2011 Burgundy Better than 10 and 9? Galloni thinks this wine is!
Hello Burgundy Fans,
The past few weeks have seen a whirl wind of news surrounding the 2011 Burgundy vintage. John Gilman at a View from the Cellar got things going with his issue release then Tanzer and the Burghound both released their new issues. Not to mention that Antonio Galloni at the Wine Advocate and Tanzer both already started to publish some white reviews in August and September 2012.
What has it all meant? The 2011 vintage is much, much better than was expected from the early days of the harvest. The wines have come together extremely nicely. From what I have tasted it appears that the whites are superb and will compete neck and neck with the tremendous whites of 2010.
The Burghound has yet to publish his 2011 white reviews but based on his initial take on the vintage as a whole with the red 2011s overall surpassing the quality of 2009 and a close second to 2010 the 2011 whites are bound to receive rave comments. Just look at what Tanzer and the Wine Advocate have already had to say on the 2011 Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere from Henri Boillot! Both reviewers feel the wine is a 93-95 on their 100 point scales and that the complexity, richness and lift in the wine really standout with Antonio Galloni giving the 2011 Clos de la Mouchere a nod over the 2010 vintage.
This wine is arriving at the end of February and today we are able to offer a pre-arrival price of $99 per bottle making this a very solid buy for an under $125 white Burgundy.
"Bright pale yellow. Subtly complex aromas of stone fruits, wild herbs, coffee, flowers and saline minerality. Creamy, classy and suave, with captivating flavors of caramel and beurre sale lifted by a brisk citrus element. Wonderfully dense, dry and uncompromising wine with superb lift and a very long, mounting finish...93-95." IWC 9/12.
2011 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere
A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from
Puligny Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France