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Two Great Values in Red Burgundy

2019 Domaines de la Tasse d’Or Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits + 2022 Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Cote d’Or
February 5, 2024


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Vineyard in Burgundy

Two red burgundies that show great value in different ways      


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2019 Domaines de la Tasse d’Or Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits

Usually, the wines from Burgundy’s Hautes Cotes, the plateau above the premium Cote d’Or, are thinner, lighter, and higher in acid than those lower down. We discovered one from the luscious 2019 vintage that has nice substance. The 2019 Tassee d’Or has medium weight and fullness. Although without a signature terroir, it has the weight and fullness of a Volnay or beaune. 

Nearly all our Wednesday tasters a few weeks ago loved it, and we sold out. With real burgnundian character, it’s an absolute pleasure to drink. It is now at its peak and should drink well for another year or two. It offers burgundy’s inimitable balance at a price as low as some less expensive pinot noirs from California or South America.

light fresh, juicy, rounded, full, savory; Mouth: smooth, clean, fine acid, full and fat, in the middle, with burgundian tension underneath clean mineral smooth on the finish; Very, Very Good Plus $24.99; Special Case, $19.99


To drink now but better in another year or two.

2022 Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Cote d’Or

Noted burgundy critic Jasper Morris says that 2022 is an excellent vintage for red burgundy all across the price range. (You can see his video HERE) The just-released 2022 Domaine Coillot Bourgogne Cote d’Or is a prime example .

Our customers have liked the Coillot Marsannays we have offered over several vintages since the 2015. This wine is a step up in character. This wine comes from the flatter part of Gevrey that can only be called Bourgogne. Nonetheless, It echoes Gevrey’s characteristic high-toned acid- limestone in a nicely ripe and fully rounded Bourgogne. With a lengthy decant, you can drink it now, but give it a year or two to fully develop into a wine that might merit a better rating than I have given it. 

Aroma: reserved, heady and round clean, a touch of earth echoes Gevrey; Mouth: clean, good depth, good cut a la Gevrey, a bit of grit, dark fruit, fine acid, deep, good length; Very Very Good Plus $35; Case, $29.99


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