One of Aurelien's most vital wines, the Boudot is a fantastic example of this young winemaker's confidence and abilities. Drawing influence from both Nuits St. Georges minerality and being close to Malconsorts, some of that Vosne spice. For those that don't remember, Aurelien Verdet is one of our favorite discoveries we came across back in the 2015 vintage and, ever since, has been an incredible source for Red Burgundy. He's a younger producer who took over his father's vineyards in 2005, one of the pioneers of organic farming in Burgundy. Aurelien has 5.5 hectares of vines in some of the most sought-after villages of the Cote de Nuits, owning some of the plots and making farming agreements with others to expand his reach. The style of Verdet is traditional, focusing on vineyard transparency and the last few vintages we have tried from Aurelien show that he is only getting better and proving to be a great winemaker. Allen Meadows tasted the majority of the '19s giving the lesser wines some excellent, solid scores, which were some of the best wines from Verdet so far, but was unable to taste the Boudots for unknown reasons. With the other wines getting the scores they did, we have to assume the Boudots will also be an all-time best for Verdet. 2019 is a vintage not to miss for Aurelien Verdet, and we have the only bottles available in the USA right now.