A recent arrival, we have a few cases left of this rare Cote-Rotie from Burgaud. The wines from this address have become increasingly popular but still only make it to the US in small quantities. We have been following Burgaud for quite a few years, and it's one of the best price-quality buys for Cote-Rotie we have come across. Traditional wines made from nice parcels in Cote Blonde, the Cote-Rotie is worth checking out in a vintage like 2019.
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Bernard Burgaud is one of the old-school producers of Cote-Rotie with an incredible track record for long-lived and serious wines. It has been a few years since we have offered the wines from here. During that period importing of Burgaud to the USA completely stopped. Burgaud is a producer that is fantastic value for the region, with his peers asking for two or three times the price of his Cote-Rotie. Burgaud started in 1980 with a mere 2 hectares of vines and has doubled his holdings in recent years with some outstanding parcels in areas like Cote Blonde proper, Le Champin, and Moutonnes with vines going as far back as the 30s. The beauty here is Burgaud makes a single Cuvee and doesn't split holdings into multiple parcels, so all of that lovely old vine fruit from great terroir is jam-packed in this bottle. Winemaking is very traditional with whole cluster fermentation, minimal temperature control, and 15-month elevages in older wood. Always a wine that is praised by the Rhone expert John Livingstone-Learmonth and has some great notes from Decanter and Jeb Dunnuck. The 2019 Cote-Rotie from Burgaud is one of the best buys of the vintage for the Northern Rhone and is a must for fans of traditional wines from the region.
Jeb Dunnuck 93-95 points! "Closer in style to the 2018 than the 2017, the 2019 Cote Rotie is a big, rich, powerful Côte Rôtie that has loads of meaty, gamey black fruits, smoked herb, pepper, and chocolate-like aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, a round, layered texture, terrific tannins, and a great finish, it's a powerhouse yet traditional Côte Rôtie that will need 4-5 years to shed its baby fat yet evolve for 20+ years."
Decanter (Matt Walls) 94 points! "Very ripe, dark plum aromas with a touch of currant and cinnamon. It is dense and deep, with marked acidity for the vintage. A good sense of freshness, with some floral hints behind the ripe fruit. Not extracted, no heaviness – it's medium-bodied, but with impressive impact and detail. The wood is noticeable at this early stage, but it's well-judged and I think it will meld nicely into the wine with time. There’s precision, freshness and lightness of touch even though the fruit is very ripe. Impressive."