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

Hubert Lignier

Trilogie Morey-Saint-Denis Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
8.8

Moderately saturated bright medium red. Aromas of raspberry, mocha and spices are a bit dulled by a note of reduction. Broad and quite dry, offering classic Morey-Saint-Denis notes of strawberry, mocha and brown spices. Finishes spicy but a touch dry-edged. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 9 months ago

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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) — 8 months 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) — 8 months ago

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Domaine Forey Père & Fils

Vosne-Romanée Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
8.8

Sexy aromas of black raspberry, coffee and flowers. Suave and rather refined in the middle palate, showing more soil-driven saline minerality than fruit sweetness today but in an elegant style. The persistent, firm finish features smooth tannins and a spicy element. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 9 months ago

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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) — 9 months ago

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Domaine Denis Mortet

Mes Cinq Terroirs Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.0

Healthy medium red. Musky aromas of black cherry, smoke, mocha and sweet oak. A tightly coiled wine of moderate flesh, this village bottling offers nicely delineated flavors of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and earth complicated by a saline minerality that no doubt comes from the higher-altitude parcels that go into the blend. This very successful village wine should maintain its energy. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 9 months 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) — 9 months ago

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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Champans Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.2

Full red. Aromas of dark cherry, smoky minerals and sexy soil tones. Very sweet and broad on entry, then suave and nicely delineated in the mid-palate, displaying complex saline soil tones and cherry and dark berry fruit flavors. This savory Volnay finishes with building toothcoating tannins and terrific chocolatey length. Needs time, but this wine strikes me as more harmonious than the excellent 2013 version was at the same stage. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 9 months ago

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Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Delectable Wine
9.4

Bright, dark red: lovely Pinot color. Deep, highly nuanced nose combines raspberry, mocha, flinty minerality and complex soil tones. Plush, sexy and sweet but with a serious edge of acidity framing its intense strawberry, red raspberry, mineral and spice flavors. This compellingly chewy, full yet juicy wine finishes rich and very long, with serious late-arriving tannins and lingering perfume. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, Mar 2017) — 9 months 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) — 9 months ago

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