2014 Tim Atkin Burgundy Report


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2014 BÂTARD MONTRACHET Grand Cru Domaine Henri Boillot

2014 BÂTARD MONTRACHET Grand Cru Domaine Henri Boillot

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

More gold and less green in this one, Quite a big, round and beefy nose then a creamy butter-smooth attack, saline like butter too, then still energetic despite the size and weight. Lovely longMore gold and less green in this one, Quite a big, round and beefy nose then a creamy butter-smooth attack, saline like butter too, then still energetic despite the size and weight. Lovely long gliding finish. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

2014 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

75cl bottles, case of 6

A small part is vinified in stainless steel - they are reining back the oak influence. Very intense pure green-tinged fruit, mineral, fat, tight - utterly brilliant - taut and long-term.A small part is vinified in stainless steel - they are reining back the oak influence. Very intense pure green-tinged fruit, mineral, fat, tight - utterly brilliant - taut and long-term. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 1er Cru Vide Bourse Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

2014 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 1er Cru Vide Bourse Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot

75cl bottles, case of 12

Lovely toasty fig and peach fruit, butterscotch, coffee. Generous ripe and quite full, butterscotch peach flesh, good weight, breadth, lively acidity, toasty oak on the finish.Lovely toasty fig and peach fruit, butterscotch, coffee. Generous ripe and quite full, butterscotch peach flesh, good weight, breadth, lively acidity, toasty oak on the finish.L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET Marquis de Laguiche 1er Cru Morgeot Joseph Drouhin

2014 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET Marquis de Laguiche 1er Cru Morgeot Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, case of 6

A very mineral Morgeot - lots of mâche and chew. Really wonderful slow build-up of power and richness and mineral intensity to go with it. Really impressive length.A very mineral Morgeot - lots of mâche and chew. Really wonderful slow build-up of power and richness and mineral intensity to go with it. Really impressive length. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2014 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

(Drouhin's vines are in the east-facing lieu-ditLa Guette, which received less hail in 2014 than the Pernand side of the hill): Pale bright yellow. Very reticent nose hints at rose water and crushed(Drouhin's vines are in the east-facing lieu-ditLa Guette, which received less hail in 2014 than the Pernand side of the hill): Pale bright yellow. Very reticent nose hints at rose water and crushed herbs. Fat and rich but dry and closed. Ripe and tactile but very shy in the early going, conveying a dominant flavor of mineral dust. The broad finish shows subtle length and lingering perfume. Rating: 91-94 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2015)

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2014 LE MONTRACHET Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru Joseph Drouhin

2014 LE MONTRACHET Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Pale, with green reflections. Feels like liquid gold - big and supple, but not just fat weight - it is lively and expressive too. The most wonderful balance makes it nearly impossible to spit.Pale, with green reflections. Feels like liquid gold - big and supple, but not just fat weight - it is lively and expressive too. The most wonderful balance makes it nearly impossible to spit. Extraordinary balance of power and sweet appetising drinkability. Drinking range: 2022 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 MEURSAULT 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Rémi Jobard

2014 MEURSAULT 1er Cru Genevrières Domaine Rémi Jobard

75cl bottles, case of 12

Generous richness and volume. A dusting of sweetness. Juicy voluminous texture, lovely freshness of fruit, big but still bright. Powerful length. Very impressive.Generous richness and volume. A dusting of sweetness. Juicy voluminous texture, lovely freshness of fruit, big but still bright. Powerful length. Very impressive. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 MEURSAULT 1er Cru Poruzot Dessus Domaine Rémi Jobard

75cl bottles, case of 12

Nose is all airy mineral, not really fruit at all. Maybe a hint of white flowers. More volume as one climbs the scale, sleek and full and positively vibrating with tension and fruit complexity. Very,Nose is all airy mineral, not really fruit at all. Maybe a hint of white flowers. More volume as one climbs the scale, sleek and full and positively vibrating with tension and fruit complexity. Very, very long. Drinking range: 2019 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er Cru Folatières Joseph Drouhin

2014 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er Cru Folatières Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, case of 6

Véronique remarked that she noted this wine 'tres fin, excellent!" when we tasted, and it is lovely - full yet dancingly light, sunny - seems composed of light and yellow fruit. Very long.Véronique remarked that she noted this wine 'tres fin, excellent!" when we tasted, and it is lovely - full yet dancingly light, sunny - seems composed of light and yellow fruit. Very long. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2014 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Lovely aromatic nose, almost surprisingly 'lifted' after the feral blackness of the Mazoyères. Red fruit, spice and mineral. A big wine with lots of tannin and weight, and while not having the blackLovely aromatic nose, almost surprisingly 'lifted' after the feral blackness of the Mazoyères. Red fruit, spice and mineral. A big wine with lots of tannin and weight, and while not having the black force of the Mazoyères, it has a regal class, authority and length. Grown-up stuff. Still quite tight, but also expressive and fun. Drinking range: 2025 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Derrière la Grange Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Derrière la Grange Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 12

