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Burgundy Red
1 - Listed by DOMAINE

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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Alan Meadows (AM) from www.burghound.com , Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com and the Wine Spectator (WS) from www.winespectator.com 
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Price per
Bottle
including
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Tasting
Score/Notes
Best Drinking
           
    DOMAINE ARLAUD
Excellent domaine, that has been going from strength to strength since 2001; with the 2005 vintage being a real high-point!
A fully ORGANIC Domaine; even horse and plough are now being used!
     
6 75cl Charmes Chambertin
Grand Cru
Domaine Arlaud

 AM -
The supple, round and strikingly refined, indeed even silky flavours possess focused power and punch while offering outstanding length on the dusty, palate coating and mildly austere finale. This is an exercise in harmony and refinement.
2015 £144.00 AM94
2020-35
           
    NICOLAS POTEL DOMAINE de BELLENE
One of the best addresses for quality Burgundy at a reasonable price.
Run by Nicholas Potel;
this is both a negociant (Maison Roche de Bellene) and  domaine (Domaine de Bellene) - the latter now consists of some 22 hectares which are being converted to organic farming.
   
 
2 75cl Gevrey Chambertin
'Les Cazetiers'
1er Cru
Maison Roche de Bellene

 AM -
A fresh, cool and pure nose of stone and ripe red pinot fruit reflects none of the bizarre character of the prior two Gevrey 1ers nor do the detailed, intense and energetic flavours that are not especially concentrated but they do possess fine balance and reasonably good length.
2009 £38.00 AM91
2018-27

BIN-END Price

 

4 75cl Nuits St Georges
'Aux Chaignots'
1er Cru
Domaine de Bellene

 AM -
A lightly spiced wild red and black berry nose is enrobed in plenty of Nuits style earth that also suffuses the attractively textured and mouth coating flavours that possess very firm but not hard tannins. However, they are sufficiently robust to convey a sense of rusticity to the impressively persistent finish.
2010 £44.00 AM92
2019-30

BIN END
Price
5 75cl Volnay
'Clos des Chenes'
1er Cru
Maison Roche de Bellene
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2009 £35.00 2016-25

BIN END
Price

         
 
    DOMAINE CLOS FRANTIN
Excellent Domaine,
always maintains a high standard, so this assures excellent quality to price!
(Since 1969 owned by top Beaune negociant Albert Bichot).
Highly Recommended
   
 
6
75cl
Vosne Romanee
'Malconsorts'
1er Cru
Domaine Clos Frantin

AM -
Almost invisible wood frames subtly spiced ripe black cherry and plum aromas that lead to powerful and mineral-driven middle weight plus flavours that possess the usual Malconsorts taut muscularity and robust punch on the mouth coating finish. This should be excellent but note that 10 to 12 years will be required first.
2010 £110.00
AM93
2020-36
 
           
    BOUCHARD Pére & Fils
Excellent negociant, with large holdings of own domaine vineyards.
Always maintains a very high standard, so this assures excellent quality to price!
Highly Recommended
   
 
6
75cl
Beaune Gréves
'Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus'
1er Cru
Domaine Bouchard

AM -
Prominent wood pushes the otherwise markedly ripe array of sombre and earthy dark berry fruit liqueur-like aromas to the background.. There is good energy to the detailed yet impressively rich flavours that are shaped by firm tannins on the long, deep and complex if slightly dry finish that flashes a hint of bitter cherry. This isn't imbalanced per se at present but it will clearly require time to better harmonize.
2014 £82.00
AM91
2019-28
 
6
75cl
Beaune Gréves
'Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus'
1er Cru
Domaine Bouchard

AM -
There is a trace of reduction present but not enough to materially detract from the violet, plum and liqueur-like dark currant aromas that are trimmed in a discreet application of wood. There is a beguiling sense of underlying tension to the broad-shouldered, rich, intense and like the Clos de la Mousse, relatively powerful flavours that exude a fine minerality on the serious, balanced and saline-inflected finish. This should be excellent in time though note that patience will be required.
2012 £88.00
AM92
2020-35
 
12
75cl
Beaune Gréves
'Vigne de L'Enfant Jesus'
1er Cru
Domaine Bouchard

AM -
Noticeable though not overt wood influence sets off a very ripe nose composed of liqueur of plum, cassis and wild raspberry aromas. There is excellent richness to the round and relatively powerful medium weight flavours blessed with an abundance of dry extract that buffers the otherwise very firm, long and serious finish. This is also notably austere and extremely compact at present and as such it seems reasonably clear that it will not be a good candidate for early drinking.
2010 £108.00
AM93
2020-32
 
           
    DOMAINE CHANSON
Since 1999 Domaine Chanson has been owned by the BOLLINGER Champagne  Group.
The domaine is managed by Gilles de Courcel; whose prime focus has been quality at affordable prices.

