Henri Boillot

Henri Boillot complements his domaine wines with a small range of négociant wines of superb quality in very limited quantities. A few of the wines are offered here - an opportunity to buy some of Burgundy's rarest appellations from a top source.

Henri-Boillot

2016 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Henri Boillot

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Good shape. Quite tight, but still super attractive. Blueberry and plum here. Some clove and spiced sandalwood. Brilliant underpinning on minerality. Stylishly done, sleek and unshowy - yet Good shape. Quite tight, but still super attractive. Blueberry and plum here. Some clove and spiced sandalwood. Brilliant underpinning on minerality. Stylishly done, sleek and unshowy - yet impressive. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 BONNES MARES Grand Cru Henri Boillot

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

(vinified in two new barrels air-dried for 36 months): Good medium red, not as dark as the Clos de Bèze. Classical red-soil Bonnes-Mares perfume of raspberry, redcurrant, iron and brown spice. Offers (vinified in two new barrels air-dried for 36 months): Good medium red, not as dark as the Clos de Bèze. Classical red-soil Bonnes-Mares perfume of raspberry, redcurrant, iron and brown spice. Offers a compelling combination of thickness, density and sucrosité, with its red fruit flavors complicated by clove, cinnamon and aromatic herbs and captivating saline minerality; there's a mineral-driven spiciness that reminds me of the Volnay Caillerets. This wonderfully energetic wine finishes with lovely subtle floral/spicy perfume and rising length, with piquant notes of blood orange and lemon contributing to an impression of weightlessness. A very sophisticated, refined Bonnes-Mares in the making. Rating: 93-96 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Jan 2018)

2016 LE CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Henri Boillot

75cl bottles, wood case of 3

Oak on the nose, followed by spicy, warm tannins, grip and some darker notes. No bitterness - intense, dark purples give way to mature dark fruit. Muscular and burly, but still manages to retain Oak on the nose, followed by spicy, warm tannins, grip and some darker notes. No bitterness - intense, dark purples give way to mature dark fruit. Muscular and burly, but still manages to retain super fine lines. Power, drive, minerality, with super shape, weight and fruit. Long - wow! L&S (Oct 2017)

Domaine Anne Gros

Anne Gros is quietly meticulous and almost obsessive about cleanliness in her cellar, which perhaps is reflected in the delicacy and restrained tension in her wines, which have aromatic clarity, limpid precision, sheer joie de vivre, lively balance and persistence. 2016 is another tiny harvest and will have to be allocated, but as yet we have neither confirmed quantities or prices, so email if you would like to go on the list.

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2016 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Anne Gros

75cl bottles, case of 12

Much more serious feel, a more intense grip than with the Haute Cote. This gets 30% new barrels to help soften the tannins which works well and yet does not blot out the lovely succulent red fruit Much more serious feel, a more intense grip than with the Haute Cote. This gets 30% new barrels to help soften the tannins which works well and yet does not blot out the lovely succulent red fruit that makes up the core here. Not a showy wine, as it still settling post racking, but amazingly this is still super attractive now. A svelte, impressive Bourgogne Rouge. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 HAUTES CÔTES DE NUITS Domaine Anne Gros

75cl bottles, case of 12

This Pinot comes from the same parcel as the white. On the nose lots of very pretty, delicate red fruit. In the mouth this seems riper and more full on. Super sweet strawberry is the headline then This Pinot comes from the same parcel as the white. On the nose lots of very pretty, delicate red fruit. In the mouth this seems riper and more full on. Super sweet strawberry is the headline then quite an easy-going forest fruit hit. There is a purity and a lift here too - this is not heavy- but jolly and easy with a sweet red fruit feel. Youngish vines and 30% New wood, this works really well. These vines are in Concoeur just above the village of Vosne-Romanée. Originally bare of any vines, it was planted in stages. (96, 97, 98). Just under half of this is planted with Pinot Noir. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 ÉCHEZEAUX Les Loachausses Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

75cl bottles, case of 6

Les Loachausses is a monopole of the Gros Family. (Anne has some vines & Gros Parent the rest) Lovely sweetly ripe middle once again. Red fruit streaked with blackberry edge. Long, powdery feel. Les Loachausses is a monopole of the Gros Family. (Anne has some vines & Gros Parent the rest) Lovely sweetly ripe middle once again. Red fruit streaked with blackberry edge. Long, powdery feel. Lilac and lavender here too. It's delicious. Elegant, scented, floral and gently intense. There's a tautness and litheness here - powered by mineral edge. Superb. 60+% New Wood on all the Grand Crus. Harvested 27 Sept. 38yo vines. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CLOS DE VOUGEOT Le Grand Maupertui Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

75cl bottles, case of 6

'Le Grand Maupertui' is at the top of Clos, just below Grands Echezeaux where there was considerable frost damage this year. Less ripe than some on the nose, more dark fruited. It immediately 'Le Grand Maupertui' is at the top of Clos, just below Grands Echezeaux where there was considerable frost damage this year. Less ripe than some on the nose, more dark fruited. It immediately picks up in the mouth - this has great pure, pretty fruit - but a line and length that is impeccable. Great drive and push are buoyed by the lovely pretty scented fruit. Goes on and on. Fresh and pure. This parcel was originally planted in 1905, the vines now average about 60 years old. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 RICHEBOURG Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

