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2015 Red Burgs Have Landed - In-Stock Highlights from a Superlative Vintage - 03/04/2018 - Red Burgundy

With each passing week our warehouse receives in yet another parcel from the magnificent 2015 Burgundy vintage. We’ve been touting these wines since they first become available on pre-arrival, and now that they are on in-stock and on the shelf, there’s simply no excuse to miss out on these truly remarkable wines. The 2015s are akin, in many significant ways, to the stunning 2009s, which were notable for rounded approach and bright, fleshy fruit. The 2015s differ only in that they come across ever fresher and brighter and also with excellent underlying structure. The final result are wines that will be perfect for near-term drinking, but also have the longevity to cellar for one, two, or even three decades. We’ve culled through our inventory and selected the best of the best to feature here. These are wines that the critics adored and left our staff duly impressed. You’ll find some familiar names like Louis Jadot and Faiveley, but also some up-and-coming domaines including the fabulous Taupenot-Merme. For fans of Burgundy, the 2015s offers a true embarrassment of riches - there’s simply so many excellent wines, it’s hard to know where to begin, but any of the below offer an excellent place to start.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Vaumuriens" 93 58 $89.99 View
2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru "Frémiers" 92 58 $99.99 View
2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru "Grand Clos des Epenots" 94 57 $129.99 View
2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru "Rugiens" 94 24 $149.99 View
2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" 34 $49.99 View
2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers" 95 22 $119.99 View
2015 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru (Monopole) 97 14 $199.99 View
2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St.-Georges "Les Charmois" 92 27 $89.99 View
2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée 93 36 $89.99 View
2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" 94 20 $199.99 View
2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 97 15 $289.99 View
2015 Domaine Francois Parent Gevrey-Chambertin (Previously $60) 73 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Francois Parent Chambolle-Musigny (Previously $70) 68 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Francois Parent Vosne-Romanée 56 $59.99 View
2015 Domaine Parent Pommard "La Croix Blanche" 91 >36 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Parent Pommard 1er Cru "Argillieres" 92 >36 $79.99 View
2015 Domaine Parent Pommard 1er Cru "Les Epenots" 94 28 $99.00 View
2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis 90 22 $39.99 View
2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Volnay 1er Cru 12 $46.99 View
2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Gevrey-Chambertin 38 $47.99 View
2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Chambolle-Musigny 19 $59.99 View
2015 Domaine Huguenot "Montagne" Marsannay >60 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Huguenot "Champs Perdrix" Marsannay >60 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Huguenot "Charmes aux Pretes" Marsannay >60 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Huguenot Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Crais" >60 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits-Villages "Le Vaucrain" 92 46 $35.99 View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Marsannay "Les Longeroies" 92 16 $39.99 View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Marsannay Clos du Roy 91 21 $39.99 View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Pommard "Epenots" 1er Cru 94 12 $89.99 View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin "Estournelles St. Jacques" 1er Cru 95 20 $109.99 View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 97 18 $249.99 View
2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 96 12 $344.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Auxey-Duresses Rouge 56 Price: Hidden View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge 91 22 $49.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Gevrey-Chambertin 90 20 $59.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 92 13 $69.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis 91 18 $69.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Corton-Rognet Grand Cru 95 15 $149.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 97 15 $199.99 View
2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru 96 23 $199.99 View


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2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard "Les Vaumuriens" ($89.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: "This opens with air to reveal alluring aromas and flavors of blackberry, black currant, violet and spice. Dense and firm, yet also supple, showing an elegant side of Pommard, ending with fine length. Decant now or age for several years. (BS)" (03/2018)

88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the equally ripe nose is quite similar except the earth component is more pronounced. The velvety, seductive and once again super-rich flavors possess good minerality on the powerful and mouth coating finish where notes of mocha and warmth can be found. This is quite firm and will definitely need a few years to resolve at least some of the structure." (04/2017)

88-90 points Vinous: "Red-ruby color is less deep than that of the Bourgogne. Subtle scents of redcurrant, iron, crushed rock and tobacco. Supple and quite dry, with a lively mineral component keeping the fruit and smoke flavors under wraps in the early going. Much more about soil and structure than primary fruit, and the serious tannins will require at least a couple years of patience upon release. (ST)" (01/2017)

Staff ImageScott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 02, 2018

This dense beauty has a brambly nose of dark red and black fruits, graphite and tobacco. On the palate, bright boysenberry and currants with beautiful minerality and subtle tobacco notes. The finish is extremely long, dry and tannic. If you want to drink it now, decant it for a couple of hours. Otherwise, put it into your cellar and let it age, which it will do beautifully. One of the best red Burgundies that I have tasted in a while. Worth every penny!

Blake Conklin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 01, 2018

After working in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast for several years, I felt like I knew everything about pinot, but of course, I was wrong. There's very few bottles I can call a game changer and the Pommard Les Vaumuriens from Domaine De Courcel is one of those bottles. Surprisingly more tannic than I would have expected, this is definitely a bottle I want to revisit in a couple more years and see just how much it will change. While it's completely rocking in flavor right now, I do feel like it needs some time. Definitely one worth cellaring.

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2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru "Frémiers" ($99.99)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "The nose is very similar to the Croix Noires though there is even more size, weight and power to the thick and borderline viscous flavors that also brim with seemingly limitless reserves of dry extract, all wrapped in a complex and palate soaking finish. Not surprisingly, there is an exceptionally firm structure keeping everything focused but despite all the sheer density and power, I can't say that this is for me. That said, this is well-made as the only technical nit is a bit of discernible backend warmth." (04/2017)

91 points Vinous: "(these 2015s were bottled in September of this year): Healthy ruby-red. Quite sun-drenched on first sniff, with raspberry and spice aromas coming across as more expressive than the '16. Sappy, spicy, highly concentrated flavors of red and purple fruits and flowers are already surprisingly supple, with an element of minerality contributing to the impression of vivacity. The plush, building tannins saturate the entire mouth. Seriously concentrated and alive. Yves Confuron told me that these wines are pumped only once, when they are assembled in tank prior to bottling. (ST) 91+" (01/2018)

