Posts Tagged Burgundy

2011 Domaine Raveneau Chablis, Burgundy, France

Raveneau is synonymous with Chablis, and this tightly wound, mineral-driven wine lives up to its name. Though young and still needing time to take on the kind of grandiosity that would define a great wine, it's a superb example of the appellation.... Read more

2011 Alexandre Jouveaux Macon-Prety, Burgundy, France

Alexandre Jouveaux was a Paris-based fashion photographer for Chanel before heading south to open a tiny natural winery. Like some aspects of the fashion trade, his wines are challenging -- but also, in some fantastic way, stunningly beautiful at... Read more

2004 Meo Camuzet, Bourgogne, Burgundy, France

Transparent light ruby color, showing some orange at the rim. Seductive aromas of sweet red cherry in the nose, with whiffs of charred oak. Lithe mouthfeel, with some grip at the end. Retail Wine Cost: $27 Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Pierre Marie Chermette Domaine du Vissoux, Cuvee Traditionelle, Beaujolais Vielles Vignes

Made without added yeasts and minimal sulfur, this Gamay is an affordable introduction to the wonders of Beaujolais made the right way. Fresh figs, strawberry jam, cedar and Dutch cocoa powder make for a well-balanced harmonious wine that could... Read more

1969 Charles Vienot Nuits Saint Georges, Burgundy

The 1969 vintage in Burgundy is widely regarded as one of the best, and I am sure that this Premier Cru was marvelous 20 years ago. Some at the table spoke of “burnt sugar” and, later, “sweet tar.” At this point, there wasn’t much left to... Read more

2003 Givry Le Haut Colombier, Burgundy

Warm red cherry, black tea and vanilla — all uplifted in the nose and on the palate, where it is silky and feminine. A bit of grip at the end doesn’t intrude, and should smooth out with one to three years in the cellar. MSRP: $25.99 (November... Read more

2003 Patrick Javillier Cuvee des Forgets, Burgundy

Complex and layered, with vanilla, toast, sweet fig, stone fruit and butter toffee on the finish. MSRP: $29.99 (November 2005) Wine Lines rating: 90 Group:... Read more

1998 J. Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy

Light, still showing some crispness and minerality, went down easy. MSRP: N/A (October 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2000 Dom. Carre-Courbin, ‘Grands-Epenots,’ Pommard

Young and fruity, with a glycerin and perfumed nose showing red cherry/berry fruits and tea. Everything seems in place for the future. Elegant and silky in the mouth. MSRP: N/A (August 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

1993 Christophe Roumier Ruchottes-Chambertin, Grand Cru

Medium garnet with a little bricking on the edge. Perfumed, showing parrafin, cherry blossom and tea. Sleek and elegant in the mouth. Slowly unfolded to show nice dried cherry fruit. MSRP: N/A (August 2003) Wine Lines rating:... Read more