The long weekend is almost up on us. We have selected 6 serious Grand Burgundies and offer them at very special prices. These prices are only available until midnight Monday 10 June 2013 or sold out. Be quick!
Domaine Christian Clerget Echezeaux 2009
Burghound: Here the floral character is even more evident with a strikingly fresh and bright nose of red currant and blue berry fruit aromas that are amply cut with a variety of spice notes. The moderately broad-shouldered flavors possess excellent precision on the quite firm and dusty finish that displays outstanding length and focus. This is also worth considering. 90-93 Points
Incredibly cheap for Echezeaux!
Domaine Comte Senard Corton Bressandes 2009
Burghound: A markedly ripe yet attractively elegant nose displays notes of pure and seductive red currant, plum, menthol and stone hints, the latter of which also suffuses the firm, intense and full-bodied flavors that evidence a taut muscularity on the energetic, mouth coating, dusty and strikingly long finish. This is finer than the Clos du Roi but not as complex. A qualitative choice but both are terrific. A Sweet Spot Wine. 93 Points
Domaine du Clos Frantin Chambertin 2010
Burghound: This is also notably elegant and very cool with a perfumed if reticent nose comprised of wet stone, underbrush, wild red berry fruit and pungent earth aromas. The mouth coating and broad-shouldered flavors ooze with a very fine minerality that continues onto the austere, focused, linear and almost painfully intense finish that delivers spectacular length. Like several of the wines in the range, this is a classic example of the appellation. 92-94 Points
Great value for Chambertin!
Domaine Georges Lignier Bonnes-Mares 2009
From the barrel this was more closed than the prior wines. The fruit is more dark red than black, typical of Chambolle, with mineral and earth. Very powerful in the mouth with long, sinewy tannins that grip the palate. More muscular than the previous wines and crying out for time in the bottle to reveal its real quality. Only five 228 litre barrels made. I have enjoyed bottles from the 1980's and 1990's which are only just hitting their straps. Patience required!
Domaine Jean-Michel Guillon Clos Vougeot 2010
Burghound: This is notably riper with even more complex and very fresh aromas of spiced plum and an intense earthiness that also characterizes the delicious, dense and very serious flavors that also exhibit a high degree of phenolic maturity. There is wonderful energy to the balanced and superbly long finish that displays a bit less youthful austerity than I usually find with this wine. 92-94 Points
Mommessin Clos de Tart Monopole 2010
Burghound: A ripe but cool and highly complex nose of moderately wooded aromas of violets, cassis, black berry and anise hints. The superbly rich and velvety broad-shouldered flavors possess outstanding size, weight and mid-palate concentration that coats the palate with dry extract and enrobes the firm tannic spine to the point where it is more of a background element than usual. There is excellent energy and precision to the dusty, pure and driving finish. This well-balanced effort should require between 15 and 18 years of cellar time to be at its best. 94 Points