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  • $159.99

Domaine Des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes

Was $114.99


If there were a yearbook award for "Most Improved" this wine would get it. In the early days Bressandes was a challenge. Even in an excellent vintage like 2010, it seemed a struggle to develop enough material during fermentation. But through quite a lot of rehabilitative work in the vineyard and slow replacement of inferior vine material this has developed into a powerhouse. The fruit is always generous but the thin soil on a high steep slope lends a mineral intensity to the wine that is very compelling. The 2017 was a standout in a vintage chock full of terrific wines.

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  • $89.99

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Tuvilains

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Tuvilains is a recent addition to the lineup at the estate. It sits much further south and just below Pertuisots on the slope. The dense clay in the soil is rich in iron oxide and makes sturdy structured wines. This is the yardstick for extraction levels these days at the domaine. The 2018 is certainly squared-shouldered in its mouthfeel but once again it shows plenty of pure and bright red fruit and the finish shows a lovely mineral coolness. This may take a couple of years to really come together but will be delicious with a little time in a decanter and should age very well. Sam Ehrlich

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  • $83.99

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Corton Grand Cru Greves

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This parcel on the Grand Cru hill of Corton was acquired in 2009 as part of a multi-domaine sale (the Chambertin went to Rousseau). Greves sits just over halfway up the east face of Corton, adjacent to Louis Latour's Chateau Grancey  and just below the legendary Clos du Roi. This is real Corton, always with terrific power and mineral intensity.

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  • $169.99

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  • $74.99

Morey-Blanc 2017 Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre

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Anne Morey is best known for her brilliant and piercing white wines but her reds are no less lovely. "Clos du Chapitre" is from a parcel on the southeast edge of the village of Aloxe, separated from the first of the Corton Grand Crus by a distance  roughly the same as a city block.

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  • $89.99

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  • $94.99

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  • $79.99

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  • $69.99

Rateau 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Coucherias

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Beaune 1er Cru "Les Coucherias" is high on the slope on the site of an old quarry and much of the sub-soil is limestone tailings, permitting root penetration and drainage, with a topsoil of mixed clay and limestone "marnes blanches." In biodynamic agriculture since 1979, the vineyard is a south-facing semi-circle—a very warm spot.The 2018 has a bright bronze/gold color and lovley aromas or ripe white peach and pear with exotic citrus and herbal notes. The ripe, deep palate palate shows stone,  apricot, pear and almond flavors with lovely density and a firm core of minerality that lingers in the very long finish. Delicious now, showing the lush fruit of 2018, it should cellar beautifully as well. David Lillie

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  • $42.99

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Rateau 2019 Côte de Beaune La Grande Chatelaine

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About a kilometer or two northwest of the Beaune 1er Crus, La Grande Chatelaine is a cooler site on the Montagne de Beaune with soils comprised of gravel and clay over limestone. Stone fruit and pear skin, white flowers and wet stone on the nose. Bright and fresh aromatically. The mid-weight palate is racy but full and dense due to the low yields  of 2019,  with fresh orchard fruit and lemon oil flavors, dancing astride sapid herbal notes with a clinging stoniness on the long, mouthwatering, expansive finish. Serve wth seared scallops, halibut or other full-flavored fish. This is lovely ripe and vibrant Chardonnay from a unique vineyard site - drink over the next 5 to 8 years.

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  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

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Louis Chenu 2018 Savigny-Les-Beaune Vieilles Vignes

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The wines of Louis Chenu have received a good deal of very positive press recently and opening a bottle of the '18 Savigny "Vieilles Vignes," it is not hard to see why. The domaine dates from 1914 but the Chenu sisters who run the domaine together have made considerable strides in the vineyards. The farming is certified organic and the winemaking very classic - destemmed, short cold-maceration and minimal new oak. The result is classic Savigny, assembled from five parcels, with red cherry, rhubarb, allspice and lovely mineral structure. The wine is poised, precise and very tasty now but this will certainly improve with a few years in bottle. I also want to give the sisters credit for my favorite winery website that I've seen in a while (check it out here http://www.louischenu.com/us/apropos-1.htm)   Sam Ehrlich

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Cents Vignes

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Cents Vignes lies at the north end of Beaune, just below "Bressandes" and is generally always the first picked of the premier crus at Domaine des Croix. The wine is composed of two parcels of quite sandy well-drained soils that yield early-ripening fruit. While the more extracted style of the estate's early years tended to yield wines that felt a bit flabby, today the fresher style means a Cents Vignes that is much crisper. The fruit here in 2018 is bright red berries, spicy strawberry and cherry, with a savory floral element in the middle and a touch of raspberry sherbet in the finish. This is great fun to drink and will improve, but honestly it's incredibly satisfying now. Sam Ehrlich