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2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru "Grand Clos des Epenots" ($129.99)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A dense, well-structured style, yet with ample black cherry, blackberry, violet and iron flavors for balance. This red unfolds nicely, leaving a complex finish that introduces an accent of bittersweet chocolate. Excellent length. (BS)" (03/2018)

93 points Vinous: "Deep ruby-red color. Darker and more brooding on the nose than the Frémiers, offering aromas of blackberry, kirsch and licorice complicated by subtle suggestions of spices, flowers and minerals. A step up in concentration on the palate too, but with an element of saline minerality giving the wine a light touch. A bit more delineated than the Rugiens; in fact today this wine makes the Rugiens seem almost monolithic by comparison. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and lovely mounting lift. For all its intensity, this wine gives a weightless impression--and really calls for food. This lovely Pommard has a long life ahead of it. (ST)" (01/2018)

91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Super ripe liqueur-like aromas of plum, cassis, earth and a broad array of spice elements precede the massively concentrated flavors that are almost imposingly powerful. The finish drenches the palate with dry extract and this is quite simply lavishly opulent. What is perhaps more remarkable still is how a wine that is so firmly structured can at the same time be approachable. Like the Fremiers, this is well-made and most impressive but again it's not for me." (04/2017)

90 points Decanter: "The Grand Clos des Epenots, like the Vaumuriens, reveals a meaty bouquet of red and black fruit, dark chocolate, soil and clove . Just 10% new oak here, with ample fruit enrobing its similarly assertive, monolithic chassis of tannin, underpinned by a fine line of acidity. This is very much in keeping with the extracted, reductive style of Monsieur Confuron's winemaking. Drinking Window 2035 - 2065. (WK)" (02/2017)

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2015 Domaine de Courcel Pommard 1er Cru "Rugiens" ($149.99)

91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "In contrast to the prior wines, here the nose is quite firmly reduced and unreadable today. On the plus side this too is nothing short of massively concentrated, ripe and sumptuously opulent with a subtle minerality that helps to add lift to the borderline thick and ever-so-slightly warm finish. This too is most impressive in its fashion though to call it particular would be an understatement." (04/2017)

94 points Vinous: "Good ruby-red. A distinctly different expression of Pommard from the Grand Clos des Epenots, with the nose dominated by darkest berries, minerals and chocolate. Densely packed and highly concentrated but less open to inspection than the Grand Clos des Epenots; very closed in on itself but already suggests outstanding complexity. Very broad, firm tannins saturate the entire palate and the very long, rising finish leaves the tongue glistening. Classic white-soil Rugiens: already complex on the nose but in need of cellaring to gain in pliancy and expand. (ST)" (01/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Theres plenty of black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors in this red, along with a backbone of assertive, dusty tannins. All the elements are in the correct proportion, but just need time to integrate. The long aftertaste also indicates potential. (BS)" (03/2018)

90 points Decanter: "The Rugiens' fruit tones are deep-pitched, with suggestions of blueberry mingling with dark berry aromas and notes of juniper, rich soil and chocolate. On the palate the wine leads with an ample, rich attack, but assertive tannins rapidly clamp down on the hard, mineral-inflected finish. While this is clearly differentiated from the Grand Clos des Epenots this is a very distinctive style of winemaking which could not be called classical.Drinking Window 2035 - 2065.(WK)" (02/2017)

2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" ($49.99)

Staff ImageHeather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 23, 2018

What a beautiful example of the power and scope of this great vintage in Gevrey Chambertin! Faiveley's Old Vine bottling is vibrant and full, without losing its poise and structure. Full of dark cherry and plum aromas, accented with baking spice, the wine is medium bodied with soft tannin and round red berry fruits. The finish shows some oak, but not in excess. Rather, the soft notes of mocha and vanilla complement and highlight the beautiful fruit and spice elements. This is a wine built to age, and will drink beautifully after a good 5 years or more in the cellar.

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2015 Domaine Faiveley Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetiers" ($119.99)

92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Deeply pitched aromas of newly turned earth and animale notes characterize the brooding but notably ripe spiced plum and red berry fruit nose. The rich, full-bodied and tautly muscled flavors exhibit buckets of sappy dry extract that all but disguises the firm tannic spine on the immensely long and explosive finish. Cazetiers doesn't get a whole lot better than this." (01/2017)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Blackberry and cherry, violet, mint and spice aromas and flavors signal this polished, velvety red, with dense, assertive tannins and a finish that evokes a stony, chalky impression. (BS)" (09/2017)

94 points James Suckling: "This is very stretched and compressed in texture with polished tannins that pull the pretty fruit character through the wine with blueberry, cedar and light tobacco undertones. Long and pretty." (04/2017)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The tannins in this wine are firm and still prominent, giving both richness and aging potential. The fruit is full, weighty, packed with dark tannins and with firm concentration. This a dark, firm wine needs to age. (RV)" (02/2018)

92 points Vinous: "Bright, dark red. Deep, ripe, slightly reduced aromas of plum, redcurrant, licorice and animal fur. Firmer on entry than the Lavaux Saint-Jacques but still pliant, sweet, fine-grained and deep, showcasing the richness of the year. Concentrated, mouthfilling, utterly seamless wine with terrific saline extract. Finishes with plush, building, horizontal tannins and slowly rising length. Will this shut down in bottle? A step up in length from the Lavaux--and showing more medicinal reserve today. (ST)" (01/2018)

92 points Decanter: "Very ripe and generous nose, with cherry and raspberry coulis aromas. Sleek attack, velvety mouthfeel and concentrated, stylish fruit with fine-grained tannins providing the backbone. Fresh and crunchy on the long finish. This has charm and vigour. (SB)" (10/2017)

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2015 Domaine Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Grand Cru (Monopole) ($199.99)

97 points James Suckling: "I'm amazed! This is extremely fresh with orange zest and smoky notes, as well as intense cherry aromas. With its stunning concentration and vitality, this could wake the dead! A great and dynamic expression of this unique terroir that could be drunk now, but it also has a huge future ahead of it." (02/2018)

94-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This too is extremely ripe yet manages to avoid any sense of surmaturité on the once again liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, cassis, anise and lilac scents. This is a massive wine, with simply huge mid-palate concentration, power and muscle that terminates just like the Rodin in a borderline painfully intense finale that both coats the palate and lasts for minutes. I take considerable pains to point out however that this ultra-structured and overtly austere effort is not only built for the long haul but for the very long haul. I have suggested an initial drinking window of 25 years from now but it may very well be 30 to 40. In sum, this is very old school Corton." (01/2017)