Rich, floral, slightly decadent, rose nose and palate, structurally solidly full despite the advanced aromatics. Firm wirth distinctly taut crunch to the tannins. Fine fruit to the finish.Rich, floral, slightly decadent, rose nose and palate, structurally solidly full despite the advanced aromatics. Firm wirth distinctly taut crunch to the tannins. Fine fruit to the finish. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Spicy, mildly medicinal, herbal (dried herbs de Provence), menthol. Very tight and linear. Not very Charmes! Again a rich tannic mass, all wrapped up with full fruit - great concentration. A longSpicy, mildly medicinal, herbal (dried herbs de Provence), menthol. Very tight and linear. Not very Charmes! Again a rich tannic mass, all wrapped up with full fruit - great concentration. A long way to go. Drinking range: 2024 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

There’s a little bit of reduction on this wine, made with purchased grapes from two parcels. It’s juicy, attractive and supple, showing fine tannins, sweet bramble and summer berry flavours. The oakThere’s a little bit of reduction on this wine, made with purchased grapes from two parcels. It’s juicy, attractive and supple, showing fine tannins, sweet bramble and summer berry flavours. The oak is well integrated and the reduction should disappear before bottling. Drinking range: 2019 - 2026 Rating: 95 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Thibault Liger-Belair

2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Thibault Liger-Belair

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Made from grapes bought in, from a vineyard Thibault works. From the upper part of the vineyard 'Haut Charmes', just by the junction of le Chambertin and Latricières. Clay with quite a lot ofMade from grapes bought in, from a vineyard Thibault works. From the upper part of the vineyard 'Haut Charmes', just by the junction of le Chambertin and Latricières. Clay with quite a lot of limestone. 40% whole bunch, although he removes the central stem. Not yet really expressive, but the density of fruit in the fine tannin on the finish suggests that this will get there with a bit more time. Drinking range: 2023 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2014 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

From a stony, east-facing site next to Chambertin, this well-drained parcel gets some reflected heat from the terroir. Fine, floral and subtle, the resulting wine has filigree tannins, sweet redFrom a stony, east-facing site next to Chambertin, this well-drained parcel gets some reflected heat from the terroir. Fine, floral and subtle, the resulting wine has filigree tannins, sweet red berry fruit, deftly handled oak and a balanced, chalky finish. Deceptively drinkable young. 2019-28 Drinking range: 2019 - 2028 Rating: 96 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 CLOS DE LA ROCHE Grand Cru Domaine Lignier-Michelot

2014 CLOS DE LA ROCHE Grand Cru Domaine Lignier-Michelot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Lovely deep colour. Sumptuous nose to go with it. That weighty silk feel, and then suddenly it has no weight - it just lifts and glides, effortless, graceful, a splash of colour and light, long andLovely deep colour. Sumptuous nose to go with it. That weighty silk feel, and then suddenly it has no weight - it just lifts and glides, effortless, graceful, a splash of colour and light, long and pure. A jewel. Drinking range: 2021 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CLOS DES LAMBRAYS Grand Cru Domaine des Lambrays

2014 CLOS DES LAMBRAYS Grand Cru Domaine des Lambrays

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

50% new wood, 100% whole bunch fermentation. Very complete nose, all in harmony, bright ruby with a blue-edge - it just looks as fresh as it tastes. Bursting with flavour from raspberry top-note to50% new wood, 100% whole bunch fermentation. Very complete nose, all in harmony, bright ruby with a blue-edge - it just looks as fresh as it tastes. Bursting with flavour from raspberry top-note to rippling tannic body and dark spicy undertones. Lots of energy and drive. 'On a quand même envie de le boire' says Thierry, with typical understatement. Drinking range: 2024 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Supple, big, fine, classy, rich: waves of impressiveness. A lovely silky feel which gathers wild berry richness as it goes, lots of sweetness in the fine tannic finish.Supple, big, fine, classy, rich: waves of impressiveness. A lovely silky feel which gathers wild berry richness as it goes, lots of sweetness in the fine tannic finish. Drinking range: 2023 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2014 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Just one parcel - by the little tower in front of the Château. Rich nose with lots of little red and black fruit. Complex and spicy. Nice tension, firm finish. Sweetness of very ripe fruits all theJust one parcel - by the little tower in front of the Château. Rich nose with lots of little red and black fruit. Complex and spicy. Nice tension, firm finish. Sweetness of very ripe fruits all the way through. Lots of power on the finish. Drinking range: 2023 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

