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Zero Horseplay Here: Sexy Collectible Cuvées From Courdert!
I’ve been handed the Burgundy List reigns for one express reason: to pontificate a set of wines that every Burgundy drinker should not be without, Alain Coudert’s iconic Clos de la Roilette. Most of you are familiar with how much we adore these wines. But I wanted to bring special attention to how much our own Burgundy buyer, the man who pens this list himself, loves Roilette. Yes, that’s right, the king of Burgundy, Ian Halbert, has publicly admitted: “As a wine professional, I often field questions about what I drink at home on a Wednesday night. More often...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Tim Sellon
“Your New Favorite Domaine”: 2016 Gems from Under-the-Radar
Domaine Coquard Fleurot Loison has been hiding in plain sight for years. Situated in the heart of Flagey-Echezeaux, this historic house has breathtaking holdings, which, for years, ended up in the bottles of the négociants rather than under the Domaine’s own label. That all began to change with the ascendance of Claire Fleurot and winemaker Thomas Calladot. Today, everything is bottled at the Domaine, rather than sold off. Moreover, the wines are stupendous. Pure, fleshy, elegant and avoiding the worst...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
Stop Everything: The “Genuinely Exceptional” 2015 Domaine Chevillon Wines are Here
I don’t know what to say about Domaine Robert Chevillon that hasn’t already been said. Simply put, this is one of the finest Domaines in all of Burgundy. Sumptuous, rich and powerful wines that nonetheless deliver the balance, finesse and terroir expression that is the signature of great Burgundy. Allen Meadows’ exuberance sums it up nicely: “Chevillon rarely misses, indeed I would describe the domaine as one of the most consistent in all of Burgundy. … Moreover, because Nuits in the Côte de Nuits is like Pommard in...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
Still the One: The Best Values in Burgundy Return
Bryczek has been a store favorite for a few vintages now, and for good reason. The wines are supple, accurate and outright delicious. With less than 4 hA spread over only four relatively humble Village appellations and a lone, quirky 1er cru, one could easily overlook this miniscule Domaine. But people often miss the mark on just how difficult it is to find a reliable Village wine that truly speaks of Chambolle or Gevrey or Morey. After all, there’s a relative ocean of it, but little that really rewards drinking. In the same vein, few people appreciate just how versatile and delicious Village wine can be. On the one hand...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
The Top Tier: 2016 Hudelot-Noellat
Hudelot-Noellat has long been a "must have" address for serious Burgundy collectors. But since 2005/6 when Charles van Canneyt, Alain Hudelot's grandson, took over, the ascendancy of the Domaine to the highest echelons of Burgundy's aristocracy has been as meteoric as it has been obvious. With the arrival now of the 2015s, it seems that the vintage is poised to crown this Domaine as firmly among the elite. And with good reason. The wines are EXCEPTIONAL. A little critical notice, not that any is necessary. “Innovation” is a funny word in Burgundy, because it often implies very small departures from previous generations...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
Rare “Caviar”: 2008 & 2014 White Burgundy from an Understated Master
Domaine Remi Rollin remains a touchstone for anyone who looks for elegance, tension and freshness in their wines. The mineral verve and understated balance that the entire range exudes has attracted an ardent following. I still recall the early days of my tenure here, when we could offer 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007, as we wished, from the catalogues of Neal’s inventory. Today, not so much. There’s a combination of factors driving up the demand on producers like Remi Rollin. First, price. The average price for...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
At the Apogee of White Burgundy: 2016 PYCM
Burgundy has a knack for acronyms - DRC (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti), CSJ (Clos St. Jacques), MdT (Montée de Tonnerre), RSV (Romanée-St.-Vivant). Often acronyms arise from familiarity, as a sort of short hand. None of those cited above, for example, would be considered under-the-radar. So, when Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey joined the ranks of the acronymed, you might say he has “made it.” Of course, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is a mouthful and an acronym helps. But PYCM has also become a singular phenomenon in Burgundy, responsible for what can only be called a cult phenomenon. Pierre-Yves is...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
“Unambiguously Impressive”: 2017 Henri Boillot Pre-Arrival
I won't beat around the bush here: Henri Boillot is a name familiar to us all. Ripe, rich, opulent wines that retain a freshness and rigor uncommon for wines of such hedonism. Serious Burgundy collectors know that this is an address that you can bank on in any vintage. In a vintage where finesse, elegance and balance are the catchwords, Boillot is a name you want in your cellar. I suspect the demand here will be mad, frenzied even. Nonetheless, here's some information on the Domaine, from previous campaigns: Henri’s story is complex, long and full of obstacles overcome and...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
They're Back! "Almost Magical, Lost-In-Time": Unique 2016 White Burgunies From Domaine De Chérisey
Domaine de Chérisey is one of my favorite white Burgundy producers and one of the finest addresses Kermit Lynch imports. In fact, despite being founded in 1811, the Domaine is somewhat new to the scene, and poised to become a cult address, for a number of reasons. Historically the wines were always sold off in bulk to the négociants. However, beginning in the 1980s the address started bottling under their own labels. The quality of the wines were strong enough to compel both...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
Screaming Deal on Puligny 1er Cru from a Kermit Lynch Producer
Domaine Larue is an unassuming Domaine with little light shining in on it. Located in the hamlet of Gamay, it is not unsurprising that the majority of the wines here are from St. Aubin. However, the Domaine has several rather large holdings in Puligny as well, where the same deft touch produces wines of minerality, purity and length. Plus, they’re very short money for what Burgundy sells for these days. We all know Kermit has a knack for white Burgundy - after all, Roulot, Raveneau, A. Ente and Coche-Dury are pretty...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
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