The vintage trio 2010, 2011 and 2012 has presented numerous problems for the Burgundians. The biggest issue is the size of the crops with most makers losing the equivalent of a complete vintage over the three years. Needless to say, this is a not a happy situation for anyone and the easiest method to counter the shortage of product is to increase prices.
You will probably have noticed that 2011 Burgundies are more expensive than 2010. Some domaines have made small increases, others have increased prices by up to 25%.
We have just received 2011 pricing from Domaine Felettig. They have increased prices significantly so our prices for 2011 will be somewhat more expensive than 2010.
What this means is the 2010 Felettig wines we have in stock represent tremendous value. 2010 is a classic vintage that should be in every Burgundy lovers cellar.
John Gilman has tasted a few of their wines with their New York importer and was very impressed. He has a visit scheduled this month to taste the 2011s. He only has the one tasting note for 2010 but it is worth reading....
Domaine Gilbert and Christine Felettig Echezeaux Grand Cru 2010
In stock $189.00
John Gilman, A View from the Cellar: "....the 2010 Echézeaux was flat out stunning and really convinced me that this is a domaine that I need to add to my regular itinerary in Burgundy! While I have not
tasted through the lineup of the other 2010s from Domaine Felettig, I have to imagine that they are excellent, based on what I have tasted from these trio of vintages."
Domaine Gilbert et Christine Felettig is a stunning example of this great vintage and a wine that will be worth a special search of the market to locate, as they family only owns 12 ares of vines in this grand cru. The brilliant still quite primary nose soars from the glass in a blaze of plums, black cherries, dark chocolate, a touch of gamebird, a beautifully complex base of dark soil and a very judicious base of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant in style, with a sappy kernel of fruit at the core, superb transparency, ripe tannins and absolutely stellar length and grip on the focused and utterly classic finish. A very, very refined example of Echézeaux. 94+ Points
We don't have a lot left as, with the exception of Chambolle-Musigny Villages and Bourgogne, none of Felettig's holdings are larger than 0.5 ha. Needless to say, in a vintage like 2010 quantities available were very small.
Some wines have sold out, everything else is down to the last two cases maximum (some are just a few bottles).
Click here to view and order the wines on our website. There are tasting notes and details of the composition of each wine. Orders may also be placed by email or phone. Don't miss these glorious 2010 Red Burgundies!