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SMALL AMOUNTS REMAIN: CASE BUY ALERT - Burgundy Royalty’s Daily Drinker
The Liger-Belair name commands a certain amount of reverence in Burgundy. The history of this family is deeply woven into the fabric of not just Burgundy, but also of French history. Even a cursory overview of the family’s holdings inspires a sense of awe: Richebourg, La Romanée, Echezeaux, 1er Aux Reignots, 1er Petits Monts, 1er Les St. Georges … I could go on. And this is nothing compared to what the family owned before the Revolution. However, Thibault Liger-Belair wears his royalty well. Humble, passionate ...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
You’ve Been Warned: 2016 Jérôme Chezeaux
Look, 2016 is a PROFOUND vintage in Burgundy, especially for the reds. Concentrated, yet harmoniously balanced on fine-boned structure and clarity of terroir expression, 2016 most resembles 2010. These are the kind of red Burgundies that will age for decades, yet offer opportunity for enjoyment throughout their lives. Such opportunities cannot be overlooked … especially when Jérôme Chezeaux is in the offing. This remarkable producer, a cornerstone of Neal Rosenthal’s Burgundy book, is perennially overlooked, despite the fact that the wines most resemble Mugneret-Gibourg stylistically...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
“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...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
Just Landed: Insane 2016 “Hudelot-Noellat” Value Case Buys
“Innovation” is a funny word in Burgundy, because it often implies very small departures from previous generations. So, too, at Hudelot-Noellat, where Charles has improved upon Alain’s exacting perfectionism with some techniques very much in vogue these days at cult addresses, such as Fourrier, Pacalet and Bachelet. The core remains the same: systematic selection massale replanting in the vineyards to retain very old vines, planted at high density; destemming and 5-6 day cold soak macerations before natural yeast fermentations; followed by 18-months in oak before bottling...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
“Serious, old school and age-worthy whites”: 2017 Pierre Morey - The Man Behind Domaine Leflaive
It is true that Pierre Morey, alongside Anne-Claude Leflaive, was the mastermind behind the renaissance of the region’s most famous and important white wine producer’s return to excellence in the late 80’s. First, Pierre helped transition the vineyards over to biodynamics, and then he revamped the entire regime in the cellar. For the next 20 years, until today, Leflaive was universally held as the greatest producer of white Burgundy in the region, with the wines commanding incredible prices on the market.Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
2016 Chevillon - “Genuinely Exceptional”
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. … Thus it won't surprise readers to see me extol the quality of the domaine's 2016s are they are genuinely exceptional across...Learn more
Posted in Burgundy list By Ian Halbert
This is a Big Deal: Another Chapter in the Colin Family Legacy
First, there was Marc Colin. Passionate, talented and enterprising, he was blessed with a family Domaine with some of Burgundy’s finest vineyards, clustered in Puligny, Chassagne and St. Aubin. Even though he produced wine from some of Burgundy’s most remarkable vineyards - Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet, for example - his reputation was built upon the remarkable range of St. Aubin vineyards he exploited, and the tireless work he did in advocating what was once a very overlooked appellation.Learn more
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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
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