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Friday
Apr052013

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: 2010 Domaine Joseph Roty wines arrive

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

The extremely well-regarded wines from Philippe Roty of Domaine Joseph Roty have arrived, and are spectacularly good.

They are already here, ON THE WEB, and available at 1-800-247-5987, so I wanted to let you all know as soon as possible, since it was a somewhat short crop and I am unlikely to be able to get more of the top wines.

The Wines:

2010 Domaine J. Roty Bourgogne Rouge      $26.99

The winter frost of December 2009 was severe as temperatures descended to -20°C. We lost around 3,000 vines but that needs to be viewed against our normal loss rate of between 1,800 and 2,000 annually. So while we definitely lost more than I would like I don't think you can call it a catastrophe. The poor flowering and rampant incidence of shot berries however were much more significant in terms of yield. We were down between 30 and 40% relative to a normal crop. We began picking on the 25th of September and there was some sorting work necessary but not ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Bourgogne Rouge "Pressoniers"   $27.99

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding Top value! A gentle touch of wood sets off ripe and very fresh aromas of red berry fruit, earth and cassis. There is good richness and volume to the vibrant and textured middle weight flavors that are shaped by phenolically mature tannins and fine length where a trace of oak resurfaces. This is a serious Bourgogne that will age. Recommended." (1/2013)   K&L Notes: This comes from a parcel that was classified as Gevrey Chambertin, until 1994, and from vines of more than 40 years of age. 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Marsannay         $37.99

89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good bright red. Sappy aromas of red and black fruits. Juicy and precise, with bright acidity giving cut to the black cherry and spice flavors. Finishes long and perfumed. An excellent basic Marsannay bottling." (3/2013)  Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Moderate wood still allows the ripe aromas of black cherry, cassis and a hint of underbrush to show through. There is a lovely vibrancy to the cool and delicious flavors that possess solid depth and length in the context of the appellation. This should drink well early on if desired yet reward mid-term cellaring as well." (1/2013)   


2010 Domaine J. Roty Marsannay "Les Ouzeloy"    $41.99

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Black cherry, licorice and menthol on the nose and palate, lifted by a note of violet. Bright, minerally and gripping, with firm tannins that coat the teeth. Finishes with intriguing saline minerality and the structure to age. 90(+?) points" (3/2013)  89 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here the wood treatment is more discreet if not invisible as it outlines the otherwise ripe, pure and fresh aromas of red cherry liqueur and wet stone nuances. There is good volume to the very rich and concentrated flavors that possess plenty of extract that coats the mouth on the vibrant and  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Marsannay "Boivin" 43.99

90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! Again moderate oak surrounds bright and fresh red pinot fruit liqueur aromas that merge seamlessly into dense and serious medium weight flavors that culminate in a dusty, complex, balanced and long finish. This doesn't have the same sappy mouth feel of the Ouzeloy but there is more overall depth here." (1/2013)  90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(13.8% natural alcohol; Philippe Roty told me that he uses about 20% new oak to age his Marsannays): Good deep red. Reticent but pure and very fresh aromas of blackberry and menthol. Penetrating acidity intensifies the black fruit an  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Gevrey-Chambertin "La Brunelle"  $68.99

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Sexy aromas of black cherry, smoked meat, flowers and minerals. Concentrated, lush and deep; really spreads out to coat the palate with redcurrant and spice flavors. Nicely pliant for the vintage, showing no hard edges. Finishes with sophisticated tannins and excellent length." (3/2013)  90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! A notably ripe nose primarily evidences red cherry liqueur and warm earth aromas that are trimmed in enough wood to be noticeable without actually being invasive. The rich, round and agreeably textured medium weight flavors possess a slightly  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine P. Roty Gevrey-Chambertin "Champs Chenys" Vieilles Vignes  $69.95