95 points Vinous: "Full medium red. Deep, soil-driven aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, redcurrant, coffee and underbrush; not quite as black as it was from barrel in late 2016 but still conveys a brooding menthol quality. Enters the mouth plush and utterly seamless, but terrific soil-driven saline minerality gives definition to the middle palate. A bit reticent today but the slowly mounting, extremely long finish saturates everything in its path. The tannins are huge but plush, saturating the front teeth and incisors. I recall technical director Jérôme Flous telling me last year that this wine has an IPT (indice polyphenols totaux) of 90, compared to a normal 50. This outsized grand cru shows the sweetness of the vintage's best examples and appears to possess the stuffing and structure to go on in bottle for 25 years; in fact, it shut down rather dramatically with time in the recorked bottle. (ST) 95+" (01/2018)

2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St.-Georges "Les Charmois" ($89.99)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Charmois was a little tight-fisted and recalcitrant when I tasted it from barrel, possibly because it had only just finished its tardy malolactic fermentation. The palate is medium-bodied with tart red cherries, wild strawberry and a pinch of sea salt, focused with good grip, leading to a vibrant, quite peppery finish. Enjoy this over the next 12-15 years. (NM)" (12/2016)

91 points Vinous: "Full medium red. Ripe, highly aromatic nose combines redcurrant, cherry, tobacco, spices and dried flowers. Wonderfully seamless and sweet but with powerful underlying minerality giving the middle palate almost shocking energy. This fruit bomb has the saline depth and floral lift, not to mention the firm spine of tannins and acidity, to ensure a long life in bottle--especially for a village wine! A hint of orange zest on the end only amplified the impression of vibrancy. (ST)" (01/2018)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Tantalizing aromas and flavors of wild cherry, currant, sandalwood and earth stay focused by tangy acidity in this elegant red. Picks up a hint of mineral on the lingering aftertaste. (BS)" (05/2018)

89-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Reduction presently dominates the nose though there is good freshness to the round and exceptionally rich middle weight flavors that possess a suave mouth feel, all wrapped in an utterly delicious, well-balanced and lengthy finish. This well-balanced effort should age well yet drink well young too. Drink: 2022+ *Outstanding*" (01/2017)

2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée ($89.99)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Earthy, feral aromas give way to ripe dark berry elements, with flavors of black cherry, black currant and violet. Supple and harmonious, this remains fresh and long on the detailed aftertaste. (BS)" (03/2018)

88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This also displays some reduction but not so much as to completely mask the spice elements. There is a wonderfully silky mouth feel to the nicely concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess lovely richness and persistence on the mildly warm and firm finish." (01/2016)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Vosne Romanee has a perfumed nose of cranberry and raspberry preserve, hints of wilted rose petal emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, quite firm tannin. This is a relatively masculine and structured Vosne-Romanée compared to its peers, clean and precise on the finish with a saline tang. (NM)" (12/2016)

89-91 points Vinous: "Medium red. Musky aromas of darker berries and spices, plus a hint of flowers. Juicier and more energetic than the Nuits-Saint-Georges villages, but also conveying the plushness and chocolatey ripeness of the year. This, too, should be attractive early, but its length and sweet, harmonious tannins should give it staying power in the bottle. (ST)" (01/2017)

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2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" ($199.99)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots has an opulent, effervescent bouquet with copious red cherries, wild strawberry, marmalade and hints of allspice that all make for a very complex and quite riveting experience. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet candied entry, like the aromatics, forward and opulent in style with a rich, dense, spicy finish that feels as much Vosne-Romanée as Nuits Saint-Georges. It will need several years in bottle, but it should be a hell of a lot of fun once ready. (NM)" (12/2016)

93 points Vinous: "Full, bright red. Aromas of dark cherry, licorice and leather are lifted by a floral note. Compellingly silky, supple and rich, but with its captivating sweetness nicely leavened by slightly medicinal menthol and mineral notes. The whiplash of a finish features seamless, noble tannins and outstanding breadth, the flavors building slowly and inexorably. An essence of Nuits-Saint-George with Vosne-side perfume. (ST)" (01/2018)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A distinctly earthy nose of red currant and spice elements is set off by a subtle oak influence. There is superb richness to the voluptuous medium weight plus flavors that possess a highly seductive texture thanks to the abundant dry extract that imparts a sappy mouthfeel and serves to mostly buffer the very firm tannic spine on the strikingly persistent finish. If this can add depth over the next 12 to 15 years, it might even exceed my already high rating! Note that Boudots is a chameleon-like terroir that can be either Nuits or Vosne in basic character; in 2015, its more Vosne than Nuits." (01/2018)

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2015 Domaine Jean Grivot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru ($289.99)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru has a detailed, precise bouquet, very pure with ripe dark cherries, kirsch, orange sorbet and subtle graphite aromas. It is one of the classiest that you will come across from this ancient vineyard this year. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin that feel a little fuller and suppler than the premier cru Vosne-Romanées. Grippy in the mouth with an effervescent finish, this is a long-term Clos de Vougeot that will age effortlessly over 20-30 years. (NM)" (12/2016)

95 points Vinous: "Vibrant bright red with ruby highlights; the darkest of these 2015s to this point, by a wide margin. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate and espresso complicated by suggestions of dried flowers and earth. Intensely flavored and remarkably velvety for this wine chez Grivot, with its dark cherry, mineral, coffee and mocha flavors conveying noteworthy sweetness and finesse and saturating the entire mouth. Finishes with noble, sweet tannins, subtle minerals and empyreumatic qualities and subtly building, inexorable length. Wonderfully seamless for a "rustic" terroir; is this the best Clos Vougeot that Etienne Grivot has ever made? (ST)" (01/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Earthy notes blow off, revealing pure cherry, black currant and spice flavors, married to a silky texture. Shows beautiful depth, plus a firm structure, but the overall impression is one of finesse. Fine length. (BS)" (02/2018)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "(50+ year old vines located in the lower section of the Clos). Moderate wood sets off the ripe and fresh if restrained aromas of soft earth, mocha and spicy dark currant, humus and forest floor scented-nose. There is exceptionally good volume and richness to the palate coating and velvet-textured big-bodied flavors that display outstanding power, punch and intensity on the rustic and ever-so-slightly warm finish. This is built-to-age and is going to need plenty of it. 2030+" (01/2018)

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2015 Domaine Francois Parent Gevrey-Chambertin (Previously $60) Price: Hidden

Francois Parent's father was one of the first vignerons in Burgundy to begin bottling as a domaine, rather than simply selling off his wine in bulk to the local negotiants. His mother helped in marketing the wines, traveling throughout Europe as one of the first grower/producers, pioneering a boutique trend that has become much more normalized today. Francois has continued in his parents' (no pun intended) footsteps, making traditional and terroir-driven wines from Pommard, as well as Beaune, Corton, and Vosne Romanee.

