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Billaud-Simon 2014 Chablis

Billaud-Simon's 2014 is a classically styled Chablis. White flowers, ground oyster shells, and sea spray on the nose. Flinty, mineral with salty and citrus notes on the precisely detailed, layered palate. This is a fine Chablis to grace the table. Give this a touch of air and enjoy with a plate of Belon oysters, or better still, skate wings with brown butter and capers. John McIlwain

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  • 30 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
  • $56.99

Billaud-Simon 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Billaud-Simon has always seemed to have a super-charged quality, relative to most other growers: more minerals, more cut, more floral aromas, an extra-layer of concentration, yet somehow remaining agile. The 2014 has aromas of lemon blossom, ripe tangerine peel, sea breeze, and iodine. The palate is electric with pungent, driving minerality, broad citrus and stone fruit flavors, and a lip-smacking, brightly acidic character. Long vibrant finish with plenty of tension between the pure ripe fruit and punchy stony elements. Lots of upside for cellaring and highly recommended. I'd love to drink this with rare tuna, swordfish, or even roasted chicken with a zippy salsa verde with plenty of capers. John McIlwain

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  • 7 in stock
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Champs de l'Abbaye 2014 Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay

From Chardonnay grown on an excellent limestone/clay parcel in Aluze, next to Mercurey. Certified organic, hand-harvested, low yields, very long (10 month) wild-yeast fermentation in barrel, bottled by gravity, unfiltered. This is an outstanding Chardonnay of terroir thanks to the great farming and vinifications at Champs de l'Abbaye.  Subtle aromas of stone, white fruits, lemon peel and herbs with a bit of new oak. The palate is intense and crystalline with strong mineral flavors, white fruits, citrus, spice and oak. (We are reminded of the Bourgogne Chitry by De Moor) The finish is dense and long with citrus, pear and stone - this is a serious glass of white Burgundy that will accompany oysters, grilled fish, roast chicken and much more. Not for lovers of Napa Chardonnay....

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  • 13 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
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  • $17.99

Champs de l'Abbaye 2014 Rully Les Cailloux

From a 1/2 hectare parcel of 35 year-old vines in Rully on clay/limestone soils. Aromas of dried pear, herbs, citrus and stone with lime flower and new oak. Intense stone and mineral flavors typical to Rully on the palate with citrus and white fruits. Fabulous stony finish.  This is an austere and elegant white Burgundy to drink now in its scintillating youth with oysters, grilled seafod, chicken and goat cheeses. Hold 5 to 10 years for a mature experience.

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  • 2 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Chandon de Briailles 2014 Corton Grand Cru Blanc

Comprised of fruit from Bressandes (2/3) which per Claude de Nicolay lends richness and Chaumes, located beneath Les Pougets (1/3) which lends a degree of “saltiness.” The 2014 Corton Blanc shows a lovely balance between power and elegance. Aromatically it shows yellow flowers, orange peel and hints of sea spray and wet stone. The palate displays pretty flavors of stone fruit, Meyer lemon, and apple overlying an overt, if not overwhelming minerality on a medium weight (for Corton) palate. This shows plenty of energy and drive, if not mass, on a long, detailed, and mouthwatering finish. John McIlwain

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  • 2 in stock
  • $124.99

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Duplessis, Gérard 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

This wine comes from Duplessis’ sole Grand Cru holdings. Les Clos is the largest of the Grand Cru vineyards within Chablis, and dates to at least 1267. The wine was aged for six months in oak and twelve months in tank. This wine shows a pretty bouquet on the nose and palate with white flowers, honey, apple, orange, ginger and soft saline notes. It has elegant acidity with a great tension, and a finish leaving us with beautiful notes and texture. This is a splendid wine which can be cellared for a good decade. Caroline Coursant

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Duplessis, Gérard 2015 Petit Chablis

If this cuvée is any indication, 2015 was a spectacular vintage for Lilian Duplessis. Lilian is the second generation of vignerons to farm 9 hectares of old vines planted by his father, Gérard, and produces wines from the Village level as well as some of the most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru vineyard sites. His Petit Chablis is rife with aromas of juicy tangerine, lime blossom, mint, mango, cream, quinine, apricot, and white peach. On the palate, it is wonderfully textured, showing notes of salty pear, anise, and citrus pith all anchored by invigorating acidity. Long, mouth-coating, and mineral with earthy blossom dotting the finish. This is easily the most complex and delicious Petit Chablis I have yet to try. Tim Gagnon 

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Guillot, Julien (Vignes du Maynes) 2015 Macon-Villages

Julien Guillot of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes, makes this lovely Macon-Villages from certified organic parcels in Chardonnay,  Montbellet and Viré-Clessé on Bathonian limestone with clay, rich in silica.  Incredibly aromatic, with wildflower, lime blossom, green apple peel, beeswax and spiced  poached apple and pear. Supple and ripe in this rather warm vintage with 13.5% alcohol, it’s balanced by excellent acidity and minerality with more orchard fruit, apricot, and salted peach. Remarkably textured and long with succulent fruit, toasted almond, citrus, and saline minerals and pear on the finish. Totally unlike the usual Macon Villages, this is a delightful wine that will accompany grilled fish, fish in sauce, roast chicken and mild cheeses - and it's delicious to enjoy by itself. TG & DL

