Côte de Nuits PART 2


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Domaine Henri Boillot

A domaine which dates back to 1885, but which began properly in the early years of the 20th century under the current Henri's grandfather (also Henri). His son, Jean, was the one who really developed it. Henri arrived in 1975 and worked his way up, becoming the winemaker. In 2000 he began the building of the new winery at the bottom of Meursault, and he then bought out his brother and sister to keep the domaine as one, renaming it from 'Domaine Jean Boillot' to 'Domaine Henri Boillot' to avoid confusion with his brother Jean-Marc's domaine.

After six years working alongside his father, Guillaume is the 'chef de culture', i.e. heads up the vineyard team, and has been entirely responsible for the vinification of the reds since 2012. Henri continues to make the whites which he likes to be 'straight, taut, precise, pure and elegant'. Guillaume's input has resulted in red wines that have gained in definition and energy, without losing the luxurious velvety richness and fruit depth that they have always had.

The Domaine totals around 14 hectares, with roughly equal surfaces of red and white, and of which just under 4ha is the Monopole vineyard of Clos de la Mouchère, a walled enclave within the premier Cru Puligny Perrières. The 2017 vintage saw the arrival of two new parcels of Grand Cru red, in Échezeaux and Latricières Chambertin

In November 2018 we tasted with Henri while Guillaume was busy in the cellar, working on the just harvested 2018s, and he was very upbeat about the 2017s - rightly so. They harvested the whites between the 27th and 30th August - going early to preserve the energy which is increasingly a hallmark here.

Henri says this year is quite like 2016 but with a bit more weight he thinks. There is lovely acidity like the 2013s. He explains that 2017s have the same acidity as the 2016s - but with a note more glycerol which pads out the middle. The results are delicious, delectable wines you want to drink.

2017 LATRICIÈRES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Henri Boillot

2017 LATRICIÈRES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Henri Boillot

More generous on nose than the Echezeaux at this stage. Then a brighter, more lively palate. Seriously intense but this has more gloss and brightness than the more serious and gutsy Echezeaux.More generous on nose than the Echezeaux at this stage. Then a brighter, more lively palate. Seriously intense but this has more gloss and brightness than the more serious and gutsy Echezeaux. Delicious. Sleek, loaded with beautifully pert red berries and sweet flow. A super, zinging finish is marked by a slightly riper, darker fruit sensation. Yum. This year the Latricieres Chambertin and the Echezeaux are new arrivals for the domaine - and exciting ones!L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Henri Boillot

2017 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Henri Boillot

This and the Latricieres Chambertin are new arrivals this year for the domaine - and exciting ones! A wonderful nose. Inviting. Complexly aromatic. Floral and soft red fruits. Palate is tight andThis and the Latricieres Chambertin are new arrivals this year for the domaine - and exciting ones! A wonderful nose. Inviting. Complexly aromatic. Floral and soft red fruits. Palate is tight and very focused. This remains tightly furled with nice bones from the clean-lined mineral grip. Dark fruit is just ripe with a good bite to it. There is an intensity that is super. Some chew for now - this will take some time to unfurl but will be awesome. Restrained and dense for now with powerful drive. Long, long, long.L&S(Oct 2018)

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Domaine Anne Gros

Anne Gros joined her father François at the family domaine in Vosne Romanée in 1988, having given up her arts studies in favour of viticulture and oenology at Beaune and Dijon, she took charge of the domaine in 1995 and has been joined now by 2 of her children Julie since 2015 and Paul since 2017. The Domaine now has 7 hectares of Pinot and Chardonnay. Anne describes herself as being 'wary of certainties and keen to preserve her freedom'.

In the vineyards Anne practises viticulture influenced by organic and biodynamic principles, and the vineyards are ploughed and fertilised with compost, but although she believes that the long-term health of the vineyards are best preserved by such methods, she likes to maintain the freedom to use conventional treatments when necessary.

In the cellar, the wines are classically made, in cement tanks for the reds, and stainless steel for the whites. They are then aged in barrel for up to fifteen months, with 80% new wood for the grand crus, 50% for the village wines and 30% for the regional wines. Anne 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.

There is a bit more wine here than in some recent vintages - a chance to get on the list of one of most sought-after Domaines of Burgundy.

