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Brilliance in White Burgundy: Tremendous Depth of In-Stock Gems - 12/08/2019 - White Burgundy

For lovers of white wine, nothing tops the experience of a classic white Burgundy. When coming from an excellent vintage and a talented producer, white Burgundy has the potential to thrill, entice, and beguile. The wines we’ve assembled here achieve precisely this experience. Represented are such luminary producers as Bonneau du Martray, Michel Niellon, and Domaine Bouchard to name a few. Further, these selections span some of the best vintages over the past ten years with the heart of collection centered upon the truly exceptional 2017 vintage. These would be welcome additions to any cellar that’s rich in the best Burgundy. Quantities are very limited.

Vintage Item Name Score Qty Retail Link
2016 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (1.5L) (Previously $570) 95 3 Price: Hidden View
2017 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 95 24 $199.99 View
2017 Domaine Etienne Sauzet Montrachet Grand Cru 97 5 $999.99 View
2017 Domaine Faiveley Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 97 5 $399.99 View
2017 Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatieres" 94 33 $119.99 View
2017 Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Perrieres" 94 27 $119.99 View
2017 Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les combettes" 93 8 $129.99 View
2017 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 96 6 $199.99 View
2017 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Beaune Blanc 1er Cru "Clos des Mouches" 95 5 $149.99 View
2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Clavoillon" 92 13 $249.99 View
2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Pucelles" 95 12 $399.99 View
2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Combettes" 95 5 $249.99 View
2017 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 97 3 $1,099.99 View
2017 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru(1.5L) 97 1 $2,299.99 View
2009 Domaine Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 97 22 $159.99 View
2016 Domaine Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 96 24 $149.99 View
2017 Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 93 >100 $94.99 View
2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière" 94 9 $99.99 View
2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 93 18 $229.99 View
2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 94 19 $239.99 View
2017 Domaine Thierry & Pascale Matrot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Quintessence" 93 37 $79.99 View


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2016 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (1.5L) (Previously $570) - 3 available Price: Hidden

95 points Vinous: "Pale yellow-green. High-pitched aromas of citrus peel, menthol, lavender and white pepper. Extremely tight without coming across as austere, conveying striking purity to its bracing flavors of grapefruit pith, lemon and crushed stone. Adamant minerality gives this very dense wine terrific inner-mouth tension and yet there's an element of leavening sweetness here as well, not to mention compelling floral perfume throughout. This wonderfully smooth, rich yet weightless wine really dances on the palate, spreading out on the unflagging back end to saturate every square millimeter of the mouth. Cellarmaster Emmanuel Hautus compared this wine to the 2009 in its combination of richness, early appeal and potential longevity. (ST)" (09/2018)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is showing superbly from bottle, unwinding in the glass with a classy bouquet of crisp green apple, pears, almond paste, fresh pastry and Meyer lemon. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and precise, with serious depth, tangy acidity, and chewy structuring dry extract while remaining elegantly textural. Intense and complete, it's an immensely promising wine which augers well for Bonneau du Martray's future. (WK)" (01/2019)

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A pungent nose combines notes of wood and reduction. Otherwise there is both good density and punch to the intensely mineral-driven broad-shouldered flavors that possess sneaky good length. This beauty is notably firm but not really austere and while it should age well over the mid-term, it should also be accessible after as little as 5 years." (06/2018)

K&L Notes: 93 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Located above and next to Bonneau du Martray. Proper tension to the nose, pale colour, vigorous through the middle, complex, racy, yet with ripe fruit. Enough acidity but not at all marked. Really pretty now in tank." (01/2018)

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2017 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru ($199.99)

95 points Decanter: "Bouchard have some of the biggest holdings of Corton-Charlemagne, at 3.9ha, all of them east-facing and high on the slope. This is perfumed and intense, with citrus rind and tangerine notes, chalky freshness and old-vine concentration. The oak is assertive but well integrated. (TA)" (10/2018)

94 points James Suckling: "Super chalky with restrained notes of stones and minerals, as well as orange and clementine aromas and lightly spiced bread dough, in attractive mode. The palate has a smoothly layered and very approachable feel with a lot of plush, rich and ripe fruit, delivered in a channel of chalky freshness." (02/2019)

