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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
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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
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We Still Have These?!?! 2015 Domaine Rollin
From previous offers: Remi Rollin has been among our most popular and desired Burgundies for years now. Every year seems to bring another swathe of zen-like balance and elegance in both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I am very fond of this address, and even fonder of the days when we could open Neal’s book and see a range of available vintages in stock in Maspeth: Have a hankering for a lithe, mineral-rich red with some age, well, why not call up Neal and have send a couple boxes of 2005 Pernand Rouge 1er Ile de Vergelesses? You’ll need something to whet your whistle, though. How about 2002 Pernand...Learn more
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Monumental: Epic New Library Releases from Chablis Classicist-Iconoclast Daniel-Etienne Defaix
Daniel-Etienne Defaix makes some of the most remarkable wines of Chablis. And, yet, whether it’s the Domaine’s estimable age or it’s habit of releasing library vintages, rather than whatever is current, the Domaine seems to fly just below the radar. Those in the know snap up what hits the market, glad to have let the Domaine do the aging for them, but too many seem to know too little about this jewel of an estate that Neal Rosenthal has been bringing in for decades now. But, at Gordon’s, we don’t let anything fly below...Learn more
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Burgundian Royalty in the Côte de Beaune: 2016 Chandon de Briailles
It is no secret that I have a deep affection for Chandon de Briailles. The wines are all about finesse, precision and terroir. 2016 was a difficult year here with TINY amounts of wine available. Nonetheless, these are among the classiest wines in Burgundy and well worth a place in your cellar. From previous offers: Chandon de Briailles occupies rare air in Burgundy. Regarded as one of the great, long-lived noble (also literally so) producers of great Burgundy wine. With spectacular holdings in, on and surrounding the...Learn more
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“You become smitten, even intoxicated by the … floral aromas & lush fruit”: 2016 Méo-Camuzet
Is it any surprise that Méo-Camuzet made good wine in 2016? The wines top nearly every critic and collector’s list every year. Intense, lush and sumptuous, the Méo wines’ generosity can be deceiving. Underneath all the opulence and seduction is a core of terroir and a sneaky sense of structure.This signature of style was learned at the feet of Burgundy’s legendary icon Henri Jayer. Add to that some of the region’s most envious collection of vineyards, and, well, it’s no surprise that world is beating down...Learn more
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“May challenge the supremacy of the 2015”: 2016 Comte Armand Clos des Epeneaux & a Bumper Crop of the 2015!
This wine needs little introduction. Much like Gevrey’s Clos St. Jacques, Nuits’ Les St. Georges or Chambolle’s Amoureuses, Pommard’s Clos des Epeneaux is a cru above, a blessed site that most Burgund-o-philes recognize as a Grand Cru in all but name. Clos des Epeneaux, however, is also a monopole of Domaine Comte Armand, which means that the unique terroir here has only one lens onto its ample gifts. Thankfully, Comte Armand has always been one of the most reliably exceptional Domaines in Burgundy for the past...Learn more
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A Stunning Range of Meursaults from a Louis Carillon Acolyte: 2016 Bouzereau-Gruère et Filles
I’ve written about this Domaine several times now. Historically underperforming, but today underestimated, it is a source for serious value and wines that are not just undervalued, but, frankly, available. There’s a lot of noise in the Burgundy market, and seriously talented, worth Domaines can fly well beneath the radar. While everyone clamors after Leflaive, and Roulot and Coche and Ente and Ramonet, some of the very best wines go unnoticed. Take Bouzereau-Gruère et Filles. Here’s what I’ve...Learn more
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Mugnier. Yes, That Mugnier: Domaine JF Mugnier 2011-2015
Ok, file this under “decisions, bad.” I am nearly certain that demand will vastly outstrip supply. Only a few bottles are a available for the really rare wines; some of them exist in only a single bottle. And, well, Mugnier is one of the titans, one of the growers the élite collectors fight each other to pay more and more for. I don’t imagine any of these wines will be left when the dust settles. So, what informs this hysteria? Why the rabid rush to secure any and all Mugnier in whatever quantities may be available. Well, like Leroy, Rousseau, DRC or Roumier, this is gold-plated Burgundy, triple-A bond-rated...Learn more
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Rock Solid: Two Times 2016 Jadot Value Plays
Négociants aren’t sexy. There really aren’t too many Instagram posts flush with images of Bouchard, Drouhin, or Jadot, at least in comparison to the parade of Leroy and Rousseau, Mugnier and DRC, Lafon and Leflaive, Coche and Roulot that marches past in what seems like an endless supply. Sure, occasionally you’ll see some shipper bottlings of major wines - Moose or Monty, for example - but no one really posts a humble Gevrey from the likes of Jadot with the same gloating grin that they do Armand Rousseau’s. Sure, small, family-owned and artisanal are all ideals that often make remarkable...Learn more
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