2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Anne Gros

2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Anne Gros

Nice and pretty fruit. Good gossamer Pinot Noir feel. Older vines here do add some good intensity. This has just enough matter and grunt - but the feel is dominated by that juicy and easy fruit.Nice and pretty fruit. Good gossamer Pinot Noir feel. Older vines here do add some good intensity. This has just enough matter and grunt - but the feel is dominated by that juicy and easy fruit. Gentle and charming. Immediate drinking here for immediate pleasure. Drinking range: 2019 - 2023L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CLOS DE VOUGEOT Le Grand Maupertui Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

2017 CLOS DE VOUGEOT Le Grand Maupertui Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

After the stonking Richebourg there is more pep here, more vigour on the attack. This is a really fine style. For Clos Vougeot this is very svelte and seemlessly sexy. Enough shape and bones for aAfter the stonking Richebourg there is more pep here, more vigour on the attack. This is a really fine style. For Clos Vougeot this is very svelte and seemlessly sexy. Enough shape and bones for a longer haul without doubt - but there is an incredible sleek flow with gentle persistence and remarkable charm! Just wow. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY Combe d'Orveau Domaine Anne Gros

2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY Combe d'Orveau Domaine Anne Gros

My oh my this is a very enticing, almost flirty wine. Delicate and pretty, sweet berry fruit. Nicely measured with a tightish core, but the feel is pretty and elegant. Great high-toned aromatics butMy oh my this is a very enticing, almost flirty wine. Delicate and pretty, sweet berry fruit. Nicely measured with a tightish core, but the feel is pretty and elegant. Great high-toned aromatics but that ripe red fruit is constant and so delicious. Sleek and liquid drive of fine silk - no flab but great glide and pleasure. Drinking range: 2022 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 HAUTES CÔTES DE NUITS Domaine Anne Gros

2017 HAUTES CÔTES DE NUITS Domaine Anne Gros

Another glass you just want to drink even though this is still in tank when we taste with Anne! Nice dark fruit, soft and juicy. This is polished and has just enough pep and mineral undertow to giveAnother glass you just want to drink even though this is still in tank when we taste with Anne! Nice dark fruit, soft and juicy. This is polished and has just enough pep and mineral undertow to give a slight lift. Pretty and not flashy - just Red Burgundy you want to drink. Drinking range: 2020 - 2024L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 ÉCHEZEAUX Les Loachausses Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

2017 ÉCHEZEAUX Les Loachausses Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

Yum. So pretty. A great cocktail of nicely ripe berries some bluer notes too and a crisper feel. Very soft and so sleek - not shiny and polished but a lovely powdery feel. Just a whisper of delicateYum. So pretty. A great cocktail of nicely ripe berries some bluer notes too and a crisper feel. Very soft and so sleek - not shiny and polished but a lovely powdery feel. Just a whisper of delicate minerality on the finish. Classy Grand Cru Pinot Noir. Very special. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 RICHEBOURG Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

2017 RICHEBOURG Grand Cru Domaine Anne Gros

Very sexy on the nose -pure essence of wild red berry fruit, such pretty aromatics. Higher toned than the Echezeaux, with a slightly lither, more muscular feel but this is still pretty. Some moreVery sexy on the nose -pure essence of wild red berry fruit, such pretty aromatics. Higher toned than the Echezeaux, with a slightly lither, more muscular feel but this is still pretty. Some more tightly-wound elements - but the fruit here is pretty, so pretty! Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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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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2017 NUITS SAINT GEORGES 1er Cru Chaignots Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 NUITS SAINT GEORGES 1er Cru Chaignots Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

Tasting this after the Vosne Romanée there is a distinctly more primary feeling to the fruit. Ripe, black flesh and some sweet plums too, then a bite of cherry skin which kicks into a fizzing energyTasting this after the Vosne Romanée there is a distinctly more primary feeling to the fruit. Ripe, black flesh and some sweet plums too, then a bite of cherry skin which kicks into a fizzing energy here too. Lovely density, yet with lovely flow. Graceful, but with intent. This is delicious. That red fruit edge on the finish gives a lift and a further bounce of energy. Ripe fruit so well managed and just enough dark edge too to add complexity Drinking range: 2020 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

