2016 Burgundy Going, going, almost gone / Just Arrived

2016 Burgundy Going, going, almost gone / Just Arrived

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Twelve wonderful wines from the great 2016 vintage
The 2016 vintage in Burgundy will go down as one of the greats. The reds in particular are stunningly good. 

Our stocks are dwindling rapidly as clients taste the wines they have purchased and order more.

Today, we feature 12 wines that deserve a place in all serious Burgundy cellars.

Quantities aren't large so please act quickly.

Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Vaudesirs Grand Cru 2016
Normally $163.50
Special $138.95
7 bottles available

Long-Depaquit Vaudesirs
Tim Atkin MWDefinitely one of the wines of the vintage at Long-Depaquit, this comes from the south-facing part of Vaudésirs but was picked early to maintain freshness. With 25% barrel fermentation, it's a leesy, waxy, complex wine with understated power complemented by citrus peel and hint of fennel. 2019-26. 96 Points

Domaine Collet Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2016
Normally $137.95
Special $116.95
17 bottles available
Collet Valmur label
Tim Atkin MW: This excellent Valmur comes from a north-west-facing parcel that was planted in 1972 and expresses the more mineral side of the Grand Cru. Fermented in older wood, it's another triumph from this increasingly impressive domaine. Leesy, smoky and complex, with tangerine and citrus fruit flavours and pithy acidity. 2020-25. 95 Points

Domaine Jean Chartron Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2016
Normally $695.00
Special $590.50
11 bottles available

John Gilman "View from the Cellar": The Chartron's parcel in Batard-Montrachet was devastated by frost damage and the crop was off by a full 70% in 2016. It is too bad there is so little wine here in this vintage, as the wine has turned out very well indeed. The bouquet is very pure and still very primary in personality, with full body, a rock solid core of fruit, racy acids and a very long, broad-shouldered and nascently complex finish. This is very early days for this wine still, bit it will prove to be outstanding. 2023-2050. 94+ Points
Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts 2016
Normally $375.00
Special $318.50
17 bottles available
Frantin Malconsorts Label
James Suckling Tasting Report: Beautiful crushed roses with an array of fresh raspberries and red cherries, as well as light mocha and oak spices in the background. The palate has excellent tannin maturity and depth. A bold, explosive finish. This is exceptional. This elegant vintage has delivered a wine with real clarity and detail. But still needs some time. Try from 2024. 94-95 Points
Tim Atkin MW: The Bichot holdings run to 1.75 hectares and cover both the upper and lower parts of the Premier Cru. This is a sturdy, almost austere expression of the site with serious tannins, dense, chewy black fruits and a touch of mint. Very well made, but needs considerable time in bottle. 2028-38. 94 Points

Jasper Morris: Significantly rich deep purple. A wonderful richness of flavour sweeps across the palate. It is still held in check a bit by the wood. A solid, rich, firm wine at the finish, with impressive density. 94 Points

Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Boucherottes Monopole 2016
Normally $171.50
Special $128.50
49 bottles available

Coste-Caumartin Boucherottes label
Gilbert & Gaillard: A garnet color with ruby highlights. Racy nose, floral presence with greedy Morello cherry. The palate seduces by its scale, its elegance, its fullness. One praises to the skies for its fruit, its floral dimension, its generous tannic finish. A 2016 with an entire character. 96 Points

Darren Harris: Deep purple-red. Intense nose of cool black fruits - mostly cherries - and huge minerality. Refined and cool. Tight, very tight. The super low cropping adds layer upon layer on a textured palate culminating in an amazing peacock's tail and a very long stony finish.The silky tannins are extremely fine and coated by the velvety fruit.The domaine sets out to make this wine as a Grand Cru with extremely low cropping and beautiful handling. They succeed admirably. I don't think I have ever tasted a Pommard quite like this. It reminds me of a theoretical blend of Corton Clos du Roi, Clos Vougeot and Clos de la Roche with each coming to the fore as the wine sits in the glass. It is a sensual wine and is very special indeed. Forget your pre-conceived idea of Pommard. This is a super wine of Grand Cru quality.
Domaine Pierrick Bouley Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2016
Normally $156.95
Special $117.50
36 bottles available
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The Fine Wine Review:
49 hl/ha. Here, too, the vines are younger than most of the estate's other vines, being only about 30 years-old. The nose is stony and pure. The mouth shows dark fruits and it is sleeker than that of the Champans. The wine shows excellent energy and penetration and one can feel the limestone in the vineyard. The wine also shows good minearlity and length. It should age well. 92-95 Points

Domaine Bertagna Vougeot 1er Cru Clos de la Perriere Monopole 2016
Normally $239.95
Special $206.95
13 bottles available
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Darren Harris: A monopoly of the domaine measuring a substantial 2.2 hectares in size. The vineyard is surrounded on three sides by Musigny, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses and Clos Vougeot. Complex nose displaying wild strawberry, violets and an array of spices and herbs. Multi-layered with an enticing note of musk in the background. Texturally interesting with a long, refined finish displaying minerals and fine grained tannin. This is always one of the most intellectual wines at Bertagna that seems to combine a little of the three serious vineyards that surround it.

