Cote Chalonnaise, Macon, and Beaujolais

  • Wow. This one really stood out to me, with another level of balance, complexity, and precision. This is once again a terrific success, as it has been in every vintage I have worked with. A little star * awarded here.
  • Just lovely. Bright, citric, with good enrobing richness to harmonize with its driving, mouth watering acidity. If I could buy 10 cases of this, I would. Alas.... Arrives late Fall '16. Allan Meadows' review: "Here too there is enough wood to notice on the pretty nose that actually closely resembles that of the La Combe. The rich, round and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that possess both good volume and punch, all wrapped in a clean and dry finale. This is a quality Rully villages. 88/2018+"
  • This year's En Guesnes is particularly lovely, sur le fruit, with a delicacy of texture not often achieved from this clay dominant site. Pure, tiny red fruited, digeste, and gone..... Arrives in late Fall '16.
  • Everything that I tasted in '15 red from Vincent had me in yum yum fits. I gave every single red wine a litte *, they were that compelling as an ensemble, all 8 of them...if I could offer the others, I would!!! The En Guesnes had the hedonistic density and succulence of the year, with its telltale clay soiled lightly chewy texture. It had an explosive sense of spiciness and dark red fruits that was just plain deeelicious. Once again, just as last year, this is a delight....get what you can, and thank me later.
  • The best of his negociant Rully 1ers, with the best grip and mineral teeth. An everyday house white Burgundy no-brainer. Last year, this one sold out fast, and folks came back knockin' for more once they got to taste it. Arrives late Fall '16.
  • Yields were down 30% here in '13, but i've managed to keep my allocation the same. The best of his negociant Rully 1ers, with the best grip and mineral teeth. An everyday house white Burgundy no-brainer. Last year, this one sold out fast, and folks came back knockin' for more once they got to taste it. Arrives early Fall '15.
  • A rarity indeed, this is their burgundy-in-beaujolais-clothing best, dubbed the "unrepentants". This is from a small parcel within the Javernières lieu-dit, from 100+ year old vines. I have never had a chance to taste this, as I was shot down in both the '14 and '15 vintages. This year, I got the early bird worm......get what you can, and thank me later. !!! "Deep ruby. An expansive, smoke-tinged bouquet evokes fresh red/blue fruits and candied lavender, complemented by suggestions of peppery spices and a hint of cured meat. Densely packed, focused black raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors show excellent clarity. Conveys a suave blend of power and elegance, revealing no rough edges on the strikingly long, youthfully tannic finish." 94 Josh Raynolds
  • Once again, I am befuddled and grateful that I have such a large allocation of this rarity, the last Rully rouge wine that Vincent presents in tasting, a wine that routinely rings my bell as one of the finest made in all of the Côte Chalonnaise. I have started a small fan club for this wine, I think, people taking my cues over the past two vintages, and liking what they have found....From 65 year old vines in one of Rully's finest sites, my note: "Class! This is at once quite powerful in pure dark fruits and savory flavors, yet mineral and fine. So complete and classy...". Once again my friends, take my advice, get 6-12 of these, and thank me later. Chapeau Vincent!! "A slightly more subtle but hardly invisible lashing of oak still easily allows the spicy combination of earth, red pinot, dark currant and game aromas to shine. There is fine richness but also very good delineation to the medium-bodied flavors that display a hint of minerality on the youthfully austere, balanced and impressively persistent finish. 90/2020+"
  • Here's the Burghound review: 'This has turned out to be noticeably better than I imagined that it would be with its extremely fresh nose of ripe and very pretty red pinot fruit aromas liberally laced with warm earth and underbrush notes that carry over to the moderately structured middle weight flavors that already display reasonably good depth and fine length on the beautifully balanced finish. This is finer than the '09 version if not quite as ripe. Definitely worth a look.' 91 points 'sweet spot' selection Perhaps one of the finest reds made in the Cote Chalonnaise in 2008.  This is simply a stunningly good value in Burgundy.