Crisp and fresh red cherry on the attack Perfumed and seriously inviting. From vines at the Nuits Saint Georges end of the village. Good weight to the fruit. Nicely ripe. Just a touch of grip toCrisp and fresh red cherry on the attack Perfumed and seriously inviting. From vines at the Nuits Saint Georges end of the village. Good weight to the fruit. Nicely ripe. Just a touch of grip to this beautifully full and heady weight of deep red and purple fruit. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Feusselottes Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Feusselottes Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

This year they managed 10 barrels of Chambolle - a great improvement on last year when they filled just 1 after the devastating 2016 frost. The vines were very productive bouncing back from the quietThis year they managed 10 barrels of Chambolle - a great improvement on last year when they filled just 1 after the devastating 2016 frost. The vines were very productive bouncing back from the quiet season last year, having been frosted. To ensure quality and intensity a heavy green harvest was needed. Nose has more meatiness more brawn it would seem. Still beautifully aromatic - but somehow less delicate than you might expect from Chambolle. In a good way though, this has tempo and build. The palate is gorgeous. Rich and polished with mega flow and intent. Lots of great red flesh. Ripe plum and just a splash of darker more intriguing grippy savour too. Drinking range: 2021 - 2028L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 VOSNE ROMANÉE Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 VOSNE ROMANÉE Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

This awesome wine is a blend of all their village parcels. 80% from the plot just behind the domaine which is 3 different parcels and then 5% from Chalandins and then 15% from the 'Combe Blanche' aThis awesome wine is a blend of all their village parcels. 80% from the plot just behind the domaine which is 3 different parcels and then 5% from Chalandins and then 15% from the 'Combe Blanche' a gorgeous richness on the nose. heady and joyful. Palate has more shape and edge to it. There’s a clean lined cut to the core of pert fruit. Blueberry and ripe raspberry - but some dried red petals too. aromatic and lifted. So pretty but not lightweight. Drinking range: 2020 - 2027L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 RUCHOTTES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 RUCHOTTES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

No change here really in terms of quantity as conditions throughtout the season were kind. They say that the whole of Gevery Chambertin was not touched by frost in 2016 nor 2017. After the EchezeauxNo change here really in terms of quantity as conditions throughtout the season were kind. They say that the whole of Gevery Chambertin was not touched by frost in 2016 nor 2017. After the Echezeaux this is immediately more intense, with a good, dark feel. More gloss and weight to the fruit core though. This is heady and has a great luxurious sweep to it some how. There's a mineral undertow too, gently persistent which adds freshness and length. Impressive stuff, gloriously fine and with succulent drive, and a gentle notch more robust than the Chambolle. 70% New Wood. They have 0.60 of a hectare in this plot which they share with two others - Rousseau and Roumier. Their parcel is in 'Ruchottes du Bas' with the forest right behind them, an erstwhile protector of the vines there from extreme conditions. Drinking range: 2021 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 CLOS VOUGEOT Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

Their parcel here in Clos Vougeot is a gem, right between Meo-Camuzet's vines and the parcel of Domaine Lamarche. The pretty nose does not give too much away. inviting soft fruit - and then pow,Their parcel here in Clos Vougeot is a gem, right between Meo-Camuzet's vines and the parcel of Domaine Lamarche. The pretty nose does not give too much away. inviting soft fruit - and then pow, the palate is super. Gently building power and push. Less gloss for now, less obvious richness than expected at the outset. The mineral dusting and fine tannins add spice and pep and life - the fruit remains more tightly furled. Firm, purple flesh and some softer red berries are delicious but subtly done. Clean, broad and with calm energy and life. A wine with a future. again this is super attractive. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

2017 ÉCHEZEAUX Grand Cru Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg

So pretty. Small firmish berries and then beautifully intense fruit core. sweet red juicy is peppy and not too glossy. Nice grip from such super-fine tannins. There is a lift and a clarity to thisSo pretty. Small firmish berries and then beautifully intense fruit core. sweet red juicy is peppy and not too glossy. Nice grip from such super-fine tannins. There is a lift and a clarity to this which is gorgeous. Such poise and flow. Impressive. Not a beast, a genteel, quietly powerful wine with very classy restraint a classic 'house' touch to this Grand Cru. Drinking range: 2021 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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Domaine des Lambrays