75cl bottles, case of 3

Again perfumed and intense on the nose. Lovely red crunchy fruit. Bigger, broader, more glossy middle but more savoury too. More restrained with some limestone cut and thrust. More grippy and feral Again perfumed and intense on the nose. Lovely red crunchy fruit. Bigger, broader, more glossy middle but more savoury too. More restrained with some limestone cut and thrust. More grippy and feral than Anne's other grand Crus. Almost menthol notes - this is really not a rich fruit-bomb. Deeply intense and compact with some relatively hairy elements, but still elegant and super fine and that under-pinning line of sweet, red fruit. Impressive. 7 barrels made - Average age of vines is 70 years old. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 VOSNE ROMANÉE Barreaux Domaine Anne Gros

75cl bottles, case of 6

Pretty feel. Lovely ripe fruit. So feminine and sleek though. Great acidity - lovely ripeness. Clever balance and then a lick of darker, grippier matter. Perfectly spherical tannins add shape but no Pretty feel. Lovely ripe fruit. So feminine and sleek though. Great acidity - lovely ripeness. Clever balance and then a lick of darker, grippier matter. Perfectly spherical tannins add shape but no hard lines at this stage even though this year due to the size of the harvest they have changed the wood aging regime somewhat. Of the four barrels in total, two barrels are new two barrels are old - so 50% new wood. Normally about 30-35% new. This is a village wine 'plus plus'. Seriously good. L&S (Oct 2017)

Domaine Faiveley

The Faiveley family are the largest vineyard owners in Burgundy, owning around 120ha, spread across the Côtes de Nuits, Beaune and Chalonnais and encompassing everything from generic Bourgogne up to the grandest of Grand Crus. Their holdings supply the grapes for 5 out of every 6 bottles made by Faiveley, the balance being bought in from carefully selected contract growers.

Domaine-Faiveley

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Cazetiers Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, case of 6

Bright dark red. Reduced on the nose. Then silky, penetrating and classically dry on the palate, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its flavors of black fruits, smoke and minerals. The Bright dark red. Reduced on the nose. Then silky, penetrating and classically dry on the palate, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve to its flavors of black fruits, smoke and minerals. The serious, granular tannins reach the front teeth. Very tactile wine but a bit youthfully stunted. Rating: 91-93 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com (Jan 2018)

2016 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Les Fuées Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, case of 6

(vinified with 50% whole cluster and raised in a new 350 liter barrel). While the wood influence on the plum, dark cherry, violet and spice aromas is more subtle it’s by no means invisible. The (vinified with 50% whole cluster and raised in a new 350 liter barrel). While the wood influence on the plum, dark cherry, violet and spice aromas is more subtle it’s by no means invisible. The wonderfully sleek, intense and even more mineral-driven medium weight flavors culminate in a firm, serious and moderately austere finale. As with the Combe d’Orveau, my predicted range assumes that the wood will ultimately be absorbed. Drinking range: 2028 - Rating: 91-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2018)

2016 CLOS DE VOUGEOT Grand Cru Clos Vougeot Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

(blended from 3 separate parcels). Here too the wood treatment isn’t subtle though it doesn’t completely mask the mostly red berry fruit, earth and humus aromas. Once again there is both good volume (blended from 3 separate parcels). Here too the wood treatment isn’t subtle though it doesn’t completely mask the mostly red berry fruit, earth and humus aromas. Once again there is both good volume and mid-palate density to the mouth coating big-bodied flavors that flash a mild touch of rusticity on the impressively long finale. Interestingly, this is a bit less youthfully austere than it usually is and overall, color me impressed. *Sweet Spot*. Drinking range: 2033 - Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2018)

2016 LATRICIÈRES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

(from a very large 1.21 ha parcel). Here too the wood treatment is subtle yet just prominent enough to warrant pointing out on the cool, pure and notably more sauvage nose of both red and dark wild (from a very large 1.21 ha parcel). Here too the wood treatment is subtle yet just prominent enough to warrant pointing out on the cool, pure and notably more sauvage nose of both red and dark wild berry and earth scents. There is a really lovely sense of underlying tension suffusing the much more mineral-driven middle weight flavors that are not quite as rich but notably more precise on the chiseled and wonderfully refined finish. Textbook. Drinking range: 2031 - Rating: 93-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jan 2018)

2016 MAZIS CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Dark and wild but with floral notes...it is intense and silky, but reserved. There is a darker more brooding side. smooth tannins and good depth. There is sweetness and yet earthy qualities. I Dark and wild but with floral notes...it is intense and silky, but reserved. There is a darker more brooding side. smooth tannins and good depth. There is sweetness and yet earthy qualities. I like this. Rating: 19.7 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing (Nov 2017)

2016 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

The “perfect” wine does of course not exist, however this clos-de-bèze comes pretty close. The wine presents rich, refined aromas of flowers, spices and perfectly ripe black fruits. Its beautifully The “perfect” wine does of course not exist, however this clos-de-bèze comes pretty close. The wine presents rich, refined aromas of flowers, spices and perfectly ripe black fruits. Its beautifully concentrated palate doesn’t contain a single harsh note. Velvety tannins that appear both wonderfully sweet and fresh, with a beautiful fruity aroma of cherries, and an exceptionally long finish… A very, very great wine!

