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95 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
Directly across town from Grand Cru Les Clos lies one of the most interesting Premier Cru vineyards in Chablis – Les Vaillons. The soil is Kimmeridgian Marl and southeast-facing hillside bakes in the morning sun – allowing the grapes to achieve perfect ripeness despite cool temperatures. Right now – stone and minerality dominate, putting on an absolute show of the famous soils. Hints of lemon zest give way to pure Meyer lemon and a kiss of honey. It’s got that pure mouth-puckering acidity and pop you get from the very best Chablis.
Lydia’s 2019 Haut-Côtes-du-Beaune is a product of super old vines and a low yield with no new oak in the ageing process. The wine is an absolute joy to drink– a bowl full of berries on the nose, high-toned, racy fruit in the mid palate with the structure and length that is the hallmark of Cornu-Camus wines. It’s delicious now. It’ll be delicious in a decade. As the first non-tariffed Burgundy in a while, the price is truly absurd.
Corsin’s Vielles Vignes 2017 is a masterpiece. Carved from 40-50 year old vines in Saint-Véran, perched high up in the hills with incredibly rich clay limestone soil beneath. The wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak, giving it length and depth and a wonderful mineral expression. Drink it now while its still juicy with its white peach and ginger notes, or lay it down and let it continue to evolve over the next decade plus.
The old vines that make up the 10.5 hectare of Domaine Vavril in southern Burgundy grow in chalky granitic, sandy soil. It’s part of what make these wines so complex and expressive. Winemaker Jean-Luc Ducruix’s brilliant 2020 red Burgundy has a fine nose of ripe berries, savory spice and red flowers. On the palate, the wine is juicy yet refined, with spectacular concentration that finishes fresh with a crackling vibrancy. Roast a chicken, drink Vavril!
During all my years at Jean-Georges, for white Burgundy, nothing sold quite like Etienne Sauzet. The 2018 Bourgogne Blanc from this amazing producer gives readers and drinkers the opportunity to have an incredible white Burgundy from one of its best producers at a modest price. This wine is bristling with energy– rich and racy with a mineral length that not only shows it is one of the best white wines in the world for fine cuisine but also has the legs to gracefully age for a least a decade. Only a few bottles found their way to me, don’t miss em!
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Burgundy is famously riguously reviewed with many of the best wines never seeing above 92 points. But today’s wine is incredible and has broken the seal and then some. Read what Parker’s Wine Advocate had to say: “Unwinding in the glass with a deep bouquet of plums, cherries, warm spices and sweet soil tones, the 2018 Moulin-à-Vent Les Brussellions is medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with the broadest shoulders and most mid-palate volume of the range. This is a serious but beautifully balanced wine that’s built for the long haul.” -Wine Advocate
The Vocorets are one of the oldest producers in Chablis – and still family owned and operated today. Their 2019 Chablis is a knockout and a reminder of how special these White Burgundies can be when made right. Light gold color with green hues. Fresh & lively with a wealth of peaches and mangoes. Lemons chime in on the palate. Well-balanced with good acidity and long minerally finish.
Chaponnieres is a single parcel on the same hillside as the premier crus, with southern exposure and vines planted in 1950. They are rooted in a fine clay, the perfect soil for producing wine of incredible purity of fruit. The ’19 has intense aromatics of strawberry, black cherry, cinnamon and roses. The fruit is almost crunchy; incredibly fresh, juicy, really flat-out delicious. Great now, great in 10 years and qualitatively worth double the price!
Classic Macon aromas of white flowers & citrus fruits, medium bodied on the palate with lemon peel, peach, and a kiss of minerality. Vanilla-tinged creaminess on the mid-palate gives way to lively acidity. This is easily one of the better white Burgundies for the price that I’ve had in any vintage. It’s a killer wine.
This is the first time we’ve been able to offer this electric wine from Jean-Claude as in most vintages, most of the wine is sold directly to private customers and local restaurants. Man, am I happy to have gotten my hands on this one. The Cuvee de Beracius is classic, textured old-vine Chardonnay, done in steel to preserve the inherent fruitiness and pure aromatics of the best of white Burgundy. Pears, apple, white peaches and a hint of ginger.