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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.
This is an absolutely phenomenal white Burgundy from Denis, Martial and Gaetane. The Sous la Velle comes from the family vineyards located in the village of Meursault, but just outside the limits of the AOC. That’s good for us considering what’s in the bottle. A sophisticated White Burg made from 35 year old vines on marl and limestone, the perfect stage for a well-chiseled Chardonnay with a round mouthfeel, a creamy middle and plenty of depth. This should be three times the price.
This is seriously good, proper Chablis grown on precious Kimmeridgian soil facing Les Blanchots, west of Montée de Tonnerre. Given what’s in the bottle, it’s offered at a shockingly good price. It’s textbook Chablis and unveils itself very slowly in the glass. One of those rare wines that’s different with almost every passing sip – especially as it warms a bit. Consequently, there’s a myriad of flavors that dart to and fro: pineapple, grapefruit, fresh mint, wildflower, wet stone, apple…all delightful and with that famous Chablis cut.
Lydia Cornu’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. And as the first non-tariffed Burgundy in a while, today’s price is truly absurd.
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!
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, Wine Enthusiast
The newly released 2019 Domaine Laroche Chablis Saint Martin is a knockout, even better than the fantastic 2018 we offered last year. This year it comes armed with a 92 points– fitting for a terrific white Burgundy with a killer nose of citrus rind, quince and thyme that opens up to a dense, packed mid-palate of crunchy fruit. The finish is classic Chablis, chalky and minerally and incredibly smooth. The lengthy acidity is what makes it so versatile at the table and provides structure for great aging potential.
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!