Jean-Pierre Confuron, Chanson’s Wine Maker, has been awarded the title of
Wine Grower of the Year 2014 by the famous Magazine “La Revue du Vin de France”.

    This Domaine has really improved since 2005 due to large-scale investment. 
As yet, the market has not woken-up to this fact, so you pay for the wine NOT the label.

Great value - please try them! 

18 75cl Beaune
'Bastion'
1er Cru
Chanson

Maison Chanson  -
B
right ruby colour. Aromas of red berries and liquorice mixed with spicy nuances and a hint of vanilla. Well-balanced, well-structured and mellow. Delicate oak note. Fine tannins. Persistent finish.

Rudy - I highly recommend this wine as great value-for money!

2009 £22.00

2015-21

This cuvée is a blend of grapes sourced from the best/ selected plots among the Premiers Crus of the domaine located on the hill of Beaune.

 

24 75cl Beaune
'Clos des Mouches'
1er Cru
Chanson

AM -
This is also overtly floral with soft spice elements adding breadth to the pretty and fresh mix of red berry fruit scents. There is a refined mouth feel to the well-detailed and lively middle weight flavours that possess very good mid-palate concentration before culminating in a solidly powerful but balanced finish that is clean and refreshing. This will certainly need a few years of bottle age but should drink well after only 5 or 6 years if desired.
2012 £35.00 AM91
2020-30
37 75cl Beaune
'Clos des Mouches'
1er Cru
Chanson

AM -
Mild reduction hides the nuance of the fruit but not the fact that it's quite ripe. This ripeness extends to the rich, refined and mineral-driven middle weight flavours that possess a relatively delicate mouth feel and excellent length.
This is a wine of finesse, which is rare in 2009.
2009 £39.00 AM92
2013-25
15 75cl Nuits St Georges
'Les Chaines Careteaux'
1er Cru
Chanson

NO Review for this wine at present, but this is what RP had to say for the NSG Village wine; so this wine will be a lot better!!

RP - The 2012 Nuits Saint Georges comes from 3.5 hectares of vine in the southern sector of under Les Pruliers and Les Vaucrains. There is a sense of purity, playfulness and joie-de-vivre on the nose that is very engaging, while the palate is rounded and generous with structured red and black, quite masculine fruit. This is a very decent village cru from Chanson.

2012 £35.00

2017-28

 

21 75cl Gevrey Chambertin
Chanson

AM -
I like the complexity of the menthol and floral suffused nose that also displays fresh and ripe red and dark currant aromas. There is good vibrancy and intensity to the mineral-inflected medium weight flavours that contrast a supple mid-palate against a firm and mildly austere finish and overall, this is very Gevrey in basic character.
2012 £32.00 AM89
2018-28
21 75cl Gevrey Chambertin
Chanson

AM -
Here the agreeably fresh nose offers a notable step up in aromatic complexity with pretty aromas of red, blue and black pinot fruit along with the expected notes of earth and underbrush. There is plenty of tannin-buffering dry extract that imparts a succulent character to the lightly mineral-inflected flavours that display excellent persistence.
A quality villages.
2010 £35.00 AM90
2015-24
6 75cl Charmes Chambertin
Grand Cru
Chanson

Jancis Robinson/JH -
Cask sample. Mid crimson. Dusty and slightly meaty notes adding complexity to the fruit, which quickly becomes more fragrant in the glass. Savoury and fine-boned on the palate. There’s plenty of succulent fresh fruit, all contained in an upright structure.
Not in the least flashy – or fleshy. Super-precise.
2015 £275.00 JH18/20
2025-40
10 75cl Charmes Chambertin
Grand Cru
Chanson

AM -
An elegant array blends both upper and lower register aromas of airy red and dark berry fruit with distinct earth, humus and underbrush scents. There is a relatively refined mouth feel to the suave and seductively textured middle weight plus flavours that are opulent and concentrated before terminating in a well-balanced and serious finish that displays outstanding depth and length. This firmly structured effort will need plenty of cellar time to arrive at its majority.
2012 £150.00 AM94
2020-35
9 75cl Charmes Chambertin
Grand Cru
Chanson

AM -
A very floral nose also displays notes of earth, animale, red berries and a vegetal character that adds depth. The rich, fresh and solidly well-concentrated big-bodied flavours exude subtle spice notes on the complex and seriously long finish where the stems are in clear evidence.
This is really very good but the presence of the stems is obvious and thus this will not be for everyone.
2009 £150.00 AM93
2015-27
6 75cl Chambertin
'Clos des Beze'
Grand Cru
Chanson

Jancis Robinson/JH -
Cask sample. Mid dark crimson. Sweet oak spice entwined with really ripe cherry fruit. Dark, dry finesse on the palate. Extremely elegant but all hidden at the moment. Plenty of freshness like a seam through the dark, dry youthful reticence.
2015 £275.00 JH18/20
2025-40
12 75cl Chambertin
'Clos des Beze'
Grand Cru
Chanson

AM -
A highly spiced nose offers up notes of very fresh and ripe black cherry, cassis, earth and soft floral nuances. In the same vein as the Charmes there is a relatively elegant mouth feel but in this case there is both more volume as well as more evident minerality to the overtly powerful but velvety big-bodied flavours that are backward, intense and wonderfully long.
2012 £150.00 AM95
2022-40
12 75cl Vosne Romanee
''Les Suchots'
1er Cru
Chanson

This wine has not been reviewed yet.