The 'Clos' consists of 8.66 hectares of land enclosed by a wall in which there is the original milestone marking its founding in 1365, confirmed in the records of the Abbaye de Citeaux (those monks knew where to place a vineyard). The Clos owes much of its current fame to the nineteenth and twentieth century proprietors who reconstituted it after the fragmentation of ownership which followed the French revolution. Despite always having been considered a Grand Cru site, the Clos was in fact classified Premier Cru in the original 1936 appellations contrôlées. The Rodier family which owned it from the 1930s fought to regain its Grand cru status, with eventual success only in 1981, when it became the last of the thirty-three Grands Crus of Burgundy, although by then it had passed to the Saier family. Recently under the benign ownership of the Günther Freund and his family, who gave a very free hand to régisseur Thierry Brouin, who had been employed by their predecessor Rolland Pelletier de Chambure, the quality of the wines here has pushed up again. In 2014 it was bought by the LVMH group.

Boris Champy has now taken over from Thierry Brouin as régisseur, and 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. 2017 is a 'New Classic Vintage' says Boris - and there certainly is a sophisticated charm to all the wines - classically shaped but with that extra bite of sheer pleasure.

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2017 MOREY SAINT DENIS Domaine des Lambrays

2017 MOREY SAINT DENIS Domaine des Lambrays

Lambrays's 'Village Morey' vines are on on Comblanchien - which is a hard limestone - and adds that slight restraint and focus to the wine. The attack here is pure, firm and lithe. This is sharplyLambrays's 'Village Morey' vines are on on Comblanchien - which is a hard limestone - and adds that slight restraint and focus to the wine. The attack here is pure, firm and lithe. This is sharply done. Good pep and intensity. The fruit suppleness and breadth grows in the mouth. Darker lines than some and a lick of cranberry keep this vivacious but so satisfying. A bottle of this will not last long once opened. Deliciously inviting. Drinking range: 2022 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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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 on allocations from Christophe, so please form an orderly queue - i.e. 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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2017 MOREY SAINT DENIS La Rue de Vergy Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 MOREY SAINT DENIS La Rue de Vergy Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

After the Bourgogne, there is a sweeter hit up front and lighter feel. More sleek. More uplifting. Fruit is delicate and has good pep to the red berry middle. Some weight builds some breadth, butAfter the Bourgogne, there is a sweeter hit up front and lighter feel. More sleek. More uplifting. Fruit is delicate and has good pep to the red berry middle. Some weight builds some breadth, but this is elegant and precise - with a well ripened middle. Balanced well-concentrated - but good lines. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Justice des Seuvrées Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Justice des Seuvrées Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

This is bright with a good ping on the palate, but again the volume builds. A firmness again, but the fruit is so attractive. Ripe yet zippy. Clever balance. Nice tension. The minerality grows andThis is bright with a good ping on the palate, but again the volume builds. A firmness again, but the fruit is so attractive. Ripe yet zippy. Clever balance. Nice tension. The minerality grows and the breadth of this becomes more clear. Good and solid Gevrey Chambertin, but with real class and a lovely ripeness countered by just enough bite. Giving good impact and real pleasure. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY Orveaux des Bussières Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY Orveaux des Bussières Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Christophe tells us that 40% 1er Cru Combe D’Orveau is included this year and this does have an impressive presence and intensity. Delicate nose with just a shadow of a plummy bouquet. This is pureChristophe tells us that 40% 1er Cru Combe D’Orveau is included this year and this does have an impressive presence and intensity. Delicate nose with just a shadow of a plummy bouquet. This is pure - on the palate your taken straight into the clean intense fruit. Blackberry and ripe raspberries meld together into a clean, polished core. With some tightness here. More to unfurl for sure. But this is pretty and has great push. the fruit is ripe and so nicely poised. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 NUITS SAINT GEORGES Les Murgers des Cras Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 NUITS SAINT GEORGES Les Murgers des Cras Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