Is the 2016 superior to the 2015? In the clos-de-bèze, Faiveley owns 1 hectare, 23 acres, 47 cents of vines planted in 1955, 1966 and 1983. The vines did not freeze in 2016, but followed a normal vegetative cycle allowing the grapes to produce a perfect yield of 34hl/ha. “Despite the late harvest of September 28th, the grapes were extremely ripe, with 13.2 degrees of natural sugars and perfectly healthy. After being entirely destemmed, the grapes are fermented in tanks for about three weeks and the élevage is done in 60% of new oak barrels. People are focusing on the 2015s, which is great, however they’ll quickly come to realise that 2016 is also an exceptional vintage, superior to 2015 in many ways,” assures Jérôme Flous, Faiveley’s technical director
Rating: 19/20 Bourgogne Aujourd'hui (Aug 2017)

Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Joseph Drouhin, founded in 1880 and still family owned, are one of the most well respected names in Burgundy, especially through their flagship wine, the iconic Clos des Mouches. Small refinements continue to be made made here. The presses have been changed - a reversion to basket pressing for the reds, and for whites the presses are open - along with a number of other growers they are following the trend to think that slight oxidation of the juice before fermentation is not a problem and may add complexity as well as avoiding later problems of premature oxidation in bottle. For the reds there has been the introduction of 15-20% of whole-bunch fermentation in the Côte de Nuits wines. The house style remains one that 'emphasises the natural elegance of great Burgundies' as they describe it.

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2016 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, case of 6

Very vivid and aromatic with perfume and floral character. Sliced strawberries and lemons. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and delicious aftertastes of fruit, hazelnut and light Very vivid and aromatic with perfume and floral character. Sliced strawberries and lemons. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and delicious aftertastes of fruit, hazelnut and light chocolate. Drink in 2021. Rating: 93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Feb 2018)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Cazetiers Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, case of 6

The star of the 'free pour' section of our tasting with Veronique Drouhin. Finer lines, neater feel than the Nuits and the Clos Prieur tasted before. This is good, flows beautifully, natty balance of The star of the 'free pour' section of our tasting with Veronique Drouhin. Finer lines, neater feel than the Nuits and the Clos Prieur tasted before. This is good, flows beautifully, natty balance of power and elegance. Finally.! L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GRIOTTE CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Sweeter, easier, quite generous. Ripe red fruit, gloss, but just a tad of grippy suede texture keeps this serious. Intense, grip and feel from whole cluster fermentation. Good, balanced Griotte. Sweeter, easier, quite generous. Ripe red fruit, gloss, but just a tad of grippy suede texture keeps this serious. Intense, grip and feel from whole cluster fermentation. Good, balanced Griotte. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

A little harder, a little more compacted fruit core. More serious. Good power. Attractive fruit, not too ripe. Silky warm strawberries to finish, but a good mineral cut too. Whole bunch is not 'new' A little harder, a little more compacted fruit core. More serious. Good power. Attractive fruit, not too ripe. Silky warm strawberries to finish, but a good mineral cut too. Whole bunch is not 'new' says Veronique, however much people are calling it innovative - her grandpa did it too - not systematically but it works well in their Grand Crus particularly. Bunches that are smaller clusters work better. With this wine the Drouhin team normally aim for 15% to 50% - but here it is 65% in 2016 L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GRANDS ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Some innovative vinification was needed here in 2016. Lots of whole bunches were used (nearly 100%) as there was so little fruit and they wanted to fill the vessel. Tiny crop not solely because of Some innovative vinification was needed here in 2016. Lots of whole bunches were used (nearly 100%) as there was so little fruit and they wanted to fill the vessel. Tiny crop not solely because of the frost, they also have just replaced lots of the vines - so will be small harvest for 5-6 years anyway. This entire production was made in just one 500 litre barrel, turned on its side and with the top taken off. The team ended up with just 350 litres of wine. There is a grandeur to the richness here. A savoury, dark line swirls through the weighty, ample, brooding fruit. Damson and baked red plums. Pepper, lots of whole bunch chew and steminess.. Good though and a good drive of power. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

More angular than the Chambolle - as is normal - but Veronique says this is softer than often and has less corners. It certainly flows nicely. Has good shape, some bones, some darker notes - plummy More angular than the Chambolle - as is normal - but Veronique says this is softer than often and has less corners. It certainly flows nicely. Has good shape, some bones, some darker notes - plummy berries and deeper less flashy fruit in the middle. Good, sophiticated feel. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Les Amoureuses Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Candles left over from the Chablis operation were used here to save the crop. Super polished, great fruit weight. V sexy. Good impact. Ripe and ample - good density too - there's an impressive heft. Candles left over from the Chablis operation were used here to save the crop. Super polished, great fruit weight. V sexy. Good impact. Ripe and ample - good density too - there's an impressive heft. But made up of deliciously sweet and dark fruit - no hard edges. Nice persistent flow finishes bright and full of finesse - clever stuff. Big yet fine. L&S (Dec 2017)

2016 VOSNE ROMANÉE 1er Cru Petits Monts Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, case of 6

Thankfully the Drouhins had no mega issues with quantities here in 2016 - escaping too much frost impact. Veronique extols the virtues of this lovely vineyard when we taste together. Explaining just Thankfully the Drouhins had no mega issues with quantities here in 2016 - escaping too much frost impact. Veronique extols the virtues of this lovely vineyard when we taste together. Explaining just quite how close it is to the Richebourg vines of DRC. The juice comes from 2 parcels one is twenty+ years old the other is nearly fifty. Good flow, nice Vosne soft feel. Elegant, great poise and intensity - but super fine and driven. Fruit has more edge, its mature, but not fat or overbearing. Nicely sculpted and a serious joy. A highlight so far. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 LE MUSIGNY Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

