The 2015 red Burgundies have been great successes. Warm weather, small berries, and low yields made for a vintage that many critics have called one of the best in decades.
Drink-Now 2015 Red Burgundies ($295)
The simpler 2015s have already begun to drink well — their ripe, juicy fruit and pleasant youthful energy means they’re a delight today. Our first mixed case today is of those: early-drinking 2015 charmers.
Perrachon Moulin-a-Vent 2015: This dense, earthy, inky gamay drinks more like a Syrah than a Pinot Noir. It’s dense and full, with violets, toast and minerals.
Bourée Bourgogne 2015: Bourée’s rustic style plays nicely against 2015s ripe juicy fruit. Look for notes of wild cherries, earth, and wood.
Belland Santenay 1er cru 2015: Santenay isn’t known for its elegance, but this wine is a step up in smoothness from the rest. Look for silky tannins and bright raspberry fruit.
Monnet Chiroubles 2015: This pure gamay comes from the prettiest of the Beaujolais crus — it’s elegant and floral. Look for roses, stones, and strawberries.
Ansonia Retail: $348
sampler price : $295/case
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Age-Worthy 2015 Red Burgundies ($675)
The fancier 2015s are dense and tannic today, signaling excellent aging potential, but needing time to reach maturity. For those with patience and a cellar, we expect them to reward investment handsomely. So our second sampler is of age-worthy 2015s for your cellar.
Amiot Gevrey-Chambertin 2015: Amiot is known for their Morey-St-Denis, but they also farm about an acre of village-level Gevrey-Chambertin. The 2015 is sturdy and tannic, and will reward mid-term aging (3-5 years).
Belland Pommard 2015: Roger Belland’s Pommard is dense and juicy in a normal year — in 2015 is explosive. Look for loads of pure ripe fruit that should drink beautifully in 2-3 years.
Boyer-Martenot Auxey-Duresses 2015: Boyer-Martenot is far more famous for their white wines from Meursault, but their reds are very fine and expertly made. The 2015 is very finely knit together, and give a few years will show minerals and exquisite red fruit.
Prunier Volnay 1er cru “Caillerets” 2015: Volnay has no Grand Crus, and Caillerets is generally considered the town’s finest vineyard. The 2015 from Prunier is velvety and concentrated — after 4-6 years it should be spectacular, showing earth, mushrooms, and smoke.
Ansonia Retail: $795
sampler price : $675/case
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