2011 Burgundy – the Wine Gang have their say

by Andrew Hooper

The Wine Gang have published a list of their picks from the recent round of Burgundy 2011 tastings and, we are pleased to say, LEA & SANDEMAN‘s wines have performed predictably well.

All prices quoted below are In Bond prices.  For Duty Paid prices and all other conditions please see the LEA & SANDEMAN web-site.

Meursault 1er cru Genevrières 2011 Domaine Rémi Jobard (case of 12 £474)
94 points
“Another delicate yet powerfully lees-derived aromatic dry Côte de Beaune white whose leesy-nutty richness is bisected by super-mouthwatering freshness bringing a seamless, restrained elegance to the underlying power and taut structure of this very fine white Burgundy.”
Puligny Montachet 1er cru Clos de la Mouchère 2011 Domaine Henri Boillot (case of six £258)
94 points
“This is a fabulous, intense, smoky and nutty wine all at the same time, with powerfully ripe, lees-derived underlying complexity behind a touch of toasty oak and gorgeously long and complex fruit and a mineral dry finish.”
Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes En Buland 2011 Domaine Daniel Barraud (case of 12 £192)
92 points
Daniel Barraud is one of the Mâconnais’ superstars and this is why: a white Burgundy with lovely expressive aromas, a delicate subtle lees-derived nuttiness and behind it deliciously concentrated, peachy Chardonnay fruit with juicy acidity.”
Bourgogne Blanc 2011 Domaine Rémi Jobard (case of 12 £135)
89 points
“Excellent stuff this from Meursault producer Rémi Jobard, with lovely smoky fresh aromatics, intense peachy fruit and lively fine lemony acidity bringing balance and finesse. Village white Burgundy doesn’t get much better than this.”
Montagny 2011 Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot (case of 12 £111)
89 points
“From an outstanding producer of white Burgundy, this appealing Côte Chalonnaise Chardonnay shows fresh aromatics and behind them lots of full-flavoured nutty rich fruit with lively freshness and a nutty, complex aftertaste. Excellent value.”

Volnay 1er cru Caillerets 2011 Domaine Nicolas Rossignol (case of 12 £495)

92 points
“Fragrant and delicate on the nose, there’s more stuffing behind this seductive Côte de Beaune Pinot Noir from the accomplished Nicolas Rossignol than the aromas lead you to think, with an attractive red berry fruit flavour and opulently juicy texture.”
Marsannay Champs Pedrix 2011 Domaine Huguenot (case of six £87)
90 points
“Deep in colour, this modern style red Burgundy displays a fine fresh berry fruit fragrance, lots of juicy fresh strawberry-sweet fruit freshness and a hint of spicy oak with lively purity of Pinot Noir fruitiness in a well-crafted, balanced style. Very good for under £20.”
Fixin Petits Crais 2011 Domaine Huguenot (case of six £81)
89 points

“On the strength of this vintage, Fixin is one of those lesser-known Côte de Nuits appellations that’s very much on the up, with wines like this red Burgundy with its fresh red berry fruits fragrance, and behind it some lively raspberry fruit with juicy suppleness of texture and balance.”

The entire LEA & SANDEMAN range of 2011 Burgundy can be found on our web-site, complete with Charles Lea’s tasting notes and various wine writers’ comments.