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,聽LEA & SANDEMAN‘s wines have performed predictably well.

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WHITE WINES
Meursault 1er cru Genevri猫res 2011 Domaine R茅mi Jobard聽(case of 12 拢474)
94 points
“Another delicate yet powerfully lees-derived aromatic dry C么te 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 Mouch猫re 2011 Domaine Henri Boillot聽(case of six 拢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-Fuiss茅 Vieilles Vignes En Buland 2011 Domaine Daniel Barraud (case of 12 拢192)
92 points
Daniel Barraud is one of the M芒connais’ 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 R茅mi Jobard (case of 12 拢135)
89 points
“Excellent stuff this from Meursault producer R茅mi Jobard, with lovely smoky fresh aromatics, intense peachy fruit and lively fine lemony acidity bringing balance and finesse. Village white Burgundy doesn鈥檛 get much better than this.”
Montagny 2011 Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot (case of 12 拢111)
89 points
“From an outstanding producer of white Burgundy, this appealing C么te 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.”

RED WINES
Volnay 1er cru Caillerets 2011 Domaine Nicolas Rossignol (case of 12 拢495)

92 points
“Fragrant and delicate on the nose, there鈥檚 more stuffing behind this seductive C么te 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 拢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 拢20.”
Fixin Petits Crais 2011 Domaine Huguenot (case of six 拢81)
89 points

“On the strength of this vintage, Fixin is one of those lesser-known C么te 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聽LEA & SANDEMAN聽range of聽2011 Burgundy聽can be found on our聽web-site, complete with Charles Lea鈥檚 tasting notes and various wine writers鈥 comments.