Staff ImageSharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 11, 2017

More showy than the Vosne-Romanée and more weighty than the Chambolle-Musigny, this wine has generous black fruit, subtle spice and enough tannin and acid to make this a solid choice for short-term cellaring.

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2015 Domaine Francois Parent Chambolle-Musigny (Previously $70) Price: Hidden

Francois Parent's father was one of the first vignerons in Burgundy to begin bottling as a domaine, rather than simply selling off his wine in bulk to the local negotiants. His mother helped in marketing the wines, traveling throughout Europe as one of the first grower/producers, pioneering a boutique trend that has become much more normalized today. Francois has continued in his parents' (no pun intended) footsteps, making traditional and terroir-driven wines from Pommard, as well as Beaune, Corton, and Vosne Romanee.

Staff ImageSharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 11, 2017

Of the wines from this producer that we currently have in stock., this immediately shows the most high-toned fruit and savory qualities on the palate. With the potential of 2-3 years on the cellar it offers plenty of enjoyment now. Try with a mustard and tarragon crusted pork roast and haricots verts.

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2015 Domaine Francois Parent Vosne-Romanée ($59.99)

Francois Parent's father was one of the first vignerons in Burgundy to begin bottling as a domaine, rather than simply selling off his wine in bulk to the local negotiants. His mother helped in marketing the wines, traveling throughout Europe as one of the first grower/producers, pioneering a boutique trend that has become much more normalized today. Francois has continued in his parents' (no pun intended) footsteps, making traditional and terroir-driven wines from Pommard, as well as Beaune, Corton, and Vosne-Romanée.

Staff ImageSharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 11, 2017

My favorite of the lot for now, this one has a good concentration of red fruits, violets and a hint of fresh earth on the nose. This Vosne-Romanée is very satisfying on the palate, with silky smooth tannins and pleasantly vibrant acidity. There is a restrained presence of new oak towards the finish giving it a soft texture and a subtle lick of fruitiness.

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2015 Domaine Parent Pommard "La Croix Blanche" Price: Hidden

89-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An appealingly fresh assortment of distinctly earthy red and dark currant aromas introduces seductively textured and solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavors where the velvety texture contrasts somewhat with the slightly rustic finale. There is a hint of warmth but overall this is a very fine Pommard villages that is worth considering. *Outstanding - Top Value*" (04/2017)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pommard Village la Croix Blanches contains 30% whole cluster and 30% new French oak. It has a lovely black cherry and bergamot-scented bouquet with fine delineation and neatly sutured new French oak. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins, good depth in the mouth with hints of iodine and blood orange towards the satisfying finish. This is very fine for a village cru and it should age nicely over the next decade. (NM)" (12/2016)

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2015 Domaine Parent Pommard 1er Cru "Argillieres" ($79.99)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Once again the nose is exuberantly fresh and expressive with its cool aromas of various red berries that enjoy attractive touches of earth, floral, spice and earth wisps. The very round, supple and caressing flavors are shaped by relatively fine tannins on the lingering, balanced and moderately complex finale. This is an elegant Pommard that in contrast to several of the 1ers in the range, one that should drink reasonably well young." (04/2017)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Les Argillières contains 40% whole cluster and 40% new French oak. It has a refined and elegant bouquet that is very well defined: pure red cherry, crushed strawberry and rose petal notes emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, fine tannin and very well-judged acidity. Harmonious right to the finish, this will need a couple of years to fully absorb the oak, but it should give plenty of drinking pleasure over the next 12-15 years. This is excellent. (NM)" (12/2016)

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2015 Domaine Parent Pommard 1er Cru "Les Epenots" ($99.00)

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is also moderately toasty with its very ripe aromas of earth, the sauvage and layered dark cherry and currant that are trimmed in pretty spice wisps. The rich, round and velvety big-bodied flavors brim with dry extract that serves to buffer the mouth coating tannins on the impressively well-balanced and highly persistent finish. This is a very firm but marvelously good Epenots and one to strongly consider." (04/2017)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots has an enticing bouquet with hints of kirsch infiltrating the vibrant Morello cherry and crushed strawberry fruit, a hint of blood orange in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with caressing tannin, well-judged acidity, a little confit fruit towards the finish and a lovely subtle tang of marmalade on the aftertaste. This will be a delicious Pommard from Anne Parent that should age with style. Superb. (NM)" (12/2016)

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2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis ($39.99)

90 points Vinous: "Palish medium red with a hint of amber. Inviting scents of strawberry, tobacco, dried rose, menthol and white pepper. Juicy, youthful, harmonious village wine with red fruit flavors complicated by red rose and saline soil tones. Lovely precision and delicacy here. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and sneaky length. (ST)" (01/2018)

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2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Volnay 1er Cru - 12 available ($46.99)

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2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Gevrey-Chambertin ($47.99)

Jancis Robinson: "Lovely strawberry fruit with a good dash of green herby complexity. Tight structure, though the tannin is almost digestible now. Finishes with an attractive iodine character. (RH)" (01/2017)

Vinous: "Medium red with a slightly pale rim. Expressive aromas of strawberry, menthol, spices and underbrush. Offers good richness in the mouth, with an almost exotic flavor of cherry liqueur enlivened by a minty nuance. Finishes with a slightly peppery quality and sneaky length. (ST)" (01/2018)

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2015 Domaine Georges Lignier Chambolle-Musigny ($59.99)

