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BURGUNDY BOUND FEATURE
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INTRODUCTION
BURGUNDY BOUND
Last month, one of my favorite suppliers, AHD-Vintners, had a trade show featuring its Burgundies. I reconfirmed my affection for several and also made a number of exciting new discoveries. Thought I'd share them with you here.

s0408-102. 14 COTEAUX BOURGUIGNONS LE RENARD, DEVILLARD
Bursting with vital red and black fruits. Not need for oak. Likely gamay and pinot noir.. Lots and lots of gamay lift./ Great acid, spunk, and vitality. Wide ranging mealtime applications. Could be served cool. What a grand bargain! 92/100.
How Many: 14.99 each

s0408-103. 15 BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR, DOMAINE MATROT
Matrot big, rustic, full, entertaining. Classic. 15 amplitude. Everything?s to form. Deep, dark, earthy, woody, tarry Matrot style indeed. Sweet black cherry. Full of material./ Power, scope, barrel age, rusticity. Cherry and oak flavors. Fully extracted, full of matter and power (though only 12%), tannin and grip. The real stuff. 92+/100.
How Many: 29.99 each

s0408-104. 14 BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR, DOMAINE DES PERDRIX
Wow, when it comes to pinot noir intensity and barrel age, this defines Perdrix. Nuits black fruit./ Wonderful./ 2014 closeness and crispness in youth. Spells pretty grand stuff a couple years down the way. 92+/100.
How Many: 34.99 each

s0408-105. 15 ECHEZEAUX GRAND CRU, DOMAINE DES PERDRIX
Probably grand. Nose suggests complexity. Barrel aging opens it a little, but it?s mostly on the firm, closed up side./ Well, on the palate the Grand Cru pedigree and the spread and beauty of Echezeaux, and lots of new oak, Voila! Suddenly you have something pretty special! 96+/100.
How Many: 219.95 each

s0408-106. 11 CORTON LE ROGNET GRAND CRU, DOMAINE ARNOUX
That?s grand. It really doesn?t show its age at all. Ample barrel embellishments. The dark, statuesque Corton pinot fruit. More like a Cote de Nuits than Beaune. I mean, this is all over the place./ And thriving. Plenty of sweet, enveloping fruit. Grand Vin! 94+/100.
How Many: 84.95 each

s0408-107. 15 CHOREY LES BEAUNE LES BEAUMONTS, DOMAINE ARNOUX PERE
Bolder, lusher, more generous than ever. Rich, round, red fruited Chorey. Fits the AOC. Light barrel age woodiness and spread./ Big time flavor resolve. Burst of richness and acidity in balance. Voluminous. Oh, yes, a big, big palate. 92+/100.
How Many: 31.99 each

s0408-108. 15 SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE LES PIMENTIERS, DOMAINE ARNOUX PERE
Wine Spectator 93/100. My notes: Fuller, darker fruit. All the way Savigny versus Chorey. Maybe a little more oak here./ Very bold, characteristic, big, delightful, more-ish. 93+/100.
How Many: 34.99 each

s0408-109. 15 MARANGES VIEILLES VIGNES, DOMAINE MATROT
Racy, cool, earthy Matrot style. Dark, deep, broad, generous. Splendid spread; all over the place./ Yes, dark cherry and a feral side. Ripe, juicy cherry fruit. Earth, texture, fine tannin. The grip, the black fruit, the old vines amplitude. Va, va, voom. 93+/100.
How Many: 35.99 each

s0408-110. 15 MERCUREY CHATEAU DE CHAMIREY, MARQUIS DE JOUENNES D'HERVILLE
30% from Premier Cru sites. Oh, yeah, nicely Mercurey dark and pitchy. 15 full strength, ripeness, delivery. All the way. Sweet and abundant fruit, with well managed, toasty oak. Large./ Some oaky sophistication. Yes, very nice barrel extras. Spicy, Mercurey dark. Cherry over strawberry. Lots of Mercurey size and savor. Cherry and spice, plum and oak. Swelling up nicely. 93+/100.
How Many: 29.99 each

s0408-111. 15 GIVRY, CHATEAU DE LA FERTE
Deep, sweet, spicy, earthy, peppery./ Yes, a big time Givry in 2015. Very pure pinot fruit. Fine acid-richness balance to the taste. Finishes with good Givry vigor. 92+/100.
How Many: 28.99 each

s0408-112. 15 CHABLIS, DOMAINE FOURREY
Crisp, full, near perfect 15 Chablis nose. Nice play of fruit against calcaire. That?s good. 15 fruity./ Yes, deep apple-calcaire Chablis chardonnay combo. 15 sweet and lithe and full of forgiveness. 91/100.
How Many: 19.99 each

