En Primeur BURGUNDY 2013 - Berry Bros. & Rudd

BURGUNDY 2013
En Primeur
Offer starts at 9am on Wednesday 7th January 2015
BURGUNDY 2013 En Primeur
Chablis
Dijon
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20 miles
D’O R
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A31
CHABLIS
A6
Dijon
A38
A3
9
Hautes–Côtes de Nuits
Nuits-St-Georges
Beaune
Côte de Nuits
A36
Hautes–Côtes de Beaune
Côte de Beaune
Chagny
Couchois
Chalon-sur-Saône
Côte Chalonnaise
S A Ô N E E T L O I R E
A6
赤ワイン
多くのワインは良い色調と極めて魅力的なブ
ーケがあり、熟した果実のアロマを感じさせ
ます。鍵となる品質の差は、味わいに表れて
います。強すぎる酸や雹による粗いタンニン
があるものは、セレクションから除きました。
大多数のワイン、特にコート・ドゥ・ニュイで
は、美しい調和のとれた果実の味わいが、
将来発展していくブーケと調和をなしていま
す。
Key Points
• コート・ドゥ・ボーヌは極わずかな収穫量
• コート・ドゥ・ニュイの収穫量は少量
• ほぼすべてのケースが2012年よりも低い
価格
• 個性豊かなバランスの良い白。
• 美しいアロマとテロワールを強く感じる
N I È V R E
赤。
N
Paris
a
Arm
白ワイン
収穫日が極めて重要です。10月5日の激しい
雷雨後、ブドウは変容し、腐敗が進み、腐敗
のなかった房までが触れた途端にこぼれ落ち
ました。良い時期に収穫したところは、素晴
らしい品質で、良い果実の特徴や酸をもち合
せています。2011年よりも個性があり、2010
年、2012年よりもバランスに長けています。
とりわけシャブリの収穫量は低いですが、収
穫時期が良いものは最高の味わいを楽しむ
事ができます。
赤ワインは、
完熟を待つことが大切でし
Y O N N E
たが、腐敗の問題もありました。しかし10月4
Ser
日―5日の週末後も白より、良い状態を保つ
ein
Jovinien
ことができました。多くの栽培者が語ったよ
Tonnerrois
うに、糖度が低いのに関わらず、
(種が茶色に
Tonnerre
なるような)生理学的な熟成は良く進んでい
Auxerre
Chablis
ました。 Chablis
Chablisien
ワインはプルミエやグラン・クリュの品質
Auxerrois
はさらに高く、新鮮なスタイルのヴィ
ンテージ
です。アルコールは低めなので、個々のテロワ
ールがとても良く表現されています。
Vézelien
ne
Yon
近年の傾向が続いています。乱れた生育期に
より、卓越したワインも含め、少ない収穫量と
なっています。ただすべての場所で成功した
とは言えなくとも、全体的にそれを埋め合わ
せるだけの良いワインが生産されています。
一部腐敗も見られましたが、大多数はこの難
しいシーズンの中、予想を超える素晴らしい
味わいとなっています。
コート・ドゥ・ボーヌはこの年も開花が少
なく、収量が通常よりも低くなりました。白は
収穫が遅すぎない限り、かなり期待ができ
ます。ワインは真の個性と共に肉厚さと酸を
もち合せています。赤は収穫が早すぎない限
り、熟した果実の美しいアロマに加え、アロマ
よりは熟度が控えめながら、味わいに活力を
与える構造があります。
価格が“確認 TBC”となっているもの
は、1月7日の発売時に確定いたします。コー
ト・ドールの大多数のワインが、2012年より
低い価格となるでしょう。
今年は、すべての生産者に2種の説明を
つけています。最初に斜字体の情報は、初
めて知る方にとって役立つ生産者概説。そ
して各生産者の2013ヴィンテージの要約が
続きます。生産者のいくつかの主要ワインに
は、テイスティング・コメントも含まれていま
す。すべてのコメントはこちらのウエッブサイ
トからご覧いただけます。
(英語)bbr.com/
burgundy2013
ヴィンテージ
シーズンを通しての詳しいレポートはこちらよ
りご覧になれます。
(英語)www.bbr.com/vintagereport 特徴的な出来事は、全く恵まれなかった春
で、遅い開花は数も少なく、その傾向は時に
古樹に顕著でした。また7月23日の雹を伴う
嵐がコート・ドゥ・ボーヌに吹きつけ、特にコ
ルトン・シャルルマーニュ、サヴィニー、ボー
ヌ、ポマール、ヴォルネイ、ムルソーに影響を
与えました。
8月は暑すぎない程度に乾燥し、晴れた日
が多く、9月の天候は多様でした。熟成の進行
と腐敗との戦いで、収穫が早いところでは、白
では9月26日(木)に始まり、10月4日、5日に
強い嵐が吹くまで、良い状況で収穫は行われ
ました。赤の収穫が大部分で終了した後、気
温は大幅に下がりました。収穫の遅かった白
程は、嵐による影響は見られず、より長く収穫
を待つことが有益となっています。
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BURGUNDY DIRECTOR
A U B E
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Jasper Morris MW
A L L I E R
Tournus
S A Ô N E - E T - L O I R E
A I N
Mâcon
Pouilly-Fuissé
R H Ô N E
Mâconnais
Couchois
A40
Mâconnais
LYON
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Wine zone
Wine zone
Wine district
INDEX
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
4
Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
5
Dominique Lafon
6
Jean-Philippe Fichet
6
Domaine du Comte Armand
7
Benjamin Leroux
8
Camille Giroud
10
Domaine de Bellene
10
Maison Roche de Bellene
12
Sylvain Loichet
12 Domaine Pierre Labet
CÔTE DE NUITS
13
Domaine de la Vougeraie
14
Château de la Tour
14
Domaine Joliet
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
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6 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
12 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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Larger format bottles may be available on request.
