Red Burgundy-Cote de Nuits

  • Here is Ian D'Agata's review from Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Inky-ruby. Very pure, captivating aromas of red cherry, raspberry jam, spicecake and cocoa. Suave, dense and extremely long, this utterly compelling wine displays concentrated yet lively flavors of red fruits and spices and a seamless quality. It's amazing just how concentrated this is, but it tastes neither heavy nor too sweet. Get a load of these numbers: 45.2 g/l dry extract, 9.5 g/l residual sugar and 6.3 g/l total acidity. One of the best young Amarones I have tasted in quite some time." 96 points
  • Here's the Tanzer review: 'Good deep red. Exotic perfume of candied red fruits, lavender and marzipan, with a whiff of peach syrup; the opposite of brutal! Silky and lush on entry, with flavors similar to the aromas. Then shuts down on the back end, finishing with substantial tannic clout. This will need considerable bottle aging.' 91-94 points Here's the Burghound review: ' Moderate reduction hides everything but the intense earthy character that also extends to the quite serious, precise and extract-rich flavors that are supported by phenolically mature and extremely firm tannins as well as an extremely ripe mocha-suffused and mouth coating finish that is youthfully austere.' 91-94 points
  • Here''s the Tanzer review: ''Deep red. Mineral-driven crushed black raspberry and crushed rock aromas are complemented by notes of molten dark chocolate and espresso. A huge wine of great sweetness and depth; conveys an almost candied character but also an impression of medicinal reserve and powerful extract. The superb, slowly building finish goes on and on. More harmonious today than the RSV.'' 94-97 points Here''s the Burghound review: ''A reserved and almost reluctant nose of elegant dried rose petal, violet, red berry liqueur and a wonderfully broad range of spice nuances. The minerally, rich and regally powerful broad-scaled flavors are taut and classy as the underlying tension is palpable on the precise, driving and explosively long and linear finish. This is quite youthfully austere at present and may remain that way for some years as the flavors seem quite introverted and backward today. But, given enough cellar time, this has the potential to be brilliant.'' 93-96 points Here''s the Galloni review: ''The 2009 Richebourg towers with its imposing stature and regal, aristocratic personality. It is an inward, cool wine laced with gorgeous dark red fruit. Today, the Richebourg is very much closed in on itself, but it should be a jewel of a wine once it starts to blossom in bottle. That could very well take over a decade. 2022-2039. '' 93-96 points
  • Here's the Tanzer review: 'Good red-ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, coffee and game. Lush, sweet, seamless and highly concentrated; lightly liqueur-like and chocolatey but at the same time racy. Finishes very long, with well-buffered, building tannins.' 91-93 points
  • "There are three and a half barrels of this glorious Clos Vougeot in the Michelot cellars in its inaugural vintage. The vines were planted in 1972 and are now at their prime at forty years of age. The deep and beautifully sappy nose soars from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, blood orange, raw cocoa, woodsmoke, gamebirds, a beautiful base of soil and just a touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a suave profile, beautiful transparency, a great core, tangy acids and outstanding length and grip on the complex and stunning finish. This is only the first vintage for the Michelot Clos Vougeot, but it is pretty hard not to assume that this is going to be one of the reference point examples of this lovely grand cru terroir for many, many years to come. The 2010 Michelot Clos Vougeot is a brilliant wine. (Drink between 2022-2075) 96 points " John Gilman
  • "There are three and a half barrels of this glorious Clos Vougeot in the Michelot cellars in its inaugural vintage. The vines were planted in 1972 and are now at their prime at forty years of age. The deep and beautifully sappy nose soars from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, blood orange, raw cocoa, woodsmoke, gamebirds, a beautiful base of soil and just a touch of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a suave profile, beautiful transparency, a great core, tangy acids and outstanding length and grip on the complex and stunning finish. This is only the first vintage for the Michelot Clos Vougeot, but it is pretty hard not to assume that this is going to be one of the reference point examples of this lovely grand cru terroir for many, many years to come. The 2010 Michelot Clos Vougeot is a brilliant wine. (Drink between 2022-2075) 96 points " John Gilman
  • Here is Steve Tanzer's review: "Full, bright, deep red.  Aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate.  Savory and sharply delineated if youthfully reticent, with good energy and a restrained sweetness to the black fruit and mineral flavors.  Finishes firmly tannic and minerally.  This is evolving very slowly." 90-93 points In stock.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "Here the equally softly wooded nose is a bit more deeply pitched as the earth component is more distinct on the very fresh nose of ripe plum and dark berry fruit aromas. There is excellent mid-palate concentration to the generous yet well-detailed and intensely mineral-driven flavors that culminate in a tension-filled and powerful finish. There is a touch of youthful austerity present and overall, this is a textbook Cazetiers." 91-93 points 'sweet spot' selection Here is the Tanzer review: "Bright, deep ruby-red.  Very closed, slightly reduced aromas of boysenberry, crushed blackberry, licorice and game.  Juicy, spicy and sweet, with excellent definition of flavor and a noble texture.  Wonderfully balanced wine without nothing aggressive about it.  The classy finish features suave tannins and juicy berry notes." 91-94 points Wine arrives in the Fall.  30% deposit to confirm, balance due prior to the wines' departure from the winery post harvest.