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  • 22 in stock
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Lafouge 2014 Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés Blanc

As easy as it is to forget the quality of Auxey-Duresses Blanc, it's just as easy to overlook the sensational quality of Domaine Lafouge. The Auxey-Duresses Blanc Les Hautés (from the lieu dit situated next to Les Vireuils in Meursault) displays a fine balance of white floral aromas (acacia and honeysuckle) with white orchard fruits on the nose. The palate is racy and mineral with pear and nectarine fruit vying for attention with a good degree of mineral cut. This is pretty and a fine value in white Burgundy.  John McIlwain

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  • 12 in stock
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Lafouge 2014 Meursault Les Casses-Têtes

The lieu-dit Les Casses Têtes is located on the hillside above the premier cru Les Gouttes d'Or and next to Le Tesson. The soils are thin and rocky producing wines of great energy and lift. Hazelnut, lemon pith, beurre noisette, chalk on the nose. Medium-weight, high-toned, fresh. This is very chalky on the mid-palate followed by yellow fruits, pear skin, and a discreet touch of oak. The finish is long, detailed, and articulate. This is quite pretty and would be perfect with soft-shell crabs, roasted cod, or crab cakes remoulade. John McIlwain

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  • 1 in stock
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Lafouge 2014 Meursault Les Meix Chavaux

One of our favorite producers in Burgundy, Jean and Gilles Lafouge make beautiful wines which offer tremendous  value. Les Meix Chavaux  located beneath Les Luchets and adjacent to Les Chevalières. Lafouge's vines are 80 years old planted in calcareous clay producing Meursault with  textbook richness and minerality. The 2014 shows lemon blossom citrus peel and chalk on the aromas with a discreet touch of oak. The mid-weight palate offers flavors of ripe stone fruits and notes of Meyer lemon surrounding a chalky core of minerality. This shows poise and energy and while delicious now should round out with more time in the bottle. Wonderful with crab or lobster, better still with roasted whole fish or chicken. John McIlwain 

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Magnien, Stephane 2015 Bourgogne Aligoté

The 2015 Magnien Aligoté is a bright and lively wine, at 11.5% alcohol, showing herbal, lemon-lime, melon and almond aromas, with pear, mirabelle, stone and ctrus flavors on the fresh, very dry palate. Serve with vegetable soups, fish dishes, quiches and mild cheeses - or make the perfect Kir with 1/5 Creme de Cassis. 

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  • 10 in stock
  • $13.99

Moreau-Naudet 2014 Chablis 1.5L

2014 is a good vintage for white Burgundy, a very good vintage for Chablis, and an excellent vintage for Moreau-Naudet. Everything seems to sing across the board, even this excellent, organically farmed villages. White flowers, sea spray, salted lemon peel on the nose. Whip-crack acidity and minerality, hints of green tea, quinine, and white peach, with good concentration and a great persistence. This is just coming out of the gates and should make for sensational drinking over the next 5-7 years. Pair this lively Chablis with raw oysters, fluke meunière, or a perhaps a goat cheese tart. John McIlwain 

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  • 6 in stock
  • $71.99

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Moreau-Naudet 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Forêts

The 2014 Moreau-Naudet Forêts is a beautiful expression of both vineyard and vintage. The nose is saline, floral, and offers aromas of white flowers, meyer lemon peel, and sea spay.  The palate is brisk, bright,  briny, and vividly mineral with a pungent stoniness, followed by flavors of citrus peel, crushed herbs on a driving, intense, lingering finish. This is just cracking and will reward aging. Great Forêts! John McIlwain

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  • 22 in stock
  • $54.99

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Moreau-Naudet 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Forêts 1.5L

The 2014 Moreau-Naudet Forêts is a beautiful expression of both vineyard and vintage. The nose is saline, floral, and offers aromas of white flowers, meyer lemon peel, and sea spay.  The palate is brisk, bright,  briny, and vividly mineral with a pungent stoniness, followed by flavors of citrus peel, crushed herbs on a driving, intense, lingering finish. This is just cracking and will reward aging. Great Forêts! John McIlwain

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  • 6 in stock
  • $112.99

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Moreau-Naudet 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

While the 2014 vintage resulted in a number of stellar white Burgundies graced with energy and complexity, some of the most striking have come from Chablis. Moreau-Naudet was especially successful and the wines show class from the basic villages thru the premier and grand crus. The 20014 Vaillons is a radiant example of the terroir, with airy aromas of stone fruit, citrus peel, honeysuckle, and wet stone. The palate is vibrant with minerality and punchy acidity, with smoky flint vying with cool-toned citrus, and spice flavors on a concentrated, tactile finish, which is just a shade broader than that of the Forêts. Lovely now, but there's plenty of dimension which bodes well for aging (if you can resist drinking your bottles in the near term). John McIlwain

