The 2014 Red Burgundies

"During my nearly 100 cellar visits to taste red Burgundies in November and December, a number of growers opted to show me their finished 2014s before presenting their young 2015s—even though this goes against the common practice of showing barrel samples first. They were concerned that the ‘14s might appear tight or ungenerous following the plusher, sweeter ‘15s. They need not have worried: this is a lovely classic midweight vintage with real éclat—the sixth or seventh best of the past 25 years according to the Vinous vintage chart, and probably even better than that for Burgundy purists who gravitate toward wines with clear site character." -- Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, The 2014 Red Burgundies: Delicious Terroir-Driven Midweights

Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.3

Deep, dark red. Brooding, youthfully medicinal aromas of red cherry, dark berries, mocha and cocoa powder. Dense and tactile, with dark cherry, raspberry and spice flavors showing enough sweetness to support the wine's salty minerality. Finishes sappy, energetic, precise and very long, with substantial ripe tannins in need of cellaring. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux

Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
8.9

Bright, dark red. Slightly high-toned aromas of dark cherry, menthol, earth, leather and minerals; I might have guessed Nuits-Saint-Georges. Surprisingly supple and sweet in the mouth, offering considerable early appeal. Not especially complex but nicely full and satisfying. Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and lingering suggestions of leather and saline minerality. This wine was vinified with 40% whole clusters. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Domaine Georges Roumier

Clos de la Bussière Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.0

Bright dark red. Open-knit aromas of raspberry, brown spices and chocolate. Densely packed and velvety for the vintage and for the cru, with red berry, brown spice and iron flavors complemented by a salty quality. This rich, rather pliant 2014 finishes with excellent length and smooth tannins. While it should offer considerable early appeal, it also has the stuffing to age. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Domaine Anne Gros

Les Loachausses Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.1

Bright medium red. Reticent but very pure aromas of red cherry, spices and tobacco. Offers a lovely silky texture for the vintage, showing as much earth and tobacco character as red fruits and flowers. Not a particularly sweet style but distinctly fleshy in the context of the vintage. Its substantial tongue-dusting tannins call for patience but I could see starting to drink this wine at the same time as the Vosne villages. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Domaine Fourrier

Vieille Vigne Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.1

Moderately saturated medium red. Complex nose melds strawberry, flowers, game and mocha. Deeper than the Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Solon; brisk, salty and concentrated, offering considerable personality and sex appeal. This very sappy village wine shows excellent clarity and length, finishing with harmonious tannins. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Lucien Le Moine

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.6

Deep, bright medium red. Knockout nose combines dark raspberry, clove, licorice, white pepper, minerals and earth. Conveys incredible inner-mouth lift considering its thickness of texture and spicy intensity. Really spreads out to saturate the palate. Saline, superconcentrated, pungently mineral wine with a firm tannic spine, integrated acidity and extraordinary rising length and solidity. This is almost painful today... (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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John E Belcourt

John E Belcourt

Almost as good as WA Valley's best; which do speak... BTW: Northern Oregon. Enjoy!
Marna Davis

Marna Davis

Too expensive for me
Robert NNms

Robert NNms

Pas mal!

Domaine des Lambrays

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.2

Medium red. Highly complex, aromatic nose combines raspberry, underbrush, flowers and spices. Juicy, energetic and mineral-driven, if a bit youthfully imploded (and still affected by the bottling). Not a fat wine but with its flavors of red berries, mocha, earth and brown spices it's an essence of Morey-Saint-Denis. The acids and tannins are not at all aggressive, which should give this grand cru relatively early accessibility. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Olivier Bernstein

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Pinot Noir

Delectable Wine
9.5

Good dark red. Wild, highly complex nose combines dried rose, minerals, smoked meat, tobacco and a note of caramel. Plush and smooth yet with terrific flavor definition and a light touch to its flavors of red berries, spices and dried flowers. Offers outstanding breadth and restrained sweetness, with a late note of tart red berries perfuming and extending the finish. This is incredibly tasty right now but it's hard to believe that it won't go through a closed stage in the bottle. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Kaushal Ranpatabendige

Kaushal Ranpatabendige

Good dark red. Great after taste.

Domaine Bruno Clair

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.4

Medium red. Sexy scents of cranberry, dried flowers, dried herbs, pepper and spices. Wonderfully dense and sappy on the palate. In a cooler, more metallic style than the Clos de Bèze but with superb precision and energy. Harder to taste today but the wine's tactile palate-staining finish and uncanny energy suggest that it will be a real long-distance runner. Two-thirds of these vines were planted between 1965 and 1978 but the Clos de Bèze is older. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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Domaine Trapet Père & Fils

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
8.9

Moderately saturated medium red. Aromas of red berries and spices convey noteworthy soil complexity. Supple and dry on the palate, with redcurrant and spicy oak flavors leading to a suavely tannic finish. Distinctly saltier than the 2015 version. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 4 years ago

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