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A fruity, complex nose leads on to a lively palate with finely balanced acidity. A mid-palate of cherry and redcurrant fruits gives way to a smooth, persistent finish.
V 90, WS 90, WA 90

The 2014 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons Vieilles Vignes has a gentle bouquet with hints of popcorn at first, though soon replaced by ripe Satsuma and slightly smoky scents. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, modest weight, but with a pleasant salinity that fans out towards the finish. This is a typical Vaillons, but one that is holding itself back for now, so afford this a couple of years in the cellar to get the most from it.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)
WS 90

Fragrant, evoking floral, sweet smoke, cherry and earth notes. The cherry theme continues on the palate, while the tannins show sufficient heft. Delivers fine weight and balance overall. Lingering finish. Best from 2015 through 2023.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2014)
Deep and gourmand nose, melting lemony and mint touch to mineral notes. Ample attack on freshness that evolves on richer and full-bodied mouth.
Saint-Aubin, in the hills behind Puligny-Montrachet, is the Roux family’s home village. With this white, they have brought out the softness as well as the richness of the village’s wines. A lemon flower aroma is followed by notes of citrus and white fruit, with a touch of spice.
WE 94

The epitome of Grand Cru Chablis, this is mineral and fruit driven—impressive both from its richness and its tense structure. The power comes from the depth of flavor that brings the texture right through the wine. Age for 5–7 years.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2012)
Maison Albert Bichot is a passionate family business that is run by the 6th generation Alberic Bichot. Their hands on approach in the vineyard and the use of traditional Burgundian winemaking methods has resulted in wonderfully crafted quality wines. The 2013 Domaine du Pavillon Meursault 1er Cru "Les Charmes has a beautiful golden robe worthy of the very best. Generous and flattering with powerful, well-balanced and dense flavors. "This is both more elegant and more complex with its expressive nose of hazelnut, dried apricot, white peach and acacia blossom aromas that evidence only a discreet hint of wood toast. There is good vibrancy and very good detail to the medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductive mouth feel before culminating in a saline-inflected, balanced and utterly delicious finish. I like the balance and this should both drink well young and reward medium-term cellaring if desired.
WS 92

The initial impact of animal and earth aromas gives way to cherry, raspberry, earth and spice flavors. Solidly structured and long, with an aftertaste of blackberry and tar. Best from 2019 through 2033. 240 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (July, 2016)
WE 90

This is a ripe, wood-aged wine that shows the richer side of Meursault. It's generous with ripe yellow fruits, but balanced and complemented by crisp acidity and hints of toastiness. A fine wine with impeccable structure, it will age well, so drink from 2015.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec, 2013)
V 90-92

Cool aromas of lime, crushed herbs, pepper and mint. Densely packed but light on its feet, conveying moderate richness to its lime, mint and pepper flavors.

- Stephan Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (Aug, 2015)
WA 91-93

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros, is vinified 60% in used wood where it matured for six months before being transferred to stainless steel. It has a showy, generous bouquet with dewy Granny Smith apple, freshly sliced pear and chalk-scented nose. There is no holding back here. The palate is fresh and crisp, very harmonious, not powerful as such, but displaying admirable precision on the finish. I would agree with Didier Ségieur in that this forms one of the more approachable, less-challenging Grand Crus.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (July, 2015)
WA 91-93

The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses comes from two parcels, one steep and east facing and the other southwest-facing on the flatter part. This is quite reserved at the moment, austere and backward, sultry even with light granitic/flint scents that emerge with time. The palate is more generous, you might argue more "Preuses" with dried apricot and orange zest, good weight on the finish but without the pizzazz of the nascent Vaudésir at the moment.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (July, 2015)
WS 93, WE 93, WA 93

Lovely balance and harmony provides the focal point for the lemon cake, apple, lanolin and stone flavors. Clean and precise, with a long, lemon- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2015)
Scents of lemon, lime, and more exotic citrus mingle with musk, white truffle, lightly toasted hazelnut and intimations of ocean breeze in an arrestingly diverse and intriguing aromatic display. The maritime and citrus allusions are realized in spades on this wine’s dense, lush palate, with pungent citrus oils and piquancy of pips spiking an amalgam of oyster liqueur and lemon juice, leading to a finish of nearly eye-watering and certainly salivary gland-milking intensity – brine, chalk, iodine, and myriad ineffable mineral elements leaving a near-indelible impression. This youthfully brash yet rich Preuses is almost sure to reveal more of the site’s alluring exoticism and continue to dazzle through at least 2025.
WE 95

This is a blend from several Grand Crus on the Corton hill. It is rich and spicy, with great black fruits and solid tannins. A powerful wine, it's shot through with acidity and black-plum fruits throughout the structure. Drink from 2023.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2016)
JS 93

A beautiful and complex red with flowers, dark fruits, citrus and spice character. Full body, firm tannins and a bright finish. Tight and dense. Seamless and very pretty. A nice blend of different vineyards of Corton.