Vinous: "Palish red with a healthy rim. Deeper-pitched and less forthcoming on the nose than the preceding village wines, showing an element of medicinal reserve to its aromas of cherry, herbs and spices. Bright and lively on entry, then quite closed in the mid-palate, with its savory red fruit and herb flavors conveying classic dryness. This substantial, tactile wine perks up the taste buds on the back end, finishing with fine-grained tannins. (ST)" (01/2018)

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2015 Domaine Huguenot "Montagne" Marsannay Price: Hidden

Jancis Robinson: "Cask sample. Chocolate, pepper and black cherry; almost more like Syrah in terms of fragrance - but the palate is classic Pinot, light and refreshing with a faint reductive element giving a little farmyard scent. Drink now through 2024. (RH)" (01/2017)

K&L Notes: Neal Martin writes: "The Huguenot family can trace their viticultural roots back through ten generations, to the year 1789 in the village of Marsannay. It is presently managed by Philippe Huguenot, who runs their 22 hectares of vine in Marsannay, Fixin and Gevrey (including one grand cru in the shape of Charmes-Chambertin), and under his tenure, the vines have been converted to organic viticulture that was completed in 2010. Here is another Marsannay producer whose wines are helping buff up the reputation of this overlooked appellation, especially with their superb Marsannay Montagne."

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2015 Domaine Huguenot "Champs Perdrix" Marsannay Price: Hidden

Vinous: "Cask sample. Tight structure, fresh cherry fruit, a very light smoky touch to finish. Fine-grained tannin that leaves quite a grip on the finish. Needs several years to unfurl. Drink from 2019 to 2029. (RH)" (01/2017)

K&L Notes: Neal Martin writes: "The Huguenot family can trace their viticultural roots back through ten generations, to the year 1789 in the village of Marsannay. It is presently managed by Philippe Huguenot, who runs their 22 hectares of vine in Marsannay, Fixin and Gevrey (including one grand cru in the shape of Charmes-Chambertin), and under his tenure, the vines have been converted to organic viticulture that was completed in 2010. Here is another Marsannay producer whose wines are helping buff up the reputation of this overlooked appellation, especially with their superb Marsannay Montagne."

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This is bright and forward with vivid raspberry fruit and spice gushing through the rich middle. The dark color and ripe flavors really showcase the warmth of the vintage.

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I've a soft spot for good Marsannay, and so I certainly have an even greater weakness for great Marsannay. Domaine Huguenot Champs Perdrix is great Marsannay. Explosive on the nose, with loads of red and blue fruit aromas, and a floral, violet quality, the palate is juicy and vibrant, generous yet poised, ever so slightly showy but ultimately balanced. Delicious red Burgundy to drink now or cellar in the mid-term.

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2015 Domaine Huguenot "Charmes aux Pretes" Marsannay Price: Hidden

Neal Martin writes: "The Huguenot family can trace their viticultural roots back through ten generations, to the year 1789 in the village of Marsannay. It is presently managed by Philippe Huguenot, who runs their 22 hectares of vine in Marsannay, Fixin and Gevrey (including one grand cru in the shape of Charmes-Chambertin), and under his tenure, the vines have been converted to organic viticulture that was completed in 2010. Here is another Marsannay producer whose wines are helping buff up the reputation of this overlooked appellation, especially with their superb Marsannay Montagne."

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2015 Domaine Huguenot Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Crais" Price: Hidden

Grown on organically farmed vines 55 to 60 years old. The generous polish of this wine is buoyed by vibrant cherry aromas. Powerful and fresh.

2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Côte de Nuits-Villages "Le Vaucrain" ($35.99)

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Touches of oak and menthol are sufficiently subtle not to interfere with the various earth and dark berry fruit aromas. The supple and seductively textured middle weight flavors possess fine mid-palate concentration along with surprisingly good power on the serious and impressively long finish. This isn't particularly refined, though it's not really rustic either, and it's rare to see this level of quality from this appellation. Recommended." (04/2017)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Côte de Nuits Village Le Vaucrain has a slightly aloof, dark berry and earl grey-tinged bouquet that is very appealing. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, not a wine of great finesse, but it offers plenty of depth and roundness, the finish offering a surfeit of delicious red cherry and strawberry fruit. (NM)" (12/2016)

2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Marsannay "Les Longeroies" ($39.99)

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This is at once more reserved and slightly more complex with its restrained aromas of violet, plum, spice and earth scents. There is also a bit more volume and richness to the delicious, punchy and stony medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a dusty and slightly firmer finale. Note that this will need at least a few years first." (04/2017)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Marsannay les Longeroies has a well-defined bouquet with ample red cherry and strawberry fruit; a touch of bergamot and iris in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple red cherry and strawberry fruit, plenty of joie-de-vivre here with a brisk, playful finish. This is a delight. (NM)" (12/2016)

89-91 points Vinous: "Healthy dark red. Subtle, deep aromas of dark berries, spices and peppery herbs. Supple, broad and dry; a distinct step up in texture and depth from the Clos du Roy, showing lovely dark fruit and spice flavors. The tannins arrive late, dusting the palate but not cutting off the fruit. A superb Marsannay with sweetness, length and class. (ST)" (01/2017)

2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Marsannay Clos du Roy ($39.99)

89-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Pungent aromas of wood and menthol fight somewhat with the fresh red currant and dark berry aromas that are also trimmed in notes of earth and forest floor. The mouth feel is similar to that of the Le Chapitre but with more volume and mid-palate concentration along with more minerality on the mildly rustic finale." (04/2017)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Marsannay Clos du Roy, under the "Domaine Gagey" label, has a satisfying, plump, small red cherry, kirsch and orange zest-scented bouquet that captures the precocity of Marsannay without spilling over into blowsiness. The palate is smooth on the entry with supple tannin that lend this a smooth, silky texture. The red cherry and kirsch fruit is complemented by a touch of brown spice towards the finish, completing what feels like an accessible but very delicious Marsannay. (NM)" (12/2016)

Decanter: "Lean, delicate cranberry nose, piquant and lifted. Lean yet tannic on the palate, with quite concentrated fruit that doesn't show much depth of flavour but has grip and surprising structure. A touch rustic but has personality." (03/2017)