75cl bottles, wood case of 3

This is great. Sleek, polished and clean feel. This is good and broadly intense. Lovely ripeness. But just checked by minerality and nice acidity to frame it. Broad, leafy and good cut. Tannin is This is great. Sleek, polished and clean feel. This is good and broadly intense. Lovely ripeness. But just checked by minerality and nice acidity to frame it. Broad, leafy and good cut. Tannin is gentle, but stony too. Impressive, finishes on a more brisk note. More serious, less fat, less flesh - just nicely focused drive of a point red fruit. L&S (Nov 2017)

Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

The sisters Marie-Christine and Marie Andrée have been firmly in control of this exceptional domaine for some years now. With one a pharmacist and the other an oenologist, the domaine was always going to be in safe hands as far as the wine-making was concerned and in 2017, Lucie, Marie-Christine's daughter has joined the team officially. These are top-flight burgundies with that elusive balance of enough concentration allied with delicacy of expression and the capability of ageing well. The exciting news here is that Fabrice Vigot is giving up his métayage, so another four hectares of vines, in Bourgogne, Nuits 'village', Vosne and Échezeaux will come back into the management of the domaine and the amount of wine available should increase a little from 2017 vintage. These wines are as good (and as sought-after) as ever.

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2016 NUITS SAINT GEORGES 1er Cru Chaignots Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

75cl bottles, case of 6

Chaignots is to the North of the Village of Nuits - but on the Vosne side - so it really does display some 'Vosne' characteristics. More elegance - more lift than many Nuits. "Nuits 'a coté Vosne" as Chaignots is to the North of the Village of Nuits - but on the Vosne side - so it really does display some 'Vosne' characteristics. More elegance - more lift than many Nuits. "Nuits 'a coté Vosne" as they say here. On the attack there us such a lovely amplitude, yet it is perky too - great acidity - lovely and bright. But really sensational intensity of bright fruit. Creamy pep of crunchy red currants. The fruit has depth and the tnnins are silky. THis is an energetic, joy-filled wine - a beautiful, sensual elegant Nuits Saint George. This spends 18 months in barrel. 45% New Wood, 4 coopers - all light toasting. 2 months assemblage in Inox to settle. No fining or filtering. Bottled in same room as the élevage takes place - so there is minimal movement and manipulation of the juice. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 VOSNE ROMANÉE Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

75cl bottles, case of 6

20-25% New wood - from various coopers, as ever. Totally de-stemmed. Strangely the frost did not affect this so seriously, just 20% lost. More of a problem up the hill, above the village in 20-25% New wood - from various coopers, as ever. Totally de-stemmed. Strangely the frost did not affect this so seriously, just 20% lost. More of a problem up the hill, above the village in 2016. This is superbly delicious. Good concentration. Lovely weight. Elegant. So pretty. Such super fine tannins. Elegant, sleek and nicely ripe red fruit. Juicy and joyous but fine too. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

75cl bottles, case of 6

Great concentration. You cannot believe this is simply a Bourgogne! Small harvest not because of heavy selection, but because of what nature left on these very old vines. Just 3 barrels this year Great concentration. You cannot believe this is simply a Bourgogne! Small harvest not because of heavy selection, but because of what nature left on these very old vines. Just 3 barrels this year (normally 5 or so) - so no new wood. Otherwise the minimum would be 33% - which is too much for the team here on their Bourgogne. This is seriously good, concentrated and yet incredible finesse. Such fine-grained tannins and just-supple fruit. Brilliant, so sad its like hens' teeth. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 RUCHOTTES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

75cl bottles, case of 3

More intense, savoury. Curled up. Stones/clay note. Almost plasticine. But wow there is power and unfurled intensity - a real weight. Dark fruit. Pithy blueberry and firm blackberries. Mineral core More intense, savoury. Curled up. Stones/clay note. Almost plasticine. But wow there is power and unfurled intensity - a real weight. Dark fruit. Pithy blueberry and firm blackberries. Mineral core too. Very impressive - no hard edges, nothing sticks out, this is an imposing mass of gentle power and flavour. Minerality is dominant for now. This year they have added in a parcel of younger vines (planted in 2000) formerly declared as Gevrey - now mature enough to go into this - and add a brighter, more accessible note on the attack - that clear fruit. Very Good, but will need some time.. 70% New Wood They have 0.60 of a hectare made up of three growers - Rousseau, Roumier and them. Just 3 HA in total. They are in 'Ruchottes du Bas' with the forest right behind them which protects the vines there from some frost. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

75cl bottles, case of 3

Nose is rich, powerful well perfumed. Pretty red fruits. then on the palate - A cherry skin pique, good fun energy zips though this. Grip, super fine, ripe tannin - builds in mouth - but this has Nose is rich, powerful well perfumed. Pretty red fruits. then on the palate - A cherry skin pique, good fun energy zips though this. Grip, super fine, ripe tannin - builds in mouth - but this has great flow, great precision and length. Just tightly wound for now. Balanced poised and deep. Lovely ripeness, great acid, great mineral feel. Taut and focused, but completely yummy. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