  • Here is the Burghound review: "Soft wood frames the pure, elegant and notably cool red cherry liqueur and mineral-infused nose that precedes the energetic and moderately firm middle weight flavors that brim with a lovely stoniness on the focused and exquisitely well-detailed finish. A classic Champeaux where the underlying tannins are very sophisticated." 90-92 points 'sweet spot selection' Here is the Tanzer review: " Good bright red-ruby.  Tight nose hints at black fruits, espresso, game, crushed stone, lavender and menthol.  Concentrated, pliant and savory, with lovely inner-mouth perfume to the blackberry and mineral flavors.  Finishes with thoroughly ripe tannins and sneaky building length.  Really superb layered texture for the year." 91-93 points Wine arrives in the Fall. 30% deposit to confirm, the balance due prior to the wines' departure from the winery post harvest.
  • "As I noted last year, the vines for the new Michelot Clos Vougeot lie right below Grands Echézeaux at the top of the slope on the southern side of the Clos and were planted in 1972. While this is only the second vintage of this wine to be produced chez Michelot, I do not think it is too early to state that this is one of the top four or five examples of Clos Vougeot being currently produced in the Côte d’Or, and the 2011 is a superb follow-up to the inaugural 2010. The beautiful and reserved nose wafts from the glass in a blend of red berries, cherries, coffee, gamebirds, a beautifully complex base of soil, a hint of violet and a judicious base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure, with a fine core of fruit, superb backend energy, refined tannins and excellent length and grip on the bouncy, focused and suave finish. Very high class Clos Vougeot! (Drink between 2022-2070) 95 points "- John Gilman
  • "Elodie Michelot noted that the domaine’s parcel in Les St. Georges had been replanted in 1978, so the vines are now over thirty years of age and in her estimate, they are just now starting to deliver the depth and intensity that is possible in this great terroir. The 2011 is an excellent wine, offering up a stunning and sappy nose of red and black cherries, a touch of nutskin, red plums, a very complex base of soil and a very floral topnote that is redolent of both roses and violets. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a sappy core of fruit, beautiful transparency, suave tannins and a very, very long, focused and classy finish. A beautiful wine in the making. 2020-2050. 93 points"- John Gilman
  • Nicolas Groffier is continuing to hone his craft, creating ever finer wines.....this is a stunner. In stock. Steve Tanzer's review: "(vinified with one-third whole clusters; aged in one-third new oak):  Bright ruby-red.  Complex, expressive aromas of black raspberry, cassis, mocha, game, brown spices and underbrush.  Silky on entry, then thick but alive in the middle, with harmonious acidity framing the flavors of black fruits and exotic flowers.  An incredibly thick and ripe 2011 with explosive fruit.  Finishes with seamless tannins, lovely length and very good peppery lift.  Drink now or in ten years.  These 2011s are undeniably rich and thick, with adequate acidity, but I miss the ineffable treble notes the best examples of the vintage can offer." 93+ points