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  • 40 in stock
  • $51.99

Moreau-Naudet 2014 Chablis 375ml

2014 is a good vintage for white Burgundy, a very good vintage for Chablis, and an excellent vintage for Moreau-Naudet. Everything seems to sing across the board, even this excellent, organically farmed villages. White flowers, sea spray, salted lemon peel on the nose. Whip-crack acidity and minerality, hints of green tea, quinine, and white peach, with good concentration and a great persistence. This is just coming out of the gates and should make for sensational drinking over the next 5-7 years. Pair this lively Chablis with raw oysters, fluke meunière, or a perhaps a goat cheese tart. John McIlwain

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  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic

Moreau-Naudet 2015 Petit Chablis

This wine comes from a single 2.5 hectare vineyard of 25 year old vines with southwest exposure and Kimmeridgian soils (as opposed to Portlandian soils, which are most commonly found in Petit Chablis). The wine shows quite a nice minerality with saline and flint notes. The bouquet is full of citrus, yellow apple and stone fruit notes with some hints of vanilla. The wine has great acidity for this warm vintage. This is a delicious Chablis for a great price. Caroline Coursant

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  • 51 in stock
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  • 6 in stock
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Piuze, Patrick 2015 Chablis Terroir de Chablis

This is a pretty Chablis from Patrick Piuze, one of the youngest stars of Chablis. This wine comes from a single vineyard near 1er Cru Forêts. This Chablis offers a nice balance of fruit and acidity despite the warmth of the 2015 vintage, with a bouquet of ripe fruit and spices. Apricot, apple and lemon are the primary fruit flavors with pretty musky notes on the nose and hints of vanilla on the palate. The minerality (clay and limestone) and acidity are quite good. This is a smooth, well-balanced Chablis with a nice finish and a good length. More refined and fresher than the Terroir Découverte, the wine can be served on its own or with a nice dinner. Caroline Coursant

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  • 32 in stock
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Piuze, Patrick 2015 Chablis Terroir de Decouverte

Patrick Piuze offers nicely balanced wines with this 2015 vintage. This wine comes from a parcel called Des Couverts adjacent to the 1er cru Vaulorent. The vineyard is usually harvested last due to its cooler location. 2015 was a warm vintage in Burgundy and the wine shows it. The fruit components on the nose and palate have a touch of tropical notes, as you can taste a hint of pineapple juice, followed by ripe red and yellow apple and citrus notes. Ginger spices with some vanilla accents are quite prevalent on the nose and more subtle on the palate. The acidity and minerality (limestone) are good considering the warmth of the vintage. This is a “big” Chablis with a good length and I would recommend serving it cold with a nice dinner of roasted chicken or with some cheeses. Caroline Coursant

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Rapet, Père et Fils 2014 Pernand-Vergelesses Les Combottes

Another cracking 2014, Rapet's Combottes has bright aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, citrus pith. The mid-weight palate offers layers of stone fruit, chalk, lemon peel, and quinine, which persist on the long, lithe finish. This is great Combottes and a bargain in white Burgundy. John McIlwain

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  • 3 in stock
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Rateau 2015 Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc

Jean-Claude Rateau makes lovely wines in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune in his east-facing vineyard of clay/limestone and marne soils. Quite racy and bright even in 2015, the wine shows subtle aromas of lemon,almond, stone, pear and apple. Intense, very mineral palate with pear, citrus and stone flavors and terrific length. Decant or open in advance if drinking now, serve with oysters, grilled seafoods, roast chicken and mild cheeses or cellar for 5 to 8 years. This is a real Chardonnay of terroir and a great value!

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  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
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  • Low Sulfur
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  • 1 in stock
  • $549.99

Sainte Barbe 2014 Viré-Clessé La Perriére

Jean-Marie Chaland owns two estates in Viré (Macon), Domaine Sainte Barbe and Domaine des Chazelles, both certified organic since 2006. The Sainte Barbe "la Perriere" is made from 35 year-old grapes from a half-hectare parcel near Viré on clay/limestone soils, never treated with herbicides. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with wild yeasts, the wine ages for 18 months, half in barrel, have in cuve inox. The 2014 shows elegant, subtle aromas of dried pear, lime-flower, stone, melon, pineapple and honeysuckle. The palate is very mineral, with stone and citrusy acids, dense pear and herbal flavors and terrific length. This should be decanted or opened in advance, or cellar for five to ten years. A lovely white Burgundy at a reasonable price!  Serve with asparagus, terrines, scallops, monkfish, halibut. D Lillie

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  • 8 in stock
  • $23.99

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Vignes du Maynes 2014 Mâcon-Cruzille Les Chassagnes 1.5L (9/13)

This is a superb, subtle and very mineral Chardonnay from a replanted parcel at the very top of the Clos, abandoned since 1896, with thin clay soils rich in iron over limestone. A great terroir, never chemically treated and worked in biodynamic farming by Alain and Julien Guillot. The 2014 "les Chassagnes" is a beautiful wine! Yields of 18 hl/ha, giving a racy, stony wine with hints of white fruits, spice and honey, the palate is silky and crystalline - all mineral with subtle citrus and white fruits, very long and elegant. Highly recommended! David Lillie

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  • 2 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $142.99