75cl bottles, case of 3

2 plots - one higher up and one 'Quartiers de Nuits' in town on the flat. Always picked at the same time and made as one cuvée. This is a really interesting mix - from the off. When co-fermented the 2 plots - one higher up and one 'Quartiers de Nuits' in town on the flat. Always picked at the same time and made as one cuvée. This is a really interesting mix - from the off. When co-fermented the harmony is seamless. Weight of fruit is wonderful. Riper, little black berries. But here is also a super mineral undercurrent. Grippy, but in a gentle, dusty mineral way. Intense and exciting. VG. Measured but full of beans and potential. Awesome. Just 4 barrels this year, about 60% New Wood. L&S (Oct 2017)

Domaine des Lambrays

Thierry Brouin is handing over the reins to Boris Champy, but is still on hand for now, we had a great tasting with both of these delightful (and hugely talented) men in October to assess the 2016 vintage, which is looking fantastic. The team continues to do a magnificent job at this monopole Grand Cru vineyard which is very well-placed next to Clos de Tart at the top of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis. The wines are opulent and rich yet still well-defined and freshly fragrant, and there's a tiny volume of top-notch Puligny too.

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2016 MOREY SAINT DENIS Domaine des Lambrays

75cl bottles, case of 6

This will be bottled with the Whites this year - soon in 2017, rather than in March 2018. Lovely and silky - so attractive. Really pretty. So smooth and this flows with a lithe exuberant joy - which This will be bottled with the Whites this year - soon in 2017, rather than in March 2018. Lovely and silky - so attractive. Really pretty. So smooth and this flows with a lithe exuberant joy - which is what they have decided to preserve by bottling sooner - taking it out of the wood to preserve the fruit. Delicious silky fruit, loaded with soft warm strawberry. Beautifully done. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 MOREY SAINT DENIS 1er Cru Les Loups Domaine des Lambrays

75cl bottles, case of 6

The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Les Loups" is a blend from the lieux-dits of La Riotte, Clos Sorbet and Le Village. It was matured with 50% whole bunch in one-third new oak. It has a surprisingly The 2016 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru "Les Loups" is a blend from the lieux-dits of La Riotte, Clos Sorbet and Le Village. It was matured with 50% whole bunch in one-third new oak. It has a surprisingly refined and delicate bouquet, perhaps a little outdone by the nascent fruitiness offered by the Morey Village cru. The palate is medium-bodied with the whole bunch lending a certain spiciness and freshness, sous bois notes complementing the black fruit on the finish. Very fine, very natural and understated. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Dec 2017)

2016 CLOS DES LAMBRAYS Grand Cru Domaine des Lambrays

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

Nice nose. Gently rich and warm. Nice woody spices. Touch smokey. On Palate there is a younger feel. Sculpted and sprightly with juicy acidity. Lovely ripe fruit, but so much more fresh and tart. Nice nose. Gently rich and warm. Nice woody spices. Touch smokey. On Palate there is a younger feel. Sculpted and sprightly with juicy acidity. Lovely ripe fruit, but so much more fresh and tart. Great texture, wood seems to fit in so well. Deliciously integrated. Tricky season there was the frost - although not a big deal in Morey then it stayed cold. June was tricky. Some Mildew which killed a lot of fruit that had survived the Frost! By July and August conditions were excellent - and all turned out nice. Assemblage was done in March 2017 after the Malolactic had finished - so from barrel we could taste the final blend already. 85% whole Bunch. 30% more available in 2016 than 2015. L&S (Oct 2017)

Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Christophe is now the fourth generation of his family producing wine on the estate after his great grandfather Amédée Merme devoted himself to the management and production of wine over 130 years ago. The estate has gone from strength to strength – always keeping the highest standards. Integrated viticulture has been practiced for many years now which has been adapted especially for the terroir. No herbicide or chemical fertilizer is used, instead, Christophe prefers to “stand back and listen to this terroir, only intervening when necessary or when the weather requires it, never systematically.” We still await the offer an allocations from Christophe, so please form an orderly queue - ie send requests and we will deal with them once we know what we have. This is one of the star domaines of the whole of Burgundy.

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2016 MOREY SAINT DENIS Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru La Riotte Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

The vines here are on very stony soil says Christophe. Impressive aromatics, then good pure fruits, morello cherry and dark strawberries dominate the pretty. The feel is immediately of the earth, the The vines here are on very stony soil says Christophe. Impressive aromatics, then good pure fruits, morello cherry and dark strawberries dominate the pretty. The feel is immediately of the earth, the limestone - there is super restraint to the fruit for now as the mineral feel coats it so well, real elegance and pure, finesse-filled drive. Impressive already, but this will round out before bottling says Christophe, which he intends to do in February probably. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 VOSNE ROMANÉE Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru Beaux Monts Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Pure, delicious and elegant. More fruit ripeness and weight in the middle stands out here, but there is super power through the core. Fine and delicious. Yet so sublimely intense. Pretty but not Pure, delicious and elegant. More fruit ripeness and weight in the middle stands out here, but there is super power through the core. Fine and delicious. Yet so sublimely intense. Pretty but not meek. Stony, saline finish adds a dusting of grip, quite delicious. This comes from vines on the coteaux of Vosne Romanée, on the right hand side near Cros Parantoux of Rouget. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 NUITS SAINT GEORGES Cuvée Ultra 1er Cru La Richemone Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

