BUYING BURGUNDY NOW
If you snooze, you will lose!


The scramble for great Burgundy is on as never before. Always the most fragile wines and the most limited production, they are the most difficult to know and understand. Your most important task here is to search out reliable advice because even high prices do not guarantee a quality wine.
We have been particularly focused for the past several months on acquiring great Burgundy for you, our customers. Availability of truly good Burgundy is drying up quickly and prices have already begun to follow.
Here are the reasons:

1. Emerging Markets
The relatively new and emerging markets for fine wines in Russia and China, responsible for driving the price of classified growth Bordeaux into the stratosphere, have turned their attention now to Burgundy. Since Burgundy is more difficult to understand and appreciate, the rush to acquire Burgundy will take a little longer. But even as demand from these emerging markets begins to increase, supply is quietly drying up.


2. Low Yields Create High Demand
Burgundy experienced remarkable vintages in 2009 and 2010; however yields were not robust, with the 2010 vintage especially short on supply. Obtaining these wines in any quantity has been virtually impossible as producers hoard their scarce wines and savvy buyers clamor to acquire them.


3. Producer, Producer, Producer
The word on vintage 2011 is that it is very good though not quite up to the general quality of 2010. Yields again were below normal for whites and even lower for reds. Couple that with the fact that there were indeed some wines made that were just not very good and again, insight and selection remain of paramount importance.


4. Difficult Vintages
Sadly, the weather presented Burgundy with another difficult vintage in 2012. Frost early in the spring set the stage for poor flowering and lower yields. Warm weather early in the growing season, followed by cooler weather in summer, saved some vineyards from mildew, but hail events and rain reduced yields further and the resulting crop was again very short.

Vintage 2013 brought more of the same. Erratic weather and a devastating hail storm in the Cote de Beaune in July (which virtually destroyed the crop in Pommard and, my beloved, Volnay) will mean painfully short supply from Burgundy in this vintage, as well.


The message is clear!
If you care about Burgundy and can find the wines that make sense, buy them now! Great Burgundy is evaporating in the marketplace. Prices are higher already and will continue to escalate.
We have a good supply of very good Burgundy, whites and reds, with relationships that will yield a bit more, but time is of the essence. Call us to get yours now and we’ll hold your wine in our warehouse until you direct our delivery.

NOTE: The ratings referred to herein are assigned by Allen Meadows, publisher of The Burghound. Mr. Meadows is considerably more conservative with his ratings assignments than other critics which may be more familiar. For example, a rating of 90-95 points from Mr. Meadows compares to a 93-99 point rating from The Wine Advocate or Wine Spectator.

WHITE BURGUNDIES
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A truly spectacular Corton Charlie:
Domaine Rollin Pere & Fils, 2009 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru $163.99 Burghound 92
Domaine Rollin Pere & Fils, 2009 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1.5L $359.99 Burghound 92


The top white premier cru at a recent Rosenthal Burgundy tasting:
Domaine Jean-Marc Morey 2009 Clos Saint Jean,Chassagne Montrachet Rouge 1er Cru $69.99
Domaine Jean-Marc Morey, 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs-Gains, 375ml $54.99
Domaine Jean-Marc Morey 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs-Gains, $102.99


Insight and Selection, White Burgundy:
Paul Pernot 2011 Bourgogne Blanc $23.87
Paul Pernot 2012 Bourgogne Blanc COMING SOON
Paul Pernot 2010 Puligny-Montrachet $59.87 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Paul Pernot 2012 Puligny-Montrachet COMING SOON
Paul Pernot 2009 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru $99.87 Burghound 91
Paul Pernot 2004 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru $119.87 Burghound 90

Chateau de la Maltroye 2005 Chassange-Montrachet Clos de Chateau Blanc $85.99
Chateau de la Maltroye 2011 Chassange-Montrachet Grandes Ruchottes $154.87
Burghound 92, Outstanding

