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Bader Mimeur Chassagne Montrachet Red 2012 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, Chablis Premier Cru 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Les Cortons, Saint-Aubin Premier Cru 2015 (750 ml)
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.
WS 90

Rich, featuring peach, apple and pastry flavors. Offers plenty of juicy acidity. The finish lingers, with harmony and a buried mineral element. Drink now through 2020. 150 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (June, 2017)
WE 92

Rich, fruity and with a full texture, this smooth, creamy wine has great fruit, deliciously cut with acidity. The wine is smooth, hinting at toast, with a tighter, more textured aftertaste.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2017)
Bouchard Aine & Fils Pommard, Cote de Beaune 2013 (750 ml) Bader Mimeur Chassagne Montrachet White 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Michelot Meursault 2016 (750 ml)
Deep and gourmand nose, melting lemony and mint touch to mineral notes. Ample attack on freshness that evolves on richer and full-bodied mouth.
This rich white borders on creamy, boasting apple, honey, butterscotch and baking spice flavors, balanced by a juicy texture. Finishes long. Drink now through 2021. 280 cases made.
Jean-Philippe Fichet Meursault 2015 (750 ml) Albert Bichot Domaine du Pavillon Pommard Clos des Ursulines Monopole 2015 (750 ml) Pascal Bouchard Chablis Les Clos 2010 (750 ml)
IWC 90-91

Very pure aromas of white peach, citrus zest and white flowers. Then silky and pliant on the palate, with sweet citrus fruit flavors showing good grip but no bitterness. Finishes with lovely lemony persistence. Very nicely balanced village Meursault. There's nothing extreme about this set of 2015s.

- Stpehen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (Sept, 2016)
WE 94

The wallled Clos des Ursulines is wholly owned by this producer. This perfumed wine is showing strong wood aromas as well as concentrated spice. Underneath, the generous juicy fruit has a fine balance between red plums and bright acidity.

- Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Nov, 2017)
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)
William Fevre Bougros, Chablis Grand Cru 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Blanchots Grand Cru Chablis 2013 (750 ml) Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Les Champs Gain, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru 2013 (750 ml)
JS 93, WS 93, WA 91-93

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros comes from vines enjoying a southwest and south exposure. That said, it was broody and closed when I tasted it, though digging the snout in deeper you can eke out scents of cockleshell and fresh mussels. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity. There is fine definition here, quite saline in the mouth with a crisp, lightly spiced finish that continues that estuarine theme. It cries out for a huge mountain of fruits de mer!

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2016)
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)
WA 89-91

From a 0.12-hectare parcel, the 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champs Gain represents the smallest cuvee of the domaine. It has a stony, more reticent bouquet compared to the Maltroie ’13 at the moment. The palate is crisp and fresh with a keen line of acidity, vibrant citrus fruit and an almost effervescent finish that lingers nicely, yet it does not quite have the bravura of the Vergers of the Maltroie. Still, this is a well-crafted Chassagne that should age nicely over the next decade.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)
Domaine Michel Gros Clos des Reas, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Robert Chevillon Les Vaucrains, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml) Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits 2013 (750 ml)
WS 93, WA 90-92

Black cherry, spice and earth flavors are matched to a dense structure here, with concentration and subtle power building up to the finish. Drink now through 2024.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (June, 2017)
WA 94

Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru les Vaucrains has a deep, evolving bouquet with more black fruit than red, quite minerally and tensile with fine delineation. It appears to gain vigor with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tension and impressive structure. It has the substance and depth to suggest a 2014 built for the long haul, and while it is rough around the edges at the moment, I expect it will be glorious in a decade's time. Chevillon's best wine of the vintage? I think so. Tasted September 2017.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)
WS 92

Pure, boasting kirsch, raspberry, floral and mineral flavors, all etched into a lean frame. A solid structure provides support, but overall this is elegant and racy. Best from 2019 through 2029. 150 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2016)
Louis Latour Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Laroche Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru 2012 (750 ml)
WE 95, WS 94

A rich style, sporting cherry, raspberry, spice and earth flavors. Moderate tannins lend support, while the flavors persist on the long finish. Though balanced overall, this tightens up at the end, suggesting that the best is yet to come. Best from 2021 through 2038.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2017)
WA 92+

The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos needs more precision and focus to come though on the nose. There are notes of green apple and chalk and a touch of dried quince in the background, although it needs to show more vigor and authority. The palate is better, with hints of toffee apple and quince on the entry, well judged acidity and flirty flecks of white peach and nutmeg toward the long finish. It actually improves with aeration and should drink well with three or four years in bottle.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)
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)
Domaine Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2012 (750 ml) Claude Dugat Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, Cote de Nuits 2013 (750 ml) Louis Latour Les Demoiselles Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2013 (750 ml)
WA 97

Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Mazis Chambertin Grand Cru from Faiveley has a beguiling nose with brambly red berry fruit, damp earth, cold flagstone and just a faint smear of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin matched with assiduous acidity that lends tension and poise. It is quite backward, even compared to other grand cru 2012s, but there is the substance and the breeding here to suggest a seriously long and pleasurable evolution. This is one of the standouts of the Côte de Nuits.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)
WA 89-91+

The 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru is more serious and introverted than the Village Cru at the moment, the fruit veering darker. The palate has a pastille-like purity, very well balanced, but already showing more density than the Village Cru with plenty of substance on the finish. This is yet to show character but all the constituent parts are here. It may merit a higher appraisal post-bottling.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)
WS 92

Apricot, roasted lemon, butterscotch and toast flavors mark this flamboyant white. Plush, powerful and on the softer side of the vintage, with light tannins on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 127 cases made.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (2016)
Claude Dugat Lavaux Saint-Jacques, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Faiveley Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2012 (750 ml) Domaine Faiveley Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2012 (750 ml)
WA 90-92

The 2014 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques has an elegant, mineral-driven and rather introspective bouquet that takes time to unfold from the glass. The palate is vibrant with lovely, pure blackberry and raspberry fruit, fine tension with impressive weight on the linear finish. This is a stylish Lavaux that should give 10-15 years of pleasure.