2014 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Thibault has added 20% whole bunches from a part of the vineyard specially prepared for this. Red-orange clay on the high part of the Clos, the rest on stony clay. Striking colour. Rich harmoniousThibault has added 20% whole bunches from a part of the vineyard specially prepared for this. Red-orange clay on the high part of the Clos, the rest on stony clay. Striking colour. Rich harmonious nose, full with sappy, earthy fruit, and also a juice that shoots through it - real elegance results. Very grown-up. Drinking range: 2024 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Cazetiers Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, case of 6

Mid crimson. Dark-fruited and slightly smoky on the nose. Touch of wood spice. Firm, savoury and really moreish on the palate. Even though it is not particularly intense, there’s depth and a goodMid crimson. Dark-fruited and slightly smoky on the nose. Touch of wood spice. Firm, savoury and really moreish on the palate. Even though it is not particularly intense, there’s depth and a good balance between subtle tannin framework and dark fruit. A little drying on the fresh finish. Drinking range: 2018 - 2025 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Craipillot Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Craipillot Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 12

A sense of whole bunch fermentation from this on the nose. Sweetness of fruit with relaxed texture, then firming tannins as it finishes with good mineral drive.A sense of whole bunch fermentation from this on the nose. Sweetness of fruit with relaxed texture, then firming tannins as it finishes with good mineral drive. Drinking range: 2020 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Lavaut Saint Jacques Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Lavaut Saint Jacques Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 6

(from a .30 ha parcel). This is also very Gevrey in style with its cool and restrained nose of freshly turned earth, underbrush, various dark berries and game scents. There is first-rate vibrancy and(from a .30 ha parcel). This is also very Gevrey in style with its cool and restrained nose of freshly turned earth, underbrush, various dark berries and game scents. There is first-rate vibrancy and delineation to the focused and powerful medium weight plus flavors that exhibit plenty of minerality on the balanced, long and palate staining finale. This is impressive though note that unlike some wines in the range this will not make for particularly good early drinking. Drinking range: - 2026 Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 GIVRY 1er Cru Clos Jus Domaine François Lumpp

2014 GIVRY 1er Cru Clos Jus Domaine François Lumpp

75cl bottles, case of 12

Spicy damson and sour cherry nose, fleshy open with some wood spice. Palate is less intense than Vigne Rouge, open knit, with cherry, damson scent good tannins nice acidity, but more ethereal,Spicy damson and sour cherry nose, fleshy open with some wood spice. Palate is less intense than Vigne Rouge, open knit, with cherry, damson scent good tannins nice acidity, but more ethereal, lighter delivery.L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 GIVRY 1er Cru à Vigne Rouge Domaine François Lumpp

2014 GIVRY 1er Cru à Vigne Rouge Domaine François Lumpp

75cl bottles, case of 12

Darker spicier attack on the nose, black cherry, dark chocolate, plum notes. Palate is more centred taut concentrated and serious, tannins fuller fatter more intense, dark chocolate, black cherry,Darker spicier attack on the nose, black cherry, dark chocolate, plum notes. Palate is more centred taut concentrated and serious, tannins fuller fatter more intense, dark chocolate, black cherry, sexy, ripe and long.L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 LATRICIÈRES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

2014 LATRICIÈRES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Everything that a really good Latricières should be, showing the brightness, freshness and reserve of this under-rated Grand Cru. Chalky, subtle and silky with fine-grained tannins, succulent berryEverything that a really good Latricières should be, showing the brightness, freshness and reserve of this under-rated Grand Cru. Chalky, subtle and silky with fine-grained tannins, succulent berry fruit and impressive finesse and palate length. Drinking range: 2017 - 2030 Rating: 96 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 MAZIS CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

2014 MAZIS CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Bright, full red. Musky, complex aromas of raspberry, dried flowers, crushed rock, black pepper, game, dark chocolate and earth. Shows much more definition and inner-mouth lift than the Charmes, withBright, full red. Musky, complex aromas of raspberry, dried flowers, crushed rock, black pepper, game, dark chocolate and earth. Shows much more definition and inner-mouth lift than the Charmes, with the peppery quality and firm underlying minerality energizing the middle palate. Savory, concentrated, layered and deep, with terrific berry intensity and a hint of cocoa powder. Taut and classically dry but not particularly austere. Finishes with serious, fine-grained tannins and terrific rising length. This very tight wine will need extended cellaring to soften and expand. Drinking range: 2025 - 2039 Rating: 93+ Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Mar 2017)