s0408-113. 15 CHABLIS COTE DE LECHET 1ER CRU, DOMAINE FOURREY
Decanter 92/100. My notes: Rich and nutty Premier Cru profile. Definitely larger than the village wine. Also 15 sweet. Has a sort of ?woody? aura, though I doubt it?s barrel aged. Continues to make sense./ Suave and full. Premier Cru size and range. Walnut husk. Rich, fat, round 2015, with exceptional acid foil. Flavorful, unique, lasting. Fine. 92/100.
How Many: 23.99 each

s0408-114. 17 CHABLIS, DOMAINE GILBERT PICQ
Lots of fruit and--can?t be wood--maybe lees here. Continues the theme of 17 freshness and lift. Can put to use right away./ 17 sweet, easy, gentle. Decent acid. All put together well. Nicely proportioned. 17 softness, ease on the approach Apply with sole and scrod 91/100.
How Many: 25.99 each

s0408-115. 17 CHABLIS EN VAUDERCORSE, DOMAINE GILBERT PICQ
Similar in style. You?ve got the 17 sweet, the fruit, the lees. A little more oomph is all respects./ Yeah, body, balance, sweet fruit. Total treat. 92/100.
How Many: 28.99 each

s0408-116. 16 PETIT CHABLIS SUR LE CLOS, DOMAINE SERVIN
Vineyard atop the Cote de Grands Crus, above Les Clos. Full. The great terroir and texture of 2016. Ideal. One big Petit. 16 and Servin oomph. Petit in AOC only./ Wow, big time fruit and terroir presence. Massive and lasting. Structure, classicism, Chablis innate beauties;. Very special Servin style. Goes right to the heart of it all. Terroir classic. Where I am, and who I am. 93/100.
How Many: 21.99 each

s0408-117. 17 CHABLIS LES PARGUES, DOMAINE SERVIN
Boy, you wouldn?t know it?s a 17. Full 16 like structure. A little fuller bodied than the Petit./ Yeah, fuller. Terroir saturated. 17 forgiveness nonetheless. Doesn?t matter what vintage; he rolls with it, respects it, explains it. And melds its character in with his own style. Mammothly good wine. 93/100.
How Many: 23.99 each

s0408-118. 16 BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY, FRANCOIS CARILLON
Here we?ve got some oomph, texture, oak, and real 16 concentration. Well this is ample. It shouts fruit and terroir. And barrel elevation. Very agreeable, enveloping fruit. Very sassy./ Structure, body, balance, acid. Very well crafted. Lingering on the palate. Really good oak stuff there. Barrel and lees influenced. Most impressive white burgundy. 92+/100.
How Many: 25.99 each

s0408-119. 16 BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY CLOS DE LA COMBE, DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON
Walled vineyard within the village limits of Puligny. Impressive oak influence and 16 form. Wonderful successor to the 15. Splendid amount of oomph and generosity. The fruit, the terroir, the barrel elevage./ Ample, rich, round, buoyant juicy. Great, great dinner wine. Ready for the table. 92/100.
How Many: 23.99 each

s0408-120. 16 BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY, DOMAINE MATROT
That full Matrot smoky, toasty, oaky, bold, structured format in tune with 2016 style. Rugged, billowing, intense fruit, acid, barrel regimen. Huge./ Yes, savory, woody, large, walnuty. Matrot style indeed. Very full, bold, heavy. Everything. 93+/100.
How Many: 27.99 each

s0408-121. 14 BOURGOGNE HAUTES COTES DE NUITS BLANC, DOMAINE DES PERDRIX
Masterful winemaking for a Hautes Cotes blanc. New oak involved. Probably chardonnay, but might be some pinots beurot and blanc involved given the area./ Plenty of body. Vintage structure. That hearty, backwoods Hautes Cotes rusticity. The oak and the body make it work all the harder. 92/100.
How Many: 35.99 each

s0408-122. 15 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU, DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON
Vineyard in tune with the vintage style. Rich, sprawling stone fruit and honeysuckle, plus Chartron barrel goodies./ No Charlemagne shutdown at age 3 plus. Won?t have to wait it out to 10 years after the vintage like in the old days. Grand 96+/100.
How Many: 199.95 each

s0408-123. 15 MEURSAULT VIEILLES VIGNES, VINCENT GIRARDIN
Yeah, old vines and Meursault oomph. Nothing 15 sweetish about it./ Oak amplitude, fortitude. 15 and Girardin polished. Gotta have this. 93/100.
How Many: 67.95 each

s0408-124. 16 MEURSAULT, DOMAINE MATROT
Full Meursault personality: nutty, toasty, autumnal, dry leaves, oatmeal stuff./ Even more material, more character on the palate. And form to contain it. Everything going for it. Big deal here. 93+/100.
How Many: 64.95 each

