News — 2017

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In Top Form Revisited
2017 Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet

The 2017 Puligny is a really beautiful vintage for the wine. It is vibrant, finely etched, and supremely elegant. It's very rare that a villages wine has this much class and sophistication.

A Study in Grace and Understatement
2017 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes

Bertheau is making some of the most arrestingly elegant and honest Burgundies around. The whole lineup is impressive, but there's something special about the Chambolle 1er Cru Charmes.

"Lace and Grace"
2017 Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles

"Offers very fine quality for its level"
2017 Tribut Chablis

Tribut's 2017 collection has the richness and presence of the vintage with an intense, salty, Chablisienne minerality coursing through it. They epitomize what makes the 2017 Chablis vintage so magic.

"In a word: sublime" - Antonio Galloni
2017 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Simply put, Raveneau produces some of the greatest white wines on earth.

"This is excellent" -Burghound
2017 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Barre

Lafon has never been better. Along with Roulot and Coche-Dury, Lafon is the standard-bearer of Meursault. His 2017s show this benchmark in top form.

Wine of the Year #2: Joe's Pick
Ramiro Ibáñez’s Cota 45

Ramiro Ibáñez’s Cota 45 is one of the most fascinating and compelling projects that I’ve encountered.

2017 Lafarge Volnay:
1er Cru Clos du Château des Ducs & 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

These two wines dramatize what makes Lafarge so great.

Ungrafted Saumur
2017 Roches Neuves Saumur-Champigny Franc de Pied

The Franc de Pied is based on vines that have never been grafted on to American root stock as nearly all of Europe's vines have been to escape phylloxera.