89 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! A similar if somewhat more deeply pitched and riper nose complements the rich, full-bodied and tautly muscular flavors that are blessed with an abundance of palate coating dry extract before culminating in a tension-filled finish. There is a backend touch of wood that surfaces but there is sufficient concentration present that this should have no problem integrating it quickly. A very impressive villages that is well worth considering." (1/2013)  89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Redcurrant, violet and a whiff of smoke on the nose. Supple on entry, then tight in   ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru  $315.00  Limit of 1 per customer

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Moderate wood encloses a distinctly sauvage nose of spice, earth, underbrush and humus that add plenty of depth to the fresh and ripe wild red berry fruit aromas. There is both excellent volume and superb richness to the impressively concentrated and opulent yet very firm full-bodied flavors that possess outstanding length where an echo of the wood treatment from the nose arrives as well." (1/2013)  93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(Roty's three grand crus were aged in 90% new oak): Deep red-ruby, the darkest 2010 to this point. Superripe, almost decadent aromas of kirsch and smoke accen  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Griottes-Chambertin Grand Cru  $365.00 Limit of 1 per customer

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full ruby-red color. High-pitched aromas of cherry, flowers and smoky oak. Powerful and vibrant in the mouth, offering exceptional energy to its dark raspberry and flinty mineral flavors. Gripping, sharply delineated Griottes with an explosively perfumed, brisk, palate-staining finish. I would not be surprised if this shut down soon for a long sleep. 95(+?) points" (3/2013)  93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A wonderfully layered and ripe nose offers up notes of cassis, red currant and black cherry liqueur that precede the rich, generous and quite concentrated medium to full-bodied flav  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine J. Roty Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru "Très Vielles Vignes" : $399.95  Limit of 1 per customer

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Full, saturated medium ruby. Superb nuance and lift to the aromas of kirsch, violet, licorice pastille and crushed stone. Wonderfully sappy and alive in the mouth, with outstanding energy and tension to its dark fruit, floral and minerals flavors. Conveys a powerful impression of dry extract, not to mention an exhilarating balance of sweetness and acidity. Noble tannins coat every square millimeter of the palate on the building, vibrant aftertaste. A great vintage for this consistently outstanding bottling: this may yet merit an even higher score 12 or 15 years down the road. 96(+?) points (3/ 2013)

95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

There is just enough wood to be visible but it should be absorbed in short order. Interestingly, the aromatic profile is relatively similar to that of the Griotte, though this has significantly more depth and concentration to the full-bodied, powerful and explosive flavors that benefit greatly from the exceptional depth of material before culminating in a massively long and impeccably well-balanced finish. Sometimes the Roty Charmes displays its wood for years but the 2010 version appears as though it will eat it sooner than usual. In short, this is a stunner of a wine that clearly outclasses its two grands crus stable mates so if you can find it buy it. (1/ 2013)


 

 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

http://www.klwines.com

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com

 

Monday
Feb042013

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: Newly Arrived Drouhin-Laroze wines

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

The 2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze wines have just arrived.  This is a domaine that has really been on the rise recently, and is making very stylish and fascinating wines from some very old vineyards.  The 2010 crop was off a full 1/3 for this domaine, so supplies are extremely limited.

These wines are in-stock and available on the web, or by calling 800-247-5987.

The wines: 

2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Morey St. Denis $49.99 

88-90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A discreet to the point of mute nose leads to quite finely detailed middle weight flavors that possess a seductively silky mouth feel before culminating a firm, palate coating and balanced finish. Lovely and fashioned in a very understated style." (1/2012)   


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin $51.99 

88-91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A complex nose features red berry fruit plus herbal and floral notes along with plenty of Gevrey-style earth that continues onto the mineral-inflected, intense and relatively robust flavors. There is good verve to the complex, balanced and solidly persistent finish. A classic Gevrey built to reward medium-term cellaring." (1/2012)   


