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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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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