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2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Pommard "Epenots" 1er Cru - 12 available ($89.99)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Pommard 1er Cru Epenots has a spicy, quite complex bouquet of red cherries, black plum, kirsch and hints of brown spice, quite involving and certainly a level up from the Grands Epenots. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp and crunchy in the mouth with very fine Pommard expression towards the structured, masculine finish. This is a superb Pommard from Louis Jadot that should give 15-20 years of drinking pleasure, possibly more. (NM)" (12/2016)

91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "More moderate though hardly discreet wood surround the liqueur-like aromas of red raspberry, lilac, warm earth and soft floral scents. The voluminous middle weight flavors possess a pliant, round and relatively seductive mid-palate that contrasts considerably with the powerful, dusty and notably firm finish that delivers outstanding persistence. This wont win any awards for refinement but it is impressively constituted and thus patience is recommended." (04/2017)

93 points Decanter: "Aromas of earthy red and black fruits, rich soil, woodsmoke and a gentle framing of new oak are the prelude to an ample, concentrated palate with ripe, refined tannins and a long and umami-laden finish. Very elegant for a young Pommard. (WK)" (02/2017)

89-91 points Vinous: "Moderately saturated medium red. Complex scents of cherry, clove and minerals. Slightly medicinal but fine-grained and nicely concentrated; ripe acidity and good vinosity give this wine insinuating flavor intensity. Not at all overly extracted. (ST)" (01/2017)

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2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin "Estournelles St. Jacques" 1er Cru ($109.99)

92-95 points Vinous: "Bright medium red. Floral perfume of great delicacy. Boasts a wonderfully refined texture but also terrific pungent floral and mineral lift to the intense red berry flavors. Conveys a very strong impression of savory acidity but Barnier insists that the technical numbers are similar to those of the Lavaux and Clos Saint-Jacques. Finishes brisk and palate-staining, with high-toned cranberry and raspberry fruit. I could drink a bottle of this! Barnier noted that this cool combe-influenced vineyard on very shallow soil included a lot of white vines when Jadot bought it from Clair-Daü in 1985 but that Jadot has replaced "most of them." But the site has always produced "a naturally floral style and paler-colored wine," Barnier added. In some past warm vintages that benefited from full ripeness, this wine has outperformed Jadot's Clos Saint-Jacques on my scorecard, at least in the early going, but in 2015 the latter wine is even more stunning. (ST)" (01/2017)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques was showing a bit of reduction on the nose when I tasted the barrel sample. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin, well-judged acidity, a slight candied orange peel note towards the finish that fans out with confidence. This is an excellent premier cru like the Lavaux Saint-Jacques, although it should be afforded 4-6 years in bottle. (NM)" (12/2016)

90-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This too is mildly but not really intrusively toasty with its liqueur-like aromas of various dark berries, red currant and much more floral and elegant suffused nose. The refinement continues onto the intensely stony and well-delineated flavors that culminate in an attractively complex and well-balanced finale. This is perhaps a bit less refined than usual but on the other hand, its also more powerful than usual." (04/2017)

93 points Decanter: "Voluptuous cherry and vanilla nose with splendid fruit supported by stylish oak. Very rich and dense, full-bodied and weighty mouthfeel, a powerful Gevrey with drive and persistence. The tannins are almost tarry and this needs time to open up. Dramatic, structured and long. (WK)" (02/2017)

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2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru ($249.99)

97 points James Suckling: "Very old vines from early 1920s, which were planted at very high density (more than 11,000 vines per hectare). It has a very impressive sense of completeness and a regal air. Loaded with red cherries, orange zest and fresh sappy aromas. It delivers velvety, fine tannins in a seamless mode. Very impressive from start to finish. Already drinking well. This has a good twenty-year window ahead." (02/2018)

94-97 points Vinous: "Moderately saturated medium red. Exhilarating pungent perfume of raspberry, cranberry, rose petal and crushed stone. Wonderfully juicy and intense, but with an impression of penetrating energy giving the middle palate a magically weightless quality. With its inner-mouth rose petal perfume and captivating balance of sweet and savory red fruit and spice elements, this is totally different in style from the darker, more reserved Mazis. For all its precision and saline energy, this beauty has a texture like liquid silk. These 90-year-old vines on rich soil still produce 30 hectoliters per hectare, according to Barnier. Finishes with noble tannins and outstanding spicy, floral lift, staining the palate and lingering without losing its breadth. This fruit was picked on September 9. (ST)" (01/2017)

97 points Wine Enthusiast: "Produced from vines owned by Louis Jadot, thiswine, like all the grand crus in Gevry-Chambertin comes from a vineyard halfway up the slope behind the village. It has the proper structure, but such is the richness of this vintage, the fruit is already sumptuous, full of ripe cherry and berry flavors. At the same time, it is elegant and with such as stylish, smart aftertaste. Drink from 2025. *Cellar Selection* (RV)" (12/2017)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru has an open red cherry, crushed strawberry and sea spray-scented bouquet that perhaps does not quite have the complexity, nor the intrigue of the Mazis-Chambertin at this stage. The palate is refined with grippy tannin and a commendable sense of energy and tension. The salinity comes through on the finish and lends this grand cru fine sappiness, urging you back for another sip. (NM)" (12/2016)

94 points Wine Spectator: "This is still tightly wound and marked by assertive tannins. Shows a leafy, vegetal side, complemented by a core of cherry, raspberry and sweet spice notes. Dense and muscular, with licorice and tobacco details on the finish. (BS)" (01/2018)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "(from En Gémeaux; these are the oldest vines in the Jadot portfolio of owned vineyards). This displays noticeable wood influence though here its more in the form of menthol than toast though its not so much as to materially impede the appreciation of the notably ripe red cherry and overtly floral-scented nose where ample hints of the sauvage and warm earth eventually appear. There is remarkably good concentration as the old vine sap is immediately evident whilst coating the palate and pushing the markedly firm tannic spine to the background on the powerful and intensely mineral-driven if noticeably warm finale. Despite the impressive size, weight and power this is actually more refined than usual but even so, its going to require a very long snooze in an appropriately cool cellar. In sum, this is seriously good Chapelle." (04/2018)

