Domaine Henri Boillot Les Lavieres, Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru 2011 750ML ($69.95) Buy Now: $49 special
A very distinguished gentleman came into Vinopolis today looking for fine Burgundy. Before buying a case of 2011 Domaine Henri Boillot Savigny 1er Cru Les Lavières, he asked us to open it, so we did. Lucky us. The Côte de Beaune’s unmistakable perfume wafted out of the glass like ripe roses in early summer: raspberry, plum, red currant, and hints of earthy sous-bois. Exquisite. On the palate, the wine revealed its 2011 character, which is light-bodied, with fine tannins and perky acidity. Refreshing. Our esteemed customer was kind enough to leave the open bottle for us to appreciate, and with time we noticed how nicely the wine opened up even more.… Read the rest
Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy 2011 750ML ($27.95) Buy Now: $20.90 special
Sometimes a hit of Burgundy is in order, a reconnection with those illustrious, puzzling, sumptuous whites and reds. But sometimes, too, price becomes an issue. Which is when the thirsty savant of Burgundy seeks out regional Bourgogne from a fine producer such as Thibault Liger-Belair. His négociant side business, Thibault Liger-Belair Successeurs, purchases wines and raises them in barrel, with very satisfying results.
The 2011 Bourgogne Rouge opens with a ripe Côte de Nuits bouquet of dark fruit, earth, and violet. Deeply colored, it carries some weight on the palate, backed by nice acidity. But this wine, as with the 2011 vintage, is more about perfume than power.… Read the rest