Vincent Prunier Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Garennes 2019
Domaine Humbert Fixin Vieilles Vignes 2019
An attractively fresh and layered nose offers up notes of a variety of red berries and a healthy dose of earth that can also be found on the nicely detailed and vibrant flavors that are refreshingly clean and dry. On the palate is rich, deep, powerful. if you like Gevrey Chambertin, Fixin is always a good value alternative.
Domaine Humbert Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2019
One of Accent On Wine favourites, this wine is impressive. Dark, dense and round with an underlying stoniness, the finish is long and complex, particularly for a village level wine.
Domaine Jean Monnier Meursault-Charmes 1er Cru 2019
Meursault, Burgundy, France- One of Burgundy's finest Premier Cru vineyards yields this rich, supple Chardonnay filled with tropical notes of citrus, cream and papaya, supported by aromatic orange blossoms, vanilla and hints of anise. A masterful wine from one of Beaune's top vintners.
Domaine Jean Monnier Meursault Clos du Cromin 2019
Delicious balanced nerve ... clean, precise and insanely well composed, It's a long time ago, Meursault was always butter and nuts in taste; many wines today are differently fresh, like this one, a far more mineral acquaintance with a precise, stringent acidity and the obesity behind it. Nice length, many layers. The Clos du Cromin field is located north of the town of Meursault itself - relatively close to the border with Volnay.
The soil contains a large proportion of limestone and white marl, which creates a refreshing and mineral form of Meursault. This combined with Monnier's rather traditional form of vinification gives a fresh and precise Meursault that does not appear quite as bold and barrel-like as it might otherwise be the case here. Clos du Cromin is a brilliantly beautiful Meursault, which excels with grace and precision rather than the more obese and buttery style that Meursault may be characterized by.
Light yellow and clear in color with a flattering and focused nose with citrus, nuts, white flowers and discreet butter tones.
In the mouth a slightly more acidic and mineral style than is typically the case with Meursault, where the style can be extremely obese.
Especially here in the excellent vintage 2019, where this Clos de Cromin appears precise and focused with an acid-rich backbone and an almost crunchy minerality in the very long aftertaste.
Aurelien Verdet Nuits-Saints-Georges Rouge 2019
Still a somewhat shy nose after an hour breathing, though still hinting at denseness and complexity, sappy, slightly meaty, with black cherry, cherry cordial, Christmas fruit cake, cinnamon/a broad textured wine with beautifully supple yet still present tannins, dark fruit, spice cake, with an earthy spicy backdrop. Med acid, Med + length. Highly in balance. This is a serious burgundy that seems packed with stuffing that its not fully revealing at this stage. lint, earthy, floral, perfume Light body Medium tannins Palate: cranberry, red fruit, floral, smoke, oak Long mineral finish Very gentle, fragrant on the tongue. Lightly floral. Fragrant, delicate. A model in a slip dress. I like the Burgundy style of Pinot best.
Vincent Prunier Bourgogne Cote d’Or Chardonnay 2018
One of the quintessential signature wines from Vincent Prunier. Made from 100% Chardonnay, the wine exhibits typical terroir from Burgundy, medium to full bodied, creamy and soft with a touch of pure white cream yet an addition of mineral notes and just a touch of oak.
Sumptuous Chardonnay that is drinking beautifully now or over the next 3-4 years.
Vincent Prunier Bourgogne Aligote 2018
A variety that has been overlooked and under-represented in Burgundy for decades.
Traditionally it can be added to some white Burgundy as they were however in recent times it has been made on its own and is achieving remarkable results. Floral and medium to full bodied with hints of white peach and tropical melon but yet with lovely racy acidity, richness and concentration.
Wonderful depth and structure, it’s not a wine you will keep indefinitely in your cellar however very rewarding over the next 3-4 years.
Simon Bize Aloxe Corton "Le Suchot" Rouge 2018
Frankly when it comes to value for money, this has to be one of the best Aloxe Corton that you can find. The wine is expressive and balanced displaying floral notes of thyme, wet leaf and hints of lavender. Medium to full body with beautiful texture with softly extracted tannins, balance and just perfectly focused. Wonderful wine and with a little patience another 7-8 years it will be magnificent!
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune Rouge 2018
A standard village from Savigny-les-Beaune that again typifies the extent that this Domaine is going to, even in their basic village wines. On the nose it is fresh, floral, perfumed with a touch of spring flowers, hints of lavender followed by a beautiful seamless acidity, perfect texture and medium body. Will be drinking beautifully over the next 5-6 years plus.
Simon Bize Bourgogne "Les Champlains" Blanc 2018
A very low yielding, non-irrigated vineyard cropped at less than 3 tonnes per acre. The wine is golden green colour with a bouquet of Brioche, Marzipan and toffee. The palate is long and concentrated with a barrage of minerals, dry fruit and almonds, a high degree of acidity, good extraction and extended lees aging. The wine is an example of balance and equilibrium, full bodied with a persistent and pure finish. Will cellar for 3-5 years plus.
Simon Bize Bourgogne "Les Perrieres" Blanc 2018
This beautiful white Burgundy is mineral and full bodied with hints of brioche, pure white cream and just beautifully balanced. It’s not an exaggeration that once you try this it will almost remind you of a junior Puligny Montrachet. We think that this is probably his best effort up to date! Will keep for 4-5 years.
