Burgundy 2021 En Primeur
ALL PRICES IN BOND 92 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2021 Aligoté les CLous, from a south-east facing parcel in Bouzeron, is another gorgeous wine from Galeyrand.
ALL PRICES IN BOND 90 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2021 Marsannay Blanc Champs Perdrix has a eal core of mid-palate strength and density, even in this vintage. Give this a year or two in bottle to soften. There's good depth, but all the energy is directed inwards.
ALL PRICES IN BOND 88 points, Steen Ohmen, Winehog: "Slightly reduced, this has deep, ripe fruit with lovely energy and freshness. It’s like the bigger reds here: generous, with vividness and drinkability that are very good indeed.
ALL PRICES IN BOND 93 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2021 Fixin les Champs des Charmes is a very sexy wine. Aromatic, layered and silky, the 2021 is so expressive. Bright red berry fruit, blood orange, rose petals, mint and spice are some of the many notes that grace this exquisite, wonderfully nuanced Fixin.
ALL PRICES IN BOND 89 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2021 Gevrey-Chambertain La Justice is intensely floral and spiced. This comes across as a bit light, especially in the mid-palate, and yet the aromatics and energy compensate to a degree. The challenges of the growin season are impossible to escape."
ALL PRICES IN BOND 91 points, Steen Öhman, Winehog: "My personal favourite among the Gevreys here, although not a monumental wine. It’s delicately perfumed, showing sweet, generous fruit. The term sexy does spring to mind, as this wine shows how enchanting a Gevrey village can be if the vines are singing their tune.
ALL PRICES IN BOND 91 - 92 pts, Steen Öhman, Winehog: "This has an extra gear. From vines located in the Brochon part of Gevrey just below the Route des Grands Crus, this is elegant and delicate, with intense fruit. The ripe fruit gives a brilliantly juicy and deep wine.
ALL PRICES IN BOND 91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous: "The 2021 Fixin offers up and explosion of small red/purpleish fruit, rose petals, lavender and spice. Fruity and engaging with impeccable balance, the Fixin is an absolute joy to taste today. This has terrific energy and gorgeous purity.
*All Prices In Bond* (90-93) / 2028+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. (A domaine wine composed of ~40% Butteaux plus 30% each of Forêts and Montmains proper). An overtly floralinflected nose displays notes of pear, apple, citrus confit and mineral reduction.
*All Prices In Bond* Sweet Spot (92-94)/2031+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. From a 2.24 ha holding that is divided between Pied d’Aloup, Côte de Bréchain and Chapelot). A discreet dollop of wood sets off the equally cool and perhaps even slightly more elegant aromas of acacia, citrus, seashore and oyster shell.
*All Prices In Bond* Sweet Spot (92-94)/2031+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. (From a huge 3.63 ha parcel out of only 17 ha and most of it is hard by Les Preuses. Séguier calls this their “baby grand cru” as specific barrels are selected for vine age, concentration and power).
*All Prices In Bond* Don’t Miss (93-95)/2033+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. (From two separate parcels of vines, the larger of which is in the heart of the “amphitheater” from which the finest examples of Vaudésir originate; from yields of only 15 hl/ha in 2021).
*All Prices In Bond* Don’t Miss (93-96)/2033+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. From two parcels of vines that total 2.55 ha, or 22% of the entire appellation). A deft application of wood frames the beautifully elegant nose of essence of pear, green apple, acacia blossom, lemon rind and a plethora of classic Chablis scents.
*All Prices In Bond* (91-93) / 2029+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. "Sweet Spot" wine. (From a huge 3.5 ha holding that is composed by ~75% of Vaillons proper with the remainder from Roncières, Mélinots and Châtains).
*All Prices In Bond* Bougros: Sweet Spot (91-94)/2031+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. (From an incredible ~6 ha parcel). This is also aromatically reserved though determined swirling slowly reveals smoky aromas of green fruit, citrus and mineral reduction.
*All Prices In Bond* Don’t Miss (93-96)/2033+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. (From 4 separate parcels totaling 4.11 ha, 3 of which are all at the top of the slope). This too could be from nowhere else other than Chablis with its combination of strong mineral reduction, cool citrus, shellfish and iodine.