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. Superripe aromas of raspberry, smoke, dusty spices and white pepper. Creamy in the middle, with berry and spice flavors accompanied by a slightly roasted chocolatey aspect. Turns tough, even austere, on the finish, which is more impressive now for its lingering perfume than for its texture. ' 91-93 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 Burghound review: 'A more elegant if slightly less complex nose of very ripe red currant, plum, warm earth and subtle spice hints slides seamlessly into rich, generous and very fleshy flavors that are supported by notably finer tannins and excellent length. This doesn't have the sheer depth and length of the amazing Mazis but I admire this for its understated class.' 92-94 points Here's the Galloni review: 'The 2009 Griottes-Chambertin offers up sweet red cherries, crushed flowers and spices, all of which come together on an inviting, polished frame. Sensual and inviting, the Griottes impresses for its poise and harmony. The finish is given an extra dimension by clean, saline notes. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034. ' 93-96 points
  • Here's the Tanzer review: 'Deep red-ruby. Very primary aromas of creme de cassis, violet, crushed stone and smoke. Very ripe but sharply delineated, with intense flavors of cassis, minerals and spices. Substantial CO2 gives a hardness to the tannins today, but this long, vibrant, mineral-driven wine should be outstanding.' 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: 'Saturated ruby-red. Multidimensional nose combines crushed raspberry, flowers, minerals, wild herbs, bitter chocolate and mint. Like liquid velvet on entry, then almost painfully closed in the middle, with underlying chalky minerality and an impression of firm acidity giving the wine an almost brutal quality today that's accentuated by CO2 This extremely long, palate-staining wine boasts great grip and verve but will need considerably more elevage and a good eight to ten years in the cellar. Should make a great example of this grand cru.' 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: "  Soft notes of wood frame cool, pure and impressively elegant red berry fruit and warm earth nuances that continue onto the attractively rich and vibrant middle weight flavors that possess fine detail on the balanced and precise finish. This is slightly longer and a bit more structured if not more complex than the Cazetiers." 91-94 points Here is the Tanzer review: "Good deep red.  Pure, restrained nose offers raspberry, coffee and rose petal, along with a faintly medicinal quality.  Silky, saline and savory but youthfully tight, with wild red berry flavors dominating.  Smooth in the mouth, but finishes with a serious tannic structure.  Will this very young wine gain in flesh and length with bottle aging?" 91-94 points Wine arrives in the Fall.  30% deposit to confirm, balance due prior to wines' departure from the winery post harvest.