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1996 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Pucelles

Leflaive's '96s are legendary. It's as simple as that Over the past six months, we've tasted a handful of Leflaive's '96s. They've been stunning. Without a doubt, one of the best bottles we tasted was the Pucelles. 

On Another Plane: 2014 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin VV

The perennial theme with Fourrier is pristine expression, precise finesse and an ultra-seductive mineral-laden texture. In 2014, this shines through brilliantly. 

Hidden Gem of Gevrey:
2014 Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin Champ Lieu-Dit

"This is really quite good and worth checking out." - Burghound Lately there's been a lot of excitement surrounding Duroché and for good reason. The wines are startling in their elegance, finesse and value.

Holy Ground: 2014 Dancer Meursault 1er Cru Perrières

"Dancer's 2014s are among the best wines that I have ever seen from him and they are very much worth your attention." Over the past few vintages we've been watching the quality of Dancer's wines soar. As the Burghound quote above makes clear, they hit the next level in 2014. 

Sub-$25 Summer Stunner: 2012 Bachelet Bourgogne Aligote

Bachelet’s Aligoté is a wine we just can’t get enough of, especially as the temperatures rise. Whenever Bachelet is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is how the entire line-up overdelivers, from top-to-bottom. It comes as no surprise then, that even his Aligote defies expectations. This is one of the bottles that we drink each summer in ample quantities. 

Red Burgundy 1995-2013: d'Angerville, Bachelet, Barthod, Lignier, Rousseau, Roumier & More

It's been a while since I put a list of red Burgs together and I had fun with this one. There are lots of back vintages from some of my favorite producers.

Strikingly Precise:
2007 Carillon Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet

Carillon's BBM comes from a tiny 0.11ha parcel of low yielding vines. It's one of the rarest White Burgundies, and one of the best. 

It's rare to see this level of quality...
2010 Bachelet Côte de Nuits - Villages

We first offered Bachelet’s 2010 Côte de Nuits Villages back in 2012, and it was one of the best versions of the wine I had tasted. So when another small parcel became available, I jumped on it.

Weightless Intensity:
2014 Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne

It's a pretty simple equation. Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is a huge talent. His 2014's are killer. And Corton-Charlemagne is one of the greatest pieces of earth for the Chardonnay grape. 

A Stone's Throw from Richebourg:
2013 Drouhin Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts

On the map, Petits Monts is, literally, a small stone's throw away from La Romanée and Richebourg. This is a wine that I always buy when I see a decently priced parcel. This particular parcel is really well priced, and that only sweetens things. 

Don't-Miss Dauvissat:
2014 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

While we look forward to Dauvissat's La Forest every year, 2014 is the most exciting vintage for the wine in a long time. It's no secret that 2014 was an exceptional vintage for Chablis. The wines achieved the rare combination of classicism, concentration, and elegance. When you consider Dauvissat’s mastery, it’s no surprise that the 2014 Forest is simply stunning.

Clos Sorbé Two-Ways: Fourrier & Jouan

Clos Sorbé is very likely Morey's most heartbreakingly delicate site. Today, we celebrate two top examples. In the hands of Fourrier and Jouan (and of course, the retired Jacky Truchot), Clos Sorbé is a devastingly intricate, lacey and mineral expression of Red Burgundy.  

Profoundly Graceful: 2014 Bertheau Bonnes Mares

Bertheau's parcel in Bonnes Mares is a mere .34ha. This is a rare bottle and that fact is all the more painful because it's a wine that I love. Currently, you can only find Bertheau's 2014 Bonnes Mares at two other places.

A flat out brilliant wine - 2008 Dauvissat Les Clos

"A flat out brilliant wine with everything it needs to continue its ascent toward greatness... In sum, Chablis just doesn't get a whole lot better than this." -Burghound This is a special bottle of wine. There's just no way around it. 

Stunning Chambolle within Reach:
2014 Hudelot-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny

Hudelot-Noëllat has quickly evolved into one of the most exciting domaines in Burgundy. And somehow, pricing still hasn't caught up.

Jewel-Like: 2014 Drouhin Grands-Echézeaux

Drouhin's Grands-Echézeaux is one of the great unsung wines of Burgundy. For me, there are three great producers of Grands-Ech: DRC, René Engel and Drouhin. Sadly, René Engel passed away in 2005 and prices have skyrocketed. Leaving only two superlative examples of the Grand Cru. 

Dazzling Refinement and Depth:
2014 Colin-Morey St. Aubin En Remilly

Colin-Morey's En Remilly is a very interesting phenomenon. An incredibly wide range of people devote their time to tracking it down. It includes everyone from blue chip collectors to wine geeks and value seekers.

Radically Transcending A Humble Category:
2013 Bachelet & Chevillon Bourgogne Rouge

As far as the Burgundy hierarchy goes, Bourgogne Rouge doesn't amount to much. Still, there's a very select few Bourgogne Rouge that get chased down by serious collectors. Today, I'm excited to present two of the best, Chevillon and Bachelet. These are bottles that we buy and cellar every year and drink after being in the cellar for 7-10 years. 

Raw Power, Radiant Energy:
Lowest Price - 2014 Chevillon Nuits-St-George 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

We love everything from Chevillon, but the 1er Cru Vaucrains is one of the gems. Vaucrains' 80-year-old vines produce powerful, incredibly deep, mineral and savage wines. Yet, for all of its intensity, Chevillon's is marked by a clarity and precision that only the best Burgundies achieve. 

Burgundy Without Artifice:
2014 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Charmes

Last week, we offered Bertheau's 2014 Chambolle. That night, I was searching for additional bottles to fulfill all the orders that we received. This made me very happy. Bertheau's are the Burgundies that I'm most fond of. They are archetypes of just how graceful and pure Burgundy can be.

This is a wine for the darkest part of the cellar
2010 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin

I've been sitting on this parcel of 2010 Charmes-Chambertin for a while. Even when you factor in how great 2010 was in Burgundy, what Dujac turned out is extraordinary. Out of the entire line-up, the Charmes was likely the most eye-opening for me.

2014 Chezeaux (Ponsot) Chambolle-Musigny
1er Cru Charmes

Two weeks ago, offered Chezeaux's Giotte-Chambertin. It was gone in a matter of hours. We knew that word was out on these special bottlings, but the quick sell out and brutal allocating caught us off-guard. 

A Secret No Longer:
2014 Chezeaux (Ponsot) Griotte-Chambertin

In the past handful of years, Chezeaux's Griotte bottling has gone from an insider's secret to being blown up. There's no doubt Chezeaux's Griotte is a very exciting discovery. It's made by Laurent Ponsot, one of the absolute elites of Burgundy. The exciting part is that the Chezeaux label can be had for significantly less money. 

The Razor's Edge: 2014 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Séchet

When you start tasting 2014 Chablis, it becomes clear that it's an epic vintage. The short version is that it combines classicism with mineral-drenched concentration.

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