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambolle Musigny   $74.99

89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding Top value! A background hint of wood does not diminish the appeal of the pure and graceful ripe blue berry and red currant aromas that are, not surprisingly, completely different from those of the Gevrey 1ers. There is plenty of mineral influence to the lacy and beautifully well-detailed flavors that possess really lovely balance and persistence if only moderate depth. Still, this is a really lovely effort and textbook Chambolle." (1/2012)   K&L Notes: Mostly from 1er Cru Vineyards (80% Les Baudes and 20% Les Veroilles (village)) 


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Clos Prieur"  $79.95

90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "This offers another small step up in overall depth with a pretty and well-layered nose of both red and dark berry fruit aromas that are soil and underbrush-inflected. The rich, generous and mouth coating flavors are shaped by very fine tannins and a pure and silky texture, all wrapped in a firm, dusty and lingering finish. A wine of refinement and again, understatement." (1/2012)   


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Lavaut St. Jacques"  $81.99

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Structured, dense and packed with black fruits, this is complex wine. Yet with all of its ripeness, it offers a great line of freshness and a smoky wood flavor, with blackberry-like acidity on the finish. Age for five years or more." (11/2012)  91-93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Outstanding! Discreet notes of wood spice blend with ultra-fresh and airy red pinot and pungent mineral notes that also suffuse the intense, crystalline and stony medium-bodied flavors that possess a satiny mouth feel. The natural coolness of the terroir is very much in evidence as there is bracing but balanced acidi  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru  : $119.95

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A cool, pure and ultra-elegant nose of very fresh stone-infused wild and ever-so-slightly sauvage red currant and cherry aromas gives way to rich and solidly well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors that brim with both mineral and dry extract. This balanced, long and overtly austere effort is a classic Latricières and should age like one as well." (1/2012)   K&L Notes: One of teh domaine's oldest plot of vines, and it shows. 


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chapelle Chambertin Grand Cru  $119.95

91-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Here too there is a bit of wood spice framing the pure, complex and solidly ripe red currant, plum and soil-inflected aromas that precede rich, full-bodied and extract-rich flavors where the shaping tannins are forced to the background on the dusty and mouth coating finish. This is an exercise in harmony and proportion with impeccable balance on the sneaky long finish." (1/2012)   


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Clos Vougeot Grand Cru  $139.95

92-94 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A slightly riper blend of red and blue pinot fruit, violets and plenty of warm earth also suffuses the rich, full-bodied and very serious broad-shouldered flavors. This enjoys an abundance of tannin-buffering dry extract that confers a sappy texture to the driving, complex and hugely long finish. This is a first-rate example of this uneven appellation and well worth considering." (1/2012)   K&L Notes: From an extremely well-situated site high in the Clos, just below Grands Echezeaux. These are some of the domaine's oldest vines. 


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Bonnes Mare Grand Cru  : $145.00

92-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A reserved and openly taciturn nose reluctantly reveals notes of a cool and exceptionally fresh mélange of plum and red berries that are freely cut with stone and warm earth nuances. The mouth feel is unusually refined and while there is excellent size, weight and concentration to the large-scaled flavors, the tannins are quite fine though dense and it's clear that this markedly persistent and youthfully austere effort will require plenty of cellar time. Note that while it's a minor distinction, this is not quite as austere as the Latricières. In a word,  ... Read More » 


2010 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru  $179.95

93-95 points Allen Meadows - Burghound: "Don't Miss! A spicy, ripe, elegant and admirably pure nose offers up notes of anise, sandalwood and clove that add breadth to the floral, earth and stone-suffused aromas. There is the same superb breadth to the rich, intense and tension-filled full-bodied flavors that possess excellent power and drive on the seductively textured, muscular and classy finish. As good as the prior grands crus are, there is another dimension present here." (1/2012)  94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Powerful while still fruity, this shows acidity and notes of ripe black cherry and spice. Very structured and so  ... Read More » 


A Santé,

-Keith

 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

http://www.klwines.com

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com