Wine Enthusiast - Roger Voss: This vineyard, wholly owned by the producer, lies next to the north end of Clos de Vougeot. Old vines and low yields give the wine a dense texture. The ripe, smoky character is dark, firm and needs several years more aging. Drink from 2024. 93 Points

Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos des Varoilles Vieilles Vignes Monopole 2016
Normally $229.95
Special $195.50
21 bottles available

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Tim Atkin MW: Just down the hill from La Romanée - another monopoly vineyard for this domaine - the Clos
is a six-hectare vineyard that has made a delectable wine in 2016. It's deliciously scented and appealing, couched in a lighter style, with poise and finesse, redcurrant and red cherry fruit and filigree tannins. 2022-28.
 94 Points

Darren Harris: Immediately south of La Romanee, high in the combe. Clos des Varoilles in a significant monopole of almost 6 hectares that was planted in the second half of the 13th century by the Chapter of Langres before it was dispossessed during the French Revolution. 
45-65 year old vines, 40% new oak. Deeper and richer than La Romanee with more breadth and complexity. Darker fruits with some liquorice-scented floral notes and a hint of wildness. There is a fine spine of acidity running through the wine which ensures, despite some weight, it remains balanced and captivating.  A Premier Cru to add to your must buy list.

Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2016
Normally $199.95
Special $169.95
12 bottles available

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Vinous Media - Neal Martin:
The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Perrières 1er Cru has a comparatively opulent bouquet with lush red cherries and cassis aromas on the nose. The oak is nicely integrated, thankfully not overbearing. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity, quite rounded and packed full of juicy black and red fruit with a sorbet-fresh finish. Well made and full of joie-de-vivre. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting. (Drink between 2022-2040). 92 Points

Darren Harris: Chauvenet own parcels in seven Nuits Premier Crus including Les Vaucrains, Les Damodes and Les Bousselots but it is their small 0.23 hectare parcel in Les Perrieres that has me gob-smacked in 2016. The wine combines red and black fruits in a lifted, aromatic nose with minerals in spades. It is fresh and vibrant yet deeply flavoured with subtle spices playing in the background. 1/3 new oak contributes to the freshness and ensures the wine remains lifted and aromatic. This is really fine NSG Premier Cru with an elegant character yet never losing its stamp of origin. Only 3 barrels produced in 2016. Very fine quality.

Domaine des Chezeaux (Ponsot) Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2016
Normally $650.00
Special $552.50
14 bottles available

Chezeaux Griottes
Jasper Morris MW: In Laurent's time at Domaine Ponsot this could be a veritable hit or a slight miss. The 2016 looks like the former. It has a gorgeous purple black centre, then a marvellous richness of red and black fruit through the middle, a very valuable bite of acidity, and all sorts of detailed little red fruits dancing across the palate, offering amazing detail. Very promising! 95-97 Points
John Gilman "View from the Cellar": 
Very much in its customary style, offering up a ripe and sappy nose of black cherries, plums, chocolate, roasted meats, a fine base of soil, a touch of mustard seed and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, powerful and opulent in personality, with a sappy core, fine-grained tannins and excellent length and grip on the long, tangy and beautifully balanced finish. A classic Griotte in the making. 2031-2080. 95 Points
Domaine Bertagna Clos St-Denis Grand Cru 2016
Normally $458.95
Special $389.95
5 bottles available

Bertagna Denis Label
Bettane and Desseauve:
One of the 10 Best French Wines of the Year! Top Red Burgundy of the Year. 
The most profound Clos St-Denis of our tasting in a vintage particularly favourable to this climat. Very dark fruit, structure, huge power and mouthfeel with a most complex finish. Incredible breed - a lot to experience - an undeniable success in 2016. 19/20

Darren Harris: Very dense red-purple. An enticing nose of bright, fresh fruit, with much spice and a touch of graphite. The palate is multi-layered with deep fruit flavours and more spicy elements. Intense but not heavy. There is oak but it is coated by such tremendous fruit that the impression is of silkiness. Balanced and precise with a tangy citric note that Bertagna (and indeed most Clos St-Denis) shows every vintage. From 50 year old vines and built to age. My favourite wine at Bertagna (again).

Domaine Jerome Castagnier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru MAGNUM 2016
Normally $613.00
Special $521.00
2 MAGNUMS available

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Jasper Morris MW:
Glowing purple, plenty of oak, heady but balanced. Less explosive than his Clos St-Denis, indeed quite discreet. This needs to digest its oak which it will. Blueberry and bilberry fruit, a very finely balanced distinguished wine. 94-97 Points

To view the wines, read more tasting notes, and to order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by email to tracey@grandmillesime.com.au or by phone (03) 9326 5737. Mix and match as you please. All wines are in stock.

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Domaine Gilbert and Christine Felettig 2017 Burgundies

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Domaine Coste-Caumartin 2017 (and 2016 Boucherottes) Burgundies


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