Top 8 2010 Burgundies

Pinot noirs delivering Burgundy's finest terroir expression


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2010 Domaine Pavelot Aux Guettes Savigny-les-Beaune $35

Slow to reveal itself, but air brings out tight, dark red cherry fruit with a nice touch of blackberry on the nose. This is quite fruit driven, even a bit sweet to smell but remains fresh and very attractive. At first this appears a touch loose in the mouth though with air the wine tightens up showing a flush of sweet cranberry fruit on entry over a base stony minerality which is supported by well-integrated ripe tannins and fine acidity that balances the wine’s innate sweetness. The finish shows a dark side to the fruit, perhaps even a little black plum skin, though the mineral tension remains on the long, crisp finish. For me this is what 2010 is all about. This should be excellent in 3-5 years time. 92pts Find it Here

Top 8 2010 Burgundy

1.
Domaine Drouhin Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Mouches (2010)
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2.
Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand-Vergelesses 'Vergelesses' Premier Cru (2010)
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3.
Lafarge Michel Volnay Vendanges Selectionees (2010)
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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Guettes Premier Cru (2010)
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5.
Dominique Mugneret Damodes Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru (2010)
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6.
Domaine Rossignol Trapet Savigny-Lès-Beaune les Bas Liards (2010)
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Domaine Lamarche les Suchot Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru (2010)
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8.
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Morey St. Denis (2010)
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