HOLIDAY WHITE DARLINGS
Here’s a 12-bottle mixed case, 2 bottles each of 6 different Burgundy White classics. At the lowest prices we have ever offered. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to drink World-Class Insider White Burgundy at Black Friday prices.
You get 2 bottle each of:
Potinet-Ampeau Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Perrieres’ 2014
If there were to be a Grand Cru in Meursault (and the proposition has been tabled) it would be 'Perrieres'. There are many styles of Meursault, but it's always 'Perrieres' that gets us. And the traditional methods of the Potinet-Ampeau production are exactly what this great vineyard needs to shine. Exceptional complexity, vibrant fruit, with exotic notes and good firm minerality. It's one of those we call a 'grown-up's wine'!
Potinet-Ampeau Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Champs Gains’ 2014
If you want to see what our palate is like for the great White Burgundy of the 'golden triangle' of Puligny, Chassagne and Meursault, this Puligny 1er Cru 'Champs-Gains' from Potinet-Ampeau is a paradigm. Here the subtlest of all Burgundy white minerality lets the freshness sing. Pure, floral, ripe and refined. But under all is a powerful structure that starts out discreetly, but rises insistently and carries the whole package through the mid-palate on to an impressively long finish. Classic Puligny.
Domaine Borgeot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Morgeot’ 2014
If you do not know Chassagne Montrachet red, you are missing one of the great pleasures of Pinot in Burgundy. This lieu dit 'Champs de Morgeot' is lush and spicy, with a totally different spin on the Pinot Noir from further north in Volnay and Pommard. Luscious and juicy, in the hands of the Borgeot brothers this is a gem of a Pinot, with great structure and density infused with black fruits.
Domaine Borgeot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Champs Gains’ 2016
The ‘Golden triangle’ of great white Burgundy is Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and, arguably the finest of the three, Puligny-Montrachet. ‘Champ Gain’ is located above the ‘Folatières’. Its position higher up the slope makes it one of the most mineral of the Pulighy premier cru. Indeed, the soil is chalk and limestone debris. Bright golden color. Complex honey, honeysuckle and almond. Voluptuous but fresh. Delicate white flowers ride the minerality to a superb finish.
Capitain-Gagnerot Ladoix 1er Cru ‘Les Grechons’ 2016
The Capitain Ladoix 1er Cru Grechons is very much an insider's wine. It's sold almost exclusively in the region (or to those who know Capitain well). Year upon year we have tasted the new Grechons at the same time that we taste the latest Capitain Corton Charlemagne, often standing in the freezing cold when the barrels have been taken outside to cold-precipitate the tartaric acids. The number of times we have mistaken the Grechons for the Charlemagne cannot be just chance! There is a similarity in the minerality, with that Corton Mountain limestone smokiness unlain with honey and white flowers.
Domaine Jean Fery Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Nosroyes’ 2016
This Puligny-Montrachet village vineyard 'Nosroyes' lies at mid-slope, below the main vein of Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, touching on the exquisite 'Perrieres'. This Domaine Jean Fery is as gravelly as its topsoil and as complex as its subsoil. Rich and supple, floral and lemon in equilibrium, a little toasty, a little nutty, this is a classy single vineyard Puligny-Montrachet, and one of the Domaine Fery signature wines.