s0408-125. 15 PULIGNY MONTRACHET, DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON
Softer, fruitier than the Puligny norm due/thanks to fruit ripeness in 2015./ Still that calcaire backbone. And that Chartron excellence. Commendable. 93+/100.
How Many: 62.95 each

s0408-126. 16 PULIGNY MONTRACHET VIEILLES VIGNES, VINCENT GIRARDIN
A lot of Girardin oak. Old vines and 16 concentration./ Wow, just spreads all over the palate. Not very Puligny structured. So what. Give, give, give. 94/100.
How Many: 79.95 each

s0408-127. 15 SAINT AUBIN BLANC MURGERS DES DENTS DE CHIEN 1ER CRU, DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON
'Murgers' are drystone walls built of debris removed from the vineyard, their profile resembling 'dog teeth'. A cool, ventilating face of Cote de Beaune chardonnay from a site abutting Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain Premier Cru. 15 rich. Especially for the Chartron style. Class of the vineyard speaks./ Site calcaire. With Chartron barrel regimen. 92+/100.
How Many: 47.99 each

s0408-128. 16 SAINT ROMAIN BLANC, ALAIN GRAS
Big and backward, up slope village wine.. Firm oak and build. All makes sense; logical to me./ Classic, structured, beautifully firm. Saint Romain blanc all the way. 92+/100.
How Many: 39.99 each

s0408-129. 16 RULLY BLANC MONTMORIN, DOMAINE JEAN CHARTRON
Clay-limestone hilltop vineyard south of Premier Cru La Meix Cadot on the Mercurey border. Fermented in oak barrels, 10% new. Matured on the lees for 10 months. Full and sappy Chalonnais chardonnay. A special sort of Burgundy chardonnay for weighty applications./ Not just in size; accompanied by a surprising fruit sweetness. More like 15 than 16 in that respect. Enduring, lingering finish. Lovely bottle. 93+/100.
How Many: 27.99 each

s0408-130. 16 MONTAGNY 1ER CRU, JEAN-MARC BOILLOT
Admirable measuire of oak. Really beautifully oaky. Chalon structured and not old-time resinous. Boillot?s are always up to date./ Boillot fruit richness too. One loaded wine bargain. So glad nothing?s changed here. 93+/100.
How Many: 36.99 each

s0408-131. 17 BOUZERON CUVEE AXELLE, DOMAINE MICHEL BRIDAY
Aligote?s own appellation, thanks to the efforts of Aubert de Villaine, director of Domaine de la Romanee Conti, who keeps a home estate in Bouzeron. Even given the fruit-forward nature of 2017, this has the crisp, lean, raciness of aligote. Aligote vinosity; low in fruit emphasis./ Nice aligote cut..right to the core. Mineral salts on the tongue and lips. All together classic. Gotta have this. 92+/100.
How Many: 23.99 each

s0408-132. 16 MACON VILLAGES DEUX ROCHES TRADITION, COLLOVRAY ET TERRIER
2016 full. Sur lie complex. Meal time body and style./ Ripe acidity. Less lees, more fruit. Full body and texture. 91/100.
How Many: 14.99 each

s0408-133. 16 MACON CHAINTRE LE CHATEAU DE CHAINTRE, FABRICE LAROCHETTE
Reserves its aromatic profile. Emphasizes 16 material and structure. Fullness that is mark of Chaintre, and fine 2016 intensity and texture./ Yes, form over fragrance. Texture and body. A rightful Chaintre in that respect. Well priced. 92+/100..
How Many: 15.99 each

s0408-134. 17 MACON LA ROCHE VINEUSE VIEILLES VIGNES, CHATEAU DE LA GREFFIERE
Village and old vines body. Also 17 give and brightness. It adheres to the house style very well./ Oh, that special burst of 17 fruit on the palate. Finesses the acid and shows great style. Wonderful vintage for this. 92/100.
How Many: 17.99 each

s0408-135. 16 VIRE CLESSE DEUX ROCHES, COLLOVRAY ET TERRIER
Fuller and nuttier than the 2016 CetT Macon. This may have seen some time in barrel. Very large indeed. Heavy lees and/or barrel influence./ Like its Macon Villages cellar-mate, the ripeness of the acidity associates it more with 2015 than 2016 style. 91/100.
How Many: 19.99 each

s0408-136. 14 POUILLY FUISSE LES ROBEES, FABRICE LAROCHETTE
Wow, 14 amplitude. Nutty maturity. Size. Very large scaled Pouilly Fuisse. Probably some barrel aging here./ Showing well at present. Rich, ripe, ample, vital, long on taste. Very impressive wine. I could use this. Well priced. 92/100.
How Many: 24.99 each

TERMS & CONDITIONS
BURGUNDY BOUND
1-5 bottles, 10% off    6+ bottles, 12% off
Case of 12 bottles, same wine, 14% off
In-store stocks limited
Advance orders encouraged


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