CROMEY AUTUMN WINE PICKS
We have been looking through our cellars to see what we should bring up for year-end parties and special occasion meals. We’ve found a clutch of gems. A couple dozen in fact that will be drinking well for the coming holiday season.
WE GUARANTEE YOU A SELECTION OF SMALL-PRODUCTION ESTATE-BOTTLED BURGUNDY WINES THAT DRINK WAY ABOVE THEIR APPELLATION AND THAT ARE RIPE AND READY NOW.
A mixed case of 6 bottles chosen to bring the best of Burgundy PLUS GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED
Regnaugot Maranges 1er Cru 'Clos des Loyeres' 2017
This much-awarded wine, from an appellation you have probably never heard of, is the standard-bearer for the Maranges. When we first arrived in Burgundy, neighboring Santenay was considered rustic and undrinkable. All that has changed. And now it’s the turn of Maranges to come into the fold. Producers like the Regnaudots have been making it happen for a decade now. This premier cru ‘Clos des Loyeres’ is black cherry in color and black cherry in flavor, which is considered typical of the vineyard. It’s a gutsy wine, full-bodied, round and balanced. There’s a touch of cocoa on that fruit that is persistent right through to the finish. A classy example of what Maranges can be. You have to try this.
Domaine Pierre Thibert Cote de Nuit Villages 2017
Alive, alert with a tension that makes you makes you almost overlook the pretty black fruit. There's mineral here too, keeping the whole thing focused. There's a voluptuous density of fruit lurking in this young frame. Balanced and again, way above its appellation.
Domaine Albert Boillot Pommard 1er Cru 'En Largilliere' 2017
Situated above the ‘Grands Epenots’, ‘En Largilliers’ is a relatively unknown premier cru. It sits between ‘Charmots’ and Pezerolles’, and just below ‘Noizons’, so it has pedigree! As its name implies, it has a high content of clay, meaning that produces deep, tight, earthy wines. Here it is showing juicy, dense blackcurrant fruit, good solid acidity and the linear tightness you would expect in its youth. Rose petals and violets, black pepper and spice. This one is worth your cellar space.
Jean Dauvissat Pere et Fils Chablis 1er Cru ‘Cote de Lechet’ 2017
A classic Cote de Lechet, about as mineral as Chablis can be. This premier cru Cote de Lechet is a model of Left Bank precision, razor sharp, with juicy, mouth-watering acidity. A characteristic floral attack and gun-flint smokiness fill the mid-palate, and the finish is bright berry fruit and long, long minerality.
Domaine Felix Saint Bris 'Cuvee Sainte Claire' 2017
Discreet Sauvignon notes throughout. Grassy and slightly herbal of thyme. Biscuity. The famous gooseberry, but also lime peel, pear and green apple. Smoky minerality, slightly saline. Along mineral finish on fruit and spice. Nice one.
Domaine Jean Fery Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Nosroyes' 2017
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.
Note: These wines are sourced from small producers, and so quantities are very limited. If ever we run out of a particular wine, we will substitute a wine of equal or greater value.