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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
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
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
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