Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Burgundy at our Rock Hill Location

Some new White Burgundy 
at our Rock Hill location 

2012 Pierre Matrot Meursault Charmes...$83.99
A rich, round version, this delivers spice-accented peach and melon flavors, with good cut underneath. Tightens up on the finish, but should settle down in six months to a year. Best from 2017 through 2024. only 150 cases imported.
Rated 90/100 Wine Spectator

2012 Drouhin Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru...$99.99
The 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres is a little subdued on the nose at first. But it unfurls to offer hints of chalk dust, gravel and citrus peel. The palate is well-balanced with a confident, spice-tinged opening. There is good weight and presence in the mouth here with traces of orange zest and mango, building all the time until it fans out on the finish. It just needs to develop more intensity on the nose to “complete the package” as it were.
Rated 90-92/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Billaud Simon Chablis Villages...$27.99
The 2014 Chablis Villages from Domaine Billaud-Simon has a more floral bouquet than its peers with peppermint scents subtlety interwoven into the citrus and green apple aromas. The palate is very well balanced with a keen line of acidity. This just feels natural and harmonious, the finish just flowing across the mouth with requisite tension and mineralité for a Chablis. This constitutes an excellent Chablis Village.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2013 Marc Colin Chassagne Montrachet Champ Gains 1er Cru...$79.99
The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru les Champs Gain has an entrancing bouquet in the making, one not unlike the Chenevottes, but here with light brushes of lemon sherbet and even marmalade - a little more exotic perhaps. The palate is precise and citric, likewise driven by the acidity that lends this so much tension and race. It gradually builds in the mouth toward a very harmonious, animated finish. The Champ Gains is one of the domaine’s best Chassagnes in 2013.
Rated 92-94/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand Cru...$87.99
The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur about an equal blend of barrel and tank, was showing just a touch of reduction on the nose, though underneath one can detect the uncompromising granite and flinty scents waiting to take center stage. The palate is a little more rounded in texture than the Vaudésir: very good intensity with orange zest and a touch of apricot toward the elegant and poised finish. This is a class act and another great grand cru '14 from winemaker, Fabien Moreau.
Rated 93-95/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Olivier Leflaive St Aubin 1er Cru Blanc...$49.99
If you like Chassagne Montrachet, try this 1er Cru St. Aubin.  Located on the slopes of Chassagne-Montrachet, this region is based on white and very calcareous soils. The steep slope generates early maturity.  All hand harvested Chardonnay. Full nose, ripe apple, vanilla, enhanced with dried fruit notes, it reveals a full and rich palate with a discreet acidity that gives it a nice finish.

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