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Domaine Alain Burguet

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“Burguet’s village vielles vignes ‘Mes Favorites’ is at least the equal of most growers’ 1er crus. If I were to pick one village wine as a yardstick, this would be it.” - Clive Coates MW, “The Wines of Burgundy”

“The 2011 vintage is now the second year to be “officially” overseen by the two Burguet brothers, Eric and Jean-Luc as heads of Domaine Alain Burguet et Fils, though of course, they worked alongside their father for many years before the transition was made official... Overall, the results here are outstanding, which should come as no surprise to long-time fans of this domaine, as this has been one of the finest sources in Gevrey-Chambertin for as long as I have been involved in the world of wine. The wines have gotten more gently extracted and more refined as the years have gone by, and the 2011 vintage chez Burguet is a superb success.” - John Gilman

“The 2011 old vine cuvée of Mes Favorites is outstanding this year, delivering exceptional focus and minerality on both the nose and palate. The deep and very classy bouquet wafts from the glass in a sappy mix of red plums, cherries, a touch of blood orange, raw cocoa, black minerality, Gevrey spice tones and a very discreet base of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and beautifully focused, with a sappy core of fruit, moderate tannins, tangy acids and a very long, poised and extremely elegant finish. This has been for many, many years a wine of top premier cru quality and the 2011 is another in a long line of successes. 2019-2040.” 92+ John Gilman

Alain Burguet is an uncompromising perfectionist, driven to grow the very best grapes and to make Gevrey Chambertin wines that are some of the very best of that celebrated village. From his Bourgogne les Pince Vin to the Chambertin Clos de Beze, they are classic Burgundian "vins de garde." Domaine Alain Burguet is a relatively new domaine by Burgundian standards, dating back to the horrid 1975 vintage when Alain took over a 2.10 hectare estate in Gevrey via sharecopping agreeement with the elderly owner. It was a bad year to start, but in the 1976 vintage he got it right and ever since has been making wines that surpass their appellations and the best efforts of most of his neighbors.  From the beginning he has farmed organically, fermentations are with wild yeasts and there is minimal use of SO2.  You will find Alain's wines on the winelists of the finest restaurants in the world including virtually every three star in France!   The concentration, definition and sense of place in these wines is undeniable. These are some of the best wines in all of Burgundy. - Chambers St. Wines, NYC


2011 Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Vielles Vignes ‘Mes Favorites’

$95.00

Limited. Please inquire!

"The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites Vieilles Vignes is quite floral, delicate and ethereal in this vintage, with a bit less of its customary depth. Crushed flowers, spice and sweet red berries are all layered together in a perfumed, graceful Gevrey. Floral and spice notes add complexity to the bright Pinot fruit on the finish." Antonio Galloni, 88-90 pts

  • Color Red
  • Reviewer Name John Gilman
  • Reviewer Score 92+
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750 ml

2013 Alain Burguet Bourgogne Rouge ‘Les Pince Vin’ (From vines around Gevrey)

$50.00

Very limited.

"The 2012 Bourgogne Les Pince Vin is a lovely entry-level wine. Lifted, floral aromatics and delicate fruit waft from the glass in a light to medium-bodied Bourgogne to drink over the next 2-3 years." Antonio Galloni, 86-87 pts

  • Color Red
  • Case Size 12
  • Bottle Size 750 ml

2013 Alain Burguet Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru

$500.00

Private order. Very limited.

"The 2013 Chambertin Clos de Bèze is a raw, powerful and unrestrained wine that is going to need time to fully come together. All the elements are present for that to happen. Dark, intense and vertical in this vintage, the Bèze nevertheless comes across as a bit more graceful and less overt than previous years, a reflection of where the Burguet brothers are taking the estate. Bright veins of acidity add a kick of brightness on the finish." Antonio Galloni, 92-94 pts

  • Color Red
  • Reviewer Name Antonio Galloni
  • Reviewer Score 92-94
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750 ml