2014 Domaine Aurélien Verdet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" (Elsewhere $120)

SKU #1304319 94 points Wine Spectator

 This is fluid, with black cherry and violet flavors shaded by spice and mineral details. Shows depth and structure, though this firms up on the finish. Dusty tannins coat the gums. Best from 2022 through 2040. (BS)  (5/2017)

K&L Notes

We're always looking for pricing that makes great Burgundy accessible to the masses so when we saw these discounts we were intrigued. What made us truly excited was tasting the wines: they are serious, vineyard-first, expressive, age-worthy red Burgs that show the heights of the vintage. It is for this reason their list prices are among Burgundy's elite. Aurélien Verdet isn't a household name, but a parcel like this might just put him there, and quickly. Certified Biodynamic, Verdet crafts complex and no-compromise wines from some of Côte-de-Nuits' finest sites. These are must-try wines for Burg enthusiasts and those looking to discover the region's true gems. Also planted in the 1960s, this vineyard is just below Les Damodes. It is distinctive for its ethereal, violet perfume on the nose and finish. The palate is elegant, yet dense. (Alex Pross, K&L Burgundy buyer)

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Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/28/2017 | Send Email
This is everything that I want from great Burgundy. It is worth twice the price that we are asking for it, you have paid more for lesser wines. Sappy dark fruits, mineral notes, floral notes, cool earth and spice notes. It is expressive with subtle structure that pushes this wine acrossthe palate, like Boudots does, and moves onto a very long finish.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/26/2017 | Send Email
Wooooooooooooooooooooow...........good God. This the most legit Burgundy close out we've ever offered. This is rich, lush, complex, mouth-filling, delicious, mind-boggling good red Burgundy and when you look at what most producers charge for fruit from "Les Damodes," you'll begin to understand the scope of this deal. This is like getting an apartment in North Beach for $500K. And you can drink it now!

Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/26/2017 | Send Email
Shortly after opening this wine and allowing it to breathe I thought to myself-not showing a lot...then I came back to it a while later and was blown away. The complexity of this wine is quite impressive, tons of spice, white chocolate and fresh red berry notes are present on the multi-dimensional nose. The palate slowly unfurls to reveal complex notes of red cherry, spice, mineral and earth notes. The dusty tannins present themselves as all the components come together on the long, long finish. A cellar-worthy offering that will handsomely reward those with a bit of patience.
Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2047

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/25/2017 | Send Email
Dark and delicious with power and elegance. This pinot packs a punch with uber freshness and purity of dark berry fruit with layers of spice and earth. Still, this is early in it's development and will be well worth the investment. A super smart buy for the patient. Super Recommended!

Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2017 | Send Email
I just sampled this fantastically structured Burgundy yesterday (22 June) and was extremely (and very pleasantly) surprised. I love Burgundy about as much as Champagne and am always more than a little happy to find a "newbie" that bowls me over. This is one of them. Brooding and tannic, with a firm structure of dark red (with some black) fruits. Nicely spicy, which adds complexity to the bigger fruit structure of this young beauty. I just loved the balance of fruit and tannin and spice that also comes with a bonus of a mineral driven finish. To drink now, decant, decant, decant. For you collectors, bury it in the cellar for a dozen or so years.

Staff Image By: Sal Rodriguez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2017 | Send Email
Intense wild berries, darkly expressive, with still plenty of fresh perfume like the Village wines have. If you want to try a 1er Cru, this has to be it!! You're going to be dragged into the gravity of this deep, dark, and brooding Pinot. It's magically bright with red fruits, yet darkly rich at the same time. Kind of an anomaly. There's no shortage of new things to smell and taste as you come back for more. The tannins have a lovely balance and a remarkable persistence. Age-worthy, but if you can't wait, air this out for several hours and sit back and watch the magic happen. Cheers!

Staff Image By: Philip Bohorfoush | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2017 | Send Email
From northern section of Nuits St. Georges that is known for encompassing NSG’s sturdy character combined with Vosne’s elegance and finesse. Aux Boudots is known as the finest 1er Cru in the northern section of NSG and is a continuation of the regal Vosne-Romanée 1er cru ’Les Malconsorts’. Complex nose combining finesse and power. Deep notes of darker wild berries, violets, anise, cardamom, and damp leaves that stretches out over the palate. Brooding and compact. Long decant or lay down for its serious potential. Don’t Miss!

Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/23/2017 | Send Email
The Boudots is along with Suchots in Vosne Romanee, my favorite 1er Cru for red Burgundy. Unfortunately, it is no secret how good this filet next to Vosne Romanee Malconsorts is, and I cannot usually afford it. This Aurelien Verdet bottling is flat out one of the best deals in fine wine to come along since I have been at K&L... I bought half a case, and will have to drink beer instead of wine for more than a few nights to recoup my wine budget! This has the catnip like excitement of the best of red Burgundy, with the depth and power of the best Nuits St George as well as the classy elegance of top Vosne Romanee. I broke the piggy bank for this one- it is that good!
Drink from 2017 to 2044

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/22/2017 | Send Email
All three Nuit St. Georges bottlings are packed with tremendous raw material but the "Aux Boudots" appears to be the most coiled and capable of exploding with complexity. Decanting today gives you a wine that is already layered and delicious but really just hinting at its full potential.

Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/22/2017 | Send Email
This wine is packed full of pleasure. It has elegant and expressive fruit and has a full body . Layered and complex with dry red fruit flavors balanced out with delicious acidity, the 2014 Verdet Aux Boudots shows Burgundy at its best. It will be best if it has been decanted (that is how we tasted it) and will go best with food.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Specific Appellation:

Nuits Saint Georges

- A long, narrow appellation, and the southernmost commune of importance in the Côtes de Nuits. Nuits St. Georges tend to be sturdy, muscular wines, which are tannic in their youth. There are no Grands Cru in the town, but several Premier Cru vineyards. The wines from the north side of the village, towards Vosne-Romanée are distinctly different in character than those from the southern vineyards. The vineyards traditionally among the best are in the South, including Cailles, Vaucrains, St. Georges, and Argillières. These vineyards are on deep brown limestone. The northern vineyards, on the other side of the river Meuzin, have more in common with those of Vosne Romanée. The vineyards are composed of pebbles and limestone, and the wines have more of the finesse and elegance of Vosne, but with the structure of Nuits St. Georges.