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"Seriously good" -2021 Dauvissat Chablis

Dauvissat's 2021s are forces of nature. They are concentrated, tension-filled, and seriously mineral-laden. It's the sort of collection that we won't see again for many, many years.

"This has the potential to be one of the wines of the vintage."
-2020 Dauvissat Chablis Les Preuses

Dauvissat's 2020s are really compelling. They offer up plenty of presence, but what really wins us over is their piercing minerality.

"I very much like the focused power... " -2020 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

At their best, the 2020s combine power and richness with snap, tension, and Chablisien minerality. Raveneau has clearly produced some of the top wines of the vintage.

"Impressive and recommended"
2021 Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy

Tribut's 2021s are dazzling and crystal-clear expressions of Chablis' unique minerality.

"This is also very good for its level" -2021 Ballot-Millot Meursault

The 2021 Meursault is very impressive. It's lifted and rich with a tactile minerality. Stylistically, Ballot-Millot falls between the reductive style of Coche and Roulot and the voluptuous, oily style of old-school Meursault producers.

Grace & Punch - 2021 Chablis At Its Finest
2021 Pommier Chablis "Les Reinettes"

For nearly a decade, we've been following Pommier's wines closely.

2021 Roulot Meursault Villages
"This is an excellent Meursault village" -Burghound

The villages designation is very deceiving. It seems like Burgundy's hierarchies based on centuries of accumulated wisdom are suspended when it comes to Roulot's Meursault Villages. It is world-class.

Punching Above Its Weight Class
2021 Bachelet-Monnot Chassagne-Montrachet

Bachelet-Monnot's Chassagne AC is a bottle that we reach for often. The 2021 is an especially thrilling vintage of the wine. As Burghound's note below highlights, the 2021 is a seriously structured example of the wine. It is also a tense and electric one.

"Impeccably well-balanced"
2020 Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St. Jean

Thierry Pillot has emerged as one of Burgundy's most talented white Burgundy producers.

Jura Rarities:
Cavarodes, Cellier Saint Benoit, Ganevat, Macle & Pelican

"Excellent"-Lowest Price:
2019 Génot-Boulanger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Five years ago, this was a virtually unknown domaine. With the 2014 vintage, collectors took notice. More took notice of their brilliant 2017. Génot-Boulanger is now much more widely known.

Lowest Price: "Excellent for its level and recommended"
2020 Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet

Burghound writes, "the wines are always at least very good but their 2020s have that extra dimension of 'presence' which propels them to the next level."

"This beautiful effort is packed with development potential and is very classy."
2020 De Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

De Montille Cailleret's greatness isn't widely known, but it is consistently one of the most exciting bottles of white Burgundy that we taste.

"Excellent"-Lowest Price
2019 Génot-Boulanger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Génot-Boulanger's 2019s join their 2017s and 2014s as high notes in an incredible run.

Chassagne Magic
2020 Bachelet-Monnot Chassagne-Montrachet

Bachelet-Monnot are revelatory expressions of Burgundy.

Our Go-To Champagne Value
Laherte Frères Ultradition Blanc de Blancs Brut NV

Ultradition has become one of the most popular Champagnes in Crush history. Simply put, Ultradition is an irresistible Champagne that delivers serious value. It's an accessible Champagne, but also one of incredible balance and interest.

"The balance is impeccable" -Burghound
2020 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc

Clos des Mouches Blanc is one of the true insider wines in all of Burgundy.

Magic in Meursault
2018 Pierre Boisson Grands Charrons

The Boisson family makes Meursault exactly as we like it: intensely mineral, nervy, and with perfectly-judged richness. 

The Grands Charrons is always one of the high points of the lineup. 

"In a word, lovely" -Burghound
2019 De Montille Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

Saint Aubin's 1er Cru En Remilly is a go-to for many Burgundy fanatics. The site pulls in everyone from collectors to value seekers. Not many other places offer white Burgundies at this level for this price. After all, En Remilly sits just behind the Grand Cru, Le Montrachet.

Wine of the Year #3: Bobby's Pick
2020 Chacra Chardonnay

The combined efforts of Piero Incisa della Rochetta and Jean-Marc Roulot have really paid off. Hailing from Argentina's Patagonia region, the 2020 Chardonnay is simply a tour de force irrespective of geographic qualifiers. This is not great Southern Hemisphere Chardonnay. It's world-class Chardonnay.

Wine of the Year #2: Ian's Pick
2019 Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet

These are revelatory expressions of Burgundy. The amount of finesse and luminous mineral precision that they are able to tease out is astonishing. 

Showstopping Champagne
2014 Laherte Freres Les Empreintes Extra Brut

Laherte's Empreintes is among the most impressive and eye-opening Champagnes we've tasted this year. Over the past handful of years, Laherte has emerged as one of the most talented growers in Champagne.

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.

Lowest Price: 2019 White Burgundy Sweet Spot
2019 Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon

By all accounts, Leflaive's 2019s are some of the top white Burgundies of the vintage. The wines have showstopping elegance, incredible complexity, and serious cut and structure. The total package is jaw-dropping.

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