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"A classic Chambolle of lace and grace" - Magnum Edition:
2017 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

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.

"In a word, excellent." -Burghound
2014 Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos du Caillerets

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.

A Sleeper From A Burgundy Benchmark
2017 Lamy St. Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes

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.

Red Burgundy 1993-2018:
Bachelet, D'Angerville, Dujac, Fourrier, Mugnier, Roumier, Rousseau, & More

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.

An Electric Overachiever:
2018 Anne Boisson Bourgogne Aligoté

The Boisson family is making some of the most exciting wines of Burgundy. Their Aligoté highlights the incredible level of winemaking at Boisson. 

Chambolle Benchmark:
2017 Barthod Chambolle-Musigny

The wines are in a word: bulletproof. Barthod just doesn't miss, and her Chambolles show a shimmering clarity and heartbreakingly silky elegance that makes them pretty much archetypical examples of the region.

Purity In Chablis Revisited:
2017 Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Tribut's 2017s offer an incredible completeness. They have presence and an intense salty, Chablisienne minerality coursing through them.

"Lovely"
2018 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin VV

Fourrier's Gevrey is a wine that people jump at the chance to buy.

It exists on a special plane amongst villages bottling. It shares this space with few other bottles - Roumier Chambolle, Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée, etc.

Chablis Laid Bare:
2015 Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Les Vaillons

When Dauvissat's Vaillons hits the mark, it's an amazing bottle of Chablis.

It might not be the grandest expression, but its mineral focus is really thrilling.

"If you love Clos des Ducs, don't miss the '02"
2002 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

The 2002 Ducs is a legend.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been working through a recent purchase of back-vintage d'Angerville. I saved the best for last. 

Extreme Purity:
2018 Colin-Morey St. Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly Nicholas et Mathis

It wouldn't be out of line to say that Pierre-Yves Colin's work in St. Aubin has been crucial in establishing the domaine's cult status.

Rugged Majesty:
2017 Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche

Lignier's Clos de la Roche is often mentioned in the same breath as the appellation's other benchmarks - Ponsot, Dujac, and Leroy.

2018 Dauvissat Chablis

Dauvissat produced an amazing cast of 2018s. They combine power and richness with snap, tension, and Chablisien minerality.

”Genuinely Great”
2017 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc Magnums

Clos des Mouches is a very important site for Drouhin.

This prime mid-slope vineyard was one of the first purchases of Maurice Drouhin when he essentially established domaine bottlings in the 1920s. 

The Stars Aligned, Part II:
2014 Genot-Boulanger Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

Genot-Boulanger's 2014s are seriously impressive. It marks the vintage when quality jumped to a profound level. 

Volnay Distance Runner:
2008 Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Catching d'Angerville's Champans in the right vintage is an extraordinary experience.

Last weekend, we offered the amazing 2010 Champans. Today, I'm happy to offer the 2008, another personal favorite vintage of Champans. These are the only bottles available in the country. 

"A wonderfully complete wine that impresses for its exceptional balance"
2017 Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

We have been beating the drum for Moreau-Naudet for the past five years. Still, the dazzling quality of the 2017s shocked us. This is a break out vintage that places them among the best of Chablis.

Jouan, The Smart Buy:
2018 Jouan Morey St. Denis

Jouan produces an outstanding lineup of wines, but we find ourselves reaching most often for his village-level wines.

Red Burgundy Masterpieces:
2010 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Champans & 2005 Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

This is a blatantly idiosyncratic coupling of Burgundies. The only reasoning is that these are two Burgundies that I love to drink.

They offer purity, incredible finesse, and structures that will allow them to age wonderfully and develop the haunting nuance that makes Burgundy so special.

2018 Coche-Dury Meursault

I'll keep this quick. Coche-Dury's wines possess a singular magic that's obvious.

They are intense, incredibly refined, and are insanely well balanced. The wines offer up an improbable combination of depth, verve, and power. 

Brilliant Equilibrium:
2018 Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot Cuvée Clement et Emma

Pierre-Yves Colin is one of the masters of white Burgundy; he's right up there with Roulot and Coche. He also has a magic touch with Chassagne, and the Abbaye de Morgeot Clement et Emma is a prime place to witness it. 

Bulletproof Chambolle:
2016 Barthod Chambolle-Musigny

There are few Burgundy producers that are as time-tested and have as loyal of a following as Barthod.

Barthod seems to always hit the mark, and as the wines age, it only becomes more obvious. 

Grand Cru Benchmark:
2018 Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin

Bachelet's Charmes is among the rarest treasures of Burgundy.

Bachelet has a mere 0.44ha in Charmes. The vines are 100-years old. In any given vintage, somewhere around 180 cases are produced. 

"It's no secret that Lamy has been on a roll... "
2017 Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet "Le Concis du Champs"

It's clear that Olivier Lamy is at the top of his game.

Every time that I taste one of Lamy's wines, what's in my glass is thoroughly exciting. They are grandly sculpted wines with eye-opening rigor.

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