Burgundy, France, WINE

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Arguably the world's most revered wine region, the name Burgundy is evocative of so many superlatives that's its futile to list them all. The red Pinot Noir wines and white Chardonnay wines from France's landlocked, continental east stand squarely in the pantheon of the world's finest. The region's fame is centered on its various geographical and climatic expressions of very specific vineyard sites through the medium of two grapes. Indeed, the term terroir seems to be have coined specifically to describe this phenomenon. The broad Bourgogne AOC designation encompasses so many sub-zones, villages, and single-vineyards that entire tomes have been written throughout the centuries attempting to explain it in all its intricacies.

The region's finest wines come from the long, east facing slope of the Côte d'Or, which is further divided into two main sections. The northern section of Côte de Nuits contains the most cherished Pinot Noir vineyards in the world. Up and down the slope, differnt patches of marlstone and clay overlay the limestone crest of the Côte, and numerous pockets and gentle folds create an array of slope aspects. Travelling south down the Côte, the villages of Marsanny and Fixin are a good introduction to the landscape of the Côte de Nuits, and although the wines are not nearly as refined or revered as those further south, they offer a rustic, savage edge that is distinct to their particularly iron-rich soils. The village of Gevrey is the beginning of a truly stunning run of excellence, with wines known for power, depth, and the longest lives of any Pinot Noir in the world. The highlight is the Grand Cru complex of Chambertin. While all plots bearing the name are considered excellent, Chambertin itself is the apex of power in Burgundy. Morey-St-Denis is an afterthought sandwiched between its more illustrious neighbors, but this tiny commune boasts five of the twenty-two red Grand Crus on the Côte, and the overall village style is similar to that of Gevrey, but without quite such intense stucture. Chambolle-Musigny is one of the crown jewels of Burgundy, thanks in large part to the Musigny Grand Cru, one of the three or four greatest vineyard sites in the world, period. The wines from this village are the epitome of elegance and grace, quite the opposite of its neighbors to the north. Moving south through the village of Flagey and the lesser Grands Crus of Echezeaux and Clos de Vougeot, greatness again rears its head. The Grand Cru and Premier Cru plots in Vosne-Romanée are among the finest, most expensive lands under vine in the entire world, and rightly so. The wines of Vosne-Romanée combine elements of spicy concentration and sappy texture with the most suave finesse imaginable. The profile is truly indescribable. The commune of Nuits-St-Georges can claim no Grands Crus, but the best sites in this village can certainly rival the lesser Grands Crus for complexity and ageworthiness, as the wines display a certain fortitude reminiscient of Gevrey-Chambertin.

After a brief break in prime vineyard land, the Côte de Beaune resumes the line of great sites at Corton, a prominent, solitary, conical hill, which has vines on all sides. The eastern slope is covered by secondary red Grand Cru plots, but its true claim to fame are the white Grands Crus on the south slope, centered around Le Charlemagne. On the backside of the hill, across from its western slope, the small village of Pernand-Vergelesses is quietly producing racy, if a bit rustic, red wines from cool, east-facing vineyards. One of a handful of side valleys running west off the main slope of the Côte, Savigny-les-Beaune is another lesser-known village that is nonetheless making some of Burgundy's best value wines for their prices. The village of Beaune in the centerpiece of all of Burgundy, its commercial and cultural heart. The vineyards above the village are predominantly Pinot Noir, but there are also some very admirable Chardonnay plantings among the red vines. The wines are typically gentle, medium-full examples with plenty of charm and mid-term life spans, but without the depth or complexity of the Côte de Nuits. Pommard's iron-rich red soils impart a stern tannic streak to the wines, which is not generally countered by any level elegance. Rather, these wines are brooding, darkly structured, and stout, but just across the AOC line, the soils abruptly change to limestone, and the red wines from Volnay, though lighter and racier, are exemplary of the perfumed elegance that this terroir brings to its wines. Up another side valley outside of the town of Meursault, the villages of Monthelie, Auxey-Duresses, and St-Romain are produce compelling red wines and very enjoyable whites. The Meursault AOC itself is on the same limestone bed as Volnay and, although there are no Grands Crus here, the best premier cru sites yield white wines of softer, richer texture and long, perfumed flavour profiles. The next two village AOCs lay claim to the greatest white wine vineyard in the world. Puligny-Montrachet, just south of Meursault, is apogee of refinement, elegance, and finesse in white Burgundy. Beginning with the ultimate white Grand Cru, Le Montrachet, the top vineyards here produce wines with bright structure, medium weight, and ethereal mineral and floral character. Chassagne-Montrachet to the south contains about a third of the area of the Montrachet Grand Cru complex, but this village is at least as well known for its rustic red wines. The white wines do not display the richness of Meursault or the finesse of Puligny, but they still show tremendously appealing floral and nutty components backed by firm, acidic structure. The red wine village of Santenay marks the southern terminus of the Côte d'Or, where the wines are generally well-made, but lack the profundity of those from the best villages to the north.