94 points Wine Spectator: "Concentrated, with a solid structure keeping this sleek and long. Lemon, apple, vanilla and pastry spice notes ply the dense texture, buoyed by vivid acidity. Balanced, with a long aftertaste echoing the fruit and spice flavors, retaining a chalky feel. *Collectibles* (BS)" (06/2019)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A cool and admirably pure nose displays notes of green apple, floral, citrus and a hint of wood toast. There is excellent volume, power and punch to the well-detailed and overtly stony broad-shouldered flavors that coat the palate on the impressively long finish that also reflects a bitter lemon nuance. While this is a classically styled CC, it remains relatively refined and should drink reasonably well after only 5 years or so of bottle age." (06/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru surpasses its showing from barrel, revealing an attractive bouquet of ripe orchard fruit, citrus oil, spring flowers and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, elegantly glossy and precise, with a fleshy core of fruit that's tempered by brisk acids, concluding with a delicately chalky finish. While this is a little shut down after its recent bottling, this is a charming, expressive Corton-Charlemagne in the making. (WK)" (04/2019)

90-92 points Vinous: "The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has an impressive bouquet that actually outshines the Montrachet, featuring yellow fruit, minerals and hints of white flower. The palate is well balanced with good body and rounded texture, displaying notes of orange peel and quince, and perhaps just missing a little delineation toward the finish. Fine. (NM)" (01/2019)

K&L Notes: 94 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Clear bright primrose, very striking nose, a touch of attractive straight-off-the-stones reduction, delicious tense fruit on the palate, very dynamic, a little bit of Mirabelle behind, maybe a hint of nectarine, so ripe but stops well short of anything blowsy. Leaves an excellent aftertaste, very successful." (01/2019) 92-95 points Stephen Tanzer for Vinous: "(from fruit picked on September 12 and 13): Aromas of lime, white flowers, spices and hazelnut. Powerful, thick, rich and deep; wonderfully silky and broad but with terrific spicy acidity giving it a light touch. This is extract-rich for a yield of nearly 45 hectoliters per hectare. Finishes tactile, dry and long, with an impression of tannic spine and repeating nutty nuances." (09/2018)

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2017 Domaine Etienne Sauzet Montrachet Grand Cru - 5 available ($999.99)

97 points John Gilman: "The Boudot family has crafted an absolutely magical example of Montrachet in 2017, as here, the powerful style of the grand crus in this vintage is perfectly matched to its underlying terroir. The bouquet is brilliant, soaring from the glass in a blaze of apple, pear, a touch of youthful grapefruit, complex, chalky minerality, bee pollen, apple blossoms and vanillin oak. the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and racy, with a great core, superb soil complexity, vibrant acids and stunning length and grip on the beautifully balanced and endless finish. Stunning young Monty! 2028-2075." (01/2019)

93-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Soft wood sets off the equally broad-ranging nose of notably ripe yet fresh aromas of both white and yellow orchard fruit, jasmine tea, toasty wood and an exotic whisper of passion fruit. The focused and relatively sleek flavors dont have quite the same mid-palate density of the Chevalier but there is a seemingly endless reserve of depth and drive on the amazingly long finish. This gorgeous effort is presently a block of stone and it would be pointless to open a bottle for a least 10 years and its very likely that 20 will be necessary to experience it at its peak." (06/2019)

96 points Decanter: "Very different from Sauzet's Chevalier - even though the two vineyards are close to one another - this is richer and more concentrated, a broadsword rather than a rapier. Leesy and plush, it has stylishly integrated 100% new wood, a dollop of cream and a nutty, balanced finish. Drinking window 2020-2027. (TA)" (10/2018)

K&L Notes: 95 points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Pale lemon colour, a more balanced classy nose than the Chevalier. Not expressing much but hinting at greatness. This is very smooth, rounded, accessible, gourmand, but with a huge amount in reserve. It should have a fine future." (1/2019)

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2017 Domaine Faiveley Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru ($399.99)

97 points Decanter: "In a very good year for the white grands crus of the Côte de Beaune (provided people didn't pick too late), this stylish expression of the terroir is right up there with the very best of them. Focussed, serious and dense, it has richness and concentration, with scented oak, some baking spices and palate-cleansing acidity. (TA)" (10/2018)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Domaine Faiveley's 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with notes of Anjou pear, white peach, orange oil, white flowers and an elegant top note of nutmeg. On the palate, it's full-bodied, satiny and supple, with lively acids, excellent concentration and a precise finish. This is a beautifully balanced Bâtard that represents a decidedly elegant interpretation of this sometimes hulking and massive Grand Cru.Faiveley's 2017 portfolio showed well from barrel, and their promise was confirmed when I revisited an extensive range from bottle. Fragrant, elegantly textural and incisive, these are some of the finest white wines produced at this address for some time; and the white wines are complemented by a range of supple, succulent reds that will offer a broad drinking window, even if they don't quite hit the highs attained in 2016. These wines come warmly recommended. (WK)" (11/2019)

92-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow. Inexpressive and backward on the nose but quite pure, hinting at pineapple, white peach, citrus peel and menthol. Then juicy and penetrating in the mouth, conveying a stronger impression of acidity and salinity than the Bienvenue; this wine is more floral, while the Bienvenue shows more lemon and mandarin orange fruitiness. Here the easy fruit is already disappearing and the terroir is beginning to emerge owing to a very early malolactic fermentation (in January), but this powerful, sappy grand cru will need time to evolve in bottle. (ST)" (09/2018)