A blend of three Premier Crus (20% Les Cras, 20% Les Murgers and 60% Les Richemone), the 2017 Nuit Saint-Georges Les Murgers des Cras has a perfumed nose of precocious red berry fruit, baking powderA blend of three Premier Crus (20% Les Cras, 20% Les Murgers and 60% Les Richemone), the 2017 Nuit Saint-Georges Les Murgers des Cras has a perfumed nose of precocious red berry fruit, baking powder and orange zest aromas. The smooth, harmonious palate is fleshy and generous, displaying more cohesion and sensuality than some of the other Village Crus. This is a comely, very pretty, charming Nuits Saint-Georges, vivid and zesty. Drinking range: 2020 - 2032 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)

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2017 VOSNE ROMANÉE Champs Perdrix Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 VOSNE ROMANÉE Champs Perdrix Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Another sleek gem from Christophe, The Champs Perdrix starts in the mouth with a fine line of real ripeness to the black current fruit. Its an almost Ribena-like core. Then some gentle, soft, mineralAnother sleek gem from Christophe, The Champs Perdrix starts in the mouth with a fine line of real ripeness to the black current fruit. Its an almost Ribena-like core. Then some gentle, soft, mineral bite gets going - a broad sweep of ground pebbles adds a softly suedey texture., elegantly done. suave but a tad more sturdy than some wines here. Clean, brighter finish. Drinking range: 2021 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 MOREY SAINT DENIS Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru La Riotte Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 MOREY SAINT DENIS Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru La Riotte Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

This has more edge and brood than the Nuits St Georges tasted just before it. A great, tightly-furled core of fruit, with a gently grip and a more bold texture. Firmer and less clearly fleshy, lessThis has more edge and brood than the Nuits St Georges tasted just before it. A great, tightly-furled core of fruit, with a gently grip and a more bold texture. Firmer and less clearly fleshy, less soft feel - this is ripe and yet feels very serious too. It may be less pretty, less flirty and charming - but there is good oomph and a long finish with growing bite, pull and energy. Impressive, Will need a moment. Drinking range: 2023 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 NUITS SAINT GEORGES Vignes Centenaires 1er Cru La Richemone Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 NUITS SAINT GEORGES Vignes Centenaires 1er Cru La Richemone Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

‘Vignes Centenaires’ this was known as the Cuvée Ultra until 2011. (But to avoid any confusion Christophe keeps the word Ultra on the back label). Wow. Straight out of the blocks this is like a‘Vignes Centenaires’ this was known as the Cuvée Ultra until 2011. (But to avoid any confusion Christophe keeps the word Ultra on the back label). Wow. Straight out of the blocks this is like a masterclass. Perfectly chiselled fruit. Black crisp berries and softer red fruit notes race across the palate. Lovely breadth. Effortlessly broad and sweeping but so light on its toes. The feel is aerial somehow, yet intense. Full of tension, the balance between ripeness and freshness. Between weight and lift. Really pretty juice, but finishes with more intent. More serious bite from the soft tannins and the lovely acidity. Really very wonderful. Drinking range: 2022 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 MAZOYÈRES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 MAZOYÈRES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

There is a dinstinct more muscular, more mineral sense immediately. Far less flashy and flirty than the Chapelle or the Charmes. The energy is exciting, the power impressive. A real heft in theThere is a dinstinct more muscular, more mineral sense immediately. Far less flashy and flirty than the Chapelle or the Charmes. The energy is exciting, the power impressive. A real heft in the middle of crisp, chalky minerality - well dressed in nice pert red fruit. not overdone. Brilliantly imposing and serious. Finishes with a good sensation of scratch and structure. Yes, top stuff, but will need time. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHAPELLE CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 CHAPELLE CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