Chateau de la Maltroye 2005 Chassange-Montrachet La Romanee $149.87
Chateau de la Maltroye 2009 Chassange-Montrachet La Romanee $149.87
Chateau de la Maltroye 2011 Chassange-Montrachet La Romanee $159.87 Burghound 94, Don’t Miss!, Outstanding
Chateau de la Maltroye 2010 Chassange-Montrachet La Dent de Chien $212.87 Burghound 95, Outstanding
Chateau de la Maltroye 2011 Chassange-Montrachet La Dent de Chien $212.87 Burghound 93, Sweet Spot Outstanding
Michel Bouzereau 2011 Meurseult Genevrieres 1er Cru $99.87 Burghound 92, Sweet Spot Outstanding
Michel Bouzereau 2011 Meurseult Perrieres 1er Cru $99.87 Burghound 93, Outstanding

Marc Colin 2009 Saint Aubin Les Charmois 1er Cru $47.87 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Colin 2009 Saint Aubin En Remilly 1er Cru $56.99 Burghound 89
Marc Colin 2009 Saint Aubin Les Combes 1er Cru $62.99 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Colin 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet Chenevottes 1er Cru $109.99 Burghound 91, Outstanding
Marc Colin 2009 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru $185.99 Burghound 91
Marc Colin 2011 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru $229.87 Burghound 92
Marc Colin 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Le Trezin $59.87 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Colin 2010 Saint Aubin Les Combes 1er Cru $42.87 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Colin 2011 Saint Aubin En Remilly 1er Cru $56.99 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Colin 2011 Saint Aubin Les Combes 1er Cru $62.99 Burghound 90, Outstanding

Rapet Pere et Fils 2011 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru $99.87 Burghound 93, Sweet Spot

Daniel Dampt 2011 Petit Chablis $19.87 Burghound 88, Outstanding, Top Value
Daniel Dampt 2012 Chablis $22.87 Burghound 88
Daniel Dampt 2009 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru $39.99 Burghound 90
Daniel Dampt 2011 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru $39.87 Burghound 89-92
Daniel Dampt 2010 Chablis Cote de Lechet 1er Cru $39.87 Burghound 90-92, Outstanding
Daniel Dampt 2011 Chablis Cote de Lechet 1er Cru $39.87 Burghound 89-91
Daniel Dampt 2011 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru $82.87
Daniel Dampt 2010 Chablis Les Lys 1er Cru $39.87 Burghound 91-93, Sweet Spot Outstanding
Daniel Dampt 2012 Chablis Les Lys 1er Cru $39.87 Burghound 90-92, Outstanding, Top Value

Clos du Moulin Aux Moines 2011 Auxey-Duresses Blanc ‘Moulin aux Moines’ $51.87

Michel Bouzereau 2011 Meursault Genevrieres 1er Cru $99.87 Burghound 92, Sweet Spot Outstanding
Michel Bouzereau 2011 Meursault Perrieres 1er Cru $139.87 Burghound 93, Outstanding

Gaunoux 2006 Meursault Goutte d’Or $89.87



RED BURGUNDIES

A bargain village level wine that is ready to drink now and beautiful:
Domaine de Meix-Foulot, Mercurey 1er Cru 2009 375ml $26.99
Domaine de Meix-Foulot, Mercurey 1er Cru 2009 $44.99


The top red premier cru at a recent Rosenthal Burgundy tasting:
Jérôme Chezaux 2008 Nuits-Saint Georges, Aux Boudots 1er Cru $73.99

The wine that stole the show at the recent Rosenthal Burgundy tasting:
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy, 2009 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru $204.99
Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy, 2009 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 1.5L $429.99


A special purchase opportunity of older vintages acquired directly from Domaine de Montille and READY TO DRINK:
Domaine de Montille 1998 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds $209.87 Burghound 92
Domaine de Montille 1998 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens $239.87 Burghound 93
Domaine de Montille 1999 Volnay 1er Cru Mitans $214.87 Burghound 91, Outstanding
Domaine de Montille 1999 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds $229.87 Burghound 91, Outstanding
Domaine de Montille 1999 Pommard 1er Cru Pezerolles $214.87 Burghound 92, Outstanding
Domaine de Montille 1999 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens $264.87 Burghound 94, Outstanding

