Métras is always intense; he's serious about viniculture and picks late. But what stands out in the wines is their finesse, their deliciousness and how easy it is to empty a glass.
Both bottles represent some of the greatest values in Red Burgundy that we know. They are legendary for how well they age. As with so many 2012s, there's simply much less wine than we're accustomed to.
In Dauvissat's hands, Forest assumes an aristocratic posture steeped in a saline, oceanic minerality, chalk and yellow and green fruits. It's a statuesque wine that ages beautifully. A couple of years ago we opened an '85 Dauvissat Forest that was beautifully mineral and...
In 2010, Bricco Boschis really shines in all its density and aromatics. The 2010 manages to show a saturating depth with complex top notes of flowers, spice and dark fruits. The hallmark energy and transparency of 2010 is on bold display.
In 2012, this site shines in all its soil-inflected glory. The combination of intense, explosively stony minerality with a walk-on-tiptoe finesse underlines just how special this site is. The sense of completeness, fineness and terroir saturation is really impressive.
The Nahe was the star of the 2013 vintage, having largely been spared from the difficult weather that many other regions in Germany endured. Schäfer-Fröhlich's top wines thrived in the vintage conditions. As a whole, they offer a beautiful clarity, intense cut and a deep,...
2012 is one of the strongest vintages in Sancerre in the past five years or more. The wines offer plenty of concentration and mid-palate punch with a brisk driving acidity and pristine mineral expression.
The thread that connects Henri Jouan's wines is a haunting mixture of perfume and delicacy. They are all fine weaves of earth, smoke, flowers and fruit.