Domaine Bachelet-Monnot
MARC AND ALEXANDRE
BACHELET
Brothers Marc and Alexandre created
Domaine Bachelet-Monnot in 2005, renting
some vines from their uncle (M. Monnot)
in Maranges, where the Domaine is based,
and others in Puligny-Montrachet from a
third party. Their father’s share of the family
estate, Domaine Bernard Bachelet, was added
in 2011. Domaine Bachelet-Monnot now
farms 23 hectares in all, partly owned and
partly leased long term. In the vineyards, no
herbicide is used and the rows are ploughed
regularly to manage weeds, aerate the soil,
and cut the horizontal roots to encourage
deep growth. The brothers have cut back on
the amount of new wood used, now using
an average of 25 percent, ranging from 10
percent for Bourgogne Blanc to one third for
Grand Cru.
The brothers chose to pick relatively early
in 2013, starting on 26th September, with
modest sugar levels but good phenolic
maturity, lots of dry extract but not much
juice, and very good acidity. They having
moved away from lees stirring and now
prefer to use 350 litre barrels when they
buy new wood. The wines will be bottled in
February. Concentration and freshness are
the hallmarks of the vintage.
White
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET, HAMEAU DE BLAGNY,
1ER CRU
Red
BOURGOGNE BLANC
Light but fine with some marvellous intensity to this
and just a touch of flesh behind. Stretches out very well
and, according to the Bachelets, will age extremely
well. Little stones reappear at the finish.
Drink 2017-2024.
BOURGOGNE ROUGE
There is an attractive touch of the beneficial ‘gunflint’
reduction, followed by fresh apple and greengage notes
on the palate, more flesh than expected, with very good
acidity behind and fine persistence. Drink 2016-2018.
J0553B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
£108.00
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
Light pale primrose in colour, with a fine floral
nose, ripe fruit flavours, lovely swelling fruit across
the palate, a fuller riper style than their PulignyMontrachet with great length, very classy.
Drink 2016-2020.
J0555B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£120.00
MEURSAULT, CLOS DU CROMIN
Half the production comes from 70-year-old vines.
Quite lean in style, early picked because it ripens first,
yet this is lean with limy acidity. A little bit flinty.
Drink 2017-2021.
J0556B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£126.00
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
Cool and clear in colour, pure and floral on the nose.
A little brioche, lovely mid-palate weight, a little drier
behind. Lively long and fresh. This cuvée always takes
longer to come round. Drink 2017-2021.
J0557B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£132.00
MARANGES, LA FUSSIÈRE, 1ER CRU
Pale primrose in colour, older vines here and a little
more soil gives impressive weight to the wine. Some
yellow plums among the fruit which swells on the
palate, without losing the acidity to keep it fresh.
Excellent and affordable. Drink 2016-2020.
J0554B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
4
12
12
£168.00
J0627B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£168.00
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET, REFERTS, 1ER CRU
Pale primrose with a little plump fruit on the nose but
quite discreet. However it starts to shine on the palate
building beautifully to the back, lemon and lime notes
yet with good flesh too. Excellent. Drink 2017-2023.
J0628B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£198.00
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET, FOLATIÈRES, 1ER CRU
Fine pale straw with lovely perfumed aromatics,
flowers and fruit, this is brilliantly balanced and
exceptionally long. Little touches of the exotic, plums
and peaches along with ripe lemons, overall really
lovely. Very persistent. Drink 2018-2024.
J0559B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£228.00
BÂTARD-MONTRACHET, GRAND CRU
Pale colour. This displays a dense, rich nose and while
it is too early to identify the detail, it signifies real
power and a scintillating minerality. A hugely dense
mouthful too, with wonderful weight to it, and just the
right oaking. Massive but not clumsy, really long and
fine. Drink 2019-2027.
J0560B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£840.00
Medium purple, a bit of wood and then the fruit
starts to show through. Lively red fruit, with a touch
of acidity, builds very nicely to the back. A delicious,
crunchy red Burgundy. Drink 2016-2019.
J0561B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£108.00
MARANGES, CLOS DE LA BOUTIÈRE, 1ER CRU
Very lively fresh fruit, really lovely cherries and
flowers, lovely delicacy to this with real length, really
very graceful. Impeccable red burgundy with an
excellent price to quality ratio. Drink 2016-2021.
J0562B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£144.00
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
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Larger format bottles may be available on request.
Dominique Lafon
DOMINIQUE LAFON
MEURSAULT
From 2008 Dominique Lafon decided to
make a few wines under his own label,
separate from the family domaine (Domaine
des Comtes Lafon). Though this new company
has the official status of a négociant, almost
all the wines are in fact domaine bottlings
from vineyards which Dominique either owns
or has the contract to farm. The wines are
now vinified, matured and bottled in cellars
in Meursault, formerly belonging to Domaine
René Manuel. Smart new labels have been
introduced from the 2012 vintage.