More mineral at first. Chalky, limestoney texture surrounds an intense, powerfully wrought fruit core. Black berries with good firm crunch. A blue fruit note too, then some more earthy, sous-bois More mineral at first. Chalky, limestoney texture surrounds an intense, powerfully wrought fruit core. Black berries with good firm crunch. A blue fruit note too, then some more earthy, sous-bois elements. Great crunch of blackcurrant too. Fine line - more lurking power and potential. Super fine and balanced. Walks a perfect tight-rope of harmony between push and feel. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Christophe says this is smoky, but not from the oak, it's in fact a graphite reduction in the soil - the result on the nose is just a lovely oriental wood-spice framing the red fruit. There is a Christophe says this is smoky, but not from the oak, it's in fact a graphite reduction in the soil - the result on the nose is just a lovely oriental wood-spice framing the red fruit. There is a trace of this frame on the palate too. Great fruit though, riper, more supple. Pure expression, but this has an extra element of generosity a sucrosity. No spare fat, just relatively ripe and full bore. Then focuses, comes together beautifully. Charming. Christophe says the samples are a little too chilly, muting the expressiveness - they are certainly showing a purity and a restraint. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 MAZOYÈRES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Intense fruit hit opens up this with a loud noise. Great weight of riper red berries, ripe raspberry and some delicious strawberry too. More burly, more breadth, yet again this is very straight, with Intense fruit hit opens up this with a loud noise. Great weight of riper red berries, ripe raspberry and some delicious strawberry too. More burly, more breadth, yet again this is very straight, with good focus. Not weighty or heavy. Just pure and powerful with beautifully ripened fruit and incredibly fine, delicate tannins. Long finish of beautiful, gourmand fruit. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

On the nose this is not overtly expressive. On the palate however, this is strong and deeply aromatic. Great intensity, lovely more opulent middle. Riper, richer, polished weight of more juicy, more On the nose this is not overtly expressive. On the palate however, this is strong and deeply aromatic. Great intensity, lovely more opulent middle. Riper, richer, polished weight of more juicy, more ripe red berries and soft strawberry. Indulgent, sexy and full. Finishes with a kick of acidity and sparkle. Some gentle mineral dusting supports the long, long finish. Good, fine and indulgent. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Half of the fruit here was lost to frost. What is left is excellent. Just 'Wow!' on the nose - picture-perfect fruit. balanced, open and so inviting. Follows to the palate. Gorgeously poised fruit. Half of the fruit here was lost to frost. What is left is excellent. Just 'Wow!' on the nose - picture-perfect fruit. balanced, open and so inviting. Follows to the palate. Gorgeously poised fruit. Hard strawberries, no tartness though. red fruit, lovely texture, some sinew, some whole bunch notes giving a tad of structure, but completely gorgeous. Poise and power in perfect harmony. Already completely delicious. 'Promising' says Christophe! He is right, its delicious. The perfect example. Just gorgeous. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 NUITS SAINT GEORGES Les Murgers des Cras Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

(This is a blend of three 1er Crus from the Vosne side of Nuits, Murgers, Cras and Richemone) Nose is gently perfumed with dark fruit, not that imposing. Palate is clean, mineral-scubbed fruit. A (This is a blend of three 1er Crus from the Vosne side of Nuits, Murgers, Cras and Richemone) Nose is gently perfumed with dark fruit, not that imposing. Palate is clean, mineral-scubbed fruit. A lovely firmness to the red plum and strawberry fruit and almost pomegranate tones. The ripeness is again spot on. Nicely restrained, not too sweet. Poised. Good weight, good drive. Line and length and potential here. Mineral push is super, stonking. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

After tasting the Vosne there is immediatley more grunt here. More wild fruit. More spice, a touch of leather. Mineral hold too - not a grip, just a firmness which is great. There is more structure After tasting the Vosne there is immediatley more grunt here. More wild fruit. More spice, a touch of leather. Mineral hold too - not a grip, just a firmness which is great. There is more structure here and fuller, still fine tannic build up in the palate - but the fruit is seamless, a lovely tension a finesse that is so smart. Les Survres et Les Justices are the plots. Great drive a touch of warmth to finish but this power is sleek and impressive. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CHAPELLE CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

More intense fruit here than in the Charmes. A delicious strawberry jam middle which gets darker, more black fruit berries. Spice and pretty aromas of some dried flowers, hydrangea and dusty More intense fruit here than in the Charmes. A delicious strawberry jam middle which gets darker, more black fruit berries. Spice and pretty aromas of some dried flowers, hydrangea and dusty pot-pourri. The middle is intense, compacted and nicely firm mineral casing for the fruit core. Great drive, great power and tension, more grip than the Mazoyeres and Charmes - but still precisely poised and sculpted. Powerful stuff. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY Vieilles Vignes Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