92-94 points Vinous: "The 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has a more introspective bouquet compared to the Bienvenue, perhaps more malic, with a subtle, almost algal scent. The palate is very precise, maybe a bit "meaner" and more Chablis-like than the Bienvenue, but almost Zen-like toward the finish. It does not have the charm of the Bienvenues and frankly, it isnt trying to. This is more a cerebral, terroir-driven wine. (NM)" (01/2019)

91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "The toasty nose is presently sufficiently reduced that it is impossible to fairly assess. The rich, powerful and beautifully delineated big-bodied flavors possess almost painful intensity and a reasonable amount of mouth coating extract that buffers the firm acid spine shaping the moderately austere finish. This is not quite as dense as the BBM but it's not far off and note that this too is going to require extended cellaring." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 93-96 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Almost identical in colour to the Bienvenues, but the nose is completely different. More tension, a little more toast. The balance is better here, certainly with ripe fruit aromatics, pear and nectarine but it holds it very well and the fruit surges through to the back." (01/2019)

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2017 Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Folatieres" ($119.99)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aromas of beeswax, tangerine, yellow orchard fruit and crisp green apple introduce the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières, a full-bodied, ample and voluminous wine with excellent depth at the core, succulent acids and chewy structuring extract, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. Carillon observed that this cuvée isn't far from 14% alcohol. (WK)" (04/2019)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A mildly exotic and more elegant nose flashes notes of mandarin orange, acacia blossom, apricot, citrus peel and gentle wood nuances. There is a notably finer and more sophisticated mouth feel to the round, caressing and juicy medium-bodied flavors that brim with sappy dry extract before terminating in a softly mineral-inflected and long finish. This could use a bit more depth but more should develop with a few years of aging." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 93 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Two plots of old vines make up half a hectare. Pure pale lemon. A little touch of reduction. Classic and elegant, with an absolutely concentrated steely middle, this really delivers what it should. Tasted: December 2018."

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2017 Domaine Francois Carillon Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Perrieres" ($119.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières is showing brilliantly, bursting from the glass with aromas of citrus oil, musky orange blossom, Anjou pear and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with fine concentration, racy acids, and a long, nicely defined finish. Incisive but enveloping, this is a terrific young wine from Jacques Carillon. (WK)" (01/2020)

91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An exceptionally floral and citrus-inflected nose reveals additional notes of white-fleshed fruit and spice whiffs. There is much better mid-palate density to the medium weight flavors thanks to the abundance of dry extract that imparts a seductive texture to the markedly mineral-driven finish. Like several of the wines in the range, this isn't especially refined; indeed the word robust comes to mind, yet the depth and persistence are impressive." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 92 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "The vines date from 1973 or before. A touch more colour, a rather firmer nose. This is very complete in the mouth, with weight and power, interesting little detailed notes come through behind, but an impressive structure nonetheless. Tasted: December 2018."

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2017 Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les combettes" - 8 available ($129.99)

91-93 points Vinous: "Pale, bright yellow. Aromas of yellow peach, fresh apricot, flowers and spices communicate a faintly exotic character. Rich, spicy and concentrated, with its stone fruit and citrus flavors accented by clove and anise notes. A fairly large-scaled premier cru but not at all heavy, thanks to its stony underpinning and adamant dryness. The chewy finish delivers lovely subtle rising length, very good grip and a hint of acacia flower. (ST)" (09/2018)

Jancis Robinson: "Gorgeous creamy, mealy citrus aroma but still beautifully fresh. The same sour, intense freshness of the Champ Canet. Very tight and precise, almost spicy with a sort of textural prickle-without-bubbles. 17+/20 points (JH)" (01/2019)

K&L Notes: 93 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "55 year old vines. A fraction more yellow in the colour, the nose indicates a generosity of flavour which is certainly borne out on the palate. Very open, white fruit throughout, without any peachy tones, excellent oak balance, attractive persistence. Tasted: October 2018." (01/2019)

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2017 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - 6 available ($199.99)

96 points John Gilman: "The Drouhin familys own parcels of vines in this vineyard are located at the very summit of the slope, in the upper section of the climat of les Longuettes, which lies on the Aloxe-Pernand border. The 2017 was still in cask in November and is clearly one of the great recent vintages of Corton-Charlemagne from the maison. The bouquet offers up a pure and nicely reserved blend of pear, apple, fresh almond, chalky minerality, a touch of citrus zest and a discreet base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and pure on the attack, with a rock solid core, great mineral drive and grip, bright, snappy acids and stunning balance and nascent complexity on the very, very long and energetic finish. This is a brilliant example of Corton Charlie." (12/2018)

