Top 8 2010 Burgundies

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2010 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Morey-St-Denis Grand Cru $160

Perhaps the most divisive wine of the night. I am not a huge fan of oak, and this has plenty of sweet oak on it but the oak is so complex and perfumed bringing elements of marzipan, coconut and roasted nuts to the mix, though the cinnamon spice found here is most assertive. The fruit shows a touch of pine from stems and a little licorice and beetroot, all wrapped around a core of dark fruit.  This is very fine-grained in the mouth with a base of firm, powdery tannins supporting a particularly broad palate that is rich with wild strawberry, forest floor, and pomegranate seed flavors. There’s an earthy base of beetroot here and stemmy herbs even though this comes off as an exceptionally modern Burgundy. Have I been seduced by the oak? Perhaps, but it feels nice to be seduced once in awhile. 95pts Find it Here
 
My 1st place wine of the Nuits flight
The group’s 3rd place wine with 29 pts

Top 8 2010 Burgundy

1.
Domaine Drouhin Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Mouches (2010)
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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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4.
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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7.
Domaine Lamarche les Suchot Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru (2010)
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Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Morey St. Denis (2010)
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