I’ve now been here over five years (Todd, I believe the gift theme is Wood…) and am pretty sure we’ve never offered a Red Burgundy with a 90 point rating under $20, at least in my time. And this from the highly-touted, and immediately pleasurable, 2009 vintage!
The only catch – there are just 20 cases left of this vintage, and once folks get word of the deal we’re offering, I have a feeling it’ll be gone by mid-week. I’ve got my notes below, but if you want to act fast, reply to order before it disappears.
Cave des Vignerons de Buxy Mercurey Buissonnier 2009 - $16.99 net – reg. $24.99 – Save 29%!!! – 90 pts Wine Spectator
Average price for a 90 point Red Burgundy from 2009 – how about $74.27?!
I’d say this is the best price in the country… and it may well be… but I can’t even find another example online!
Spicy clove and cinnamon aromas, from a kiss of gentle oak-aging, jump from the glass. Like most of the ‘09’s I’ve sampled, there’s nothing shy here, a treat for those of us that want to experience Burgundy without having to cellar the wine for years.
The fruit is incredibly pure and focused, lots of red raspberry, cherry, and strawberry, and from vineyards 230-320 meters in altitude, planted in calcareous, loamy clay soils perfect for Pinot, there’s that marvelous bright acidity running throughout. Balancing the warm vintage’s ripe fruit and structure, you could drop this on ice for five minutes before serving and enjoy with a touch of chill. At this price, it’s a rare Red Burg you can make a picnic wine!
What sets this apart from any other Burgundy I’ve had at this price is the completeness of the package. On top of those toasty aromas, gorgeous fruit, and mineral acidity, there’s also a depth of earthiness here that screams terroir. Forest floor, tobacco, leather, and savory, meaty notes make this uniquely Burgundy, unlike Pinot grown anywhere else. Trouble is, you usually have to pay a premium for it.
The wines of Mercurey, a village in the Cote Chalonnaise section of Burgundy, were profiled in last month’s Wine Spectator as providing exceptional value, and resembling Cote de Nuits in their structure, density, and fruit profile. So, this is a bargain just because it’s Mercurey?
Not quite. Even in Mercury, the other two wines that scored 90 were $56 and $40 a bottle (and with a 1,200 total case production on the former, and only 50 cases imported for the latter). Even amongst its local peers, this baby stands in a class all its own.
Again, we’ve got access to up to 20 cases, please click here to order. This wine arrives Friday.
“Enticing aromas and flavors of raspberry, burning vine cuttings, underbrush and mineral mark this delicate red. Starts out supple, with fine tannins emerging on the finish. A smoky aftertaste lingers. Best from 2014 through 2022. 500 cases imported.” WS