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

Cloudy pale-medium yellow. Exhilarating aromas of white peach, lime, stone and menthol ("a cousin of Chevalier-Montrachet," notes Hervet). Juicy, saline and precise; in a rather gentle style for young grand cru but with lovely focus and lingering perfume. This indeed shows the grain and class of a Chevalier-Montrachet. Impeccably balanced wine with a long finish showcasing juicy, salty minerality.

- Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (Oct, 2013)
WS 94

This is tight and reticent, featuring black cherry and blackberry fruit locked up by dense, burly tannins, with spice and mineral notes adding depth. Finishes with balance and sweet fruit. Just needs time. Best from 2019 through 2035. 60 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (May, 2015)
Louis Latour Romanee-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru Les Quatre Journaux 2012 (750 ml) Domaine Pierre Damoy Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Pierre Damoy Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2014 (750 ml)
WA 96

Tasted blind at the annual "Burgfest" tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Romanée St Vivant les Quatre Journaux Grand Cru from Louis Latour has the classiest nose of three Romanée Saint Vivant encountered, mineral-rich red berry fruit, effortless and surfeit with class. The palate is medium-bodied with fine delineation, wonderful acidity and poise, silky smooth in the mouth with great precision on the lightly spiced finish. This might just well be the best recent vintage of any wine that I have ever tasted from Louis Latour. To say it drew gasps of surprise when its identity is revealed is no exaggeration.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2015)
WS 96

An expressive style, with black cherry, black currant, iron, earth and oak spice flavors. Dense and powerful, building to a long, fruit-, mineral- and spice-filled aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2043. 18 cases imported.

- Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2017)
WA 91

Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Damoy's 2014 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru has a very refined bouquet with cranberry, bergamot and subtle sous bois scents, the oak very well integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with a slight lactic note on the entry, and this detracts from its precision and clarity. There is certainly impressive weight on the finish, but it needs several years to develop personality. It does improve and gain more precision in the glass and could merit a higher score in the future.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Oct, 2017)
Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml) Comte Georges de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2014 (750 ml)
WA 93-95

The 2014 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a well-defined bouquet, the oak here nicely integrated with the fruit that consists of blackberry and wild strawberry, underneath mineral scents joined by rose petals that unfurl with time. The palate is medium-bodied and silky smooth in texture, opening nicely in the glass with its refined and very pure, very Charmes-like finish. Whereas the entry-level wines left me wanting more, this Grand Cru pushes all the right buttons.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2015)
WA 95

The 2015 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is really blossoming now that the wine is safely in bottle. It has a gorgeous, floral bouquet with scents of blueberry, blackberry and briary, wonderful mineral expression here with a palpable sense of energy and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, what you might call a "cool" Bonnes Mares, sleek and sensual with very fine tension towards the red cherry and kirsch tinged finish. What a gorgeous Bonnes-Mares, though I would be inclined to afford it several years in bottle. Tasted November 2016.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2017)
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)
Joseph Drouhin Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru 2015 (750 ml) Joseph Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Jacques Prieur Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune 2012 (750 ml)
WA 96-98

The 2015 Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru is a class act in the making, perhaps one of the finest barrel samples that I have tasted from Drouhin. This gem has a gorgeous and extraordinarily pure bouquet with crushed strawberry, pomegranate and overripe orange scents that are exquisite and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with super fine, almost filigree tannin that seem to caress the senses. It constitutes the most sophisticated of Drouhin's 2015s with ineffable finesse on the finish that lingers so long in the mouth. This is simply a brilliant wine.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)
V 93, WA 91-93

The 2015 Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru was stubbornly backward and broody on the nose: hints of yellow flower and struck flint. Nosing this felt like I was disturbing its prenatal slumber. The palate had more to say. It is well balanced with a brush of honey on the entry, a keen thread of acidity, and a hint of spice.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2016)
WA 92-94, IWC 92-94

The 2012 Montrachet Grand Cru comes from their 0.5863-hectares (to be exact) of vine, one plot located in the middle of the vineyard and one above located on the terrace. The bouquet takes a little while to start motoring, eventually unfolding to reveal scents of fresh lime, green apple, wet limestone and sea spray. The palate is well balanced with a slight viscous texture on the spicy, rich opening. There is plenty of depth here, with lightly honeyed fruit and that spicy leitmotif becoming more pronounced towards the finish. I can appreciate the persistency and a long saline aftertaste – superb.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2013)
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 'Cuvee Vieilles Vignes' 2013 (750 ml)
WA 95-97

The 2013 Clos de la Roche Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, from vines planted in 1905, has an inviting, delineated bouquet with vibrant wild strawberry, raspberry preserve and mineral notes. The palate has great tension – so suave and poised with superb symmetry and an effortless finish that I don’t think the Clos Saint Denis has at the moment. Laurent Ponsot did not disguise his enthusiasm for this Grand Cru and I could understand why.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Dec, 2014)