To the immediate south of the Côte d'Or lies the rolling, pastoral hills of the Côte Chalonnaise, similar to Beaune in soil type, but at a higher elevation and without the defined ridge line. A great volume of both red and white wines are produced here, with wide ranges of quality, but the best tend to come from the villages of Montagny, Rully, Givry, and Mercurey. Some 35km south is the white wine hotbed of Mâconnais. Limestone bedrock and slightly warmer climate favor Chardonnay over all else, and some of the Côte d'Or's best producers are now staking claims around the villages of St-Véran, Viré-Clessé, and most notably, Pouilly-Fuissé.

At either end of the main stretch of Burgundy lie two highly distinctive AOCs with very particular specialties. Approximately 100km northwest of Dijon is the village of Chablis, where ancient sea beds form the distinctive Kimmeridgian limestone soils that give the Chardonnay wines their highly specific character — clean, chalky minerality and dancing, electric acidity. The finest premier cru wines, and even some Grands Crus, are among the greatest price-to-quality wines in Burgundy, and the regional style has attracted a devoted, almost fanatical following from aficionados. The nearby red wine AOC of Irancy does much the same for Pinot Noir.

South of Mâcon, the Beaujolais AOC is technically part of Burgundy, but really only on paper. The heavy, granitic soils are best suited to the Gamay grape, yielding lightly fruity, highly mineral, elegant wines, in general. Vineyard plantings are widespread, but the best wines come from ten specific communes under the Beaujolais Cru designation. Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, and Côte de Brouilly produce the most profound wines with the best aging potential, while Fleurie and Regnie are the epitome of elegance and finesse here.

Burgundy is without question the most complex, byzantine, and often confusing region in France, but it's also without question the most rewarding. Every serious wine lover can point the moment in which they discovered the impossible greatness of these wines. When one descends down the Burgundy rabbit hole, the world wine is turned on its head.

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91-93 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): (from vines between 45 and 75 years of age): Light-medium yellow. Very precise nose dominated by iodiney minerality. Very concentrated, fine-grained and firm, conveying a youthful austerity to its savory peach and mineral flavors. Really spreads out to saturate… ...
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Bonhomme/Andre Vire-Clesse Cuvee Speciale 2016  (#702065)

Chardonnay from Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

[ 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): (from vines between 45 and 75 years of age): Light-medium yellow. Very precise nose dominated by iodiney minerality. Very concentrated, fine-grained and firm, conveying a youthful austerity to its savory peach and mineral flavors. Really spreads out to saturate the palate and pique the salivary glands... I'd give this at least two or three years in bottle before pulling the cork; it should last for another decade after that. (Nov 2017) ] 91-93 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): (from vines between 45 and 75 years of age): Light-medium yellow. Very precise nose dominated by iodiney minerality. Very concentrated, fine-grained and firm, conveying a youthful austerity to its savory peach…

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91 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2017 Chablis has a fresh, what you might call transparent bouquet with impressive mineralité for a Village Cru. The palate is well balanced and intense, just the right amount of bitterness that lends tension, dovetailing into a vibrant, malic, energetic… ...
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Seguinot-Bordet Chablis 2017  (#333056)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

[ 91 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2017 Chablis has a fresh, what you might call transparent bouquet with impressive mineralité for a Village Cru. The palate is well balanced and intense, just the right amount of bitterness that lends tension, dovetailing into a vibrant, malic, energetic finish that is very impressive and delicious. Excellent. Tasted blind at the BIVB Chablis tasting. Drink: 2018-2025. (Aug 2018) ] 91 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2017 Chablis has a fresh, what you might call transparent bouquet with impressive mineralité for a Village Cru. The palate is well balanced and intense, just the right amount of bitterness that lends tension…

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90+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Bright, light yellow. A bit more exotic on the nose than the basic Viré-Clessé, offering scents of peach, truffle and vanilla. A step up in intensity on the palate, with ripe peach, orange zest and lemon flavors energized by saline minerality. A distinctly more… ...
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Bonhomme/Andre Vire-Clesse Vieilles Vignes 2016  (#332669)