The 2013 vintage was another very difficult
one to manage, with a heavily reduced crop
after the hail, but unlike in 2012 Dominique
has at least been able to make all his
appellations. The wines were at a backward
stage when tasted in October but with really
exciting potential.
Very backward when tasted in October but the
potential is certainly here. There are bright fruit
aromatics with lemon and apple notes, great vibration
on the palate, lovely persistence. This has the makings
of top Meursault once the details become more
defined. Drink 2017-2022.
J0573B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£444.00
6
£294.00
MEURSAULT, LES NARVAUX
J0574B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET, CHAMPGAIN, 1ER CRU
E0715B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£444.00
Red
VOLNAY
From the lower part of the Lurets vineyard. Despite
the tardiness of the malolactic fermentation, the
wine was open for tasting in October: dense dark red,
crunchy fruit, very good energy, lovely fruit suffusing
the finish. Very successful. Drink 2017-2022.
J0576B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£354.00
BEAUNE, LES ÉPENOTTES, 1ER CRU
White
BOURGOGNE BLANC
Blended from vineyards below Meursault (old vines)
and Puligny, this superb white Burgundy has a lovely
perfume, more Puligny than Meursault in style. Really
heightened, exciting aromatics and fruit which dance
across the palate. Marvellous wine from a master
winemaker. Drink 2016-2019.
J0572B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£162.00
Only three barrels were made, but they were enough
to show that Dominique completely understands
the grace and purity of Beaune. It has a relatively
dark colour for the year, and the bouquet is still
very backward, but it is smooth and sumptuous and
concentrated in a great way. Very persistent.
Drink 2019-2025.
J0578B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£204.00
6
£294.00
VOLNAY, LES LURETS, 1ER CRU
J0577B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
5
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
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Larger format bottles may be available on request.
Jean-Philippe Fichet
JEAN-PHILIPPE FICHET
Fichet’s big step forward came in the year
2000, when he moved the whole operation
to splendid cellars at ‘Le Creux du Coche’
by the Hôpital de Meursault. Jean-Philippe
is looking for purity in his wines. He deals
mostly with lieux-dits in Meursault with
just one Premier Cru in Puligny. Constantly
experimenting and refining, his wines have
real definition and character, with the
individual terroirs clearly exposed. The wines
are raised in barrel for the first year, using
larger demi-muids for the lesser appellations,
then assembled in tank. A maximum of 30
percent new barrels is used on any cuvée.
Jean-Philippe Fichet is very excited with
his 2013s, which he picked before the
weekend of bad weather. He has also refined
his techniques in the cellar, pressing the
grapes for longer and settling out the juice
less than before; both methods are aimed at
enhancing the vineyard character of each
plot and making less ‘technical’ wines. A
lovely range.
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12 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
Domaine du Comte Armand
White
BENJAMIN LEROUX
White
MONTHELIE
BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ
Jean-Philippe thinks this is an excellent site for
Chardonnay, grown on white clay exposed to the west
and protected from the north wind. It has a fine fresh
bouquet with some gunflint notes. Quite full bodied,
rounded, with a generous finish. Drink 2016-2018.
From a plot of very old vines plus a new plantation.
Really stylish tangy fruit, lovely coating of flesh, not
too much acidity. Drink 2015-2018.
J0565B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£168.00
MEURSAULT, MEIX SOUS CHÂTEAU
The bouquet remains closed in youth but on the palate
the fruit is lively and vivid. There is concentrated fruit
with good acidity behind, and just as the wine appears
to be ending another wave of fruit returns behind.
Drink 2017-2022.
J0568B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£165.00
MEURSAULT, LES CHEVALIÈRES
The vines are between 25 and 55 years old, mature
enough to produce high quality wine. A pale colour
with the faintest green tint. Lots of limestone in the
soil gives the minerality and tension. A little greengage,
a bit less ripe than Les Gruyaches but delivers a superb
fresh hillside Meursault. Drink 2017-2021.
J0569B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£228.00
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET, LES REFERTS, 1ER CRU
In recent vintages this Premier Cru has justified its
position on top of the podium. The 2013 shows an
impressive density of fruit, especially on the palate,
very linear in style with a touch of ripe greengage
and yellow plum, lovely palate weight and very long.
Excellent. Drink 2017-2022.
J0571B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£315.00
The family of the Comte Armand has
owned the vineyard of Clos des Epéneaux
in Pommard since 1826 when JeanFrançois Armand married Clothilde Marey.
Unfortunately the vineyard was not replanted
after phylloxera until 1930, but since then it
has confirmed its rating as one of Pommard’s
very finest sites. The modern era began
with the stewardship of Pascal Marchand
(1985-1999) followed by Benjamin Leroux
(1999-2014) and now Paul Zinetti, previously
second-in-command to Benjamin, has
taken over from the 2014 vintage. Further
vineyards were acquired in 1994: AuxeyDuresses, Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru,
Volnay and Volnay Fremiets.
This was Benjamin Leroux’s last vintage at
Domaine du Comte Armand and possibly
his smallest one. Just 18 barrels of Clos
des Epeneaux, a yield of around eight
hectolitres pre hectare. The vintage began
on 25th September with good-looking
grapes and decent maturity. Benjamin is
staying involved to see the vintage into
bottle, otherwise Paul Zinetti is now
securely in charge.