96 points James Suckling: "Very attractive wet stones and a wealth of hazelnuts and ripe, fresh and expressive lemons and white peaches. The palate has beautifully complete, fleshy texture, really seamless and underpinned by stony, powerful terroir-driven structure. Exceptional Corton-Charlemagne here." (01/2019)

93-95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is excellent, unwinding in the glass with aromas of sweet citrus oil, beeswax, white flowers and oyster shell. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and satiny on the attack, with considerable concentration and structuring dry extract, succulent underlying acids and a long, chalky finish. From the south-facing climat Les Languettes, this is one of the highlights of Drouhin's 2017 portfolio. (WK)" (01/2019)

94 points Decanter: "The Drouhins' parcel is entirely located in the climat of Les Languettes in Aloxe-Corton. It's a rich, ripe, well-upholstered style with considerable power and intensity, spicy, honeyed flavours, some leesy weight and deftly handled 30% new wood. (TA)" (10/2018)

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2017 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Beaune Blanc 1er Cru "Clos des Mouches" - 5 available ($149.99)

95 points Decanter: "There aren't many vineyards in Beaune that make world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but the Clos des Mouches is definitely one of them. This effortlessly stylish white from chalky soils on the southern side of Beaune, close to Pommard, is intense, textured and well balanced. It has scented 30% new wood, vivid minerality, citrus and patisserie notes and a long, refreshing finish. (TA)" (10/2018)

94 points John Gilman: "The 2017 Clos des Mouches Blanc is an absolute classic in the making. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a complex and pristine blend of apple, lemon, beeswax, chalky soil tones, citrus peel, dried flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully reserved in personality, with a rock solid core, excellent structure and grip, bright, zesty acids and lovely focus and grip on the very long and youthful finish. This was still in cask in November and showing beautifully. It will be a long-lived, complex and very classy vintage of this iconic bottling chez Drouhin." (12/2018)

94 points James Suckling: "This has real presence on the nose with plenty of oak matched to rich and super fresh grapefruit and lime aromas. The palate has a very succulent core of fruit and very impressive acidity. The young white peaches are zesty and fresh and the grilled hazelnuts warm the finish. Stunning!" (01/2019)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc offers up aromas of spiced pears, toasted nuts, iodine, tangerine oil and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with good depth and concentration, and quite structured in profile, built around chewy dry extract, fleshy fruit and succulent balancing acids. (WK)" (01/2019)

91-93 points Vinous: "The 2017 Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 1er Cru was picked September 16 in six different passes through the vineyard. It has quite a strict, conservative bouquet of vibrant citrus fruit infused with touches of linden and orange pith. The palate is quite assertive on the entry, conveying good weight. Like many white 2017s, it is lightly spiced, though this cuvée shows more marine influences and a tang of marmalade toward the persistent, intense finish. Very fine. (NM)" (01/2019)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A whiff of matchstick is present on the pretty and notably floral nose of apple and soft wood influence. The rich and relatively full-bodied medium-bodied flavors possess both good punch and focused power if not the sheer size and weight of the Morgeot, all wrapped in a lingering and complex finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Note that this could easily be enjoyed young if desired." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 93 points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Also a pale yellow colour, the nose is more restrained than Laguiche but the fruit swells on the palate and the lemon acidity freshens up the very persistent finish, greengage around Tasted: November 2018."

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2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Clavoillon" ($249.99)

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Enough reduction is present to push the underlying fruit to the background. Otherwise there is a similar sense of energy to the slightly rounder and softer medium-bodied flavors that aren't quite as mineral-driven or complex but do offer fine persistence on the balanced finish. This should be approachable young if desired." (06/2018)

92 points Wine Spectator: "This white is lush, exuding peach, lemon, apple tart and baking spice aromas and flavors. Well-proportioned, if in need of some time to integrate more fully, with a long, complex aftertaste combining fruit, mineral and spice elements. (BS)" (08/2019)

90 points Decanter: "In the past, Leflaives Clavoillon was often quite blocky, but the cuvée has become more and more elegant over time. This 2016 shows a pure and high-toned bouquet of lemon oil, white flowers and a delicate scent of peach. The wine is glossy, medium-full and sappy, with moderate concentration and depth. (WK)" (10/2017)

90 points John Gilman: "The 2016 Clavoillon was another wine that really was not singing at the time of my visit, sharing an apparent lack of energy in comparison to some of these other wines in the cellar. The nose is very pretty and quite wide open, delivering scents of white peach, apple, almond, chalk, white flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and complex, with good, but not great depth at the core, sound acids and a long, elegant and laid back finish. It will be interesting to see if this wine gains more backend cut and grip with further elevage. 90+" (11/2017)

