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A Magical Combination - Value and Refinement:
2018 Fornerol Côte de Nuits - Villages Rouge

We buy every bottle of Fornerol's Côte de Nuits that we can get our hands on.

Very few Burgundies hit a combination of seriousness, drinkability, and affordability the way that Fornerol's Côte de Nuits Rouge does. It simply nails it.  

Bulletproof Burgundy Value - Revisited: 2017 Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges Vieilles Vignes

Chevillon’s NSG consistently outperforms its category, and the 2017 vintage transcends an already high bar.

“Côte de Nuits does not get better than this”
- 2017 Bachelet Côte de Nuits

As Neal Martin's quote makes very clear, Bachelet's 2017 Côte de Nuits is dynamite. Bachelet works on an elite level, which is clearly visible across his entire range of wines. His wines are known for their elegance and precision, and these qualities seriously elevate his Côte de Nuits.

The Total Package - Burgundy Value
2017 Fornerol Côte de Nuits Villages Blanc & Rouge

Few Burgundies have taken hold at Crush like Fornerol's. It's rare for Burgundies to nail the combination of deliciousness, rigor and affordability like Fornerol's Côte de Nuits Villages does. The wines are simply shocking in this regard. 

2015 Burgundy - Elevated
2015 Fornerol Côte de Nuits Villages

This is one of the more eye-opening and irresistible everyday Burgundies that I've tasted. I have a soft spot for Côte de Nuits. Mostly due to Bachelet's wines. 

"In a word, marvelous" -
2014 Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru, Magnum Edition

In recent years, Clos des Lambrays has been on a tear. It's been exciting to watch.

Bullet-Proof:
2014 Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Perrières & 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

Chevillon is bullet-proof.

Distance Runner:
2014 Hubert Lignier Morey St.Denis 1er Cru Les Chaffots

Lignier's parcel in Les Chaffots lies just above the Grand Cru Clos St. Denis, and it is one of the Domaine's iconic wines.

Hauntingly Nuanced: 2015 Jouan Clos St-Denis

Jouan's wines possess a captivating mixture of perfume and delicacy. And the domaine reaches its absolute peak with their Clos St. Denis.

A Dream Brew:
2015 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

In vintages like 2015, something magical happens to Drouhin's Chambolle 1er Cru.

The Magic of Rousseau:
2014 Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques

DRC, Roumier and Rousseau form the holy trinity of Red Burgundy producers.

"Very pure and unforced"
2015 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Charmes

In 2012, I took a flyer on a back-vintage parcel of Bertheau and the wines immediately became an obsession of mine.

Cult Red Burgundy:
2002 Engel Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Brûlées

For me, Engel represents everything that's mysterious and beautiful in Burgundy.

Magnum Opus
Lowest Price: 2014 Ponsot Clos de la Roche VV Magnums

There's nothing like Ponsot in the entire Côte d'Or. And his Clos de la Roche is one of the great wines of the world.

Dujac Combottes:
2002-2014

If you were to stand in the 1er Cru Combottes and look around, you'd be surrounding by Grand Crus.

Rare Sighting:
1979 Mugneret-Gibourg Clos Vougeot

There was a time when we were able to offer Mugneret-Gibourg's wines frequently. Those days have ended. The wines have become painfully hard to locate in quantity. Since the 2005 vintage, Mugneret-Gibourg's wines have blown up.

Heartbreaking Purity and Poise:
Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin 2014

Griotte-Chambertin is one of my favorite bottles from Drouhin. Drouhin captures the site with such heartbreaking purity and poise that it’s hard not to be deeply impressed.