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Côte de Nuits

Domaine Antoine Lienhardt

(Comblanchien)

Lienhardt! It doesn't even sound Burgundian. Indeed, many growers I spoke hadn't heard of him in 2013 (Burgundy can still be insular at times and jealousy is never remote). But the wine cogniscenti have.
Lienhardt is married to Jean-Marc Joblot's daughter Juliette & Joblot's style is evident in these wines. Through this association Lienhardt's wines have been transformed and at the Grands Jours de Bourgogne festival in March 2014, where his wines were first presented, neighbouring growers were asking questions. The wines were fabulously expressive, bursting with star bright fruit, oozed cassis, sweetness and energy.
In this, Lienhardt's fourth vintage (2014's), the wines are super and though the style of wine mirrors Joblots, they are from different soils, thus producing regional and textural differences. I have never tasted Cote de Nuits Village of this quality.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Cote de Nuits Village 'Les Essards' AC 2014 €33.00 €396.00
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'les Charmois' AC 2014 €43.00 €516.00

Domaine Robert Chevillon

(Nuits-Saint-Georges)

For most wine critics / journalists, there is no finer address in NSTG. Now run by sons Bertrand & Denis. Their vineyards stretch from the far south side of Nuits St-Georges to the very north side next to Vosne-Romanée. All of the wines demonstrate harmony, ripe fruit and structure thanks to both hard work in the vineyard by Denis (who insists on low yields and a strict grape selection) and to a fermentation and barrique elevage carefully controlled by Bertrand. Remarkably individual, the wines are clearly of their vineyard origin, with a span of idiosyncratic flavours & nuances from Asian spices to blueberry fruits. There is fruit-of-the-forest red & blue berries, or sometimes violets, plum or peony rose notes; they are all there in the range. The vineyards south of Nuits (Pruliers and Vaucrains) tend to have more muscle and drive while those nearer Vosne, such as the Chaignots & Bousselots, verge more on elegance and silkiness.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Vieilles Vignes' AC 2013 €65.00 6 bottles available
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Vieilles Vignes' AC 2014 €65.00 3 bottles available
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Bousselots' AC 2013 €85.00 €1020.00
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Chaignots' AC 2012 €85.00 €1020.00
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Roncieres' AC 2012/3 €85.00 €1020.00
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Pruliers' AC 2014 €89.00 €1068.00
Nuits-Saint-Georges 'Cailles' AC 2014 €99.50 €1194.00

Domaine Robert Sirugue

(Vosne-Romanée)

Clive Coates MW . . . “The wines are pure, stylish, well made and offer a lovely drinkability.”
Based in Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Robert Sirugue is a family-run estate, medium in size and with a growing reputation. Our first visit to this domaine was in 1987 – thirty years ago. Then it was the man himself, Robert. Now in his early eighties he is retired. Today it is grandson Arnaud, a fifth generation Sirugue, that makes the wine. Arnaud is a son of Marie-France (Robert's daughter) and Jean-Louis.
Domaine Sirugue may not rank in the very top tier of Vosne vignerons, though it received excellent reviews from the wine critics 20-30 years ago. The domaine unquestionably lost some momentum over the years. When Marie-France and Jean-Louis Sirugue took over in 2007, they began to improve quality and in recent vintages have shown that there is a fine potential here. The quality is improving year after year and with the 2015s the Sirugue family have re-established the Domaines position. Hence my return. Burgundy is all about knowledge and timing.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Bourgogne AC 2015 €28.50 €342.00
Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (6 Bottles)
Vosne-Romanée AC 2015 €69.50 €417.00
Vosne-Romanée 'Vieilles Vignes' AC 2015 €79.50 €477.00

Domaine Anne Gros

(Vosne-Romanée)

Small holding of generic to grand cru wines that commands an international following. Gros is a perfectionist, producing wines which are refined & seductive. There is a minerality here that reflects the soils & the tannins are invariably suede-like. The wines are hand-crafted & Gros stands out as one of Burgundy's finest ambassadors. This is one of Burgundy's most sought-after addresses.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Clos-Vougeot Grand Cru 'Grand Maupertui' AC 2014 €188.00 3 bottles available

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogué

(Chambolle-Musigny)

Second only in prestige to Domaine de la Romanée Conti as the finest domaine in Burgundy. Standards here are incredibly exacting, making beautiful wines that can age a lifetime. These are highly prized wines and as such, generally sell out on release in Feb of each year. We currently have no availability.

Domaine Christian Serafin

(Gevrey-Chambertin)

http://www.weygandtmetzler.com/serafin-pere-fils/
The reserved and considered son of a Polish immigrant Christian Sérafin holds a stunning suite of fabulous vineyards which produce intense and structured Côte de Nuits reds which command a fair swathe of new oak. The fruit concentration from low yields and a propensity to harvest late is such that the wines easily handle the oak regime. The Sérafin wines are also structured firmly with appropriately powerful tannin and acid levels and as such are generally capable of considerable aging. The vineyards are managed biologically with no regular application of systemic herbicides or pesticides. The vinification is both simple and natural with no artificial yeasts or enzymes, done in stainless steel. They are not racked until just prior to bottling, nor are they fined or filtered. There are two main oak producers used, François Frère and Taransaud of which the Bourgogne receives 30% new, the village Gevrey 50% new with the Gevrey Vieilles Vignes, the Premiers Cru’s and the Grand Cru 100% new oak. Christian's niece, Frédérique Bachotet is gradually assuming the reins of the domaine, assisted by Christian's daughter, Karine.

Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (12 Bottles)
Bourgogne AC 2014 €38.50 €462.00
Gevrey-Chambertin AC 2015 €65.00 €780.00
Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (6 Bottles)
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Cazetiers' AC 2013 €135.00 €810.00
Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru 'Millandes' AC 2014 €99.00 €594.00
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru AC 2015 €198.00 €1188.00
Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (3 Bottles)
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru AC 2014 €178.00 €534.00
Wine Selection Per Bottle Per Case (2 or 3 Bottles)
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Corbeaux' AC 2014 €99.00 2 bottles / ea
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'Les Baudes' AC 2010 €99.00 3 bottles / ea
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru AC 2013 €178.00 2 bottles / ea

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