mongeard Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge 2014

Burgundy's 2014 vintage gave us silky, supple, reds with lovely fruit and plenty of classic Burgundy terroir.  Here's a great example from 4.5 acres mainly in and near Vosne-Romanee. Ripe, hand-harvested, fruit is 100% destemmed, fermented in tank and then aged in twice-used French oak.  There's a very pretty perfume of tangy red cherry, raspberry, violets and a hint of something earthy - or "animal" as the winemaker says.  On the palate it's very pure and fresh and transparent with a silky feel to the tart cherry/raspberry fruit.  Stony minerality and fine tannins provide support to this very pretty, very delicious, Pinot Noir.  Drink now - 2020 or so.

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Dom Henri Magnien Bourgogne Rouge Moutier 2015 Product #32486 (In Stock)
Dom Henri Magnien Bourgogne Rouge Moutier 2015 Dom Henri Magnien Bourgogne Rouge Moutier 2015

A lovely introduction to Charles Magnien’s winemaking style and the glory of vintage 2015.  The fruit was fully destemmed, fermented in tank, and aged 10 months in 2nd and 3rd  use barrels.  It’s a captivating blend of richness and elegance, with a spicy perfume and generous doses of ripe red raspberry and fresh cherry fruit.  A hint of Gevrey character comes up on the mid-palate and finish, where fine tannins provide support.  Rich without excess weight and directly delicious – as a good Bourgogne should be! – this will make a wonderful 2015 red Burgundy house wine for the next 7 or so years.

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Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers Cuvee Haut 2015 Product #32626 (In Stock)
Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers Cuvee Haut 2015 Guillon Bourgogne Rouge Les Graviers Cuvee Haut 2015

If you've ever enjoyed Jean-Michel Guillon's Bourgogne Rouge Les Gravieres, from an excellent vineyard just outside Chambolle-Musigny...well, wait until you taste this rare and very special bottling!  Unbeknownst to us (or importer Olivier Duabresse), Jean-Michel has always held back the very best fruit from Gravieres - growing on the slight rise at the top of the vineyard - and raised it in expensive Hermitage barrels.  It's been a treat for the Guillon family to enjoy themselves and share with select private customers - until now!

Olivier managed to pry away a few cases of Bourogne Rouge Les Gravieres Haut 2015 from Guillon and now we're bringing it to you. It smells and tastes like really good Village Chambolle, with a captivating perfume of ripe griotte cherry, fresh earth, and subtle smoke and spice accents.  The texture is pure and silky, with floral red fruit, spice and earth flavors and a long, fruit-infused, finish that just doesn't quit.  Delicious now and for 6-8 years.  Do not miss this!

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Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2013 Product #30032 (In Stock)
Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2013 Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2013

A stunning bottle of handcrafted red Burgundy that will delight fans of ripe Russian River or warm vintage Willamette Valley Pinot today and satisfy the most demanding Burgundy fan for years to come.  Jean Michel Guillon purchased this small vineyard about 9 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.

Right now it serves up luscious aromas of red currant, cranberry, coffee and.  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 minerality and fine tannins that bode so well for future improvement.  A pretty cranberry note wells up on the velvety finish – and what could be better with Thanksgiving dinner than a touch of cranberry!  A beautiful wine to drink right now and sure to be better and better over the next decade.

"Moderate wood influence frames the fresh and ripe aromas of cassis, plum, earth and a hint of animale. The earth character continues onto the textured medium-bodied flavors that also display a touch of minerality on the solidly complex and persistent finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose reappears. This mildly oaky effort should also drink well young if desired."Allen Meadows 88-90 points

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Guillon Cotes De Nuits Villages Queues De Hareng 2014 Product #31356 (In Stock)
Guillon Cotes De Nuits Villages Queues De Hareng 2014 Guillon Cotes De Nuits Villages Queues De Hareng 2014

Just Jean-Michel’s fourth vintage from this fine vineyard located a touch south of Nuits Saint Georges, and easily the very best yet.  Oodles of raspberry, coffee, and red currant aromas and flavors and a silky, sophisticated, texture.  It’s rare to see a wine from a more “humble” site like this have the stuffing to benefit from 100% new oak, but the 2014 handles it with ease.  Delicious now and able to develop through 2024+.  Outstanding value here.