- James Suckling (June, 2015)
WA 91-93

The 2012 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Clos des Reas, Michel Gros’s famous monopole to the south of Vosne-Romanee village, has a complex, mineral driven bouquet with black rather than red fruit, touches of gingerbread and marmalade loitering with intent in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, fine tannins and good purity of fruit. It is harmonious and focused with a gentle build to what feels like a structured, saline finish reminiscent of the sea. This is a very fine Clos des Reas: one of the finest and perhaps overlooked premier crus of the appellation.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2013)
WE 96, WS 93

This wine has weight, structure and richness. Spice comes from wood aging while the texture is concentrated and dense. It's powerful, full of apple and crisp pear flavors that are tight and firm. There is a dusty, almost tannic character to this powerful wine that is still young. Drink from 2018.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2015)
Only 36 bottles due to arrive in the United States.

Vineyard situated in the upper part of the clos. Same soil as Les Echezeaux with heavier earth containing iron.Robust and powerful wine, with black fruit aromas. After 10 to 15 years of maturing made possible by a good tannic structure, aromas of candied fruits and liquorice stand out.

Soil: Limestone with fossils from the Bajocian (Middle-Jurassic) Era mixed with dark-red clay and flat stones (lava). This is heavy, iron-rich soil.

Details: The grapes are completely hand harvested. The fermentation takes place naturally, in open tank, without the addition of any yeasts. This continues for almost 15 days after harvest at a controlled temperature not exceeding 30 degrees Celsius with twice-daily punch-downs. Each barrel was matured for 14-15 months, with a malolactic fermentation and light filtration before bottling.
Only 30 bottles due to arrive in the United States.

A rich and well balanced wine with great character, and with black fruits and flowers aromas. Both powerful and elegant.

Soil: Limestone with fossils from the Bajocian (Middle-Jurassic) Era mixed with dark-red clay and flat stones (lava)
Details: Handpicked, entirely by hand. Crop is entirely destalked. Vat maturation for a 12 day period. Cap is punched twice daily, with one ‘pumping over’, whilst the temperature of fermentation is between 15 and 20°C. 10% matured in new oak, whilst the remainder matures in old oak.
Only 30 bottles due to arrive in the United States.

Soil from the Later Bathonian era, white marls and limestone. Wine with white flower fragrance (acacia, honeysuckle), with aromas of honey and smoke guaranteed to stand up to bottle ageing thanks to its structure and balance.

The wine is sourced from one parcel in Pernand and one parcel in Corton Pouget. The fermentation (using only the native yeasts) ends in barrel with a controlled temperature of between 18-22 degrees Celsius to ensure that aromatic freshness is maintained. The wine remains in cask a little over 10 months, never using more than 10% new oak.
WS 94

An intense, minerally style, lean and racy, with cherry, raspberry, tobacco and kirsch flavors. Saturated, tannic and balanced, with a long, palate-staining finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 95 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (June, 2015)
WE 95

This wine is ripe and structured, dense with both acidity and minerality. It is rich with yellow and tropical fruits but always cut with lively acidity, making it opulent while fresh. Drink from 2022.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Oct, 2016)
WS 92

Leads off with honey, citronella and toast flavors, with an undercurrent of lemon and apple notes. Balanced, needing time for the refined structure to integrate. Subtle intensity and length build to a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2022. 210 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2013)
JS 98

The purity to this is so compelling. It's like glacier mountain water on the nose and palate. Full-bodied yet agile and bright with incredible depth and style. It goes on for minutes. Like drinking the purist water. A loss for words.

- James Suckling (June, 2015)
WA 94-96, V 93-96

The 2014 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru had to be warmed up in my warm hands, since the wine had closed down a little in recent days. It has a very composed and quite dense bouquet with wild strawberry and blueberry scents, more opulence coming through with time, red rose. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a subtle marine influence flowing under the surface of red cherry and wild strawberry notes, an almost confit-like finish that feels dense and with plenty of substance. This is a sophisticated, almost saturnine Musigny -- a Pandora's Box of secrets that will only be revealed with age.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)
JS 95, IWC 92-95

A dense and tight white with a compressed palate and super refined texture. Full body plus bright apple and pear with hints of vanilla cream. Goes on for a long, long time. Tiny production, about half of normal. Better in 2017.

- James Suckling (June, 2015)