Wine of the Year
For my wine of the year, it was imperative for me to choose a top-flight Burgundy for under $100.
These two wines dramatize what makes Lafarge so great.
Vincent Dauvissat compares the vintage to the legendary vintages of 1947 and 1959.
It's not easy. Finding Tribut in quantity is always difficult, but it's even worse in 2016 - production was down considerably.
The unfortunate fact is that d’Angerville’s Taillepieds parcel is half the size of their Ducs holdings and a quarter of Champans, making it one of the hardest of d'Angerville's wines to find in quantity.
Pillot’s wines stand out for their unmatched purity and crystalline character.
D'Angerville's 2.4-hectare monopole Clos des Ducs is one of Volnay's best sites. This steep, chalky site produces wines of singular intensity and breeding. It has no trouble competing with Grand Crus.
If Les Clos is all muscle and force, Les Preuses will beguile with its finesse. It's a wine of supreme length and clarity, it is a fine-tuned expression of Chablis.
Fourrier's Gevrey is a long-standing favorite.
The combination of straight-up deliciousness with breeding is hard to resist.
Bachelet’s wines are well known for their elegance and precision and these qualities can be found across the full range of his offerings.
Chambolle is one of the most beautiful expressions of red Burgundy. For many years, Drouhin's 1er Cru has served as an archetypal Chambolle for me. It's a wine that's simply beguiling.
It would be difficult to think of a better vintage to introduce a new wine. The 2014 white Burgundies are stellar and even with the heights that the vintage reached, Ramonet's wines are knockouts.
The 2017 Frionnes is animated by a sleek elegance and near perfect balance that defines Lamy's 2017s. Expect a white Burgundy of silky harmony and driving minerality. Subtle shavings of sweet herbs and ripe citrus add even more nuance to this extraordinary example of what Frionnes can bring to the table.
I'm happy to offer a wide survey of our red Burgundy inventory stretching from Bourgogne to Grand Crus.
You'll find some of Burgundy's top talent, including still under-the-radar producers.