E1002B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£66.00
Red
AUXEY-DURESSES, 1ER CRU
Lovely mid purple, and boasting a beautiful nose of
deep red fruit. The palate displays lovely sweet red
griotte cherry fruit then lively, but not trenchant,
acidity behind. Drink 2018-2023.
J0579B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£135.00
VOLNAY
From a mix of young and old vines in Les Famines and
Grands Champs. Medium-deep purple, very elegant,
with good structure behind, more on the tannins and
less acidity. Very pretty fruit suffuses the whole.
Drink 2018-2023.
J0580B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£162.00
POMMARD, CLOS DES EPENEAUX, 1ER CRU
Lovely bright purple. Charming mid red fruit with
some darker notes, cherry and black fruit. Suave and
smooth, this has neither the aggressive acidity nor
the tough tannins of some Pommard wines in 2013.
Superbly crafted. Drink 2022-2033.
J0583B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£480.00
6
£270.00
VOLNAY, FREMIETS, 1ER CRU
J0581B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
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Benjamin Leroux
BENJAMIN LEROUX
White
Red
BOURGOGNE BLANC
NUITS-ST GEORGES, AUX ALLOTS
J0584B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
Having created a name for himself as
régisseur (general manager) of Domaine du
Comte Armand in Pommard from 1999 until
2014, Benjamin Leroux established a small
négociant business based in Beaune in 2007.
The emphasis is on Côte de Beaune whites
and Côte de Nuits reds. The company also
owns a small holding of Bâtard-Montrachet
and, since 2014, some vineyards in Meursault.
All the vines were different in 2013.
Ripening of the white grapes accelerated
during the third week in September so
Benjamin began earlier than he expected,
picking his Bâtard-Montrachet on Saturday
28th, and finishing by Wednesday 2nd.
He thinks it may be a great white vintage.
Quality for the reds depended on the
picking date: vineyards on the Beaune
side needed picking before the famous
wet weekend, others could hold on easily
enough. The reds here are very
impressive too.
12
£138.00
J0591B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
CLOS-ST DENIS, GRAND CRU
6
£162.00
12
£198.00
J0590B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
NUITS-ST GEORGES, AUX THOREY, 1ER CRU
Made from a blend of plots across the commune. It
is lightly floral, though the nose is a little restrained,
with good acidity, a fine linear style that’s notably
persistent. Drink 2016-2020.
Dense, dark red in colour with super-concentrated
fruit on the nose, ripe black fruit mixed with the red,
intense and very long. Benjamin consistently makes a
beautiful wine from this site. Drink 2018-2023.
J0586B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
J0592B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
£180.00
CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE, GRAND CRU
From the Pernand-Vergelesses side, this has a fine,
pale colour and is lemon-scented with some smoky,
verbena notes. Enormous concentration in the mouth,
with crunchy stony minerals, a very long finish with
unquestionably Grand Cru weight. Drink 2019-2026.
J0588B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£420.00
CHASSAGNE, ABBAYE DE MORGEOT, 1ER CRU
J0587B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£198.00
6
6
£720.00
£189.00
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
6
Ripe, plush purple, really concentrated, vibrant,
sumptuous and exciting. It Is hugely heady, with velvet
and satin throughout. Perfectly balanced acidity.
Drink 2019-2028.
J0635B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN
AUXEY-DURESSES
J0585B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
£282.00
CLOS VOUGEOT, PETIT MAUPERTUIS,
GRAND CRU
Vinified with whole bunches because the tiny berries
were so ripe and healthy. This is gorgeous and sensual
all the way through, from its dense black colour to the
ultra-concentrated ripe black fruit and the succulent
texture. A marvellous wine. Drink 2019-2028.
J0634B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£570.00
MAZOYÈRES-CHAMBERTIN, GRAND CRU
Dense purple, with massive dark fruit through the
middle, this is really sumptuous, yet still with the
crunchy fruit style of Mazoyères. In short it is brilliant.
Drink 2019-2028.
J0593B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£570.00
ECHEZEAUX, GRAND CRU
From the sector called Les Rouges, this is fine, bright
and vivid, with excellent, lively fresh red fruit and
really good oak balance, quite discreet. A cool, hillside
style of Echezeaux, very fine-boned. Drink 2019-2028.
J0636B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£720.00
7
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
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6 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
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Prices are quoted by the case in bond and are inclusive of freight and insurance but exclusive of VAT and duty.
Larger format bottles may be available on request.
Camille Giroud
DAVID CROIX
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, TÊTE DU CLOS,
1ER CRU
In January 2002 Maison Camille Giroud
was bought by an American consortium led
by banker Joe Wender and winery owner
Ann Colgin, and a new chapter began.
The business is managed by winemaker
and technical director David Croix who
is overseeing a major revamping of the
winemaking facilities, especially the
replacement and renewal of the old barrels
to make wines in a much purer, more modern
style. The company also owns 1.2 hectares of
vineyards in and around Beaune.
David Croix picked relatively late for his
reds, from October 3rd to 16th, but he
wisely took the whites in first from 29th
September to 2nd October. Overall he has
been able to source more wine than for
the pitifully small 2012 crop. These are
beautiful wines, a marvellous expression
of Pinot Noir, suited for medium-term
keeping.
6
£258.00
Red
SANTENAY
Including Premier Cru La Comme, this is a medium,
bright purple with vivid, fresh fruit that stretches out
nicely on the palate, and good fruit acid balance. Very
persistent, the right amount of mineral crunch with
great purity of expression. Drink 2017-2020.