K&L Notes: 93 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Fine pale colour. The nose is very discreet, white fruit, chiselled, backward. Then the wine begins to open out with some fresh plums. The wine retains its discretion but the fruit delivers nicely to the back of the palate." (01/2018)

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2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Pucelles" - 12 available ($399.99)

92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "There is a subtle whiff of exoticism to the elegant and ultra-fresh aromas of honeysuckle, tangerine skin, pear compote and spice. Once again there is a terrific sense of energy to the racy, intense and gorgeously refined middle weight flavors that culminate in a highly refined, balanced and sneaky long finale. This is textbook Pucelles that should age effortlessly. *Don't Miss, Outstanding*" (06/2018)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A broad attack signals this rich, powerful white, revealing peach, apple pie and vanilla flavors, with a hint of coffee. Balanced and vibrant on the long finish, where a mineral accent chimes in. (BS)" (05/2019)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Pucelles offers similar richness to the Folatières but with a hints of Meursault-like nuttiness developing in the glass, plus hazelnut and lychee. The palate is very well balanced with a harmonious texture, a fine bead of acidity, a little spicier than the Folatières though quintessentially Puligny-like on the strict, linear and quite saline finish. Very finethere is plenty of personality here. (NM)" (12/2017)

93 points Decanter: "The Pucelles takes a clear lead over Leflaive's other premiers crus this year, its lovely bouquet of apple, preserved lemon, crème pâtissière and white flowers introducing a racy, elegant and full-bodied wine with good concentration, intensity and energy. This is also the most reserved premier cru, and will reward bottle age. Drinking Window 2022 - 2035. (WK)" (10/2017)

93 points John Gilman: "The 2016 Domaine Leflaive Pucelles is also showing properly reserved at the present time, with fine depth and nascent complexity underneath. The bouquet delivers scents of apple, white peach, fresh almond a fine base of limestone soil tones, delicate flora tones and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, long and very primary still, with a good core, fine focus and grip and a long, perfectly balanced and promising finish. Just add a bit of patience to allow this lovely wine to fully blossom. (Drink between 2023-2050)" (11/2017)

92 points Vinous: "Pale yellow. The closest of these premier crus to exotic on the nose, offering scents of ripe peach, hazelnut and honey. Compellingly rich and sweet on the palate, but with its sucrosité leavened by a distinctly sappy quality. As dense and broad as this wine is, it also shows good chewy firmness on the very long, tactile back end. Nicely ripe for the vintage, this wine will need some time to burn off some of its baby fat. But showing very well considering the recent bottling. (ST)" (09/2018)

Jancis Robinson: "Rich with a hint of creaminess on the nose. So much there even though masses of acidity on the palate. Very youthful indeed. Still almost raw but one can so easily see that all building blocks are there. Wonderful peacocks tail on the end. 17.5+/20 points. (JR)" (11/2017)

K&L Notes: 95 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Fine clear colour. The brisk racy nose is very classical. This is the steeliest of Puligny vineyards. Bright, relatively intense, ripe fruit with a yellow touch to it, a lovely thread of acidity throughout. Backward, not the grace of Combettes, but with greater potential." (01/2018)

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2016 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Combettes" - 5 available ($249.99)

95 points Wine Spectator: "A lean, taut style, with fine concentration to the apple, white peach, lemon zest and baking spice flavors. There is energy and a tactile sensation as this white reaches a crescendo on the long, hazelnut- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. (BS)" (08/2019)

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Firm reduction renders the nose impossible to assess today. More interesting are the racy, tight, intense and relatively powerful medium weight flavors that possess first-rate mid-palate concentration thanks to the copious level of dry extract that also buffers the firm core of ripe acidity shaping the admirably long and well-balanced finale. Note that at least some patience will be required." (06/2018)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Combettes is showing very well indeed from bottle, wafting from the glass with aromas of Anjou pear, toasted nut and white flowers, framed by some classy new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered and textural, with succulent acids, excellent depth at the core and a muscular, fleshy profile. This is shaping up to rank as one of Leflaive's best 2016s. (WK)" (04/2019)

92 points Vinous: "Rich aromas of stone fruits and hazelnut, with hints of citrus peel and flowers. Tactile, broad and adamantly dry, with its stone fruit and spice flavors given additional sex appeal by an element of orange zest. Finishes chewy, dry and long. (ST)" (09/2018)

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2017 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru - 3 available ($1,099.99)

97 points Decanter: "Leflaive owns a comparatively large 1.8ha in Chevalier, running from the bottom to the top of the grand cru, so it's normally made in two separate lots. The oak needs a little more time to integrate, but this is another stellar performance by the legendary domaine. It's saline and elegant yet with understated richness and concentration - a world-class wine from a world-class vineyard. (TA)" (10/2018)