This year because of frost damage Christophe has made just one cuvée of Chambolle made up of 4 barrels of 1er Cru and 5 barrels of normal village level wines. Bright, yet ripe intense middle. Classy This year because of frost damage Christophe has made just one cuvée of Chambolle made up of 4 barrels of 1er Cru and 5 barrels of normal village level wines. Bright, yet ripe intense middle. Classy feel. Pure fruit dominates a crystalline note, but good density too. Not airy-fairy, but polished and deeply flavoured, just with elegance. Ripe strawberry and nice acidity here. Touch of leafy crunch adds savour and cuts through too. Mineral note picks up towards the finish - adding more purity more drive. Elegant power. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 VOSNE ROMANÉE Champs Perdrix Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Big hit of clean fruit. More compacted, more mineral coated. But lovely sugared plum, not ripe, but beautifully 'a point'. This is serious, attractive and delicious. Just such incredible balance. Big hit of clean fruit. More compacted, more mineral coated. But lovely sugared plum, not ripe, but beautifully 'a point'. This is serious, attractive and delicious. Just such incredible balance. Fine fruit intensity and gorgeous lift of juicy acidity. Sleek with super drive. The energy is exciting. No one will be sad to have this fine wine in their cellar. L&S (Oct 2017)

2016 MOREY SAINT DENIS La Rue de Vergy Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

75cl bottles, case of 6

Good uplifted aromatics. Floral and pretty nose. Nice feel, good 'matiere', without over-ripeness the fruit is nicely measured. Great concentration. Not sweet, just crisp enough, just enough edge Good uplifted aromatics. Floral and pretty nose. Nice feel, good 'matiere', without over-ripeness the fruit is nicely measured. Great concentration. Not sweet, just crisp enough, just enough edge here, lovely sculpted red and blue fruit, plums and some more evolved purple/red berries. Good spice, good flow. Serious. L&S (Oct 2017)

Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

Domaine Dugat-Py's wines are far from shy and retiring, but they do require patience to show their best. Old vines, tiny yields, viticulture with minute and constant attention, all lead to a magnificent concentration and purity in the raw material. Without extracting harsh tannins, Bernard and Loïc (Loïc has in fact been in charge of the wine-making since 2012) get an astonishing density into their wines, and the take on the high percentage of new oak quite casually. (The village wines get 55-65% new wood, while the Premiers Crus and Grands Crus are all aged in 100% new barrels. Once again this year we were greeted this year by Loïc, Bernard's charming son who has been working with his father for 11 years, and been in charge of the wine-making for 6 years. The wines are every bit as good as you'd expect from this domaine in this vintage and will be every bit as long-lived too. These wines are in high demand, but even though we effectively sold out last year and will have less this year (the frost has reduced the yields by about 25% in 2016). However, it is still well-worth making requests, especially if buying other wines. Likely to be released in March.

2016 VOSNE ROMANÉE Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

Touched severely by the frost, there is just one new barrel of the 2016 Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes, which includes two-thirds whole cluster. It has a lovely floral bouquet with touches of violet Touched severely by the frost, there is just one new barrel of the 2016 Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes, which includes two-thirds whole cluster. It has a lovely floral bouquet with touches of violet infusing the blackberry and raspberry fruit, almost pastille-like in purity. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, quite solid and stocky, some wood tannin toward the finish that will need to be absorbed with time. Fine. Drinking range: 2020 - 2030 Rating: 87-89 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Dec 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Corbeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

Just 2.5 barrels instead of 3 this year because of frost damage in this well placed vineyard, which sits right next to Mazis Chambertin (just 100m away). Beefy nose, nice and broad dark fruit - Just 2.5 barrels instead of 3 this year because of frost damage in this well placed vineyard, which sits right next to Mazis Chambertin (just 100m away). Beefy nose, nice and broad dark fruit - follows to the palate. Mega intense, mega concentrated, but again so balanced. So crisp and not fat at all. A tad more sinew and darker notes, a blackness to the fruit. More mystery, more brood. Gentle, dark and muscular. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Petite Chapelle Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

(from a .32 ha parcel; vinified with 50% whole cluster). This is also quite firmly reduced today. Otherwise there is terrific verve to the gorgeously textured, delicate and lightly (from a .32 ha parcel; vinified with 50% whole cluster). This is also quite firmly reduced today. Otherwise there is terrific verve to the gorgeously textured, delicate and lightly mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that carries over to the lilting, balanced and chiseled finish. An understated wine of class and refinement yet make no mistake, it is still a Gevrey 1er and will age accordingly. Drinking range: 2028 - Rating: 91-93 L&S (Jan 2018)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Lavaux Saint Jacques Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

80% whole-cluster fruit. The nose is loaded with beautiful wood-spice, really pretty. Hedgerow and dark, crisp berries. The feel here is mind-boggling. So slick, so pure -such drive. Dark, red 80% whole-cluster fruit. The nose is loaded with beautiful wood-spice, really pretty. Hedgerow and dark, crisp berries. The feel here is mind-boggling. So slick, so pure -such drive. Dark, red morello cherry fruit at the core, some leafy crunch, some blackberry juice, some thyme this is totally gorgeous. Intense, long and roughly polished at this stage. Awesome. So measured yet such impact, peps again. Really mesmerising to taste. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 12

The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, which comes from vines between 30 and 50 years old and matured in 30% to 40% new oak with a small amount of whole cluster, has a crisp stony, blackberry The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, which comes from vines between 30 and 50 years old and matured in 30% to 40% new oak with a small amount of whole cluster, has a crisp stony, blackberry and bilberry-scented bouquet, not powerful but precise. The palate is marked by slight chalky tannin, linear and strict, full of energy with a smudge of raspberry preserve hanging around on the aftertaste. Give this Vieilles Vignes three or four years in bottle just to abrade those tannins. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Dec 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Fonteny Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