J0595B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£162.00
VOLNAY
From the Grands Champs vineyard comes this lovely,
bright red-purple wine that has a stylish, savoury Pinot
nose. Orange notes in with red fruit and a little bit of
acidity but it makes a harmonious whole.
Drink 2017-2020.
J0640B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£198.00
MARANGES, LE CROIX MOINES, 1ER CRU
J0641B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
MEURSAULT
From the lower part of the slope, this is a classic,
rounded style of Meursault. Pale primrose in colour,
with generous mid palate flesh, backed by fairly
forceful acidity, which works well with the generosity
of the fruit. Drink 2017-2021.
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J0639B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
Fine, mid purple with really lovely sunny fruit,
raspberry and maybe strawberry, hugely intense yet
not weighty, with good acidity behind and perfect
balance, very good length indeed. A favourite of ours
every year. Drink 2017-2022.
White
J0638B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
From the lower part of the slope, this is a classic,
rounded style of Meursault. Pale primrose in colour,
with generous mid-palate flesh, backed by fairly
forceful acidity, which works well with the generosity
of the fruit. Drink 2017-2021.
6
£138.00
12
£198.00
SANTENAY, CLOS ROUSSEAU, 1ER CRU
CHAMBERTIN, GRAND CRU
A favourite cuvée, made from 70-year-old vines. Fine,
fresh purple with a delicate, poignant Pinot nose. Rose
petals and other floral notes compliment the long and
fine silky texture with just enough acidity. Elegance
personified. Drink 2017-2022.
Rich mid-purple, the nose a little bit restrained at first,
yet the fruit absolutely fills the mouth on the palate
with gentle strawberry notes and amazing persistence.
Not the most blockbuster of Chambertins but a lovely
stylish example. Drink 2022-2030.
J0642B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
J0647B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£114.00
VOLNAY, SANTENOTS, 1ER CRU
Made from 25-year-old vines but evidently from a
great selection of Pinot plants. Mid purple with a
brilliant nose, this is lively but rounded, with plump
berry fruit, consistent with its 2012 brilliance. There is
a lot of juicy energy here, absolutely heavenly. It has a
magical, glossy feel. Drink 2017-2022.
J0642B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£198.00
VOSNE-ROMANÉE, LES CHALANDINS
This will be the first vintage with the name of the
lieu-dit on the label. Dense, rich purple in colour,
this has a really striking, classy Pinot nose and great
texture in the mouth, with energy behind. This has
been a consistently successful cuvée over the years.
Drink 2018-2022.
E1240B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£189.00
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, LAVAUT ST JACQUES,
1ER CRU
Fresh purple in colour with an elegant nose, typical
of Lavaut St Jacques. A very precise, fine-boned
Burgundy, more about style than intensity, with a fine
long aftertaste. Drink 2018-2022.
J0646B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£300.00
CORTON, CLOS DU ROI, GRAND CRU
Another classic Camille Giroud cuvée, this is a brisk,
fresh red-purple with a suave, silky yet powerful nose.
Full of fruit on the palate, in a wide register, mediumbodied, notably satiny, a Corton of great finesse and
breeding. Drink 2019-2026.
J0599B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£315.00
6
£840.00
NUITS-ST GEORGES, AUX BOUDOTS, 1ER CRU
J0645B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£270.00
CHARMES-CHAMBERTIN, GRAND CRU
J0600B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£495.00
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Domaine de Bellene
Maison Roche de Bellene
Red
SYLVAIN DEBORD
BOURGOGNE ROUGE, MAISON DIEU
Z1121B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
BEAUNE, GRÈVES, 1ER CRU
Having set up as a négociant in 1997, famed
Burgundian winemaker Nicolas Potel
branched out by creating his own domaine
in 2007, renamed Domaine de Bellene from
the following vintage. The domaine is housed
in marvellous old cellars, renovated to an
ecologically admirable standard (‘Haute
Qualité Environnementale’), on the Dijon
road out of Beaune. The vineyards have been
converted to organic farming, with some
biodynamic elements. The man in charge on
the technical side is Sylvain Debord.
Despite the reduced crop in Beaune
and Savigny in particular, Nicolas Potel
and Sylvain Debord have put together
a beautiful range in 2013. The vintage
reminds Nicolas a little bit of 2002. They
began picking on 26th September, opted
for minimal extraction during vinification,
and used less in the way of whole bunch
fermentation, except for the Premiers Crus
in the Côte de Nuits.
White
ST ROMAIN
Mid yellow with a fresh, ripe, slightly banana nose.
Lovely lemony acidity behind, fresh and vibrant
yet bouncing too, with enough flesh on the bones.
Fermented and matured in large barrels, with no lees
stirring, so as to keep it crisp. Drink 2015-2017.
Z1128B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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12
£132.00
NICOLAS POTEL
12
From ancient vines planted in 1904, this has a lovely
mid purple hue with a really sensual floral nose,
thereafter the fruit fills the mouth beautifully, with
lovely structure behind and the acidity is tamed. There
remains a touch of youthful bitterness but this is great
wine. Drink 2019-2025.
SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE, VIEILLES VIGNES
Z1123B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
Z1124B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£192.00
NUITS-ST GEORGES, AUX CHAIGNOTS, 1ER CRU
A Premier Cru which is clearly from the Vosne side of
Nuits-St Georges. A pretty pale purple, with real purity
to the nose, more floral than plummy. Some intensity
rather than density. Then the concentration of fruit
builds, and the acidity is nicely folded in to the body of
the wine. Drink 2019-2025.
Z1126B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£240.00
VOSNE ROMANÉE, LES SUCHOTS, 1ER CRU
Beautiful pure, pink-purple, a remarkably elegant
wine, with the fruit swarming all over the palate. This
is ripe and delicious, very long and stylish, leading to an
amazingly silky finish. Drink 2019-2025.
Z1127B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£375.00
Z1122B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
£99.00
12
£165.00
6
£138.00
NUITS-ST GEORGES, VIEILLES VIGNES
Nicolas Potel decided to set up his own
négociant business after the death of his father
in 1996 and the subsequent sale of Domaine
Pousse d`Or, which his father had been
managing. The Nicolas Potel label became an
excellent source of predominantly red wines,
from Bourgogne Rouge to the Grands Crus of
the Côte de Nuits. His hallmark has been to
make wines which respect both their vineyard
provenance and the style of the vintage while
remaining attractively priced. He sold the
business to the Cottin brothers in 2004,
but parted company with his new owners in
spring 2009. Instead he has developed his own
Maison Roche de Bellene in Beaune.
Nicholas feels that the saving grace of
the 2013 vintage was the amount of small
berries caused by millerandage. He has
opted for minimum extraction but longish
cuvaison. The white wines have not been
stirred because they were rich enough
naturally. They are expected to be bottled in
December and will all be under DIAM corks,
apart from the Grands Crus. The reds will be
bottled during February.
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White
Red
MEURSAULT CHEVALIÈRES
VOLNAY, RÉSERVE SPÉCIALE
A Meursault from a fine hillside site. Tightly-knit with
an attractive austerity, this wine shows the nature of
Chevalières very well. It will fill out with some bottle
age. Drink 2017-2021.
This bottling comprises some old vine village Volnay
blended with wines from three Premiers Crus, Mitans
Carelles and Brouillards. Mid red with some attractive,
quite savoury red fruit, this is still tightly knit at this
stage, with just a little acidity, reasonable weight and
good length. Drink 2017-2022.
J0610B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£240.00
J0603B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
BIENVENUES-BÂTARD-MONTRACHET,
GRAND CRU
Lovely fresh colour with little green tints. Exuberant
fruit on the nose, and again in the mouth, backed by an
excellent acidity, this is a complex, balanced wine that
is very classy and has superb length. Only 150 bottles
produced but so good that we had to have some.
Drink 2018-2025.
J0648B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£870.00
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, VIEILLES VIGNES
J0611B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£270.00
J0613B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£2,370.00
£210.00
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, AUX COMBOTTES, 1ER
CRU
Two barrels were made of this vigorous purple red
wine. It has ripe cherry notes and is not heavyweight,
but is very appealing. There is a good middle to this,
then the structure comes up behind, to confirm that
it is going to need time. Happily the ripe cherry fruit
returns at the back. Drink 2017-2023.
J0649B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£240.00
CHAMBOLLE - MUSIGNY, VIELLES VIGNES
J0604B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
LE MONTRACHET, GRAND CRU
12
12
£300.00
VOSNE ROMANÉE, AUX MALCONSORTS, 1ER CRU
J0606B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£540.00
6
£960.00
LE CHAMBERTIN, GRAND CRU
J0608B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
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Sylvain Loichet
Domaine Pierre Labet
SYLVAIN LOICHET
LADOIX, LES GRÉCHONS, 1ER CRU
FRANÇOIS LABET
Red
A touch more oak and opulence on the nose compared
to the village Ladoix. There are truffles as well as ripe
peaches in the flavour profile, but the minerality keeps
it fresh. Drink 2016-2020.
The Loichets come from Comblanchien
at the southern end of the Côte de Nuits,
as well- known for its marble quarrying
industry as for its vines. Indeed, the previous
two generations of Loichets have been
stone masons rather than vignerons but
they kept ownership of their vineyards such
as Clos de Vougeot and Ladoix, which the
talented Sylvain has taken back. He has
moved operations to a beautiful 18th century
manor house in Chorey-lès-Beaune and has
expanded the range of wines on offer.
Sylvain began to pick his 2013s on 30th
September. Some whites have been in bottle
since early July, and some reds may also be
bottled a little earlier than usual. Sylvain
doesn’t see a long elevage this year as he
wants to avoid the whites becoming too fat.
The reds have 10 to 20 percent whole bunch
fermentation.
J0545B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£228.00
CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE, GRAND CRU
A blend of grapes from En Charlemagne and from Le
Corton, where the vines were planted in 1937. Fine,
pale straw, exotic, spicy and long, crunchy fruit with a
little fresh lime. Something of everything.
Drink 2019-2026.
J0558B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£405.00
Red
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J0550B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£144.00
BEAUNE, AUX COUCHERIAS, 1ER CRU
François Labet is responsible for both the
wines of Domaine Pierre Labet and Château
de la Tour, made in the château’s commodious
winery and cellars inside the walls of Clos
de Vougeot. The domaine has been farmed
organically since 1992. The red wines are
made in a similar whole bunch fashion to
those of the Château de la Tour.
For the second year running the Labet
vineyards were badly affected by the hail,
in terms of quantity, but fortunately not
quality. The grapes were picked between
10th and 21st October, a decision which has
paid dividends, especially for the red wines.