In Large Format:
Domaine de Montille 1998 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens 1.5L $549.87 Burghound 93, Outstanding “…another great de Montille Rugiens of certifiable grand cru quality.”
Domaine de Montille 1998 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds 1.5L $499.87 Burghound 92, Outstanding
Domaine de Montille 1999 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens 1.5L $599.87 Burghound 94, Outstanding
Domaine de Montille 2010 Pommard 1er Cru Rugiens 3.0L $799.87 Burghound 91-94, Sweet Spot Outstanding


Current Release of 2010 Vintage:
Domaine de Montille 2010 Volnay 1er Cru Taillepieds $169.87
Burghound 92-94, Don’t Miss, Outstanding
Domaine de Montille 2010 Vosne Romanee 1er Cru Malconsorts Christiane $399.87
Burghound 93-96, Don’t Miss, Outstanding


Insight and Selection, Red Burgundy:
Arnoux Lachaux 2009 Chambolle-Musigny $85.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2010 Chambolle-Musigny $99.87 Burghound 89-91
Arnoux Lachaux 2010 Vosne-Romanee $99.87 Burghound 87-90
Arnoux Lachaux 2010 Nuits-Saint-Georges $69.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2007 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes $154.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2009 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes $159.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2009 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots $299.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2007 Nuit St. Georges 1er Cru Corvees Pagets $149.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2009 Nuit St. Georges 1er Cru Corvees Pagets $149.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2009 Clos de Vougeot $264.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2009 Echezeaux $264.87
Arnoux Lachaux 2010 Echezeaux $289.87 Burghound 92-94
Arnoux Lachaux 2010 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Chaumes $169.87 Burghound 90-92
Arnoux Lachaux 2010 Vosne-Romanee Hautes Mazieres $119.87 Burghound 89-91, Outstanding

Chateau de la Maltroye 2010 Bourgogne Rouge $27.99
Chateau de la Maltroye 2010 Chassange-Montrachet Clos de Chateau Rouge $66.87

Francois Lamarche 2010 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Suchots $129.87 Burghound 90-92
Francois Lamarche 2010 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts $169.87
Burghound 93, Outstanding

Francois Lamarche 2010 La Grande Rue Monopole 1.5L $859.87 Burghound 95

Rapet Pere et Fils 2009 Aloxe-Corton $57.87 Burghound 89, Outstanding, Top Value
Rapet Pere et Fils 2011 Aloxe-Corton $54.87 Burghound 89, Outstanding, Top Value
Rapet Pere et Fils 2009 Beaune Greves 1er Cru $79.99 Burghound 92, Sweet Spot Outstanding
Rapet Pere et Fils 2009 Corton (Rouge) Grand Cru $104.87 Burghound 93, Sweet Spot
Rapet Pere et Fils 2010 Beaune Greves 1er Cru $79.99 Burghound 92, Outstanding

Meo-Camuzet 2011 Echezeaux $324.87 Burghound 92-95, Don’t Miss!

Marc Roy 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes $69.99 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Roy 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 1er Cru $79.99 Burghound 91, Outstanding
Marc Roy 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvee Alexandrine $115.99 Burghound 92, Outstanding, Top Value
Marc Roy 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes $69.99 Burghound 90, Outstanding
Marc Roy 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur 1er Cru $79.99 Burghound 91, Outstanding


More arriving every day!
Many, many more Burgundies are in stock and on order including these producers: Faiveley, Dujac, Leroy, Meo-Camuzet, Fourrier, Henri Boillot, Raveneau, Forey, Barthod, Niellon, Grivot, Blain Gagnard, Matrot, Pousse d’Or, Roumier, Bouchard, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Dugat-Py.
Call for more information or to discuss wines that best suit your preferences.
Rhonda Black
970.704.9464