97 points John Gilman: "The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet chez Leflaive is an absolute classic in the making. The beautiful bouquet wafts from the glass in a refined constellation of pear, apple, crème patissière, kaleidoscopic, limestone minerality, a touch of fresh almond, a sense of salinity and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and still fairly youthful, with a great core, magical backend mineral drive, impressive complexity and grip and a very, very long, zesty and laser-like finish. Stunning juice." (12/2018)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru delivers a vibrant but reserved bouquet of lemon zest, white flowers and crushed chalk that is still some distance from displaying all its breadth of expression. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and tensile, with a tight-knit core, searingly intense chalky extract and an electric sense of energy, concluding with a long finish. This is the most linear Chevaliers I tasted in the 2017 vintage, which was typically somewhat more open at the same stage in Anne-Claude's day, so it will be interesting to see how much plenitude it displays in bottle. (WK)" (01/2019)

93-96 points Vinous: "Precise, high-pitched scents of lemon and lime ice and crushed rock. The palate communicates outstanding stony, limey intensity that's accentuated by an impression of strong acidity. But despite its penetrating cut and low pH (3.15, according to Pierre Vincent), the wine's spine is covered by adequate flesh, even in the early going. Flavors of pineapple and liquid stone are complicated by bracing citricity and a salty element on the slowly rising, palate-staining, utterly gripping finish. (NM)" (09/2018)

93-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An all-but mute if cool and elegant nose only grudgingly reveals its aromas of wet stone, white flowers, tangerine peel and jasmine tea. There is almost painful intensity to the larger-scaled yet refined flavors that brim with both dry extract and a driving minerality before concluding in an equally long finish. This too is very clearly built-to-age and is a superb Chevalier that is going to require extended patience." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 98 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Pale lemon. Here the nose is very backward, apart from a slight touch of biscuit. I cannot tell much any way round on the nose, but the palate delivers immediately. Yellow plums and green apples both in minor register, and a volume of very pure white fruit with great intensity through the middle. Fabulous length, absolutely what one hopes for. An additional saline touch at the back adds just an extra notch of complexity. Tasted: October 2018."

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2017 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru(1.5L) - 1 available ($2,299.99)

97 points Decanter: "Leflaive owns a comparatively large 1.8ha in Chevalier, running from the bottom to the top of the grand cru, so it's normally made in two separate lots. The oak needs a little more time to integrate, but this is another stellar performance by the legendary domaine. It's saline and elegant yet with understated richness and concentration - a world-class wine from a world-class vineyard. (TA)" (10/2018)

97 points John Gilman: "The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet chez Leflaive is an absolute classic in the making. The beautiful bouquet wafts from the glass in a refined constellation of pear, apple, crème patissière, kaleidoscopic, limestone minerality, a touch of fresh almond, a sense of salinity and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and still fairly youthful, with a great core, magical backend mineral drive, impressive complexity and grip and a very, very long, zesty and laser-like finish. Stunning juice." (12/2018)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru delivers a vibrant but reserved bouquet of lemon zest, white flowers and crushed chalk that is still some distance from displaying all its breadth of expression. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and tensile, with a tight-knit core, searingly intense chalky extract and an electric sense of energy, concluding with a long finish. This is the most linear Chevaliers I tasted in the 2017 vintage, which was typically somewhat more open at the same stage in Anne-Claude's day, so it will be interesting to see how much plenitude it displays in bottle. (WK)" (01/2019)

93-96 points Vinous: "Precise, high-pitched scents of lemon and lime ice and crushed rock. The palate communicates outstanding stony, limey intensity that's accentuated by an impression of strong acidity. But despite its penetrating cut and low pH (3.15, according to Pierre Vincent), the wine's spine is covered by adequate flesh, even in the early going. Flavors of pineapple and liquid stone are complicated by bracing citricity and a salty element on the slowly rising, palate-staining, utterly gripping finish. (NM)" (09/2018)

93-96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An all-but mute if cool and elegant nose only grudgingly reveals its aromas of wet stone, white flowers, tangerine peel and jasmine tea. There is almost painful intensity to the larger-scaled yet refined flavors that brim with both dry extract and a driving minerality before concluding in an equally long finish. This too is very clearly built-to-age and is a superb Chevalier that is going to require extended patience." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 98 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Pale lemon. Here the nose is very backward, apart from a slight touch of biscuit. I cannot tell much any way round on the nose, but the palate delivers immediately. Yellow plums and green apples both in minor register, and a volume of very pure white fruit with great intensity through the middle. Fabulous length, absolutely what one hopes for. An additional saline touch at the back adds just an extra notch of complexity. Tasted: October 2018."