Domaine Joseph Voillot Pommard Vieilles Vignes 2019
As usual, the 2019 Pommard Vieilles Vignes is a touch more muscular than the corresponding Volnay, but it's no less refined this year, delivering aromas of plums, cherries and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety, nicely concentrated palate.
Domaine Joseph Voillot Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2018
Sourced from 9 different parcels in Volnay with an average vine age of around 40 years, this is what excellent Volnay is all about! Lovely aromas of dark cherry, spring flowers and thyme give way to a soft, caressing middle palate with lovely fresh acidity, structure and composure. Approachable in the next 3-5 years, better in 5 years plus.
Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Vieilles Vignes 2018
Four parcels totalling about 4.5 acres whose vines average around 50 years go into making this excellent Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes. Situated below Volnay, for an entry level Bourgogne Rouge, this punches well above its weight. Aromas of thyme, lavender and rose petals give way to a middle to full bodied wine with lovely acidity, excellent middle palate and perfectly balanced. It’s a wine that will reward those that love fresh, clean and poised Pinot Noir but it will also develop for 4-5 years plus.
Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Blanc 2017
Didier Fornerol has thrust forward with wines that are simply excellent and great value for money, especially when it comes to Burgundy. The 2017 Cotes de Nuits Villages white captures this vintage perfectly, medium to full bodied with lovely acidity, depth and definition. At its price, it is excellent white Burgundy, clean, precise and pure. Drink now or over the next 2-3 years.
Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages Rouge 2017
Typical Cotes du Nuits, full bodied and precise with beautiful acidity, textured and complex. On the nose it is perfumed with hints of lavender, rosemary, forest floor and tarragon. The palate is magnificent, layered, textured, balanced and refined with power. A beautiful expression of Pinot Noir from the Cotes du Nuits, the birthplace of Pinot Noir! Good to go now but better in 3 years.
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru 2016
“The 2016 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru has opened wonderfully since I tasted it in bottle: citrus lemon, Vervane tea, dill, ginger and yellow plum aromas bursting from the glass, an underlying spiciness developing in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a spicy opening, lemongrass and touches of ginger, very open and generous with dried honey, curry leaf and a touch of ginger towards the feisty finish. Excellent.” -- 93 pts Vinous (Neal Martin)
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Talmettes" 2018
Chisa Bize has done a magnificent job with this particular vintage and one of the outstanding 1er Cru from this Domaine Talmettes is perhaps one of the best we have tried in the last 20 odd years. Crunchy, fresh and clean with lively vibrancy, beautiful acidity, balance and equilibrium which is really what you expect from great Burgundy. At the moment it is showing little reduction, a little too much frontal fruit but this will balance out. Be patient with it and give it some time. Outstanding 1er Cru! Drink over the next 10 years.
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru "Les Marconnets" 2018
One of the 1er Cru from Simon Bize close planted with old vines. Situated across the slope with Fournaux and Vergelesses to the North, it has layers of clay, sand and pebbles. The wine is generous in its youth yet poised and concentrated with a fair amount of acidity and tremendous structure. The perfume is an alluring blend of spring flowers, rosemary and lavender almost reminding you of a spring garden in full bloom. Cellar for 7-8 years plus.
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune "Aux Grands Liards" 2018
This is compared to the Bourgeots, the more bulkier, more masculine and more concentrated wine. Terrific aromas of spring flowers, minerals and lavender but yet elegant, soft and velvety. You’ll need to be a little patient with Simon Bize’s wines because they are built for the long run, they have pedigree, they are focused and they age beautifully. Cellar for 10 years plus.
Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune Blanc 2018
Even though this appellation is mostly known for the production of red wine, Simon Bize also owns small parcels producing outstanding white wines made from 100% Chardonnay. This particular one is from an elevated enclave which is non irrigated and extremely low cropping. Minimal handling and interference with the wine has always been the philosophy of Simon Bize. Wild yeast ferment follows pressing of the wine with minimal intervention to produce a wonderful expression of its terroir, a bouquet of baked Brioche, dry nuts following with a clean and high acidity on the palate that emphasizes structure and concentration yet very lean and elegant interlinked with minerals and stone dust, great purity and expression. Will cellar for 5 years plus.
Vincent Prunier Meursault Les Clous 2018
Well, what can we say about Meursault… Vincent Prunier, established in 1988, started with 2 hectares inherited from his parents in the commune of Meursault.
He has come a long way since then now owning over 22 hectares across the best communes in Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Full bodied and structured with enormous middle palate that exhibits roasted almonds burnt butter and a touch of Foie gras.
Stunning Meursault that requires about 5 years plus to be at its best.
Didier Fornerol Bourgogne Blanc 2019
A new arrival from the excellent producer Didier Fornerol, even though it’s just his Bourgogne Blanc, the wine over delivers in every aspect. Medium to full body with aromas of ripe peach, mineral notes and roasted almonds. It carries the signature of Fornerol, balanced, poised and concentrated. It is a beautiful white Burgundy that is just drinking perfectly now or over the next 3-4 years.