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Greves

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Greves is what many Burgundy lovers think of when they think of Beaune wines. It's smack in the center of the appellation, with clay soils peppered with the gravel that gives the vineyard its name. The wine produced is elegant, with the plump fruit Beaune is known for, but still light on its feet and at its best feels almost weightless. David always speaks glowingly of the vine material here, referring to the small, black clusters as "Beluga caviar." Sadly, the production is tiny, generally topping out at five barrels. Sam Ehrlich

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Pertuisots

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Pertuisots is part of the original Domaine Duchet purchase and has been a consistent star since the inception of des Croix. Sitting just below Les Aigrots and the legendary Clos des Mouches on the way to Pommard, the soils here are also rich with iron and limestone. This is generally a powerful wine  with formidable structure in its youth,  but as it unwinds the fruit sweetens and a beautiful gamy saltiness develops. There is always a decent percentage of whole clusters in the fermentation to help balance the natural intensity here.Sam Ehrlich

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Corton Grand Cru La Vigne au Saint

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La Vigne au Saint is another side of Corton, both literally and figuratively. It's a south-facing site, lower on the hill, below Corton-Charlemagne. The resulting wine is often less brawny, with more aromatic richness in its youth and a slightly slinkier mouthfeel. David refers to this as "Corton for people who say they don't like Corton."

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Génot-Boulanger 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Clos Blanc

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It's always a pleasure to taste the wines of a grower steadily through the years, to chart their progress and observe the little adjustments that take wines from good to great. Guillaume and Aude at Génot-Boulanger have been on a steady upward trajectory for some time now but when I tasted this Pommard 1er Cru today, I had to stop and smile. "Clos Blanc" sits on the northern  side of Pommard, adjacent to "Grand Epenots," and takes its name from soil colored white with limestone. The nose is deep with red and blue fruit and on the palate feels round, with beautiful savory spice notes. Pommard has long been considered rustic and burly, so the silkiness here is particularly striking and it feels both complex and eminently drinkable now. This will make a great addition to the holiday table for anyone looking for a special treat. Highly recommended. Sam Ehrlich

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Domaine Jessiaume 2018 Santenay 1er Cru Gravieres

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Firstly, let me say that the warm 2018 vintage will be a vintage to take advantage of the value that one still finds in Santenay. The village tends to ripen late and in cool vintages can produce very lean wines. Domaine Jessiaume owns more of this Premier Cru than any other estate and theirs should be considered a benchmark. The site takes its name from the gravel and stones in the soil and as one would expect, it produces structured and mineral wines. The 2018 shows the ripe dark red and black fruit that has characterized the vintage, with raspberry, cherry and a touch of blueberry, as well as savory spices and well-judged wood. But the finish narrows, with elegant mineral notes and good precision. The vines are on average fifty five years old and the quality of material here is on full display.   Sam Ehrlich

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Chantal Lescure 2018 Pommard 1er Cru Les Bertins

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From organically farmed old massale-selection vines with small grapes, in Les Bertins in the southern part of Pommard, close to Volnay on soils of brown clay over hard limestone and limestone debris. Les Bertins has a greater amount of limestone than other Pommard premier crus, and the wines are sometimes a bit lighter and more "Volnay-like" in character. This shows the classic boldness of Pommard and the fresh ripeness of the 2018 vintage with aromas of wild rose, black raspberry, cherry liqueur and spice. The medium weight palate is dense with cooling minerality and mouth coating, silky tannins framed with ripe red cherry and macerated raspberry, finishing with long, delicate notes of spice, rose hips, and black tea leaf. This is quite delicious as a young wine but will obviously benefit from five years of cellaring, drink until 2035.