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2009 Domaine Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru ($159.99)

97 points James Suckling: "Maison Louis Latour is one of the largest holders of vineyards in the region of Corton-Charlemagne, comprising 9.46 hectares of the total of just over 52 hectares. I have always been a great fan of Latours Corton-Charlemagne, especially the wines of the top vintages of the1980s. I have some bottles of 1989 in my cellar that are drinking beautifully now. They are still fresh and minerally with a creamy, vanilla and light tropical fruit character. I think the 2009 is very much in the same style as 1989. I love the 2009 Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagnes almond and cooked apple character with hints of mineral and meringue. Its full-bodied with a juicy fruit and cream flavors. Bright acidity too. Its intense with mineral and spice undertones. Drink now or hold." (06/2016)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powerful, concentrated and intense, this wine rolls around the mouth in its rich opulence. The ripest of sweet apricot and pear fruits join buttery toast just laced with acidity. (RV)" (09/2011)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Candied apple and lemon flavors are highlighted by butter and grilled almond notes in this opulent white. Concentrated and creamy, with a hint of seashore that adds another dimension. The saturated finish echoes the butter and nut themes. (BS)" (04/2012)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A discreet touch of wood sets off aromas of dried rose petal, lemon grass and green apple that precede rich, full and obviously well-muscled big-bodied flavors that possess an intense minerality on the powerful, driving and palate staining finish that delivers simply terrific persistence. This imposing effort is most impressive and should offer up to a decade of potential improvement" (02/2011)

2016 Domaine Louis Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru ($149.99)

96 points James Suckling: "This is a formidable white that grows on the palate with dried apples, pears, lemons and hints of lime. Full-bodied, tight and focused. This is a tight and powerful wine. Phenolic and bright. This is an ager as always. Get it on release." (02/2018)

93 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and creamy, offering lemon cake, floral and peach flavors, shaded by oak spice. Subtle, yet builds to a long, complex finish. The tangy aftertaste echoes lemon, mineral and spice notes. Best from 2020 through 2029. (BS)" (12/2018)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is showing well from bottle, offering up aromas of lime zest, crisp green orchard fruit, fresh peach and pastry cream. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and notably saline, with a bright line of acidity to underpin its ripe fruit and an attractively penetrating finish. Though I would like to see more of the flesh and texture that I found from barrel, this has turned out well. (WK)" (01/2019)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Moderate reduction masks the fruit today though it doesn't seem as though it will last for more than a few years. There is excellent punch to the beautifully well-detailed big-bodied flavors that ooze an evident salinity on the muscular and powerful finish that evidences enough dryness to be of some concern. My intuition is that the dryness is sulfur-based and thus will progressively dissipate with age." (06/2018)

92 points Decanter: "This retains good cut and precision in a challenging vintage, opening in the glass with notes of confit citrus, lime, white flowers and a hint of brioche. On the palate the wine boasts a glossy, textural attack, underpinned by a nicely taut, vibrant core of acidity and stony minerality. This shows promise. Drinking Window 2018-2026." (10/2017)

K&L Notes: 91-93 points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "Clear bright colour, fine steely nose, quite full on the palate, slightly sweet oak notes, some herbal touches and a little bit of heat at the back. Plenty of intensity though." (12/2018) 94 points Tim Atkin, M.W.: "Louis Latour have some of the largest holdings in the Grand Cru at 10.5 hectares, all of them on south-east facing slopes on the Aloxe-Corton side. This is showing a little too much oak right now, but has sufficient texture, weight and underlying acidity to absorb it over the next year or two. Always reliable. Drink 2020-28." (12/2018)

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2017 Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" ($94.99)

93 points James Suckling: "Very restrained and gently flinty with a wealth of pithy-grapefruit and mineral notes. This has very attractive and mouthwatering young peaches and lemons with grilled hazelnuts to close. Concentrated and energetic. Drink or hold." (01/2019)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An overtly floral nose blends notes of apple and pear with those of orange peel and a hint of petrol. There is fine density to the round and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess an almost creamy mid-palate that contrasts somewhat with the citrus-inflected, balanced and focused finish. This is a relatively elegant Morgeot that could easily be enjoyed young if thats your preference." (01/2019)

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2017 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière" - 9 available ($99.99)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière was marked by a light touch of reduction, with leesy top notes of nutmeg and bread dough mingling with its bouquet of orchard fruit, confit lemon and toasted nuts. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and expansive, with the broadest shoulders and the most mid-palate amplitude of any premier cru in the range, balanced by juicy acids and concluding with a taut finish that I suspect is slightly shorted by the wine's youthful reduction. Experience suggests that the only missing ingredient is a couple years of bottle age. (WK) 94+" (01/2019)