Chardonnay from Mâconnais, Burgundy, France

[ 90+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Bright, light yellow. A bit more exotic on the nose than the basic Viré-Clessé, offering scents of peach, truffle and vanilla. A step up in intensity on the palate, with ripe peach, orange zest and lemon flavors energized by saline minerality. A distinctly more robust style of wine than the entry-level bottling, and ultimately less about fruit. Finishes firm and long, with lovely cut and lemony precision... Bonhomme told me that his minimum for 'vieilles vignes' is 60 years. 2019-2024. ] 90+ points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Bright, light yellow. A bit more exotic on the nose than the basic Viré-Clessé, offering scents of peach, truffle and vanilla. A step up in intensity on the palate, with ripe peach, orange zest and lemon flavors…

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93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .52 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires aggressive swirling to liberate the aromas of spice, red and dark cherry and a whiff of truffle. The appealingly textured medium weight flavors brim with both an… ...
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Esmonin/Frederic Ruchottes-Chambertin 2016  (#332397)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .52 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires aggressive swirling to liberate the aromas of spice, red and dark cherry and a whiff of truffle. The appealingly textured medium weight flavors brim with both an attractive tension and plenty of minerality though the strikingly persistent finish is overtly austere and backward. This is a classic example of the appellation and really very impressive. Drink: 2028+. (Jan 2018) ] 93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .52 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines). A cool, pure and highly restrained nose requires aggressive swirling to liberate the aromas of spice, red and dark cherry and a whiff of truffle. The appealingly…

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'Outstanding/Top value' and 89 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An elegant and beautifully layered nose features notes of black cherry liqueur with background nuances of earth and wet stone. There is good vibrancy to the notably ripe and opulent flavors that possess excellent volume while retaining… ...
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Lamy/Hubert St-Aubin 1er cru Derriere Chez Edouard V.V. Rouge 2012  (#332171)

Pinot Noir from St.-Aubin, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 'Outstanding/Top value' and 89 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An elegant and beautifully layered nose features notes of black cherry liqueur with background nuances of earth and wet stone. There is good vibrancy to the notably ripe and opulent flavors that possess excellent volume while retaining reasonably good detail on the mouth coating finish that displays some youthful asperity and austerity... Drink: 2018+. (Apr 2014) ] 'Outstanding/Top value' and 89 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): An elegant and beautifully layered nose features notes of black cherry liqueur with background nuances of earth and wet stone. There is good vibrancy to the notably ripe and opulent…

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94 points Tim Atkin, MW: Mont de Milieu has the most southerly exposure of any of the Chablis Premiers Crus and that tends to be reflected in the glass. Honey, stone fruit sweetness and some vanilla oak make this a comparatively forward style, but with enough acidity for balance. 2016-22. (Jan 2016) ...
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La Chablisienne Chablis 1er cru Mont de Milieu 2014  (#332256)

Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France

[ 94 points Tim Atkin, MW: Mont de Milieu has the most southerly exposure of any of the Chablis Premiers Crus and that tends to be reflected in the glass. Honey, stone fruit sweetness and some vanilla oak make this a comparatively forward style, but with enough acidity for balance. 2016-22. (Jan 2016) ] 94 points Tim Atkin, MW: Mont de Milieu has the most southerly exposure of any of the Chablis Premiers Crus and that tends to be reflected in the glass. Honey, stone fruit sweetness and some vanilla oak make this a comparatively forward style, but…

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94 points Tim Atkin, MW: If Jadot s Clos de la Commaraine shows the more elegant face of Pommard, this is its opposite: grippy, rich and dense, with lots of savoury tannins and dark, brooding fruit concentration underpinned by sappy acidity. Classic Pommard from a very good terroir. 2022-30. (Feb… ...
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Jadot Pommard 1er cru Grands Epenots 2015  (#332160)

Pinot Noir from Pommard, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 94 points Tim Atkin, MW: If Jadot s Clos de la Commaraine shows the more elegant face of Pommard, this is its opposite: grippy, rich and dense, with lots of savoury tannins and dark, brooding fruit concentration underpinned by sappy acidity. Classic Pommard from a very good terroir. 2022-30. (Feb 2017) ] 94 points Tim Atkin, MW: If Jadot s Clos de la Commaraine shows the more elegant face of Pommard, this is its opposite: grippy, rich and dense, with lots of savoury tannins and dark, brooding fruit concentration underpinned by sappy acidity. Classic…

