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From Mercurey in the north Cote Chalonnaise, comes a stunner of a Pinot. As Galloni pointed out, “I was very impressed with the wines I tasted at Camille Giroud. While top selections are hugely successful, readers should also pay attention to the village wines, which deliver plenty of character at accessible prices.” The raspberry fruits are super clean and pure on both the nose and in the mouth. The acidity is just where you would want it and finish is so smooth.
Glistening pale yellow-green to the rim, infused with mouth-watering aromas of ripe apple, pear and quince, and crushed almonds with honey and rich creamy middle and a fantastic rush of acidity and minerality that are present throughout. A calling card of Bonhomme’s Vire-Clesse, if you closed your eyes and took a sip, it would have you convinced you were drinking Meursault at least a 3x price tag. This is the White Burgundy to pair with Thanksgiving.
It’s no wonder this is a hot ticket amongst some of NYC’s best restaurants; this is a killer wine. The 2020 Petit Chablis has an attractive nose of citrus rind, white flowers, and wet stone. In the palate, the wine is racy and mineral with just a touch of salinity. The hallmark of the great 2020s will be tension and length and Sébastien’s little wine has both in spades. Incredible acidic cut will make this fantastic at the table and a great candidate for short term aging.
Lydia Cornu’s 2019s are absolutely electric in Burgundy’s highlight vintage — exceptional bottles that I’ve tried to order as much as I possibly can. The Cote de Nuits bottling is carved off a small vineyard called ‘La Montagne’ with the vines planted by Lydia’s father nearly 45 years ago. It offers a fleshy and round mouthful full of crunchy black cherry notes, a bright acidity and a smooth and lingering finish. Beautiful structure and length, it’s a straight up Burgundian theft at this price.
For year, I’ve been delighted by the White Burgundies at Domaine Corsin. There’s really good reason for that. The Corsin’s holdings in Pouilly-Fuissé include many of the best situated sites in the appellation. This wine comes from a selection of older vines grown in these limestone soils. The 2018 Corsin Domain’s Pouilly-Fuissé ‘Vieilles Vignes’ displays a bright golden hue with a hint of green. Its subtle bouquet with a woody-vanilla note enhances the slightly sharp, sophisticated fullness on the palate mingled with a generous underlying impression of toasted bread.
Jean-Claude Janin’s Domaine des Terres de Chatenay estate has 7 hectares of naturally farmed, old Chardonnay vines rooted in some of the most mineral soil of Burgundy. The resulting wines are electric renditions of white Burgundy, with high-toned, floral aromatics, a deep concentration of green apple and pear fruit and a laser-like finish that is stony, a touch saline and a mile long.
92+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2019 Givry 1er Cru La Grande Berge reveals aromas of plums, cherries, raw cocoa and spices. Medium to full-bodied, powdery and enveloping, it’s lively and fleshy, with fine tannins that assert themselves with youthful grip on the finish”- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Burgundy is famously rigorously reviewed with many of the best wines never seeing above 92 points. But today’s new release is worthy of the outrageous praise and has broken the seal and then some. Read what Parker’s Wine Advocate had to say: “One of the more perfumed, elegant wines in this year’s collection is the 2019 Moulin-à-Vent Les Brussellions, a medium to full-bodied, ample and layered red evocative of plums, red berries, rose petals and spices. Deep and concentrated, it’s structured around ultra-refined tannins.”
A large glass is necessary to capture the brilliant aromatics of Talmard’s 2020 Macon Uchizy. Aromas of ripe Meyer lemon, peach, honey and mint just blast from the glass upon pouring. The wine takes on weight with aeration, developing flavors of crisp green apple, juicy peach and lemon custard. The finish is long and fresh, so good with food. Roast some salmon, make sweet corn risotto, use it as an aperitif, it’s a great choice for a spring/summer-house white wine.
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!
I’m exciting to bring this one to you for as long as it lasts (which I don’t think will be long). I have exclusive access to a secret declassified Leflaive project that features fruit exclusively from Puligny Montrachet. But because the land is owned by relatives and long time friends the wines say, Leflaive & Associes instead of Domaine Leflaive. Same farmers, winegrowers and vineyard managers, just not the estate fruit. Made in the Leflaive winery with the same barrels. Still the same unrivaled class in a bottle. Wine Spectator’s feature on the 2018 Leflaive wines called it “an ideal vintage”. That’s what you’re getting today. The same essential calcareous clay soil, the same team behind the best white wines in the whole world.