Red, 2013, 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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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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91-94 points Fine Wine Review. 93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The 2013 is a dynamite wine in the making, soaring from the glass in a blaze of plums, black cherries, incipient notes of meatiness, beautifully pure soil tones, woodsmoke and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is… ...
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Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges 1er cru Les Roncieres 2013  (#332027)

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

[ 91-94 points Fine Wine Review. 93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The 2013 is a dynamite wine in the making, soaring from the glass in a blaze of plums, black cherries, incipient notes of meatiness, beautifully pure soil tones, woodsmoke and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off great mid-palate depth, with lovely soil signature, excellent focus and balance, ripe tannins and a very long, poised and vibrant finish. A stellar bottle in the making. 2021-2050. ] 91-94 points Fine Wine Review. 93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...The 2013 is a dynamite wine in the making, soaring from the glass in a blaze of plums, black cherries, incipient notes of meatiness, beautifully pure soil tones,…

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At 3.0 ha, this is by far the domaine's largest holding. A blend of some 20 vineyards, this is quintessential Chambolle combining both elegance and finesse at a superb price. (Compare again Vogue, Roumier or Mugnier, all at $100!) 89+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...mélange of cherries… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 2013  (#332084)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ At 3.0 ha, this is by far the domaine's largest holding. A blend of some 20 vineyards, this is quintessential Chambolle combining both elegance and finesse at a superb price. (Compare again Vogue, Roumier or Mugnier, all at $100!) 89+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...mélange of cherries, red plums, chalky soil tones, gamebirds, violets and a stylish framing of vanillin oak... pure on the attack and sappy at the core, with lovely focus and grip, moderate tannins and outstanding balance... 2019-40. ] At 3.0 ha, this is by far the domaine's largest holding. A blend of some 20 vineyards, this is quintessential Chambolle combining both elegance and finesse at a superb price. (Compare again Vogue, Roumier or Mugnier, all at $100!) 89+ points John…

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92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...excellent and a very sappy wine of lovely transparency. The vibrant nose jumps from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, cocoa, a lovely base of soil, woodsmoke, vanillin oak and a pungent topnote of violets. On the palate the wine is deep… ...
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Felettig Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Combottes 2013  (#332091)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...excellent and a very sappy wine of lovely transparency. The vibrant nose jumps from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, cocoa, a lovely base of soil, woodsmoke, vanillin oak and a pungent topnote of violets. On the palate the wine is deep, full- bodied, pure and sappy at the core, with fine-grained tannins, bright acids and excellent focus and balance on the very long, complex and classy finish. A classic in the making. 2022-2060. (May/Jun 2013) ] 92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...excellent and a very sappy wine of lovely transparency. The vibrant nose jumps from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, cocoa, a lovely base of soil, woodsmoke, vanillin oak and a pungent…

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89-92+ points John Gilman: ...The bouquet is first rate, wafting from the glass in a fine mix of red and black cherries, cocoa, a nice touch of meatiness, dark soil tones and spicy new oak... deep, full-bodied and very transparent on the attack, with a fine core of fruit, lovely focus and a long,… ...
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Tortochot Charmes-Chambertin 2013  (#323886)

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

[ 89-92+ points John Gilman: ...The bouquet is first rate, wafting from the glass in a fine mix of red and black cherries, cocoa, a nice touch of meatiness, dark soil tones and spicy new oak... deep, full-bodied and very transparent on the attack, with a fine core of fruit, lovely focus and a long, tannic finish. This will be complex and classy in the fullness of time, but it will need a good seven or eight years to blossom (and integrated its new wood) before it really starts to sing... 2023-2060. (Mar/Apr 2015) ] 89-92+ points John Gilman: ...The bouquet is first rate, wafting from the glass in a fine mix of red and black cherries, cocoa, a nice touch of meatiness, dark soil tones and spicy new oak... deep, full-bodied and very transparent on the attack, with…

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93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20 cases imported. (2016) ...
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Clerget/Christian Chambolle-Musigny 1er cru Charmes 2013  (#332032)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20 cases imported. (2016) ] 93 points Wine Spectator: A broad, opulent red, displaying cherry, raspberry and medicinal herb flavors. The lush texture is allied to a dense matrix of tannins, and the finish is compact for now. Fine aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 20…

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93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .34 ha parcel located 100% in terres rouges). This isn't as aromatically spicy as the Amoureuses but it's more complex with its broad-ranging nose of mostly red berries, plum, floral, earth and underbrush nuances. There is excellent richness to the… ...
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Bertheau/FranCois Bonnes Mares 2013  (#332006)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .34 ha parcel located 100% in terres rouges). This isn't as aromatically spicy as the Amoureuses but it's more complex with its broad-ranging nose of mostly red berries, plum, floral, earth and underbrush nuances. There is excellent richness to the solidly intense and powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess the same fine depth as the nose on the beautifully persistent finish. I like the balance and the delivery and this should amply reward 10 to 12 years of cellar time and note well that it's going to need at least 6 to 8 years first. Drink: 2023+. (Jan 2016) ] 93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): (from a .34 ha parcel located 100% in terres rouges). This isn't as aromatically spicy as the Amoureuses but it's more complex with its broad-ranging nose of mostly red berries, plum, floral, earth and underbrush…

