An elegant white, this offers floral, apple, lemon, and spice flavors allied to a vibrant structure. It’s open and harmonious, leaving a lemon element on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2025. —B.S.
Offering up aromas of raspberries and plums mingled with sweet spices and petals, the 2020 Savigny-lès-Baune Aux Fournaux is medium- to full-bodied, seamless and concentrated, with tangy acids and a long, fragrant finish.... Read More
So much blackberry, black cherry, and blueberry fruit here! And how could you not like the excellent balance of ripeness and soft tannins on the juicy and creamy palate. Long, moderately dry finish. Drink now.
The 2020 Beaujolais-Villages Le Perréon is another fine success, wafting from the glass with beautifully pure aromas of cherries, raspberries, plums, and peonies. Medium to full-bodied, ample, and succulent, with supple... Read More
Mercurey Vieilles Vignes offers up inviting aromas of raspberries, plums, spices, and rich soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, melting and succulent, with lively acids and powdery tannins, it’s produced from 30 or so hectares... Read More
A classically structured wine for this appellation with the weight and round generosity that we expect from it, but with plenty of bright citrus and pear fruit, something these wines can lack a bit of. Good depth with an excellent... Read More
Notes of oak characterize the nose of this wine, aligning themselves with ripe cherry. The palate fleshes out that lovely cherry note, countering the oak and delivering good structure and freshness. —A.K.
Broad and luscious, this red features black cherry, boysenberry, mineral and spice aromas and flavors. It’s concentrated and supple, yet well-built, with a spine of tannins and acidity emerging on the lingering aftertaste.... Read More
A rich, opulent style, this delivers peach, melon, and lemon notes layered over toasty oak. Bold up front yet holds up midpalate and shows subtle length, too. Drink now through 2026. —B.S. What We Thought: This has a pretty... Read More
This wine’s shy nose needs swirling to reveal subtle but ripe lemon notes. The palate comes in with concentration and roundness, displaying slightly bitter citrus pith. There is a phenolic edge and a plush body, but the... Read More
All vintages are vinified in oak vats, large barrels, or casks from Burgundy, fully respecting the required temperatures in order to maintain all of the freshness and finesse of Chardonnay. The wines benefit from the exceptional... Read More
The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Vieilles Vignes is a more steely, racy effort that has plenty of white currant and stone fruits as well as notes of honeysuckle, white flowers, and green almonds. With good mid-palate density, medium-bodied... Read More
Green-pear peel and notions of lemon, bergamot, and tangerine make for a tantalizingly aromatic and fresh but subtle nose. The palate is bright but smooth, soothed by a chalky texture that carries cooling zestiness to the long... Read More