1er Cru Vide Bourse 2015 - The "Petit Batard". Pre Arrival Prices end at midday today.

 
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Located immediately below the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet it is no wonder Jasper Morris MW describes 1er Cru Vide Bourse as "Petit Batard"!
Scattered throughout Burgundy are some very exciting Premier Cru vineyards. They are often quite small and don't belong to big names so they frequently fail to get the recognition they deserve.
 
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Dent de Chien is one. It sits above Le Montrachet and not surprisingly often produces wine of a very similar style.
 
Even less well known is Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse. Vide Bourse, literally "empty purse", is a small 1.32 hectare vineyard directly below the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet.
Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse Map
Click map to enlarge. Vide Bourse is in blue
Jasper Morris MW says "The soil is relatively heavy but full of small stones, providing excellent drainage and giving some raciness to the wine which is one of the more full-bodied Chassagne premier crus. In many ways it is a 'petit' Batard, ready to drink rather earlier than the grand cru."
 
There are very few makers, and even fewer owners, of this elusive vineyard. We are fortunate to have Fernand and Laurent Pillot in our portfolio who own a substantial 0.45 ha plot.

if you wish to take advantage of our Pre Arrival Price and 15% you need to get your order in before midday today.

Domaine Fernand and Laurent Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 
Vide-Bourse 2015
Normally $154.95
Pre Arrival Price $131.50
24 bottles left

Pillot Vide Bourse Label Burghound: 
Very mild reduction isn't enough to completely mask the notably ripe and softly exotic white orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in floral and lychee nut hints. There is a lavish, even opulent, mouth feel to the exceptionally rich flavors that brim with dry extract that buffers the moderately firm acid spine on the bitter lemon-inflected finish. I very much like the complexity and this beauty should drink well both young and with age. 2020+. 90-93 Points

Jancis Robinson: 
Smoky and ripe on the nose. Racy and crystalline with strong Cape gooseberry fruit. Impressive! 17 Points
This is a vineyard I think all Burgundy lovers should at least taste.
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Darren

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Chartron Puligny Villages Label
Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 2015
Looking for a top Puligny? You can't go past Domaine Jean Chartron.
This wine is only available at the Pre Arrival Price until midday today.
John Gilman "View from the Cellar": 
The 2015 Puligny AC chez Chartron is another wide open and very tasty example of the vintage that will offer early appeal. The nose wafts from the glass in a blend of white peach, apple, chalky soil tones, spring flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied and succulent, with a good core, fine balance, lovely, zesty framing acids and fine length and generosity on the very well-balanced finish. This will keep the longest of these three villages bottlings in 2015, but it too will be very tasty out of the blocks. 2016-2030. 
91 Points
Normally $144.50
Pre Arrival Price $122.95
 
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