After the Charmes there is more ripeness in this Chapelle, more svelte slick gloss to the feel. This is hyper polished. Richer, riper and then a dark note builds in the fruit. Moving to the blackerAfter the Charmes there is more ripeness in this Chapelle, more svelte slick gloss to the feel. This is hyper polished. Richer, riper and then a dark note builds in the fruit. Moving to the blacker spectrum with damson and blackberries here - but sexily ripe. Just a touch of firmness on the finish, some structure - but this is an intensely-laden, sleek wine of great joy. Drinking range: 2019 - 2028L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Hello! This is immediately so inviting, such charm reels you in to the beautifully set fruit at the core here. It is broad and expansive. Lovely ripeness, but still some pep to the red berries. It isHello! This is immediately so inviting, such charm reels you in to the beautifully set fruit at the core here. It is broad and expansive. Lovely ripeness, but still some pep to the red berries. It is just so inviting. Really no hard edges and yet no excess. Sleek and polished but not flashy in anyway. at the finish more minerality peeks out, the super fine grip builds. Highest parcel of Charmes right next to Chambertin and this is where that more mineral, more grippy edge comes from. Brilliant. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Both upper and lower register aromas include the essence of plum, red cherry and lavender that contrasts with plenty of spice, earth and sauvage elements. The rich, powerful and gorgeously texturedBoth upper and lower register aromas include the essence of plum, red cherry and lavender that contrasts with plenty of spice, earth and sauvage elements. The rich, powerful and gorgeously textured flavors possess excellent size and weight along with very solid concentration where the abundant amount of dry extract buffers the very firm tannic spine shaping the youthfully austere and impressively long finish where a touch of bitter cherry pit character arises. Once again, patience definitely advised. Drinking range: 2035 - Rating: 92-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2019)

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2017 CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Nose has a darker edge than the other Grand Crus here. There is a jolt of energy on the palate. Yes the fruit is ripe, but with such vigour and energy that it races along. Really lovely brightness toNose has a darker edge than the other Grand Crus here. There is a jolt of energy on the palate. Yes the fruit is ripe, but with such vigour and energy that it races along. Really lovely brightness to the plum and strawberry highlights, clean lines and such drive. This is poised and so well measured. Weight builds but is always without excess. Not glossy, not heavy - just spot on. Walking the tight-rope of impact and excess this nails it. Not wavering at any moment, this delivers with huge fanfare. The balance with minerality is tip top - nothing is out of kilter. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Crisp cut but good weight here too. Quite dark fruit profile but with some crunch and sophistication. Not flimsy though, this has good weight and nice impact for a Bourgogne. Bravo. Crisp cut but good weight here too. Quite dark fruit profile but with some crunch and sophistication. Not flimsy though, this has good weight and nice impact for a Bourgogne. Bravo. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024L&S(Nov 2018)

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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, Loïc (who despite his youthful good-looks, has overseen the wine-making since 2012) gets an astonishing density into the wines, and they 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.)

The wines are every bit as good as you'd expect from this domaine in 2017 and for once may not be as devilishly long-lived as usual. As Loïc said the wines have an openness and a more aerial feel this year - and are deeply charming for it. The season he says was unusual and with the vines recovering from the loss of so much fruit in 2016 to frost (almost 30%) they went in to overdrive producing lots of grapes in 2017. Taking counsel from his father and grandfather he resisted the urge for a bountiful harvest and spent August thinning out the crop with a thorough green harvest. 'No holiday for me' he said cheerfully - and kept smiling as he explained they dropped enough fruit to fill another 20 barrels - ouch! There were, said Loïc, some problems with 'blocage de maturité' where young vines really suffered in the 36/37-degree heat. The harvest was early - starting on the 2nd of September, they were among the first. Neither in 2017, nor in 2018, was there really anything to do on the sorting table. The understanding and skill from the three generations of Dugats was crucial in such fine results. When you taste these mesmerising wines, you realise that all the right decisions were made. A real highlight on our tour of the region. Dense and intense but with a lovely softness in 2017, truly extraordinary.

These wines are in high demand, but it is still well-worth making requests, especially if buying other wines. Likely to be released in March.

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2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py
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2017 BOURGOGNE ROUGE Halinard Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py
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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

Loïc opened up the tasting with this fabulous wine, as ever the tasting in this cellar takes you to another realm. The Vieilles Vignes comes from 30 to 50 year old vines. Wow. Immediately the palateLoïc opened up the tasting with this fabulous wine, as ever the tasting in this cellar takes you to another realm. The Vieilles Vignes comes from 30 to 50 year old vines. Wow. Immediately the palate is rocked by great power. A purity to the fruit is lovely. with lots of carefully ripened, cherry-edged red fruit. Nicely concentrated but there is an openness here that is specific to the vintage. A joyous bounce of red-fruited energy drives through the middle. It is more supple than some, but so joyful. A wondrous opener here. Drinking range: 2022 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Coeur de Roy Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Coeur de Roy Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