2015 £125.00

2020-35

 

           
    DROUHIN, Joseph
Top Beaune negociant with a clear house style: finesse and  elegance, yet classy with plenty of richness and flavour
   
 
7 75cl Chambolle Musigny
1er Cru
J. Drouhin

RP/DS -
Drouhin’s 2008 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru boasts ripe, fresh cherry and strawberry tinged with cinnamon and smoky black tea, suggestions of leather and forest floor becoming more prominent as part of a satisfyingly long, spicy, sweetly-fruited finish. I would anticipate at least 7-9 years of interest here, but there looks to be no risk in enjoying some young, too.
2008 £32.00 RP/DS90
2012-20
 
BIN-END Price

 

           
    DOMAINE FREDERIC  ESMONIN
An excellent Gevrey domaine, specialising
     
23
75cl
Gevrey Chambertin
'Les Champonnets'
 1er Cru
Frederic Esmonin

RUDY - This wine has not been reviewed yet, but represents a good value introduction to quality Gevrey Chambertin.
2014 £36.00 2018-28
2
75cl
Mazy-Chambertin
 Grand Cru
Frederic Esmonin

AM -
A tight and restrained nose grudgingly liberates notes of the sauvage, various dark berry scents and plenty of earth and underbrush wisps. The focused, intense and muscular medium weight flavours possess notably more size and weight though this is by no means massive, all wrapped in a lingering, balanced and solidly complex finale. This too should benefit significantly from at least 6 to 8 years of bottle age while being capable of rewarding 12 to 15.
2014 £72.00 AM92
2020-35

BIN-END Price

 

3
75cl
Ruchottes-Chambertin
 Grand Cru
Frederic Esmonin

AM -
This is also noticeably restrained with its cool nose of truffle, spice, plum and earth, all of which is trimmed in a deft touch of wood. There is both good volume and intensity to the even more mineral-driven middle weight flavours that possess a lovely sense of underlying tension before terminating in a dusty and long if not quite as well-balanced finale due to a touch of dryness that I ascribe to the recent bottling.
2014 £69.00 AM91
2020-35

BIN-END Price

 

           
    JADOT, Louis
Top Beaune negociant with
very good Domaine holdings. Wines are very classic with lots of body and excellent structure.
   
 
8 75cl Chambolle Musigny
'Les Baudes'
 1er Cru
Jadot

AM -
Like the Fuées, this is highly perfumed and very Chambolle with its restrained, complex and ultra-pure nose of red pinot fruit but here there is a more evident taut muscularity to the delineated, intense and equally pure medium-bodied flavours that possess excellent energy as well as a mineral-streak that runs to the serious, dusty and driving finish. I quite like this and the balance and concentration should permit it to age well for at least a decade and last several more. Impressive.
2009 £64.00 AM93
2015-35

TOP Vintage
 

BIN-END Price

 

12 37.5cl Gevrey Chambertin
'Clos St Jacques'
 1er Cru
Jadot

AM -
Here there is a bit more wood with the associated traces of menthol that surround the elegant floral and like the Estournelles, airy essence of red berry fruit liqueur and spice suffused aromas. There is a sophisticated mouth feel to the appealingly textured, intense and focused middle weight flavours that also display plenty of minerality that serves to add lift to the structured, serious and strikingly long finish. This is indisputably terrific though interestingly it doesn't seem to have quite as much separation between it and the other Gevrey 1ers in the range as I typically find chez Jadot. Still, this should be a really lovely effort though note well that this is a CSJ for the patient.

Half-Bottles

2013 £62.00 AM94
2018-30
           
    DOMAINE MONGEARD-MUGNERET
A good domaine; wines are fairly priced and well made - so representing good value for money.
   
 
32 75cl Fixin
Vieilles Vignes
Mongeard-Mugneret

AM -
Whi
le there is ample wood and menthol influence here as well, the more floral-inflected nose possesses slightly fresher fruit. There is both more volume and a bit more energy as well to the firm but sleek middle weight flavours that also display a touch of youthful austerity on the longer and more complex finale.
2015 £27.00 AM90
2018-28
           
           

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