Federal Wine & Spirits

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2020 Pousse d’Or Offer

Very limited in quantities. All orders subject to confirmation. Arrival this month. All prices net.
October 14, 2022


2020 Pousse d’Or Offer


Tasting notes by Alan Meadows, Burghound. He labeled some 1er crus with a heart, meaning Outstanding. He does not do that for grand crus.


Santenay ler Cru ‘Clos de Tavannes’ This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and here it's enough to overshadow the underlying fruit. The delicious and vibrant lighter weight flavors also possess an appealing texture before concluding in a detailed and lightly stony finish where the only reproach is a touch of warmth.                                                                  $68

Volnay ler Cru ‘En Caillerets’ A wonderfully spicy nose offers up its aromas of both red and dark raspberry, violet and soft floral nuances. There is once again a lovely texture along with fine detail to the more refined middle weight flavors that deliver very good persistence on the youthfully austere and slightly grippy finale. $99

Volnay ler Cru ‘En Caillerets’ en Amphore Cool but ripe and spicy aromas include those of essence of black cherry, violet and exotic tea. The caressing, delicious and beautifully textured middle weight flavors possess a lovely mouthfeel along with ample minerality on the lingering and balanced finale. This too could use more depth, but more should reasonably develop if allowed at least a few years of bottle aging.. Outstanding                                                                                  $104

Volnay ler Cru ‘Clos de La Bousse d'Or’ The pure, super-elegant and airy nose displays its array of plum, red and dark currant, spice and pretty floral wisps. The notably finer if less powerful and muscular middle weight flavors also possess both lovely detail and punch, all wrapped in youthfully austere, balanced and highly persistent finish. Lovely. Outstanding              $113

Volnay ler Cru ‘Le Clos des 60 Ouvrees’  A spicy and relatively high-toned nose features notes of various red berries, plum and a hint of exotic tea. Once again there is a really lovely texture to the nicely tension-filled medium weight flavors that exude evident minerality on the curiously slightly sweet and mildly warm finale. This may better harmonize with a few years of bottle age but at present it's a bit awkward.     $117

Corton ‘Clos du Roi’ Grand Cru This is aromatically similar to the Bressandes but with sightly more evident sauvage elements. The equally sleek if not quite as dense medium weight flavors that possess a bit more minerality on the youthfully austere, sneaky long and well-balanced finale. This could also use better depth, but more should easily develop if given time.         $135


Cote de Nuits

Chambolle-Musigny  Bright ruby. The fresh, cool and expressive nose blends notes of spice, lavender and various ripe red berries. There is fine density to the delicious middle weight flavors that deliver fine persistence on the somewhat grippy finale. This will need at least a few years to round out.    $93

Chambolle-Musigny ler Cru ‘Les Feusselottes’ A slightly more elegant nose features notes of poached plum, black raspberry, violet and anise hints. There is a notably finer mouthfeel to the attractively textured medium weight flavors that conclude in a firmer and better-balanced finale where a touch of austerity slowly emerges.                                                                 $153

‘Bonnes-Mares’ Grand Cru Pretty if restrained aromas are comprised by notes of red and dark currant, newly turned earth, orange peel and a vague floral wisp. There is excellent detail and vibrancy to the delicious if not especially dense flavors that also possess a sophisticated texture, all wrapped in a youthfully austere, focused and powerful finale. This is quite firm and a wine that should easily be capable of reward 12 to 15 years of keeping.                                                                   $432  Very Limited


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