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Dujac Magic:
2010 Dujac Morey-St-Denis

Generally speaking, Dujac's line-up is amazing in how it respects no boundaries. Dujac makes epic Grand Cru red Burgundies, shockingly good whites, and, as today’s offer drives home, village-level wines that box well above their weight class. 

"Nicely focused" -2021 Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin

Duroché crafts Gevreys of incredible purity with intricate and subtle complexity. 

"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.

At The Height Of His Powers:
2017 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne

You'd have to look towards Coche and Roulot. In recent vintages, it's become clear that Lafon is at the top of his game.

"Elegant, airy and exceptionally fresh" Revisited
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.

"This is a fine Chablis villages"
2017 Dauvissat Chablis

Dauvissat's AC Chablis is one of the greats of the category. The 2017 Chablis is a stunning example of the wine.

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.  

"This is a very fine Meursault villages and worth checking out."
2018 Roulot Meursault Villages

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

Chevillon’s NSG consistently outperforms its category and the 2017 vintage transcends an already high bar. Chevillon's style is deep and structured - they are what we reach for when seeking ruggedly-honest, serious Burgundy.

Radically Transcending Its Appellation:
2014 Bachlet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

We've become obsessed with Bachelet's 2014s. Of course, the Gevrey is at the top of the list. Generally speaking, Bachelet's Gevrey exists on its own plane. On paper, it's a villages wine. In reality, it radically transcends the category.

Bachelet Go-To: 2014 Bachelet Côte de Nuits - Villages

You can taste anywhere in Bachelet's lineup from his Aligote to the epic Charmes-Chambertin and it would be clear that this perfectionist estate doesn't miss. For me, it's the Côte de Nuits where I think the greatest value is. Year after year, this is one of my go-to bottles.