White
White
LADOIX, BOIS DE GRÉCHONS, MONOPOLE
MEURSAULT, LES TILLETS
Fine and pale colour, beautifully perfumed as ever,
not over exotic on the nose, though it shows its usual
character in the mouth: lovely fresh fruit, a bit of
pineapple, some flesh but certainly not fat or heavy. A
really delicious aromatic wine. Drink 2015-2018.
Bright primrose with huge energy, a very rich nose,
some pear and peach, on a very big scale but there is
still a freshness at the back, with the floral hillside style
typical of this vineyard. Drink 2016-2019.
J0544B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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12
£192.00
J0614B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£390.00
From fifty-year-old vines. Darkish purple with rich
dark fruit, plump and generous in the mouth with a
long, suave finish. Rather impressive. Drink 2017-2021
J0615B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£375.00
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, VIEILLES VIGNES
Rich purple-black, some toasted coffee aromatics,
with a little perfumed pink fruit behind and some
rose petals also, the stems show more here, really
lovely stretched out fruit right across the palate, really
persistent. Drink 2017-2021.
J0616B 12 x 75cl bottles in bond
12
£390.00
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Domaine de la Vougeraie
PIERRE VINCENT
Based in Premeaux, just south of Nuits-St
Georges, Domaine de la Vougeraie was
created in 1999 when Jean-Claude Boisset
decided to group together all the vineyard
holdings of the various négociant companies
he had acquired over the years. Pascal
Marchand was put in charge in 1999, with
Bernard Zito in the vineyards, which are
farmed biodynamically. Pascal produced
powerful wines, fairly heavily extracted in
his early vintages but clearly was moving to
a softer style by 2004. The wines have been
made subsequently by Pierre Vincent who
has maintained the more delicate approach.
Top quality vineyards continue to be added,
especially Grand Cru whites in recent
vintages.
The harvest began with whites on 26th
September, before the rain, then the reds
were brought in during less good weather,
with sorting necessary. The stems were
ripe enough to allow for whole bunch
vinification, and Pierre has chosen the soft
pedal in 2013: not much punching down,
more an infusion approach, less new wood
and perhaps a shorter time in barrel. He can
see some elements of 2008 but with more
weight, and more flattering wines overall.
White
Red
CLOS BLANC DE VOUGEOT, 1ER CRU
NUITS-ST GEORGES, CLOS DE THOREY, 1ER CRU
This unique wine is singing once again in 2013.
Pale and bright in colour, it has a brilliant nose with
nectarines and lively citrus notes, perfectly poised
with great intensity of ripe fruit. Nectarines again,
a little orange blossom, this is very complete and
immensely long. Drink 2017-2025.
An attractive pale pink-purple with quite a reticent
nose. It is in the mouth that the quality shows, with a
swelling density of fruit, a very special touch of silky
tannins, and no undue acidity behind.
Drink 2018-2023.
J0617B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£285.00
CHARLEMAGNE, GRAND CRU
Charlemagne? The estate used to make a ‘CortonCharlemagne, Le Charlemagne’ but they now have a
second vineyard in En Charlemagne which is different.
So instead of making a straight Corton-Charlemagne
they have called out of retirement an almost extinct
appellation, Charlemagne. Sadly there are only four
barrels after hail. It has an imperially rich bouquet
with just a touch of toast from the barrel. There is
immense weight to this but it is very backward at this
stage. Nonetheless the exceptional length of flavour
confirms its class. Drink 2020-2030.
J0618B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£465.00
BÂTARD-MONTRACHET, GRAND CRU
The plot is superbly sited within Bâtard and with very
old vines. Picked 26th September because it was ripe
early, the wine is a fine, pale yellow, with a heavenly
fragrance of white peaches, pears, and a touch of
buttery banana. A huge, magical mouthful, with a
vibrant mineral thread. Really gorgeous.
Drink 2021-2033.
J0652B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
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J0655B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
BOURGOGNE ROUGE, TERRES DE FAMILLE
6
£210.00
CLOS DE VOUGEOT, GRAND CRU
There is usual elegance of colur and fitnesse on the
nose, delicate and engergetic at the same time, with
volume building on the palate and superb persistence.
Far from heavyweight but very fine. Tyipcal of Pierre
Vincent's craftmanship. Drink 2020 - 2030.
J0622B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£408.00
BONNES MARES, GRAND CRU
Glowing purple colour with very lovely elegant,
pure fruit, this has a dancing brilliance which builds
magically behind with a wave of different deep red and
black fruit. Crystalline and exceptionally persistent.
A wonderful wine. Drink 2021-2030.
J0623B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
J0619B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£84.00
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, LES EVOCELLES
J0620B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£180.00
6
£210.00
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
J0654B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
NUITS-ST GEORGES, LES DAMODES, 1ER CRU
J0621B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£228.00
6
£330.00
3
£990.00
CORTON CLOS DU ROI
J0656B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
MUSIGNY, GRAND CRU
E0872B 3 x 75cl bottles in bond
£630.00
£930.00
BOURGOGNE BLANC, TERRES DE FAMILLE
J0650B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£84.00
VOUGEOT, CLOS DE PRIEURE BLANC
J0651B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£180.00
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Château de la Tour
FRANÇOIS LABET
The Château was built in 1890 by a Monsieur
Beaudet of Beaune, whose daughter married
Jean Morin of Nuits-St-Georges, whose
daughters in turn married into the Labet
and Déchelette families, Pierre Labet
himself owning a domaine based in Beaune.
