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"In a word, brilliant."
- 2019 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Clos des Ducs produces some of the most intense, mineral-driven, and deeply complex examples of red Burgundy.

Sub-$30 Red Burgundy:
2022 Trousselle Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune En Cre

It's rare to find this quality in red Burgundy at this price point, and even rarer for it to happen vintage after vintage.

"This is a quality Chambolle villages and worth a look."
2019 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny

The way that the 2019 vintage dovetails with Bertheau's style is really amazing. The Chambolle is sleek and refined, but it possesses more punch and velvety texture than you typically encounter in the wine. 

A Legend In Top Form:
2017 Gouges Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 'Les Saint Georges'

Les Saint Georges- a combination of stony limestone and clay soils, is renowned for its impressive structure, muscle, and longevity. In Gouges' hands, this site is totally captivating, simultaneously noble and wild.

The Magic of Dujac:
2021 Domaine Dujac Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru

There's an unmistakeable magic to Dujac's wines.

"Very fine." -2022 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

Drouhin's Chambolle 1er Cru offers a pedigree and elegance that may be unrivaled for the price.

"In sum, this is terrific."
Lowest Price: 2019 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses

It struts a spellbinding level of refinement and ethereal complexity.

Grace and Understatement - Revisited:
2020 Jouan Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbé

Jouan's Clos Sorbé possesses a haunting mixture of perfume and delicacy.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow:
2020 Fourrier Bourgogne Rouge

The perennial theme with Fourrier is a pristine expression, precise finesse, and an ultra-seductive mineral-laden texture.

"Well worth seeking out"
2019 Chandon de Briailles 1er Cru Île des Vergelesses

Purity, subtlety and elegance are the calling cards of Chandon de Briailles. It's a style that has won this domaine loyal fans for decades. You'll find Chandon de Briailles in the cellars of everyone from wine geeks to blue-chip collectors.

Sweet Spot - Lowest Price
2020 Drouhin Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru

Drouhin's Vosne 1er Cru is one of the great values in their vast and formidable lineup.

Wine of the Year Revisited
2019 Berthaut-Gerbet Bourgogne - Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Berthaut-Gerbet's 2019 is about texture and purity above all else. It's a beautifully articulate wine with a buoying undercurrent that makes red Burgundy so unique. There's bright fruits and an earthy minerality that are beautifully interwoven. The overall presentation is one of refinement.

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

Extreme Weightlessness:
2021 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Buntsandstein

The "Buntsandstein" is normally the most expansive of the Pinot Noir collection; this is perhaps the most focused edition they have ever made.

Grace and Understatement:
2020 Jouan Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbé

Clos Sorbé gets to the beating heart of the domaine like no other wine in the incredibly strong lineup does.

Red Burgundy As It Should Be:
2021 Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

They are wines that feel as though they're without artifice. The wines are animated by a fine-ness, a delicacy. They speak softly, but with captivating precision.

Sub-$30 Red Burgundy:
2021 Trousselle Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune En Cre

Since discovering the wines a few years ago, Trousselle has been our go-to producer for everyday Burgundy. The quality that he turns out for the price is beyond astonishing. 

The Exemplar
2020 Jouan Chambolle-Musigny

"This is already excellent and potentially outstanding." -Burghound
2018 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.

"One of Champagne's brightest young talents"
2017 Renoir Les Epinettes Grand Cru

In 2019, I named Renoir's 2015 Les Epinettes my wine of the year. Today, I'm happy to follow up with the impressive 2017 Epinettes.  

"A lovely sense of detail and vibrancy" -Burghound
2019 Bachelet Côte de Nuits - Villages

The 2019 takes the stony core and builds a subtle soil inflected minerality that's rendering with incredible precision. There are ultra-clear layers of red fruits and a beautiful textural elegance.

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.

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.

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.

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