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2014 MAZOYÈRES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2014 MAZOYÈRES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

A more forceful style. There is tannic force, but it's not just that - this has drive and is bursting with energy:- a touch ferocious (but in an attractive way!) Very grown-up wild hedgerow fruit.A more forceful style. There is tannic force, but it's not just that - this has drive and is bursting with energy:- a touch ferocious (but in an attractive way!) Very grown-up wild hedgerow fruit. Very long, great potential. Drinking range: 2025 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Veleys Domaine François Raquillet

2014 MERCUREY 1er Cru Les Veleys Domaine François Raquillet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Saturated black cherry, strawberry fruit nose, higher toned, fragrant some toasty oak. Palate has immediate grip and weight, taut, ripe acid, dark fruit core, more mineral with rich oak on the finish.Saturated black cherry, strawberry fruit nose, higher toned, fragrant some toasty oak. Palate has immediate grip and weight, taut, ripe acid, dark fruit core, more mineral with rich oak on the finish.L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 NUITS SAINT GEORGES 1er Cru Les Saint Georges Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

2014 NUITS SAINT GEORGES 1er Cru Les Saint Georges Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

40% whole bunch. Rich and full nose, palate too. A big harmonious mouthful which is a little slow to reveal. Class is here, the fruit is clinging on the finish, although in true Nuits style, the40% whole bunch. Rich and full nose, palate too. A big harmonious mouthful which is a little slow to reveal. Class is here, the fruit is clinging on the finish, although in true Nuits style, the tannins cling even more. Drinking range: 2023 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 POMMARD 1er Cru Clos des Épeneaux Domaine Comte Armand

2014 POMMARD 1er Cru Clos des Épeneaux Domaine Comte Armand

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

90% of the Clos got hailed, so this year all has been vinified together, with 30% new wood and 10% whole bunches. A mere 12 hl/ha, so that 5.2 hectares produced only 22 barrels. Juicy and dense, with90% of the Clos got hailed, so this year all has been vinified together, with 30% new wood and 10% whole bunches. A mere 12 hl/ha, so that 5.2 hectares produced only 22 barrels. Juicy and dense, with firm tannins (as ever), but somehow the juice keeps the upper hand, and it flows well. Densely structured as it should be, and the concentration that comes from this low yield is very attractive. Drinking range: 2022 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 POMMARD 1er Cru Rugiens Domaine de Courcel

2014 POMMARD 1er Cru Rugiens Domaine de Courcel

75cl bottles, case of 6

The de Courcel vines are in the higher part of Rugiens, which often makes more chiselled wines. The 100% whole bunches, a constant feature of Yves Confuron’s winemaking, are very marked here, addingThe de Courcel vines are in the higher part of Rugiens, which often makes more chiselled wines. The 100% whole bunches, a constant feature of Yves Confuron’s winemaking, are very marked here, adding a sappy note to the dense tannins, but give this muscular wine time to develop in bottle, because it ages brilliantly. 2022-30 Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 94 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 VOSNE ROMANÉE 1er Cru Suchots Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 VOSNE ROMANÉE 1er Cru Suchots Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 12

Creamy weight. Very ripe with a sweetness and spice. Almost a chocolate note. Certainly more spice than mere fruit aromas here. Great volume and very long too. Rather gorgeous.Creamy weight. Very ripe with a sweetness and spice. Almost a chocolate note. Certainly more spice than mere fruit aromas here. Great volume and very long too. Rather gorgeous. Drinking range: 2022 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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2014 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

2014 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Mid crimson. Subdued on the nose, just a little spicy, and subtle on the palate. Dry but smooth texture. Lithe and lightly dark fruited. In harmony and very long, but could do with putting on a bitMid crimson. Subdued on the nose, just a little spicy, and subtle on the palate. Dry but smooth texture. Lithe and lightly dark fruited. In harmony and very long, but could do with putting on a bit of weight. Drinking range: 2018 - 2028 Rating: 16.5+ Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2016)

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2014 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

2014 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine J. Confuron Cotetidot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Great pure ripeness on the nose. Rich density combines with a grippy feel. Sweet fruit liqueur, crème de fruits, forest floor. All in a tight weave - there's real power here.Great pure ripeness on the nose. Rich density combines with a grippy feel. Sweet fruit liqueur, crème de fruits, forest floor. All in a tight weave - there's real power here. Drinking range: 2023 - L&S(Nov 2015)

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