94 points Wine Spectator: "A lush, creamy style, this white offers charming flavors of peach, lime blossom, butterscotch and mineral. Despite the supple texture, this features underlying acidity and terrific length. (BS)" (11/2019)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "There is a residual touch of unabsorbed post-bottling sulfur that is enough to presently largely mask the underlying fruit at today. The round, delicious and nicely textured medium weight flavors exhibit focused power on the reasonably complex but highly persistent finish. While I have certainly built in the development of additional depth into my rating, the track record of this wine is such that it could surprise to the upside." (06/2019)

K&L Notes: 92 points, Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Excellent primrose colour, a level of reduction on the nose that needs to blow off, while showing solid weight alongside. As ever the most powerful wine here in fruit concentration, with some toastiness from the barrel. I love the acid integration too. But the reduction takes away a touch of the appeal." (1/2019)

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2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru ($229.99)

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A ripe and ever-so-mildly exotic nose willingly offers up a hint of honeysuckle on the well-layered nose that combines white orchard fruit with those of spice and floral nuances. There is fine volume to the nicely concentrated flavors that coat the palate with sap on the refined, complex and citrusy finale. This is lovely and is a BBM of finesse." (06/2019)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Charming and expressive, the 2017 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru bursts with aromas of ripe apples, white flowers, vanilla pod and crisp peach. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and elegant with an ample core, understated depth and juicy balancing acids. More elegant and less textural than the Bâtard, this is an open, giving Bienvenues which will give pleasure with only a modicum of bottle age. (WK)" (01/2019)

90-93 points Vinous: "Bright yellow. Expressive, nuanced nose combines pear, white flowers, anise, clove and wild herbs. Juicy and a bit clenched today; not a fat or opulent wine and with less buffering mid-palate material it conveys an obvious acid impression in the early going. Finishes distinctly lemony but with sneaky rising length. This wine will need time to expand in bottle. (ST)" (09/2018)

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2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru ($239.99)

91-94 points Vinous: "(from vines averaging about 30 years of age, planted mostly in 1987 and 1990; Pernot pulled up more than one-third of his Bâtard vines after the 2016 for replanting; both this wine and the Bienvenue began in 50% new oak, with most of the rest of the barrels once used): Bright lemon-yellow color. Nose dominated by yellow peach and clove. More intense and filled in today than the Bienvenue but still not an opulent style. In fact, its lively balance of sweetness and acidity buffers its thickness and gives the wine a penetrating quality. Finishes a bit youthfully aggressive but long, without the early floral lift of the Folatières and in need of patience. (ST)" (09/2018)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pernot's 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru derives from two parcels, one located on the border of Puligny and Chassagne and another near the Clos Poirier. Offering up notions of ripe peaches, mandarin, honeycomb and a classy framing of new oak, it's full-bodied, rich and layered with a riper, more textural profile than the Bienvenues, though with a touch less elegance and textural integration. Like the Bienvenues, this will be expressive young, though its blockier construction will merit a couple of years in the cellar. (WK)" (01/2019)

92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "(from 3 different parcels totaling .61 ha, one of which is in Puligny and the other two are in Chassagne; the vines are a mix of ages between 15 and 30+ years). Soft but not invisible wood sets off mildly exotic aromas of lychee, passion fruit, essence of pear and soft spice wisps. The rich and quite forward medium-bodied flavors possess an almost soft mid-palate and while the sappy and naturally sweet finish tightens up somewhat, this should be approachable early on and particularly so for a Bâtard." (06/2019)

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2017 Domaine Thierry & Pascale Matrot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "Quintessence" ($79.99)

90-93 points Vinous: "Bright light yellow. Sexy oak-spicy lift to the subtle aromas of nectarine and white peach, plus a captivating floral topnote. A step up in concentration of material over the foregoing wines but still a medium-bodied wine with very good precision. This will need time to absorb its oak element. Finishes dusty and lightly saline, with nicely integrated acidity and good length. Elsa Matrot noted that the Garenne fruit brings the acidity to this blend. (ST)" (09/2018)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Quintessence saw fully 40% new wood, and while that's a touch less than in previous years, it's one of the fleshier, richer wines in the range. Offering up aromas of almond, hazelnut, green apple and white flowers, it's medium to full-bodied, generously textural and succulent. As usual, it's a blend of Chalumeaux and La Garenne. (WK)" (01/2019)

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "An expressive and clearly ripe nose features notes of lilac, acacia blossom, orange peel and white peach that are trimmed in plenty of wood that stops just short of being invasive. There is excellent richness and volume to the mouth coating and sleekly powerful flavors that deliver excellent length though not truly special complexity on the well-balanced finale." (06/2019)