Currently François Labet is responsible for
the wines made in the château’s commodious
winery and cellars inside the walls of Clos
de Vougeot. The holding of Clos de Vougeot
covers 5.48 hectares in all, including one
plot of approximately a hectare of ancient
vines planted in 1910. The domaine has been
farmed organically since 1992. Vinification is
carried out using whole bunches, after which
the wines are aged in barrel, with 50% new
wood for the cuvée classique and 100% for
the old vines.
Late picking suits the whole bunch
fermentation style, and in this case took
place between 10th October until 21st
October. François Labet loves 2013 which
he compares to 2008 for the fresh style and
2010 for concentration.
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Domaine Joliet
Red
BÉNIGNE JOLIET
Red
CLOS VOUGEOT, GRAND CRU, CUVÉE CLASSIQUE
FIXIN, CLOS DE LA PERRIÈRE, 1ER CRU
Rich concentrated black with a purple rim; heady
sturdy stuff, clearly a powerful wine worthy of long
study. Black fruit notes, perhaps a hint of coffee,
a massive mouthful filling the palate. This is a
substantial beast at the moment, which will be refined
by further elevage. It has the potential to make a
fabulous wine for the long term. Drink 2021-2030.
A central core of purple, but whether in colour,
bouquet or palate, this wine retains an essentially
old-fashioned style. This is not silky and suave but it is
complex, spicy and profound. The fruit in the mouth,
in particular, has predominantly red depth, with some
brambly, peppery overtones that would suggest more
than 10% whole bunch fermentation. The persistence
and potential longevity are exciting. Drink 2018-2028.
J0624B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£450.00
CLOS VOUGEOT, VIEILLES VIGNES, GRAND CRU
More purple than black. A really heady delicious suave
nose, more refined than the Classique bottling. Too
many different fruits to mention are competing in
a straitjacket of structure, an exceptional crunchy
finish, great weight and length. A massive wine for
the long term, and an uncontestable success this year.
Ultra luxurious! Drink 2021-2033.
J0625B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
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£690.00
CLOS VOUGEOT, HOMAGE À JEAN MORIN
Two barrels were made, just using the best bunch on
each of the centenarian vines from the patch planted
in 1910. No deeper in colour than the others but with
an unbelievably sensual nose, yet still with its feet in
the ground. It is quite extraordinary on the palate,
like a luxurious svelte and suave Grand Cru of VosneRomanée, and the finish is endless. Drink 2023-2038.
J0657B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£1,500.00
There are certain vineyard sites up and down
the Côte d’Or which have been recognised for
centuries as being outstanding locations. One
such site is the Clos de la Perrière in Fixin,
just north of Gevrey-Chambertin, founded
by the monks of Cîteaux in the early 12th
century. Dr Lavalle (1855) noted it as a Tête
de Cuvée, making wines which kept for longer
than any others of the Côte d’Or. The Joliet
family purchased the Manoir de la Perrière
and its attendant vines in 1853. Bénigne, who
has bought out other family members so as to
be able to run the domaine as he wants to do
it, is the sixth generation of the family.
Bénigne picked from October 8th until 11th,
waiting to get the best phenolic ripeness
which he could as the grapes had stayed
healthy. It was a small crop, albeit up from
17 hectolitres per hectare in 2012 to 22. He
vinified at normal levels of extraction, using
10 percent of whole bunches from his old
vines.
J0626B 6 x 75cl bottles in bond
6
£168.00
Terms and Conditions
PRICES
Prices for the Burgundy 2013 En Primeur offer are quoted in bond and include freight
to our UK bonded warehouse and insurance (but exclude duty and VAT) and are quoted
by the case.
CLOSING DATE
The offer starts at 9am on Wednesday 7th January 2015 and closes at midnight Wednesday
18th February 2015, subject to stocks remaining unsold.
AVAILABILITY AND QUANTITIES
Prices are quoted in bond and include freight and insurance but exclude duty and VAT.
Orders are accepted subject to stocks remaining unsold. Stocks of certain wines may
needto be allocated subject to demand. A case comprises of either 50cl, 75cl or 150cl
bottles, in quantities, as stated.
HOW TO PAY
We are happy to accept payment by cash, cheque, credit or debit card; JCB,
Mastercard,Diners. American Express or Visa. Bank transfers may also be made. All
payments will be made in pounds sterling and processed through the UK.
INSURANCE AND OWNERSHIP
We will remain responsible for insuring the wine at the original invoice value until
yourdelivery and/or storage instructions have been completed. Ownership of the wines
willpass on settlement of all outstanding charges.
SHIPPING
It is anticipated that the wines will be available for release starting during 2015.
DELIVERY AND STORAGE
Following shipment, your wines, by default, will be stored in bond in our Customers’
Private Reserves. Once the wines are in your Private Reserves we will notify you by
email. On receipt of your delivery notification email or the subsequent invoice for rent, if
you would like your wine delivered straight away we can arrange this as per our normal
delivery terms. Any rent charged on wines withdrawn within 30 days of the date of invoice
for rent will be credited.
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receiptof formal notification in writing of cancellation of the order. Due to the unique
nature of en primeur sales we regret that orders cannot be cancelled after this time.
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