Red Burgundy-Cote de Nuits

2015 Bruno Clavelier Corton Rognet

This is the northern half of Burgundy's famed Cote D'Or. It is home to perhaps the noblest expression of Pinot Noir on planet Earth, if not the noblest expression of any wine on Earth; the minute yet palpable differences from single parcels of land were intuited by Cistercian monks who farmed the 'golden slope' for approximately two thousand years. From Corgoloin in the south, to Marsannay in the north, the finesse and complexity of the wines is at times both hauntingly beautiful and mind boggling. Its most celebrated villages: Nuits St Georges, Vougeot, Flagey Echezeaux, Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, and Morey St Denis.

Price: $199.00

"(13.5% alcohol; from east/southeast-facing vines with some tempering influence from the nearby woods): Bright full red. Complex, expressive scents of wild strawberry, raspberry, dried flowers, spices and earth. Dense, saline and sweet, with its strawberry, underbrush and smoky mineral flavors giving it surprising early seductiveness, but this wine has the concentration and backbone to evolve slowly. Very long and flavorful on the aftertaste." 93 Steve Tanzer

"Noticeable if not dominant wood frames the overtly sauvage and earthy red and black currant aromas that are trimmed in plenty of spice and floral nuances. The mouth feel of the big-bodied flavors is incredibly rich thanks to the abundance of sappy and tannin-buffering dry extract that coats the palate and imparts a velvety texture, all wrapped in a hugely persistent finish where a touch of bitter cherry pit arises. While the mid-palate of this broad-shouldered effort is seductive, this is very clearly built-to-age and should certainly benefit from extended keeping. (92-94)/2030+" Allan Meadows

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“(13.5% alcohol; from east/southeast-facing vines with some tempering influence from the nearby woods): Bright full red. Complex, expressive scents of wild strawberry, raspberry, dried flowers, spices and earth. Dense, saline and sweet, with its strawberry, underbrush and smoky mineral flavors giving it surprising early seductiveness, but this wine has the concentration and backbone to evolve slowly. Very long and flavorful on the aftertaste.” 93 Steve Tanzer

“Noticeable if not dominant wood frames the overtly sauvage and earthy red and black currant aromas that are trimmed in plenty of spice and floral nuances. The mouth feel of the big-bodied flavors is incredibly rich thanks to the abundance of sappy and tannin-buffering dry extract that coats the palate and imparts a velvety texture, all wrapped in a hugely persistent finish where a touch of bitter cherry pit arises. While the mid-palate of this broad-shouldered effort is seductive, this is very clearly built-to-age and should certainly benefit from extended keeping. (92-94)/2030+” Allan Meadows