Red Burgundy-Cote de Beaune

  • Here is the Burghound review: "As it always is, this is much more refined and elegant with a really lovely nose of red pinot fruit, violets, stone and plum. The rich and mineral-driven middle weight flavors possess excellent precision and punch on the balanced, tightly focused and compact finish. This will require time to flesh out as the recent bottling seems to have caused the backend to harden somewhat though given how ripe the underlying tannins are I don't expect that this will persist for very long." 90 points In stock.  
  • Here is Steve Tanzer's review: "(60% vendange entier):  Red with a pale rim.  Highly aromatic, spicy nose melds redcurrant, cherry, smoke and leather, along with accents of dried flowers and orange zest.  Not particularly deep but elegant in style, conveying an open, spicy, high-pH mouth feel but with enough sneaky acidity--not to mention energy from the high percentage of stems--to retain freshness.  Finishes with substantial toothdusting tannins and very good spicy persistence." 89-91 points. The Burghound review: "(60% whole clusters). An intensely floral nose with hints of spice and warm earth add considerable refinement to the ultra-pure red pinot fruit aromas. There is both a lovely mouth feel and detail to the middle weight flavors that culminate in a firm and moderately austere finish that displays solid if not perfect balance as there is a very mild touch of warmth. The austerity is enough that this will not be for everyone. 90/2018+" This is sooo finessed for a Beaune 1er.  A mi me gusta mucho. In stock.
  • Here is Steven Tanzer's review: "(from a vineyard next to Volnay Chevret, but planted on a steeper slope and on a higher percentage of limestone; just 5% vendange entier):  Bright full red.  Stony pungency to the aromas and flavors of redcurrant, tobacco and minerals, along with a suggestion of cotton candy.  Silky and seamless in the mouth, but also boasts excellent volume and concentration.  Comes across as elegant and gentle but at the same time dense and firmly structured, which sounds like Volnay to me.  Finishes with substantial dusty, building tannins." 91-94 points In stock.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "There is enough wood to notice highlighting the menthol-infused red pinot, dark currant and soft earth tones. There is a lovely sense of generosity to the round, delicious and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess good verve and very fine depth and length on the moderately austere finish. This will need a few years of cellar time before it’s fully ready for prime time but I like the development potential. (89-92)/2018+" In stock.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "(two-thirds of the vines are between 70 and 80 years of age and the remaining vines are approximately 20+ years old). There is stunningly good aromatic complexity to the spicy black cherry, cassis and plum-inflected nose that is trimmed is noticeable wood. Like the Gravains there is outstanding richness and volume to the mouth coating medium-bodied flavors that enjoy a plenitude of dry extract before culminating in a mineral-driven and explosively long finish. This is almost always the best wine and so it is again in 2011 as it possesses the most underlying material as well as the most development potential of any wine in the range though patience will be required. (91-94)/2023+" In stock.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "(the vineyard is quite stony with very little top soil). Moderate wood influence stops just short of inhibiting the clear expression of the pure extract of dark berry fruit, cassis, earth and sauvage hints. There is excellent richness to the laudably concentrated mid-palate that coats the mouth with dry extract and is given lift from the presence of an almost pungent minerality. This is a relatively powerful Guettes with outstanding depth and length on the mildly austere finish. (90-92)/2019+" In stock.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "A subtle oak treatment allows the distinctly earthy dark berry, plum and wet stone suffused aromas to shine. The stony character is thoroughly reflected by the extremely rich and concentrated middle weight flavors that ooze dry extract that buffers the notably firm tannic spine on the energetic and driving finish. This is more structured than the preceding wines and will require a decade or so of cellaring to realize its full potential. (91-93)/2021+" In stock.
  • his is a very deep flavored, single vineyard wine from 80+ year old vines that sit just below the hill of Corton, specifically Corton Bressandes Grand cru. The deep, full, and sturdy qualitites of Aloxe are here in spades, well suited to medium term aging when its small dark red fruited qualities will be complemented by sous-bois savory.
  • Here is John Gilman's impression: "The 2012 Beaune “Bressandes” from Domaine Pavelot is a very pretty wine, with a ripe and buxom personality that will offer early drinkability. The wide open nose offers up scents of black cherries, dark berries, a touch of currant leaf, dark chocolate, charred wood, a lovely base of soil and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, plump and with a nice sense of sappiness at the core, with fairly modest tannins, fine balance and good length and grip on the succulent finish. There is not quite the same precision on the palate evident here as is found in the les Peuillets, but this will be a lovely wine for more near-term consumption. 2017-2035. 89+ points."" In stock.
  • "Recommended source" 1 of 4 from Clive Coates. From the lower laying Boudriottes parcel, this is denser and richer than the Clos Saint Jean, with good back end minerality and a bit more savory. Again, the pretty red fruited character here will charm one and all, and will age wonderfully on its balance. Classic Boudriottes. "A beguilingly fresh nose features a lovely mélange of red berry fruit, lavender, spice and an abundance of earth aromas that are trimmed in enough wood to warrant noting. There is fine volume and midpalate concentration that adds texture to the lightly mineral-infused flavors that deliver solid length. This is not especially refined but I very much like the richness and overall complexity. (89-91)/2020+" Allan Meadows
  • This cuvee is quickly garnering a following in just its second vintage. You can see why Olivier was so insistent on purchasing this parcel from Girardin, a Clos at the top of the Santenay hill that has historically been revered as the greatest site in Santenay. Moderate savory richness with fine grained tannin is met by well integrated acidity and a beam of minerality that give the wine great shape and length. A sleeper pick that will be gorgeous after a few years of cellaring. "The 2013 Clos des Gravières rouge from Olivier Lamy is a very fine example of Santenay in the making, as these forty-five year-old vines have produced a lovely example of the vintage. The bouquet is a bright and classy, red fruity constellation of cherries, quince, woodsmoke, chalky soil tones, a touch of pepper and a topnote of the gamebirds to come. On the palate the wine is medium-full, long and nicely transparent, with a good core, tangy acids, fine focus and grip and a nice bit of backend tannin adding conviction on the well-balanced and youthful finish. This will blossom very nicely with five or six years in the cellar and should be one of the absolute steals for a red wine in 2013. 2020-2040. 89."