Great Value Burgundy Sale
Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges 2013, 6x75cl, £130 IB – 89-91Pts
7% discount to market
Louis Jadot, 1er Cru Clos St Jacques 2013, 6x75cl, £390 IB – 92-94 Pts
15% discount to market
Louis Jadot, 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2013, 6x75cl, £230 IB – 91-93 Pts
40% discount to market
Arnoux Lachaux Chambolle Musigny 2013, 12x75cl, £340 IB – 89-90 Pts
15% discount to market
Faiveley Nuits St Georges Les Damodes 2013, 12x75cl, £175 IB – 89-92 Pts
15% discount to market
Great Value Burgundy Sale
The leading wines from the Cote d’Or in 2013 have a wonderful purity of fruit and balance, with delightful freshness, concentration of flavour and complexity. Of the vintage Burghound says, ‘the quality is high…2013 is the kind of vintage that I absolutely love. It’s a burg geek’s vintage par excellence. The best wines are superbly fresh and transparent as the underlying terroir is truly on parade.’ They are now physical and ready to enjoy. Today we are delighted to offer a selection of wines at a wonderful discount to the market. These can be delivered immediately and enjoyed over the next ten years.
Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges, 6x75cl 2013, £130 IB, 89-91 Pts 7% discount to market
Henri Gouges is the pre-eminent domaine in the village of Nuits St.Georges, known for the incredible depth of their wines, which derive from the very best parcels in the village. Henri Gouges makes a spectacular village level wine which embodies the greatness of the village, famed for its richness, savoury notes and sweet spices. Allen Meadows loves Henri Gouges’ Nuits St. Georges 2013 scoring it 89-91 points, the highest from a village level ranked wine. If you love Nuit St.Georges and want to taste its greatest producer; Henri Gouges’ artistry can be enjoyed for £130 per case of six bottles, or £21.66 per bottle.
Louis Jadot’s Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 2013, 6x75cl, £390 IB, 91-94 Pts – 15% discount to market
We can offer Louis Jadot’s Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques, at £390 per case of six bottles, 15% below the lowest UK listed price. Jadot’s Clos St. Jacques is known as the best 1er Cru plot in Gevrey Chambertin. Their plot is the centrepiece of the vineyard, with the best soil and aspect, but Jadot produced less than 60 cases in 2013, it is incredibly rare and highly sought after. Neal Martin awards Rousseau’s Clos Saint Jacques the same score as Jadot’s, 92-94 points. However, Rousseau costs more than £2,000 a six pack.
Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers 2013, 6x75cl, £230 IB, 90-93 Pts – 40% discount to market
Cazetiers faces east and is one of the most elevated vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, nearly the same altitude as the Grand Cru vineyard of Chambertin, allowing it to benefit from maximum exposure to the sun in the early hours of the morning. The soil is rich in limestone helping with drainage and to retain heat. Jadot’s Cazetiers 2013 scored 91-93 points from Neal Martin, surpassing Rousseau’s Cazetiers, which is over six times the price, £1,500 a case of six. In 2013 Jadot’s Cazetiers costs £38.33 per bottle, which is incredible value. The complexity and structure of this extraordinary wine means it will drink well for 20 years plus..
Arnoux Lachaux Chambolle Musigny 2013, 12x75cl, £340 IB, 88-90 Pts – 15% discount to market
A perennial favourite of Burghound and wine lovers is Arnoux Lachaux. Founded in 1858, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux is nestled in Vosne-Romanée, the heart of the Cote de Nuits. Chosen as Vignerons of the Year in 2013 by Bourgogne Aujourd’hui magazine, Arnoux Lachaux uses both organic and biodynamic farming, natural fermentation, and no fining or filtration. His Chambolle Musigny is an excellent wine, awarded 89-90 from Allen Meadows, which priced at £28.33 per botle is a great way to enjoy Lachaux’s wonderful winemaking.
Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges Les Damodes 2013, 12x75cl, £175 IB, 89-92 Pts – 15% discount to market
Domaine Faiveley is situated in Nuit St Georges and dominates this village with some of the leading plots, one of these is the 1er Cru Les Damodes. The 1er Cru vineyard Les Damodes is the furthest north west of the village and in fact forms part of the mid-slope escarpment running down from Vosne Romanee; as such it borders the famous Vosne 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts, the vineyard that adjoins La Tache. As such Les Damodes takes on the powerful characteristics of the Grand Cru vineyards of Vosne Romanee, while maintaining the wonderful perfume of Nuit St Georges. Faiveley is arguably the best producer in Les Damodes and their 2013 has been awarded an excellent 89-92 points, at £29 per bottle this offers immense value for this vintage, while the 2011 already costs £250 for a half case.
Henri Gouges Nuits St Georges, 2013, 89-91 Pts Burghound
Reduction flattens the nose but there is good freshness and energy to the supple and round medium-bodied flavors that also possess only a touch of backend rusticity on the complex, balanced and impressively persistent finish for a villages level wine. This is really quite good for what it is and worth your attention.Reduction flattens the nose but there is good freshness and energy to the supple and round medium-bodied flavors that also possess only a touch of backend
Louis Jadot’s, 1er Cru Clos St Jacques 2013, 91-94 Pts Burghound
Here there is a bit more wood with the associated traces of menthol that surround the elegant floral and like the Estournelles, airy essence of red berry fruit liqueur and spice suffused aromas. There is a sophisticated mouth feel to the appealingly textured, intense and focused middle weight flavors that also display plenty of minerality that serves to add lift to the structured, serious and strikingly long finish. This is indisputably terrific though interestingly it doesn’t seem to have quite as much separation between it and the other Gevrey 1ers in the range as I typically find chez Jadot. Still, this should be a really lovely effort though note well that this is a CSJ for the patient.
Louis Jadot, 1er Cru Les Cazetiers 2013, 90-93 Pts Burghound
A cool and very restrained nose offers up reluctant aromas of wild red berries, violets and plenty of earth and game nuances. There is a beguiling mouth feel to the intensely mineral-driven and muscular flavors that possess outstanding mid-palate density before culminating in a beautifully complex, balanced and persistent finish where the usual trace of rusticity appears. Good stuff.
Arnoux Lachaux Chambolle Musigny 2013, 88-90 Pts Burghound
Not surprisingly this is aromatically more elegant with its cool and pure aromas of essence of red berries and lilac scents. The round and seductively textured medium weight flavors exude a fine bead of minerality on the appealingly detailed, sappy and punchy finish. This is also quite refreshing and utterly delicious.
Domaine Faiveley Nuits St Georges Les Damodes 2013, 89-92 Pts Burghound
This is aromatically similar to the Chaignots but perhaps just a touch fresher. There is fine richness to the very round and attractively textured medium-bodied flavors where the minerality is a bit more pronounced on the relatively powerful finish that is slightly longer though slightly less complex. At the moment these two wines are qualitative equals but the expressions are quite different.