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Here are the top picks from Nick Stock of James Suckling.com. Sadly a few of these are already sold out but there is plenty left here to excite. Click on each wine to see all the reviews.

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2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

We tasted 4 of the Chablis from Drouhin which all impressed, but this Les Clos is a definitive notch up. Raised in large (500l), old barrels to limit the 'wood impact' on this full and deliciousWe tasted 4 of the Chablis from Drouhin which all impressed, but this Les Clos is a definitive notch up. Raised in large (500l), old barrels to limit the 'wood impact' on this full and delicious juice. Good weight and breadth and a nice big ample middle. A sweep of pithy apple. Generous and delicious. Mineral line builds adding nice shape and push - then some good dusty spice kicks in on the back palate. This generous feeling Chablis is big and yet has just the right pinch of acidity making it juicy and moreish. Smart Chablis, but with a feel of fun and joy - and highly recommended. Drinking range: 2019 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er Cru Les Champgains Domaine Faiveley

2017 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er Cru Les Champgains Domaine Faiveley

There is a whiff of exoticism to the equally deftly wooded nose of acacia blossom, white peach and melon aromas. There is fine richness to the nicely voluminous flavors that coat the mouth with dryThere is a whiff of exoticism to the equally deftly wooded nose of acacia blossom, white peach and melon aromas. There is fine richness to the nicely voluminous flavors that coat the mouth with dry extract on the lightly stony finish that is dry, clean and focused. Drinking range: 2023 - Rating: 90-92 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jun 2019)

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2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru comes from six lieux-dits. It has a vibrant blackberry and raspberry bouquet, touches of pressed iris and undergrowth developing with aeration. The palate isThe 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru comes from six lieux-dits. It has a vibrant blackberry and raspberry bouquet, touches of pressed iris and undergrowth developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied but with a little more amplitude than the Vosne-Romanée, if not quite the same sensuality toward the finish. Hopefully it will gain a little more terroir expression by the time of bottling. Drinking range: 2021 - 2035 Rating: 89-91 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2019)

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2017 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET Marquis de Laguiche 1er Cru Morgeot Joseph Drouhin

2017 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET Marquis de Laguiche 1er Cru Morgeot Joseph Drouhin

Tasted with Véronique Drouhin at her London presentation of the vintage. This has good pure lines again. A nice clean scrub of pithy restraint and lovely fresh chalky minerality. The fruit has aTasted with Véronique Drouhin at her London presentation of the vintage. This has good pure lines again. A nice clean scrub of pithy restraint and lovely fresh chalky minerality. The fruit has a waxier feel, with essence of lemon skin and then a riper, sweet line of juice in the middle. Still well-furled but you can sense the good, soft flesh just waiting below the surface. Good intensity. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Les Baudes Joseph Drouhin

2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Les Baudes Joseph Drouhin

Better balance and poise than the Nuits village tasted before. Really quite nice ripeness to the fruit. An easy, satisfying Chambolle-Musigny - not simple, but perhaps not with the extreme delicacyBetter balance and poise than the Nuits village tasted before. Really quite nice ripeness to the fruit. An easy, satisfying Chambolle-Musigny - not simple, but perhaps not with the extreme delicacy you might be hunting as a Chambolle purist. Easy with a supple juiciness and pleasing.L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 BEAUNE 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2017 BEAUNE 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Jérôme Faure Brac, the oenologist, is all about low intervention in the winery as he wants vineyard expression to be key. He therefore made six different harvests here from the 1st to the 6th ofJérôme Faure Brac, the oenologist, is all about low intervention in the winery as he wants vineyard expression to be key. He therefore made six different harvests here from the 1st to the 6th of September. The Drouhin team sub-divide this large Clos vineyard (7Ha) into different parcels. Harvested and vinified separately they are only blended after élevage in barrel. This is almost a year and then the blend 'assembles' for 2-3 months in tank together before bottling. The results are great. With impressive breadth and structure. There is a nice intensity to the crisp-edged, yellow fruit. Not peachy but quite ripe citrus character and nice persistence. This has impact and depth, there's lots to like and this will become even more exciting with a few years in the cellar. Drinking range: 2020 - 2026L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

2017 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

Savoury marzipan aroma. It is full on the strike, so juicy and generous. Then it is cold and straight and has a fine salty tension. Lively long finish. “In le Corton - East facing top of LadoixSavoury marzipan aroma. It is full on the strike, so juicy and generous. Then it is cold and straight and has a fine salty tension. Lively long finish. “In le Corton - East facing top of Ladoix village so at the limit...maybe the coldest place.” says Jérome Flous Rating: 19.25 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2018)

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2017 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2017 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BÈZE Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Nicely rich. Some cocoa-powder like dusting. Fruit is nice, rich plum juice and some firmer darker berries too. A cooler drive and a nice feel. Fruit ripens as it opens on the palate. 40% WholeNicely rich. Some cocoa-powder like dusting. Fruit is nice, rich plum juice and some firmer darker berries too. A cooler drive and a nice feel. Fruit ripens as it opens on the palate. 40% Whole cluster. This is serious and seriously charming too. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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2017 BONNES MARES Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2017 BONNES MARES Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru was picked on September 13 with around 35% whole cluster fruit. This has a generous, pure bouquet of black and blue fruit, delineated and focused if not quite asThe 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru was picked on September 13 with around 35% whole cluster fruit. This has a generous, pure bouquet of black and blue fruit, delineated and focused if not quite as complex as the best Bonnes-Mares. The palate is sappy on the entry with grippy dark berry fruit, lightly spiced and quite sinewy. This year I prefer the femininity and terroir expression displayed by the Les Amoureuses. Not bad, but not my favorite among Drouhin’s Grand Crus. Two barrels produced. Drinking range: 2022 - 2040 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com(Jan 2019)

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