We import a lot of Burgundy. As much as I would like to I can't put every wine into my personal cellar. So my selection needs to be carefully considered. As you would expect I have some personal favourites - wines that I feel offer something very special or punch well above their weight.
This selection of 12 bottles are all wines that I put into my cellar. They may come from special vineyard plots, be the best of some of my favourite domaines and/or be wines that deliver a classic Burgundy experience.
They are wines that if I was asked to recommend something special or typical I would not hesitate to suggest.
They are all in our next container which is about to arrive. I have shown the Pre Arrival Prices which will only be available until midday Monday 30 September 2013. Buy now and you save 15%.
To view tasting notes for each wine click the label. Or to view all 12 wines on one page click here.
Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault Clos du Cromin 2007
Pre Arrival Price $79.00
Clos du Cromin is one of Meursault's best lieu-dits. Francois opened a 1992 at his house last trip and I was blown away with the freshness and quality. This wine has come straight from the domaine's reserve stocks. Perfectly aged for the price of the current vintage.
Fernand and Laurent Pillot Chassagne- Montrachet 1er Cru Vide-Bourse 2011
Pre Arrival Price $99.50
Located immediately below Batard-Montrachet it is no surprise that Jasper Morris MW calls this wine a 'petit' Batard. It is powerful and quite different to Chassagne whites from the top of the hill.
Domaine Jean Chartron Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Pucelle Monopole 2011
Pre Arrival Price $152.50
From a small walled plot inside Pucelles this is always an exceptional wine of Grand Cru quality and style. I love it!
Henri Boillot Meursault 1er Cru Charmes 2011
Pre Arrival Price $127.50
The 2011 Charmes is concentrated, mineral and long. "Gorgeous" says Antonio Galloni. "Beguilling" says Burghound. Boillot is a star of the 2011 vintage.
Domaine Vincent and Francois Jouard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumes Clos de la Truffiere 2011
Pre Arrival Price $118.00
Jouard, along with Niellon, are the only makers of this wine. It is his best 1er Cru - vibrant, complex and but not at all heavy. Very limited.
Alex Gambal Corton-Charlemagne 2011
Pre Arrival Price $194.95
Classic C-C from the Pernand side which means plenty of minerality and freshness. Serious tension and line with the usual floral and citric notes and a long finish. Drink or cellar.
Domaine Patrice Rion Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuees 2011
Pre Arrival Price $131.95
One of the best 1er Crus in Chambolle. Supple, perfumed and stylish with plenty of extract. This is always one of my favourite wines here.
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains 2011
Pre Arrival Price $176.95
One of the two best vineyards of Nuits. It is a masculine wine but at Chauvenet they manage to retain purity and aromatics without losing typicity. Would make many Grand Crus blush!
Hospices de Beaune Corton Grand Cru Cuvee Dr Peste 2011
Pre Arrival Price $135.50
The Hospices make over 40 wines but this cuvee is always right at the top of my list. It is masculine and classic and ages very well. It is also reasonably priced for a Grand Cru.
Domaine Georges Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2011
Pre Arrival Price $237.50
Lignier's best wine, always combining depth and power with a certain elegance and juice. Tim Atkin MW is another fan scoring it 94 Points. Ages very well developing very complex flavours. Limited.
Gilbert and Christine Felettig Chambolle- Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes 2011
Pre Arrival Price $93.95
From a tiny plot the Felettigs produce an admirably serious Chambolle 1er Cru. Always dark fruited with spine and delicious flavours.
Domaine Comte Senard Corton Clos du Roi 2011
Pre Arrival Price $194.50
The most serious Corton in our portfolio from the most famous Grand Cru vineyard. A wine of serious power and line that requires patience to reach its best.
Click here to view all of the wines on one page. Order on our website or you may also order by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9326 5737. Pre Arrival Offer closes midday Monday 30 September 2013.