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93 points Wine Spectator: Aromas and flavors of black pepper highlight the black cherry and black currant fruit in this beautifully integrated red. Firms up, yet remains long and spicy on the fresh aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2030. (2/24/16) ...
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d'Angerville Volnay 1er cru Fremiets 2013  (#325030)

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

[ 93 points Wine Spectator: Aromas and flavors of black pepper highlight the black cherry and black currant fruit in this beautifully integrated red. Firms up, yet remains long and spicy on the fresh aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2030. (2/24/16) ] 93 points Wine Spectator: Aromas and flavors of black pepper highlight the black cherry and black currant fruit in this beautifully integrated red. Firms up, yet remains long and spicy on the fresh aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2030. (2/24/16)

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88+ points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Irancy Vaupessiot has a lovely bouquet: cranberry, wild strawberry, a hint of Earl Grey and forest-floor scents that are very focused and well defined. The palate is chewy on the entry and gently grips the mouth, quite assertive with lacquering black… ...
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Renaud/David Irancy Vaupessiot 2013  (#329391)

Pinot Noir from Irancy, Burgundy, France

[ 88+ points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Irancy Vaupessiot has a lovely bouquet: cranberry, wild strawberry, a hint of Earl Grey and forest-floor scents that are very focused and well defined. The palate is chewy on the entry and gently grips the mouth, quite assertive with lacquering black cherry and strawberry notes with a touch of cola toward the tannic finish... I would be intrigued to revisit this after another 12 months. Drink: 2016-2021. (Aug 2015) 95% Pinot Noir and 5% César. ] 88+ points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): The 2013 Irancy Vaupessiot has a lovely bouquet: cranberry, wild strawberry, a hint of Earl Grey and forest-floor scents that are very focused and well defined. The palate is chewy on the entry and gently grips…

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80% whole clusters. Barrel aged 14 months in 40% new oak and 60% 1, 2 and 3-year-old oak. Brilliant deep ruby. A nose of red berries slightly closed with a smoked touch. The mouth is fresh with one finale powerful. Pair with roasted pigeon and French-style peas. ...
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Duband/David Clos de Vougeot 2013  (#332039)

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France

[ 80% whole clusters. Barrel aged 14 months in 40% new oak and 60% 1, 2 and 3-year-old oak. Brilliant deep ruby. A nose of red berries slightly closed with a smoked touch. The mouth is fresh with one finale powerful. Pair with roasted pigeon and French-style peas. ] 80% whole clusters. Barrel aged 14 months in 40% new oak and 60% 1, 2 and 3-year-old oak. Brilliant deep ruby. A nose of red berries slightly closed with a smoked touch. The mouth is fresh with one finale powerful. Pair with roasted pigeon and French…

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94 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Healthy dark red. Highly complex but youthfully restrained nose offers scents of black fruits, violet, chocolate, menthol and minerals, along with some faintly liqueur-like high tones. Boasts outstanding density of texture, not to mention great lift and power for… ...
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d'Angerville Volnay 1er cru Clos des Ducs 2013  (#324078)

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

[ 94 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Healthy dark red. Highly complex but youthfully restrained nose offers scents of black fruits, violet, chocolate, menthol and minerals, along with some faintly liqueur-like high tones. Boasts outstanding density of texture, not to mention great lift and power for this bottling, with almost exotic fruit ripeness leavened by strong acidity. Finishes with spectacular lingering perfume of violet, bitter chocolate, wild herbs and mint. An amazingly strong Volnay... 2023-2035. (Mar 2016) ] 94 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): Healthy dark red. Highly complex but youthfully restrained nose offers scents of black fruits, violet, chocolate, menthol and minerals, along with some faintly liqueur-like high tones. Boasts outstanding density of…

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89-92 points Fine Wine Review: Overall, production is down about 30-40% from a normal harvest. As always here, grapes were entirely destemmed. Malolactic fermentations were later than usual. From one of the most consistent domaines I know in Burgundy, this is an excellent series of wines from start… ...
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Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges Vieilles Vignes 2013  (#332016)

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

[ 89-92 points Fine Wine Review: Overall, production is down about 30-40% from a normal harvest. As always here, grapes were entirely destemmed. Malolactic fermentations were later than usual. From one of the most consistent domaines I know in Burgundy, this is an excellent series of wines from start to finish... The nose here features strawberry fruit that is notable for its purity. The mouth is light, pure, and long with charming red cherry fruit. (12/27/14) ] 89-92 points Fine Wine Review: Overall, production is down about 30-40% from a normal harvest. As always here, grapes were entirely destemmed. Malolactic fermentations were later than usual. From one of the most consistent domaines I know in Burgundy…

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