Outstanding Top Value "A discreet touch of wood sets off the ripe, fresh and complex nose that consists of plum, earth, violet and plenty of earth character. There is terrific intensity to the detailed, sleek and delineated middle weight flavors that are also endowed with relatively fine-grained tannins that shape the lingering finish that evidences a hint of bitter cherry. This is an excellent example of the appellation and worth your interest."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Guillon Marsannay Blanc Les Champs Perdrix 2009 Product #31438 (In Stock)
Guillon Marsannay Blanc Les Champs Perdrix 2009 Guillon Marsannay Blanc Les Champs Perdrix 2009

A rich, luxurious, Chardonnay from the northern reaches of the Cote de Nuits in Marsannay.  In the warm 2009 harvest, Jean-Michel allowed the healthy Chardonnay fruit to ripen fully before hand harvesting and fermenting and aging the wine in 50% new oak.  Aromas of nut oil, lemon, chervil, smoke and stone fruit lead to a deeply textured, viscous, palate of mature Chardonnay nut, lemon curd, orchard fruit, warm stones, and savory herb.  The flavors really cling to your palate through a long, savory, finish.

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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, in the drinking window 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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Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2014 Product #31357 (In Stock)

Jean-Michel's very first vintage in this vineyard perched near the top of the hill overlooking the village of Fixin.  A strict green harvest brought yields down to 30 hl/ha (very low in this "value" village) to give the wine the kind of concentration and body Jean-Michel is known for.  Aging in 100% new French oak provided roundness, but the oak flavors are buried in the fresh cherry/berry fruit and give just the nicest touch of spice.  Round and full of fruit and softly supple on  the juicy finish, this is an outstanding Burgundy to enjoy young and will improve for 5+ years.

"A discreet application of wood serves as a backdrop for the pretty plum, violet, earth and slightly gamy aromas. Here too there is a relatively sleek mouth feel to the vibrant and overtly stony middle weight flavors that display a mild touch of austerity on the balanced and refreshing finish."Allen Meadows 87-90 points

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Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2014 Product #31358 (In Stock)
Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2014 Guillon Marsannay Clos Des Portes 2014

A stunning bottle of handcrafted red Burgundy that will delight fans of ripe Russian River or warm vintage Willamette Valley Pinot today and satisfy the most demanding Burgundy fan for years to come.  Jean Michel Guillon purchased this small vineyard about 10 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.  Decant it now or hold through 2024.

"Mild reduction pushes what appears to be ripe fruit to the background. Otherwise there is good verve to the racy, intense and well-delineated flavors that don't possess the same mid-palate concentration but are persistent and well-balanced. This could also be approached young if desired."Allen Meadows 87-89 points

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Barthod Bourgogne Rouge Les Bons Batons 2014 Product #32242 (In Stock)
Barthod Bourgogne Rouge Les Bons Batons 2014 Barthod Bourgogne Rouge Les Bons Batons 2014

Just flat out delicious!

"A beautifully fresh nose offers up pretty and layered aromas of both red and dark pinot fruit that evidences an appealing top note of floral elements. There is good volume and nice detail to the delicious and saline-inflected flavors that terminate in a mildly austere finale. Barthod consistently fashions one of the best examples of the genre and this would be a good choice for a house red to pick up by the case."Allen Meadows 86-89 points

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Dom Mongeard Mugneret Vosne Romanee 2014 Product #31595 (In Stock)
Dom Mongeard Mugneret Vosne Romanee 2014 Dom Mongeard Mugneret Vosne Romanee 2014

There's a lot of deliciousness here and a fine velvet texture.

"The 2014 Vosne-Romanée Village comes from vines in the lieu-dit Violette and Aux Réas that are sometimes bottled separately. It has a simple, clean redcurrant and strawberry scented bouquet that would benefit from a little more intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry. I appreciate the fineness of the tannin here and the tension displayed towards the finish, a village cru that comes recommended."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2015 Product #32510 (In Stock)
Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2015 Guillon Fixin Hauts Crais 2015

Jean-Michel's second vintage in this vineyard perched near the top of the hill overlooking the village of Fixin.  This is one of those Burgundy villages that are often recommended for "good value" reds, wines that have a dose of Cote de Nuits power if sometimes a bit rustic in structure.  This is certainly "GREAT VALUE" but you'll look in vain for anything rustic or second class.  Very low yields and aging in 100% new oak (both pretty much unheard of here) give this the kind of intense, concentrated, character that marks all Guillon reds.  But what's really exciting is the cool, almost menthol, freshness of the nose and the utter silkiness and precision of the red berry and sweet spice. An exciting wine that has already gobbled up most of the wood Burghound mentions.  Drink right now and on through 2030.