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2015 Domaine Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares Grand Cru - 12 available ($344.99)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a very refined bouquet, the precocity of the vineyard harnessed and kept under control, very focused and delineated with intense black cherry and mulberry scents, crushed violet unfurling with time. I can see this blossoming down the line. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, lively and tensile. There is not enormous weight and penetration towards the finish, preferring to remain quite linear and "well-behaved," yet it is certainly long and persistent, and it should bestow 20-30 years of drinking pleasure. (NM)" (12/2016)

93-95 points Vinous: "Deep, saturated red. Brooding yet sweet scents of cassis, kirsch, blueberry and licorice. The compellingly sappy flavors of black fruits and spices boast superb texture and depth. Finishes with outstanding, slowly rising length, the huge but fully ripe tannins in harmony with the wine's powerful fruit. As chewy as a solid: I'd love to taste this in 20 years. "I can't imagine using the stems here," noted Barnier. (ST)" (01/2017)

93-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Strong wood and menthol characters bury the fruit at present. On the plus side the exceptionally rich and concentrated broad-shouldered flavors possess outstanding amounts of dry extract that impart a velvety texture to the plush finish that is slightly sweet due to the generous wood treatment. Note that like several wines reviewed above that my projected range assumes the underlying material is up to the job of successfully absorbing the wood treatment." (04/2017)

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2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Auxey-Duresses Rouge Price: Hidden

2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Rouge ($49.99)

91 points John Gilman: "The Taupenot familys Auxey Premier Cru bottling is more black fruity in 2015 than the villages, offering up a fine bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, woodsmoke, pigeon, soil and just a touch of new wood. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and vibrant, with a good core and impressive mineral drive on the long and gently tannic finish. This is still pretty primary in personality, but will be lovely with a bit of bottle age. 2021-2050." (01/2017)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Auxey Duresses 1er Cru comes from two parcels in Les Duresses and Les Grands Champs. It has a very satisfying bouquet with lifted blackberry, briary and light earthy notes. There is a light floral note developing. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, very well balanced with tart red cherry and cranberry leaf, nicely structured with a brisk, lively finish.(NM)" (12/2016)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "(from Les Duresses and Grands Champs). A very ripe but still agreeably fresh nose speaks of aromas of dark cherry, cassis, earth and planting soil. The medium-bodied flavors possess fine volume, richness and mid-palate concentration along with a good level of dry extract, all wrapped in a firmly structured and lingering finale where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This powerful effort is worth considering provided you can allow it a few years of cellar time first. 2023+" (01/2018)

Vinous: "Good bright red. Very fresh black cherry on the nose, lifted by pungent minerality. Quite penetrating and tactile on the palate; less refined than most of these 2015s but shows excellent energy and thrust to its savory crushed-rock character. Finishes with a serious dusting of tannins and lingering floral lift. Not a fleshy wine; in fact, it may be in the process of shutting down in bottle right now. (ST)" (01/2018)

2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Gevrey-Chambertin ($59.99)

90 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Gevrey AC here is a bit more red fruity than the Morey villages, wafting from the glass in a lovely blend of cherries, red plums, mustard seed, lovely minerality and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, pure and every bit as transparent as the Morey, with a fine core of fruit, suave tannins and a long, focused and bouncy finish. This will be another excellent villages with a bit of bottle age." (01/2017)

88-90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Gevrey Chambertin Village has a slightly more exotic bouquet compared to both the Morey Saint Denis and the Chambolle Musigny, perhaps the vintage character impressing more upon the character of the wine here? The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, vivacious raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, good depth with a touch of pepper on the composed finish. (NM)" (12/2016)

Vinous: "Good dark red. Very ripe, slightly liqueur-like raspberry and game aromas are lifted by floral and herbal nuances. Juicy and initially quite closed on the palate, this village wine took on enticing strawberry, boysenberry and rose petal notes with air while retaining its youthfully medicinal character. Finishes nicely delineated and firm. (ST)" (01/2018)

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A completely different aromatic profile is present here with much more sauvage character evident on the earthy red and dark currant scents that are trimmed in just enough wood to merit mentioning. The sleek, cool and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors possess both a bit more volume and noticeably more punch on the delicious yet entirely serious finish that is at once well-balanced and persistent. This lovely Gevrey villages is worth checking out." (01/2018)

2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny ($69.99)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chambolle Musigny has a fragrant bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry and rose petal aromas that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, a keen thread of acidity, energetic and very fresh with a lively, vibrant finish. I doubt whether the domaine has ever made a village cru as good as this. (NM)" (12/2016)

87-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A somber if pretty nose features mostly a variety of red berries and soft floral nuances. There is a lovely sense of refinement to the pure and lacy middle weight flavors that possess solid richness and a certain sleek muscularity, all wrapped in a lingering finish that also displays a subtle hint of warmth. This should drink well young if desired." (01/2017)

90 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Chambolle AC chez Taupenot was showing very well at the time of my visit, with a nice bounce of sappiness on both the nose and palate. The bouquet delivers a blend of red and black cherries, raw cocoa, gamebird, a good base of soil, a bit of cedar and a floral topnote redolent of violets. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, tangy and quite elegant in profile, with a good core, fine-grained tannins and a long, focused finish. Good juice. 2019-2050." (01/2017)

Vinous: "Medium red. Good musky complexity and lift to the aromas of raspberry, minerals and spices. More supple on the palate than the Auxey-Duresses Premier Cru but without quite the same cut. Aeration brought up an element of crushed-cranberry tartness, though, and the wine's edgy acidity and slightly dry-edged tannins will need a couple years of bottle aging to harmonize. Finishes with decent length. (ST)" (03/2017)

2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey St. Denis ($69.99)

88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A well-layered nose offers notes of earth, dark cherry, spice and a discreet hint of wood. There is a lovely sense of energy to the rich and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess even better depth on the lingering and well-balanced finale. This is lovely and should drink well young." (01/2017)

89-91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Morey St Denis Village has a little more fruit concentration compared directly with the exquisite Chambolle-Musigny Village, the fruit darker and perhaps without quite the same degree of transparency. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, sweet tannin counterbalanced by crisp acidity, a subtle confit-like note that emerges towards the finish and with fine salinity that makes you come back for another sip. Très Morey in style, this is another very impressive village cru courtesy of Taupernot-Merme. (NM)" (12/2016)

