1er Cru Clos des Ducs - 1er Cru Champans
The 2006s are gaining in weight and presence without losing that ethereal, glorious purity. These are stunning wines AND stunning values.
Today, a quick follow-up *only* for those of you who supported Angerville in the past: Magnums of Angerville’s 2006 1er Cru Clos des Ducs and 1er Cru Champans.
What can we say, we love Angerville. It’s really not much more complex than that. This is the Burgundy we love – it’s the Burgundy we drink. (Regularly.)
If Angerville’s 2005s are obviously epic, the 2006s started out very well and they are just getting better and better. The 2006s are gaining in weight and presence without losing that ethereal, glorious purity that makes the top 2006s shimmer. These wines have such clarity and energy on the palate; they have plenty of depth, yet they remain charming, for lack of a better word. 2006 in Burgundy is for the Burgundy drinker more than the Burgundy collector.
I have no doubt that the 2006 Angerville’s are going to be stunning wines given the proper time to develop and the current underestimation of this vintage is creating some tremendous Burgundy values.
2005 Angerville Ducs mags? $650
2006 Angerville Ducs mags? $200
The 2006 as less than a third of the wine that the 2005 is? That’s a travesty; it’s a joke.
But so it is with 2006. Very good wines, little hype…this creates great deals. Two of the best today and we only have a handful of each, so please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
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2006 Clos des Ducs Magnum (1.5L)
Special Email Price: $199.95
(Compare at $240)
Burghound: Here there is no reduction whatsoever with a reasonably expressive nose of red and blue pinot fruit and dried rose petal nuances that dissolve into rich, intense and mineral-inflected flavors of crystalline purity and wonderful cut and precision, all wrapped in an exceptionally fresh, deep and mouth coating finish that seems to go on and on. The balance is impeccable and this too will live for many a year before it reaches old age. A classic Ducster that is slightly bigger than the '07 version is not quite as refined. A choice.
2006 Champans Magnum (1.5L)
Special Email Price: $169.95
(Compare at $200)
Burghound: I was mildly surprised to find a bit of reduction in the bottled version though not enough to completely hide the otherwise ripe, pure and highly complex red berry fruit aromas nuanced by a hint of iron oxide (a rusty earth character) that precedes rich, full and intense flavors that carry sleek muscle and real punch and power, all wrapped in a serious, chiseled and built to age finish. This is a wonderfully impressive wine that has the touch of youthful austerity that Champans always seems to display. Be sure to decant this for 30 minutes first as it improved noticeably with air.