"Generous but not dominant wood can be found on the ripe yet cool red berry, sauvage and earth-scented nose. The rich, suave and voluminous but well-detailed flavors possess a beguiling texture before concluding in a lingering finish that displays the classic youthful Fixin austerity. Once again this offers fine quality for its level."Allen Meadows 88-91 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2014 Product #31360 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2014 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Alexis 2014

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 best rating from Burghound, too.  Another outstanding value in classic Gevrey Chambertin.  Best from 2019 - 2029.

Outstanding Top Value " A moderately wooded nose also exhibits a touch of menthol on the classic Gevrey aromas of earth, underbrush, game and cool dark berry fruit. There is excellent mid-palate density to the intense, robust and muscular flavors that coat the palate on the slightly rustic and impressively long finish. Worth considering."Allen Meadows 89-91 points

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Dom Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin VV 2013 Product #30895 (In Stock)
Dom Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin VV 2013 Dom Henri Magnien Gevrey Chambertin VV 2013

One of the most satisfying village-level Gevrey-Chambertin we've had in a while from a tiny producer seldom seen outside of France.  Here the fruit comes from 40 year-old vines growing in 10+ small slices of vineyard around the village of Gevrey. One of those vineyards provides a tie to the Magnien's Burgundy history - the vines in Empointures used for this wine were cuttings taken from vines in 1er Cru Cazetierers planted in 1915!

This already sports a pretty perfume of griotte cherry and raspberry puree with iron shavings and fresh earth.  Plenty of muscular power on the palate, but also superb purity and elegance, with a core of ripe berry fruit, iron, earth and spice.  Lovely texture - iron fist in a silk glove - with outstanding length on the palate and fruit, mineral, and cut flower finish.  A fantastic wine, but very limited.

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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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Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2013 Product #30035 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2013 Guillon Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2013

Always one of Jean-Michel’s – and importer Olivier Daubresse’s! – favorite cuvees, I really cannot imagine how you wouldn’t guess very good 1er cru when tasting this blind.  It’s a powerful wine that can be enjoyed young for the rich, almost dense, fruit and will add complex earthy/iron ore notes as it matures.  Drink young with air and food or enjoy from 2023-2033 to see all this has to offer.  Perhaps the most outstanding value of this offering.

"Outstanding Top Value. In contrast to the Cuvée Galland this displays buckets of classic Gevrey character with its beautifully complex aromas of game, underbrush, pungent earth and that telltale sauvage quality on the assorted dark berry fruit scents. There is excellent volume and mid-palate concentration to the middle weight plus flavors that possess equally good complexity on the extract-rich, powerful and beautifully well-balanced finish. This is an old school Gevrey villages that will require plenty of patience but if you have it then this is a terrific choice. Highly recommended for the patient." Allen Meadows 89-92 points

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Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 Product #31361 (In Stock)
Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014 Guillon Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2014

Always one of Jean-Michel’s – and importer Olivier Daubresse’s! – favorite cuvees, I really cannot imagine how you wouldn’t guess very good 1er cru when tasting this blind.  It’s a powerful wine that can be aprecied now for the dense fruit and palate-coating richness but will need time to mellow and open to show earthy, iron ore, minerality.  Hold it until 2024 and enjoy through 2034 and longer.

Outstanding Top Value "I would describe this as moderately wooded as well with its notes of menthol and dense fruited nose of plum, dark berries, spice and abundant earth scents. There is outstanding richness and concentration to the notably powerful and serious middle weight plus flavors that deliver excellent persistence on the rustic finale. This old school effort won't win any awards for refinement but it is a first-rate Gevrey villages that really saturates the palate with dry extract. Highly recommended provided that you have the patience to give it at least 6 to 8 years of cellaring."Allen Meadows 89-92 points

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