Red Burgundy-Cote de Nuits

2015 Bruno Clavelier Vosne Romanée Combe Brulée

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: $129.00

"(25 hectoliters per hectare; this massale selection was harvested at the end, on September 12): Bright medium red, a bit less saturated than the Hauts de Beaux Monts. Very reduced aromas of strawberry and rose petal show a a freshness from this parcel's cooler exposition and combe influence. In a distinctly juicy, penetrating style but still with the silkiness of the vintage. Strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors are extended by pungent mineral and floral elements on the classically dry finish. In a juicy, lighter style but with no shortage of density." 88-90 Steve Tanzer

"(a villages level wine from 65+ year old vines). A pungent nose is composed of wood toast and reduction at present. Otherwise there is a slightly finer mouth feel to the delicious and tension-filled medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent detail and punch on the linear, complex and mildly austere finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit appears. This intensely saline effort will need a few years of flesh out but it should be excellent. (89-91)/2022+" Allan Meadows

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“(25 hectoliters per hectare; this massale selection was harvested at the end, on September 12): Bright medium red, a bit less saturated than the Hauts de Beaux Monts. Very reduced aromas of strawberry and rose petal show a a freshness from this parcel’s cooler exposition and combe influence. In a distinctly juicy, penetrating style but still with the silkiness of the vintage. Strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors are extended by pungent mineral and floral elements on the classically dry finish. In a juicy, lighter style but with no shortage of density.” 88-90 Steve Tanzer

“(a villages level wine from 65+ year old vines). A pungent nose is composed of wood toast and reduction at present. Otherwise there is a slightly finer mouth feel to the delicious and tension-filled medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent detail and punch on the linear, complex and mildly austere finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit appears. This intensely saline effort will need a few years of flesh out but it should be excellent. (89-91)/2022+” Allan Meadows