Six of the Best Grand Cru Burgundies. Last Day to buy at Pre Arrival Prices and Save 15%

 
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Six Grand Cru Burgundies you should not miss. Today is the last day to buy at Pre Arrival Prices and Save 15%

 

We present six Grand Crus in this week's container that we think are are in the "Don't Miss!" category.

  

Until midnight tonight these wines are available at Pre Arrival Prices. Click the labels to read more and order on our website.

  

2010 Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet

Normal Price $350.00

Pre Arrival Price $299.00

  

Chartron Batard LabelJohn Gilman, View from the Cellar: Domaine Chartron's Bâtard-Montrachet hails from Domaine Ramonet's parcel, as the two domaines effect a swap of grapes each year at harvest time, with Noël Ramonet getting his Chevalier-Montrachet from Jean-Michel Chartron in exchange for Bâtard-Montrachet grapes. I believe the ratio is three parts of Bâtard for two parts Chevalier. The 2010 Chartron Bâtard-Montrachet is simply stunning, as it delivers a young, pure and classic nose of apple, tangerine, brilliantly complex soil tones, orange peel and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full bodied and magically transparent, with a rock solid core of fruit, a very youthful personality, racy acids and a stunningly long and pure finish of uncompromising precision and balance. This is a Lamborghini of Bâtard-Montrachet. 96+ Points

 

2010 Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne

Normal Price $269.00

Pre Arrival Price $229.00

  

Boillot C-C Label Burghound: This is presently sufficiently reduced that I would strongly recommend decanting it if you're tempted to try one young. Here the aromatic profile is distinctly different from any of the preceding grands crus as the primary fruit element is green rather than white or yellow though there are apple, pear and plenty of mineral notes in the background. The rich, powerful and focused big-bodied flavors exhibit almost painful intensity as there is a plethora of mouth coating extract that buffers the very firm tannic spine that allows all of this size and weight to remain exquisitely well-balanced. This is not quite as complex or persistent as the Montrachet but it's not far off and in any case, it does precisely what it's supposed to do which is to be an excellent example of Corton-Charlemagne, not Montrachet. Don't Miss! 95 Points

 

2009 Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton Clos du Roi

Normal Price $112.00

Special Price $95.00


Dubreuil-Fontiane Clos du Roi Label
Burghound: A very ripe and moderately somber nose of plum, black raspberry and distinct sauvage notes that are also reflected by the broad-shouldered and very robust, concentrated and serious big-bodied flavors that are supported by buckets of dry extract and extremely firm yet not aggressive tannins, all wrapped in a palate staining and superbly long finish. This imposing effort is certainly built to age though a decade or so should see it at its best. 93 Points

 

2010 Comte Senard Corton Clos du Roi

Normal Price $199.00

Pre Arrival Price $169.00

 

Senard Roi LabelBurghound: Relatively strong reduction dominates the nose at present and prevents a thorough assessment. By contrast, there is good freshness and ample verve to the exceptionally rich, powerful and borderline massive flavors that enjoy support in the form of a very concentrated mid-
palate and a notably firm tannic spine that imparts a chewy texture to the hugely long, mouth coating and tannic finish. This is breathtakingly good though like any self-respecting Clos du Roi, to note that it will need plenty of bottle age is largely superfluous. 92-95 Points

 

2010 Clos Frantin Grands-Echezeaux

Normal Price $309.00

Pre Arrival Price $263.00

 

Frantin 2010 G-E Label Decanter Magazine's Red Burgundy of the Year 2012.

 

Burghound: Here there is slightly more wood in evidence but also noticeably more aromatic complexity to the exceptionally spicy nose of ripe plum, earth and slightly animale scents. This is really quite refined for the appellation as the mid-palate is pure silk Decanter Trophy Logo which disguises somewhat the underlying muscularity of the big-bodied flavors that are blessed with both excellent concentration as well as plenty of palate coating dry extract. This is a powerful but balanced effort that offers outstanding length and is unapologetically built to age. 92-94 Points

  

2010 Alex Gambal Latricieres-Chambertin 
Normal Price $265.00 
Pre Arrival Price $199.99 

Gambal Latricieres Label Darren Harris: This was one of the most delightful wines of my last trip. Latricieres-Chambertin can, all too often, be a little light and lacking complexity. This cuvee, made from a small patch of old vines high on the slope, delivers that rare combination of power, style and lightness. Jasper Morris in Inside Burgundy quotes Faiveley and Rossignol-Trapet as using the French term arien to describe their Latricieres, a word that sits somewhere between airy and ethereal. This wine certainly is both intense and light on its feet, lacy in structure, with a gentle sweetness of fruit seen in the best Burgundies. The finish is very fine and long. I have written stylish and that sums up this terrific wine. It is a beautiful wine with the balance that makes it very pleasing to drink now, but with the structure to allow the wine time to develop those gorgeous nuances the vineyard is capable of. 93-94 Points

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Darren
 
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Domaine de la Verpaille Macon Villages Vieille Vignes 2011

Great value French Chardonnay - Just $20.50 a bottle!

Verpaille Macon 2011 Label

 

Most of us are rather partial to a glass or two of Chardonnay, particularly when it comes from France. Located just south of Beaune, the Macon, which is part of Burgundy, is producing increasingly fine wines. The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson says "The slightly warmer climate than that of the Cote d'Or suits the Chardonnay grape, which seems gloriously at home in the Maconnais."

 

Our first vintage of Domaine de la Verpaille was a total sellout success. These great value 2010 White Burgundies proved extremely popular with numerous buyers dissappointed that the wines had sold out when they tried to order more. 

 

The 2011 vintage of the Macon Vieilles Vignes is due at the end of this coming week


Domaine de la Verpaille is s very small domaine. They produce a range of wines from some unbelievably old vines. Since 2009 they have been organic and use very limited sulphur and copper prefering natural methods in the vineyard.

  

They practice slow fermentation, no chapitalization and ageing on the lees. Oak plays a minimal part. The vineyards do the talking. This wine is 100% Chardonnay grown on 115 year old vines!

  

This results in very pure and mineral wines, with lovely freshness and vibrancy. They are very impressive wines that earned Domaine de la Verpaille the New Talent Award from French Guide La Revue du Vin de France last year.  

 

Normal Price $24.00
Pre Arrival Price $20.50

 

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