Spicy and lively with lots of freshness. Grainy texture and massive drive. Only medium body with lots of density and a dry finish but notable energy. Spicy and lively with lots of freshness. Grainy texture and massive drive. Only medium body with lots of density and a dry finish but notable energy. Drinking range: 2023 - 2031 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Feb 2018)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Champeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

70 year old vines, 60% whole bunch. More masculine than the Corbeaux - there's more minerality in evidence here and the wood is not so obvious, cloaked by the supple, intensity of fruit. This feels 70 year old vines, 60% whole bunch. More masculine than the Corbeaux - there's more minerality in evidence here and the wood is not so obvious, cloaked by the supple, intensity of fruit. This feels cleaner, brighter with a more notably mineral drive. The fruit is more like dates and under-ripe prunes. Bluer, leaner real muscle Energy and deep red, dark fruit. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Coeur de Roy Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 12

The Coeur de Roy cuvée, which derives from vines between 60 and 150 years of age, is absolutely superb in 2016, bursting from the glass with notes of cassis, crisp wild berry fruit, cherry and The Coeur de Roy cuvée, which derives from vines between 60 and 150 years of age, is absolutely superb in 2016, bursting from the glass with notes of cassis, crisp wild berry fruit, cherry and truffle, framed by a touch of new oak. The wine is full-bodied and rich, almost gourmand, with lovely depth, succulent acids and near-painful levels of concentration. This was vinified with 50% whole cluster fruit and really transcends one’s expectations of a village wine. Drinking range: 2026 - 2045 Rating: 93 William Kelley (Oct 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Évocelles Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

Sadly just racked, having finished its 'malo' recently. As such, unfortunately, Loic decided this was unfit to taste during our visit to the cellar. Sadly just racked, having finished its 'malo' recently. As such, unfortunately, Loic decided this was unfit to taste during our visit to the cellar. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Coeur de Roy Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

The Coeur de Roy cuvée, which derives from vines between 60 and 150 years of age, is absolutely superb in 2016, bursting from the glass with notes of cassis, crisp wild berry fruit, cherry and The Coeur de Roy cuvée, which derives from vines between 60 and 150 years of age, is absolutely superb in 2016, bursting from the glass with notes of cassis, crisp wild berry fruit, cherry and truffle, framed by a touch of new oak. The wine is full-bodied and rich, almost gourmand, with lovely depth, succulent acids and near-painful levels of concentration. This was vinified with 50% whole cluster fruit and really transcends one’s expectations of a village wine. Drinking range: 2026 - 2045 Rating: 93 William Kelley (Oct 2017)

2016 MAZOYÈRES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

Right next door to charm, but the terroir is completely different. Many more stones here in the soil, more limestone. Loic used between 80% and 90% whole bunches here. This has darker, more toasty Right next door to charm, but the terroir is completely different. Many more stones here in the soil, more limestone. Loic used between 80% and 90% whole bunches here. This has darker, more toasty notes, but the fruit is denser too. Darker, yet riper somehow. Real power and ample breadth, but not a slug - there are great lines here. More polished feel to the middle core. Round and slick, but a tad more minerality, more heft, more wallop. Finish is on the stone, more restrained and compact, neatly framed again by lovely dusty, chalky grip. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, which comes from vines between 30 and 50 years old and matured in 30% to 40% new oak with a small amount of whole cluster, has a crisp stony, blackberry The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, which comes from vines between 30 and 50 years old and matured in 30% to 40% new oak with a small amount of whole cluster, has a crisp stony, blackberry and bilberry-scented bouquet, not powerful but precise. The palate is marked by slight chalky tannin, linear and strict, full of energy with a smudge of raspberry preserve hanging around on the aftertaste. Give this Vieilles Vignes three or four years in bottle just to abrade those tannins. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Dec 2017)

2016 MAZIS CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 3

Hello. Tighter, more compact for now. Tightly furled, gorgeous fruit just peeping out, ripe and red but not sweet. More like macerated raspberries and hawthorn. Rosemary too a tad of leather and Hello. Tighter, more compact for now. Tightly furled, gorgeous fruit just peeping out, ripe and red but not sweet. More like macerated raspberries and hawthorn. Rosemary too a tad of leather and rubber as well. Complex and compact. Bursting with energy, but more of the earth for now, less fruit singing. More about the serious feel and drive. Hugely impressive. Blimey. Long, pure and deeply intense. L&S (Nov 2017)

2016 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75cl bottles, case of 6

(a blend of one-third Mazoyères and two-thirds Charmes proper – the fruit comes from a mix of mostly 20+ year-old vines and a small percentage of extremely old vines; 60% stems). A brooding nose (a blend of one-third Mazoyères and two-thirds Charmes proper – the fruit comes from a mix of mostly 20+ year-old vines and a small percentage of extremely old vines; 60% stems). A brooding nose consists of essence of plum and black cherry scents that are cut with notes of earth, the sauvage and floral wisps. The rich, full-bodied and concentrated big-bodied flavors possess good power and muscle on the mouth coating and quite serious finale. Once again this is going to require extended cellaring if you wish to see its considerable potential fully revealed. Drinking range: 2036 - Rating: 93-95 L&S (Jan 2018)