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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.
Like No Other
2015 Château d'Yquem Half-Bottles
Curnonsky, the famous 20th century Parisian "Prince of Gastronomes" included Yquem (along with Montrachet) among "the five great white wines of France.”
Unbeatable 2019 Red Burgundy
2019 Fornerol Côte de Nuits - Villages Rouge
Didier Fornerol's Côte de Nuits - Villages offers a rare combination of rigor, deliciousness, and value. For many vintages, the Côte de Nuits - Villages Rouge is a staff and customer favorite. The 2019 takes things to another level.
Loire Royalty - In Top Form
2019 Roches Neuves Saumur Blanc Clos de l'Échelier
The l’Échelier Blanc is always the most incisively mineral of Roches Neuves' whites. Clos de l’Échelier is a 1.8ha clos (a walled vineyard) that has hard limestone soils.
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.
Barthod, Dujac, Mugneret-Gibourg, Rousseau, & More
Hitting On All Cylinders:
2019 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. This speaks volumes about how impressive his work in St. Aubin is. Colin has holdings in Grand Crus and top 1er Crus, yet savvy buyers hunt the En Remilly bottlings down with the same fervor as the Chevalier-Montrachet.
2019 François Cotat Chavignol Rosé
For many rosés, there's a race to drink them within the first year of release. In contrast, Cotat's is in prime form after 6-10 years of age.
Marquis D'Angerville: 2006-2018
Whether it's the stony and intricate raciness of Taillepieds or the singular combination of intensity and breeding of Clos des Ducs, d'Angerville's wines possess a captivating silkiness, finesse, and excellent transparency.
Hiding In Plain Sight Revisited
2018 Pierre Boisson Auxey-Duresses Blanc
Boisson's work in Auxey-Duresses has been "hiding in plain sight". Their Auxey-Duresses Blanc shows a similar tension and cut that makes their Auxey 1er Cru En Reugne so thrilling.
Colin-Morey, Coche-Dury, De Moor, Lamy-Caillat, Lafon & More
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
2020 Lapierre Morgon Sans Soufre
The unsulphured version of Lapierre's Morgon consistently shows a textural dimension, a clarity of expression, and an intangible depth that sets it apart.
"Nicely Delineated" - Burghound
2017 Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet
Moreau's wines are explosive, rigorously sculpted, and above all, pure. I'm always taken by their pristine high-toned gracefulness.
From Vosne to Clos Vougeot
Across the range, the wines are texturally beguiling, transparent, and supremely elegant.
A Study in Grace and Understatement
2017 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Bertheau is making some of the most arrestingly elegant and honest Burgundies around. The whole lineup is impressive, but there's something special about the Chambolle 1er Cru Charmes.
In Top Form:
2019 Chevillon Nuits-St-George Vieilles Vignes
Their Nuits has long been one of my bulletproof village Burgundies. The 2019 ups the ante in a serious way.