88-90 points Vinous: "Medium red. Very Morey-Saint-Denis in its aromas of musky minerality, mocha, brown spices and earth. Supple and subtly sweet, showing an edge of acidity but smoother tannins than the Chambolle villages. Lovely spicy wine with very good length. (ST)" (03/2017)

90 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Morey St. Denis AC from Domaine Taupenot-Merme is also very elegant in profile this year, offering up a bright bouquet of black cherries, a touch of cassis, cocoa, dark soil tones, mustard seed, incipient notes of gamebird and a gentle base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, suave and nicely transparent, with a good core, ripe, wellmeasured tannins and fine length and grip on the vibrant finish. 2020-2050." (01/2017)

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2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Corton-Rognet Grand Cru ($149.99)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Corton-Rognet Grand Cru has a fragrant bouquet with blackberry, raspberry preserve, crushed rose petals and just a hint of blood orange, quite sophisticated in style for a Corton-Rognet. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy tannin on the entry. This does not shortchange you on fruit: blackberry, raspberry and a pinch of white pepper, leading to a structured and quite grippy finish that like Taupernot-Merme's other 2015s, manages to retain impressive freshness and elegance. It has an incredibly long aftertaste, over a minute in the mouth and you can still feel this. Highly recommended. (NM)" (12/2016)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Like the Pruliers the brooding and inexpressive nose is distinctively sauvage-inflected on the earthy and softly spiced red and dark cherry-scented aromas. There is fine richness to the textured and unusually refined middle weight plus flavors that also possess evident muscularity on the stony, intense and beautifully complex finish. Excellent quality here and this is a classic Corton that should age effortlessly for years to come. 2030+" (01/2018)

93 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Corton Rognet is the ripest wine in the Taupenot cellars this year, coming in at 13.9 percent octane, but again, remaining quite cool in the mouth. The bouquet is deep, sappy and quite black fruity in personality, wafting the glass in a mix of cassis, black cherries, dark soil tones, a touch of chocolate, venison, woodsmoke and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and plush on the attack, with a rock solid core, refined, ripe tannins and lovely length and grip on the focused and still very primary finish. This will be excellent. 2025-2075." (01/2017)

93 points Vinous: "Good dark red with ruby tones. Very ripe but brooding aromas of kirsch, menthol and crushed stone complicated by a minty nuance. Large-scaled and chewy on entry, then seriously mouthfilling in the middle palate, conveying a powerful impression of extract as well as terrific mineral energy to its very ripe dark fruit and impression of serious extract to its black cherry and dark berry fruit flavors. Already shutting down in bottle but the explosive finishing flavors are hard to scrape off the palate. This should be long-lived. (ST)" (01/2018)

2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru ($199.99)

97 points Wine Spectator: "Though the backbone of this red is solid, this shows a sense of elegance too, along with concentrated flavors of cherry, blueberry and spice. A sheen of oak should absorb nicely into the overall balance. The finish seems to go on endlessly. (BS)" (01/2018)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru has an expressive bouquet with redcurrant, raspberry coulis, a touch of honey and a hint of Seville orange marmalade. It opens nicely in the glass, though does not slip into fifth gear at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, cohesive in the mouth and quite saline and spicy. There is generosity here, a trait of Charmes-Chambertin, with the mineral core surfacing right at the finish as it fans out. This is an impressive follow-up to the superb 2014 and it should give 20+ years of pleasure. (NM)" (12/2016)

91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An elegant, fresh and admirably pure nose is notably more expressive with its array of red currant, warm earth and anise-tinged aromas. There is even better richness to the round, supple and punchy medium-bodied flavors that terminate with notes of bitter cherry and a hint of warmth. This is lovely and very Charmes." (03/2017)

94 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Taupenot Charmes-Chambertin is absolutely superb, offering up outstanding potential on both the nose and palate. The first class bouquet jumps from the glass in a sappy mélange of black cherries, black raspberries, French roast, a bit of venison, black minerality, hints of mustard seed, cedar and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure on the attack, with a sappy core, fine soil signature, ripe, seamless tannins and a long, vibrant finish. Great Charmes! 2025-2075." (01/2017)

91 points Vinous: "Full, dark red but without the ruby tones of the Corton. Deeper-pitched but energetic on the nose, offering aromas of dark plum, raspberry, smoke and underbrush. Then surprisingly opulent and sweet on the palate, with very ripe red fruit and spice flavors complicated by an earthy element. This slightly medicinal wine doesn't show quite the harmonious acidity or refinement I found a year ago, and its dusty, drought-year tannins will require patience. (ST) 91+" (01/2018)

2015 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru ($199.99)

94-96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Mazoyeres Chambertin Grand Cru has a very intense bouquet with lifted redcurrant, raspberry, spice box and quite a noticeable marine influence coming through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin. This is very focused, almost athletic in terms of tension and somehow "nimble" in the mouth, no heaviness here (a great attribute in such a warm growing season). This is one of the best Mazoyeres Chambertin that I have tasted. (NM)" (12/2016)

95 points Vinous: "Good bright, dark red. Explosive nose combines raspberry, plum, mocha, tobacco, earth and smoky underbrush. Wonderfully silky and sweet but with surprising verve and tension to its red berry, spice and salty mineral flavors. This compellingly rich, deep wine finishes with fully ripe, smooth tannins, outstanding length and terrific spicy lift. I underestimated this wine in late 2016; it now displays exceptional class for Mazoyères--and all the elements to make a great bottle. (ST)" (01/2018)

94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Once again there is ample sauvage character to the underbrush, humus and earth nuanced dark currant and floral-scented nose. The mouthfeel of the big-bodied flavors is quite interesting in that its at once succulent yet powerful with plenty of punch to the imposingly-scaled, firm and impressively persistent finish. This too is excellent but like the Corton, its going to require at least 8 to 10 years of patience first and last for decades thereafter. In a word, terrific." (01/2018)

94 points John Gilman: "The 2015 Mazoyères-Chambertin from Domaine Taupenot-Merme is every bit as promising as the Charmes-Chambertin, delivering a superb bouquet of sweet dark berries, dark chocolate, lovely floral tones, roasted venison, vanillin oak and a distinctive topnote of currant leaf. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, sappy at the core and supremely elegant in profile, with lovely focus and grip, fine-grained tannins and lovely backend energy on the long finish. Fine, fine juice. 2025-2075." (01/2017)