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Chanson Pere & Fils Gevrey Chambertin 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The black cherry and blackberry fruit is augmented by licorice and spice flavors. This is intense, with ripe tannins for support and a...
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Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos Des Epeneaux 2011 750ml

Rated 92-94 - Not surprisingly, the nose is similar to that of the Pommard '1er' though it's more complex with a perfumed character to the...
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Domaine Alain Burguet Vosne Romanee 2011 750ml

Rated 89-92 - A mix of both oak and natural spice notes adds breadth to the ripe aromas of violet and plum. The supple, cool and restrained...
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Domaine Alain Burguet Vosne Romanee Du Dessus 2011 750ml

Rated 90-92 - This is quite similar to the straight Vosne though it is more aromatically complex. There is also a similar mouth feel to the refined...
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Domaine De Bellene Beaune Pertuisots 1er Cru 2011 750ml

Rated 88-91 - This also displays a pungent earthiness along with menthol nuances to the dark berry fruit-infused nose. There is good volume yet...

2011 Burgundy Pinot Noir

The region of Burgundy has become synonymous with high quality red wines, but in actual fact the region consistently produces a wide variety of fine wines of many different styles, rigorously protected by French wine laws designed to keep reputations and quality at a very high level. The region benefits greatly from a warm and sunny summer climate, which, coupled with the excellent quality soils which typify the region, and centuries of experience and expertise, has led to the region being known all over the world for the excellence of its produce. The majority of grapevines grown here are of the Pinot Noir varietal, which has helped Burgundy become known as the definitive region for elegant and smooth red wines, but Chardonnay grapes and many others are also grown in abundance and used to make both still and sparkling wines.
Regularly described as being the grape varietal responsible for producing the world's most romantic wines, Pinot Noir has long been associated with elegance and a broad range of flavors The name means 'black pine' in French, and this is due to the fact that the fruit of this particular varietal is especially dark in color, and hangs in a conical shape, like that of a pine cone. Despite being grown today in almost every wine producing country, Pinot Noir is a notoriously difficult grape variety to cultivate. This is because it is especially susceptible to various forms of mold and mildew, and thrives best in steady, cooler climates. However, the quality of the fruit has ensured that wineries and vintners have persevered with the varietal, and new technologies and methods have overcome many of the problems it presents. Alongside this, the wide popularity and enthusiasm for this grape has ensured it will remain a firm favorite amongst wine drinkers for many years to come.