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97 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2018). 95-97 points Jasper Morris, MW: A satisfactory yield approaching 45 hl/ha. Medium deep purple. Refined, reserved and really classy. Do not expect an explosion from Clos de la Roche but do expect something to make a long term classic. The balance on the palate is… ...
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Dujac Clos de la Roche 2016  (#332704)

Pinot Noir from Morey-St.-Denis, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 97 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2018). 95-97 points Jasper Morris, MW: A satisfactory yield approaching 45 hl/ha. Medium deep purple. Refined, reserved and really classy. Do not expect an explosion from Clos de la Roche but do expect something to make a long term classic. The balance on the palate is exquisite and subtly nuanced, as always it is a drier style but the fruit is infused throughout. Exceptional persistence. Magical. (Jan 2018) ] 97 points Tim Atkin, MW (Jan 2018). 95-97 points Jasper Morris, MW: A satisfactory yield approaching 45 hl/ha. Medium deep purple. Refined, reserved and really classy. Do not expect an explosion from Clos de la Roche but do expect something to make a…

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97 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France: A violet and licorice bouquet of rare class, remarkably balanced, peerless distinction of terroir. An accomplished and certainly underestimated vintage that will delight the true connoisseur! Drink: 2011 up to 2021. (2011) 96 points Fine… ...
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Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Beze 2001  (#102652)

Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 97 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France: A violet and licorice bouquet of rare class, remarkably balanced, peerless distinction of terroir. An accomplished and certainly underestimated vintage that will delight the true connoisseur! Drink: 2011 up to 2021. (2011) 96 points Fine Wine Review: The Chambertin-Closde-Bèze is a more opulent, richer, less mineral wine, especially when tasted on days subsequent to the opening of the bottle. The strawberries remain, but the red currant is replaced by darker, more animal aromas and flavors. This may be slightly below the very greatest Clos-de-Bèzes from Rousseau, but it will provide a great wine for those willing to cellar it sufficiently. 2014-2034. (Issue #98; 2004) ] 97 points Bettane & Desseauve's Guide to the Wines of France: A violet and licorice bouquet of rare class, remarkably balanced, peerless distinction of terroir. An accomplished and certainly underestimated vintage that will delight the true…

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95 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A ripe but cool nose is comprised by notes of honeysuckle, white peach, pear and acacia blossom. There is an ultra-refined mouth feel and excellent volume to the saliva-inducing and intense medium weight plus flavors that possess stunningly good… ...
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Boillot/Henri Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet 2014  (#329023)

Chardonnay from Puligny-Montrachet, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 95 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A ripe but cool nose is comprised by notes of honeysuckle, white peach, pear and acacia blossom. There is an ultra-refined mouth feel and excellent volume to the saliva-inducing and intense medium weight plus flavors that possess stunningly good complexity on the hugely long and beautifully well-balanced finale. This is a textbook BBM of class and grace that should also age effortlessly for year. Drink: 2026+. (Jun 2016) ] 95 points and 'Don't miss!' Allen Meadows (Burghound): A ripe but cool nose is comprised by notes of honeysuckle, white peach, pear and acacia blossom. There is an ultra-refined mouth feel and excellent volume to the saliva-inducing and intense…

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92-94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from domaine-owned fruit in two similarly sized parcels - one at the top and the other at the bottom of the slope). While there is certainly enough menthol character to warrant noting the overall impression of wood is a bit less prominent and this allows the… ...
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Bouchard Clos de Vougeot 2013  (#324317)

Pinot Noir from Vougeot, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 92-94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from domaine-owned fruit in two similarly sized parcels - one at the top and the other at the bottom of the slope). While there is certainly enough menthol character to warrant noting the overall impression of wood is a bit less prominent and this allows the distinctly earthy and floral aromas of red and dark currant aromas to be better appreciated. Drink: 2028+. (Jun 2015) ] 92-94 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from domaine-owned fruit in two similarly sized parcels - one at the top and the other at the bottom of the slope). While there is certainly enough menthol character to warrant noting the overall impression of…

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90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has… ...
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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er cru Les Peuillets 2015  (#330706)

Pinot Noir from Savigny-lès-Beaune, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France

[ 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This Savigny has impressive volume...it really seems to fill the mouth with juicy black fruit, offering a hint of spicebox and white pepper on the finish. This is a lovely 2015 and it should drink well for 4-6 years. 2018-2027. (Dec 2016) ] 90-92 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets, which sees around 20% new oak, offers lively blackberry and raspberry scents on the notes, touches of iodine emerging with aeration. The palate is medium…

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