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Chantal Lescure 2018 Volnay

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The Chantal Lescure Volnay is from 50+ year-old vines on sandy clay soils over limestone. Fermentation is with wild yeasts in cuve inox followed by 18 months in barrel, approximately 20% of which are new (500L), bottled without fining or filtration.The wine shows a bright deep red/garnet color with black cherry, blackberry and red currant aromas, quite floral and elegant with complex hints of earth,  brown spice and tea. With aeration, the palate shows a round, velvety, chalky texture backed by firm acidity with violet, plum, cherry and strawberry fruit, mint, bitter chocolate and earth that continue in the long, sappy finish. This is a lovely "village" Volnay that is delicious now, but decant if possible, this will really sing in three to five years and until 2030+. David Lillie

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Rateau 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes

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Jean-Claude Rateau has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay/limestone soils, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. There is a 21-day cuvaison with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in old barrels.Even with the minimal extraction practiced at the estate, the 2018 Bressandes shows a dense red/black color and aromas of ripe black cherry and blackberry, quite deep with sous-bois, violet, graphite and citrus. The palate is dense, elegant and chalky with blackberry, earth, bitter chocolate and minerals with terrific length of black fruits, earth and juicy acidity. Given the weight and ripeness of the vintage, the wine still seems balanced and frames the copious fruit in ample acidity and tannin. This is a beautiful wine that will give great pleasure in its youth and should be a superb mature wine as well, with a long life ahead of it...  David Lillie

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  • $39.99

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Rateau 2018 Beaune Les Prevoles

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Jean-Claude Rateau's domain has been Biodynamic since 1979 and produces lovely light-bodied, old fashioned Burgundies. The 2018 Beaune Les Prévoles (a lieu-dit below 1er Cru Chouacheux and les Tuvilains) was vinified with the stems, bringing just the right structure to this lush and beautiful wine which shows beautiful ripe aromas of cherry and black raspberry with rose, earth, citrus and brown spice.  The palate is chalky and sapid, showing the ripeness of the 2018s, with lush berry fruits enveloping firm acidity and mineral flavors. Really a lovely wine and quite delicous now, full and ripe enough for grilled meats, as well as chicken and pork dishes and cheeses such as morbier, tomme de savoie. This should benefit from a bit of aging but is quite beautiful as a young wine, drink until 2035.  David Lillie

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Rateau 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Reversées

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From vines grown in the calcareous clay soils of Les Reversées premier cru toward the bottom of the hill in the center of the slope by Les Teurons. This is a bit more delicate and lower in alcohol than Rateau's "Bressandes" but still quite deep and generous in 2018 showing ripe  black cherry, boysenberry, notes of cherry pit and earth on the nose. The palate is quite dense but still with nice brightness with ripe black fruits, hints of iodine and iron and  soil beneath supple structure. Succulent acidity and savory mineral notes offset the ripeness and lend energy and drive on a rich, palate-coating finish which is very long with elegant black raspberry and red currant fruit.  The purity of fruit and earth notes are finely balanced - this is an excellent Burgundy for the mid-term. A fine pairing with braised chicken thighs with mustard, tarragon, and shallots. A great value from the pioneer of biodynamic Burgundy!

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Domaine des Croix 2018 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

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This is undoubtedly one of the the great white wine vineyards anywhere in the world. "Charlemagne" faces south and west as it wraps around the far side of the hill. The steep slopes and thin soils lead to powerful wines with lots of dry extract and a sense of chalk like few others. The des Croix bottling comes from two parcels of quite old and low-yielding vines, producing just three barrels. In recent vintages David has switched to larger barrels for aging this and is leaving the wine in wood longer, rather than moving it into steel after twelve months as has become fashionable. This is not to develop oak flavor but simply because he feels the longer steel aging has a tendency to constrict the wine before it is really ready. Sam Ehrlich

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Génot-Boulanger 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Nosroyes

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This is very high-quality village Puligny! "Nosroyes" sits just below Premier Cru "Perrieres," and there is lots of limestone in the soil. The nose shows some of the same green apple notes as the Meursault but with an added element of white floral character, somewhere between lily and honeysuckle. In the mouth there is more apple, as well as Meyer lemon and a bare touch of wood spice and cool minerality. Again the overall impression here is one of understatement and finesse rather than power. Very good wine.  Sam Ehrlich

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Rollin 2017 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1.5L

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 The Rollin family has been making and bottling wines from Pernand and Aloxe since the mid-1950s and today are one of the best addresses in either commune. These are old-school wines made with a minimum of fuss - treating the vines only when absolutely necessary, hand-harvesting, fermenting only with native yeasts and without slavishly relying on new oak for flavor or richness. Their Charlemagne is a true Charlemagne, with vines on both the Aloxe and Pernand sides. This is notable because the two produce wines of such different character, with the south-facing Aloxe parcels contributing richness and the cooler Pernand side adding tension and freshness but each one delivering the intense chalk character  that distinguishes Corton-Charlemagne.

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