Red Burgundy-Cote de Beaune

  • 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.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "(this derives mostly from Guetottes, which abuts Les Guettes). Here the nose is quite similar to that of the Bourgogne save for subtle menthol hints. There is good volume and solid mid-palate concentration to the very round and velvety medium weight flavors that are shaped by ripe and moderately firm tannins that should resolve in short order. This could be enjoyed young but there is enough underlying material to merit a few years of cellar time. (87-89)/2016+" 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.
  • Here is John Gilman''s review: "The 2012 Dominode was a bit more reserved at the time of my visit than the Gravains, but it too showed excellent potential. The deep and primary nose offers up scents of dark berries, cassis, a touch of bonfire, currant leaf, dark soil tones, espresso, a touch of chicory and a nice framing of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure on the attack and tightly-knit, with excellent mid-palate concentration, firm, chewy tannins and a long, focused and tangy finish. This will need time, but it will be a very fine example of the vintage. 2022-2050. 93 points." In stock.
  • Here is John Gilman''s review: "The 2012 Guettes was equally reticent at the time of my visit, but this always seems to me to be a slightly more suave terroir out of the blocks than the Serpentières, and so it was a bit easier to taste through its post-racking grumpiness. The bouquet is deep, nascently complex and will be very refined in the fullness of time, wafting from the glass in a mix of cassis, black cherries, French roast, charred wood, dark soil, again a nice touch of currant leaf, bitter chocolate and a dollop of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and tightly-knit, with a fine core of fruit, excellent focus and balance, ripe tannins and a very long, soil-driven and primary finish. This is going to be excellent. 2020-2045. 92+ points." In stock.
  • Here is John Gilman's review: "The 2012 les Lavières from Hugues Pavelot is a ringing success, as these fifty-six yearold vines have produced a truly stunning bottle of young Savigny. Like many of the top premier crus in the cellars this year, the 2012 les Lavières is still a bit tight from its recent racking, but there is a great wine lurking here, with a bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, a nice touch of violet in the upper register, dark chocolate, a lovely base of soil and a deft framing of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very suave and pure on the attack, with a sappy core of fruit, outstanding soil signature, fine-grained tannins and excellent length and grip on the focused and very classy, young finish. This will be a great bottle. 2018-2045. 93 points." In stock.
  • Here is John Gilman's review: "The 2012 Savigny-lès-Beaune AC from the Pavelots is going to be a very nice bottle, as it offers up a fine nose of black cherries, blackberries, Savigny spice tones, a touch of game, dark soil, currant leaf and a discreet base of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely fleshy on the attack, with a good core, modest tannins and fine length and grip on the focused finish. A very polished 2012 villages. 2016-2035. 88+ points." In stock.