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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 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er Cru Les Champgains Domaine Faiveley

2017 PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1er Cru Les Champgains Domaine Faiveley

Slightly cloudy (cask sample). Those lovely pear aromas of recently fermented Chardonnay. A touch of spice and clementine, so seductive even though so young. Creamy, rich and deep. Generous, ripe butSlightly cloudy (cask sample). Those lovely pear aromas of recently fermented Chardonnay. A touch of spice and clementine, so seductive even though so young. Creamy, rich and deep. Generous, ripe but fresh. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)

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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 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

2017 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1er Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Drouhin's 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru is superb, wafting from the glass with an appealing bouquet of raspberries, plums, licorice, spices and dried rose petals that exemplifies the appellation atDrouhin's 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru is superb, wafting from the glass with an appealing bouquet of raspberries, plums, licorice, spices and dried rose petals that exemplifies the appellation at its best. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with superb concentration and depth, striking purity of fruit and juicy balancing acids, concluding with a long, precise finish. This routinely excellent cuvée—which is mainly made from estate fruit—continues to fly a bit under the radar, so readers would do well to seek it out. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(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

Slightly cloudy barrel sample. Ripe citrus and spice. Big and so primary, you could almost be tasting the grapes. Spicy and so creamy on the palate it is almost thick. But the acidity is high. NotSlightly cloudy barrel sample. Ripe citrus and spice. Big and so primary, you could almost be tasting the grapes. Spicy and so creamy on the palate it is almost thick. But the acidity is high. Not meshed yet but the components seem balanced. Drinking range: 2027 - 2040 Rating: 18++ Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(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

Loads of blue-earth and gunmetal aromas with raspberries, blueberries and lemon zest. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and crunchiness and richness at the end. Linear, very tight and persistent onLoads of blue-earth and gunmetal aromas with raspberries, blueberries and lemon zest. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and crunchiness and richness at the end. Linear, very tight and persistent on the finish. Bang! Give this a number of years to come around. Drink after 2022. Drinking range: 2022 - Rating: 97-97 Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com(Feb 2019)

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