Top 8 2010 Burgundies

Pinot noirs delivering Burgundy's finest terroir expression


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2010 Domaine Lamarche Les Suchot Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru $80

This shows absolutely killer aromatics, all layers of pinot fruit, smoke, a bit of herb, leather, chalk and a hint of pepper wrapped up in a friendly veneer of spicy oak. Very firm and tight in the mouth, a bit closed even but this nonetheless reveals exceptional balance with faint echoes of everything found on the nose. This is like ringing a bell, just stunning clarity to this wine. The tannins are sweet and very ripe, seemingly almost diffuse and the back end and finish slowly reveal an excellent base of stony minerality here. This needs a decade but will be fabulous.  94pts Find it Here

My 2nd place wine of the Nuits flight
The group’s 1st place wine with 21 pts

Top 8 2010 Burgundy

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Pavelot Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Guettes Premier Cru (2010)
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Dominique Mugneret Damodes Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru (2010)
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