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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.

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. 

“I like the balance and transparency”
2016 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been blown away by a bottle of Drouhin’s Clos des Mouches.

It's a confounding wine. It's a 1er Cru from Beaune, an area known for a certain rusticity. Yet Mouches dazzles with its elegance and overall breeding.

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.

The Loire's King of Fizz, Part II:
2019 Les Capriades “Piège à Filles” Rosé

Les Capriades are absolute masters of pét-nat. When I taste their examples alongside many of their peers, it seems like they know something no one else does.

"Readers who can find the 2012 should not hesitate, as it is truly magical"
2012 Roederer Cristal Rosé

For me, any vintage of Cristal Rosé is one of Champagne's greatest wines. The 2012 is simply brilliant.

It is an utterly beautiful wine delivering finesse, length, and delicacy. 

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. 

"One of the finest grower-producers"
Marie-Noëlle Ledru Brut Grand Cru

Ledru produces some of the most lovingly made and terroir-expressive Champagnes around.

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.  

Profound Grace:
2014 Bertheau Bonnes Mares

Bertheau's 2014 Bonnes Mares is special.

In any vintage, Bertheau's Bonnes Mares is something that I aggressively chase down. With only 0.34ha, it takes a lot of work and yields far too few bottles. 

The Beating Heart Of Burgundy:
2018 Jouan Chambolle-Musigny & Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Echezeaux"

Once you adjust to their un-showy wavelength and whispering complexity, it's really easy to become obsessed.

This has become very clear to us. Our Jouan offers have become some of the most popular. 

2017 Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin

Griotte-Chambertin is one of the most beguiling and elegant of Gevrey's Grand Crus.

It is also one of the smallest and most elusive Grand Crus in Burgundy. Just over a handful of producers even make wine in Griotte.

Bulletproof Bourgogne:
2017 Barthod Bourgogne Rouge

Barthod's Rouge is one of the great and time tested examples of the category.

It's a wine that Burgundy buyers stock up on each vintage. 

"Elegant, airy and exceptionally fresh"
2017 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin VV

Fourrier's Gevrey is a long-standing favorite. The combination of straight-up deliciousness with breeding is hard to resist.

It's a wine that radically transcends its villages category. When you try to think of comparisons, a few wines come to mind - Roumier's Chambolle, Mugneret-Gibourg's Vosne, and then, you start reaching. 

In The Shadows Of Bonnes Mares:
2017 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes

Value In Red Burgundy:
2017 Jouan Coteaux Bourguignons

In any vintage, Jouan's Coteaux Bourguignons is a wine that the staff drinks by the caseful. It's hard to argue with its liveliness and irresistible texture...

And of course, it's value.

Chambolle Brilliance - Lowest Price:
2017 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes

0.36ha, The Pinnacle:
2018 Jouan Clos St-Denis

The Grand Cru Clos Saint-Denis is celebrated for its class, purity, feminine grace, and simultaneously, for its intensity.

It’s a perfect match for Jouan.

Coche-Dury 2007-2017:
From Aligoté to Meursault Perrières

It is extremely rare to see so much Coche on one list.

Coche represents one of the pinnacles of Burgundy. When I use the word epic, it is applied just as much to the Bourgogne and his reds as it is to the dazzling Meursault 1er Cru Perrières.

Burgundy's Greatest Value:
2017 Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne Rouge

 For Burgundy lovers seeking value, Hudelot-Noëllat’s Bourgogne Rouge is a godsend.

You simply won’t find another bottle in this price range that offers more complexity, finesse, and sheer deliciousness.

“This is easily of villages level quality” -Revisited: 2017 Bachelet Bourgogne Rouge

In any vintage, Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge punches well above its weight class.

In 2017, the Bourgogne Rouge functions at an even higher level. When Burghound writes, it’s “easily of villages level quality" that's spot on. 

The Rarest of the Rare: 2018 Wasenhaus Spätburgunderr Kanzel

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