Burgundy 2020 en Primeur
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88 poiunts, Jasper Morris, MW, Inside Burgundy: "The brightest colour of the three, more crimson than ruby. Good red fruit mostly raspberry up front, a surprisingly peppery finish, but the tannins avoid rusticity." Tasted: 12/1/2021
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 90 - 92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous. "The 2020 Pommard la Croix Blanche includes 30% whole bunch and matured in 35% new oak. Ripe black cherries and black plum on the nose, this feels quite polished with vines of blue fruit emerging with time.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 90 points, William Kelley, Robertparker.com: From vines in Brochon, the 2020 Côte de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes delivers inviting aromas of sweet berry fruit, peonies and orange rind.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 92 points, William Kelley Robertparker.com: Soaring from the glass with aromas of raspberries, plums, warm spices, peonies, orange rind and loamy soil, the 2020 Fixin Champs des Charmes is medium to full-bodied, velvety and concentrated, with a deep core of vibrant, perfumed fruit that entirely conceals
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 91 points, William Kelley Robertparker.com: A little more reserved than the aromatically extravagant 2019, Galeyrand's 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice wafts from the glass with pretty notes of raspberries, plums, rose petals and spices.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 90 points, William Kelley Robertparker.com: The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Billard is excellent, mingling notes of plums and dark berries with peonies, baking chocolate and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and concentrated, it's layered and perfumed, concluding with a long, saline finish.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 5 STAR WINE 93 points and a 5 STAR wine, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy: Dark purple-black, a riper nose here, 50% whole bunch accordingly, which helps to make a most attractive perfume. Certainly, the stems are more evident at the back but will integrate with a year or two in bottle.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 90 - 92 points, Jasper Morris, MW and 89 - 91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2020 Beaune les Epenottes 1er Cru includes 20% whole bunch with 40% new oak. Quite dense and powerful on the nose, this delivers layers of red cherries, crushed strawberry and veins of cassis, just a light touch of espresso.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 92 - 94 points, Jasper Morris, MW and 91 - 93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2020 Corton les Renardes Grand Cru has 100% whole bunch and aged entirely in new oak. The stems make quite an impression on the nose, just slightly occluding the terroir expression at the moment.