75 year old vines are the average here. This has more breadth and density than the Vieilles Vignes. A really polished deep feel. Incredible intensity, but with no tightness. There is a joyous and75 year old vines are the average here. This has more breadth and density than the Vieilles Vignes. A really polished deep feel. Incredible intensity, but with no tightness. There is a joyous and open expression. Excellent black and velvety fruit pulp core, dotted with mulched red flesh and the odd stripe of darker berries in the middle. Pert strawberry and some softer red fruits too make up the svelte weight. There is super energy too and a saline mineral freshness that adds further bounce. A great freshness to this Pinot, so impressive. Drinking range: 2022 - 2029L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Évocelles Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN Évocelles Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

Sadly when we visited this wine was just finishing its Malolactic Fermentation and Loic decided it was unfit to taste. But he was very happy with what he had in barrel and having tasted through theSadly when we visited this wine was just finishing its Malolactic Fermentation and Loic decided it was unfit to taste. But he was very happy with what he had in barrel and having tasted through the rest of the cellar it is hard to imagine anything other than excellence here once again. He was really pleased how this year the classic Evocelles minerality was really at the core here.L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 VOSNE ROMANÉE Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 VOSNE ROMANÉE Vieilles Vignes Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes, which comes from the lieu-dit "Quartier de Nuit", includes two-thirds whole bunch fruit. This works beautifully on the nose with black cherries, crushedThe 2017 Vosne-Romanée Vieilles Vignes, which comes from the lieu-dit "Quartier de Nuit", includes two-thirds whole bunch fruit. This works beautifully on the nose with black cherries, crushed strawberry and wilted violet petals. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, quite grippy in the mouth with some new oak to be subsumed on the dense finish, so give this three or four years in bottle. Three barrels produced. Drinking range: 2022 - 2036 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)

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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Corbeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Corbeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

This vineyard is right next to Mazis Chambertin. Loïc has two parcels here, with vines planted up to 80 years ago. After the electric Fonteny, this is darker and denser. A sinewy, more old-schoolThis vineyard is right next to Mazis Chambertin. Loïc has two parcels here, with vines planted up to 80 years ago. After the electric Fonteny, this is darker and denser. A sinewy, more old-school feel, Loaded with darker, more black fruit and a granular grip. There is a lively acidity too and no fat at all. Good drive, good focus, but this is just a tad firmer and more brooding than the other wines here. Finishes with a beautiful, defined and fresh feel. Uplifting fruit, but impressive. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Champeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1er Cru Champeaux Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

Following the Petite Chapelle this is on a totally different spectrum. A wilder nose jumps out of the glass. Dark fruit and toast. Again more brood here, reminiscent of the Corbeaux. Darker with anFollowing the Petite Chapelle this is on a totally different spectrum. A wilder nose jumps out of the glass. Dark fruit and toast. Again more brood here, reminiscent of the Corbeaux. Darker with an exciting ‘sauvage’ feel; jagged rock and mineral. Black berries and some damson notes are more compacted by mineral push and some earth, hawthorn and leafy elements. A mineral power which is epic, but will need time to mellow. Really impressive stuff. Drinking range: 2023 - 2032L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

2017 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN Grand Cru Domaine Bernard Dugat-Py

This is made up of 2/3 Charmes and 1/3 Mazoyeres Chambertin, but all of their vines here are on the same terroir. In fact they do have other Mazoyeres vines, on different terroir - which is madeThis is made up of 2/3 Charmes and 1/3 Mazoyeres Chambertin, but all of their vines here are on the same terroir. In fact they do have other Mazoyeres vines, on different terroir - which is made separately. Wow. This is so intense. Immediately the broad sweep of exciting dark fruit is uncompromising. This Charmes is no slouch, no soft supple cushion of charm - it is bright and driven and loaded with fruit. Peppy and then some mineral bite too. Really concentrated. Loïc harvested early, on the 3rd September and that makes it even more amazing that it has such intensity. A real joy. Charming, but in an electric way. Drinking range: 2022 - 2031L&S(Nov 2018)

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