2008 Alain Burguet Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $179.94 (reg. $294.94)
"... the synthesis of fruit, spice and minerality is exactly what great Burgundy is all about." - View from the Cellar
While the attention in Burgundy is laser focused on some pretty lovely recent vintages, now is the perfect time to score an outstanding deal on a ten-year-old grand cru at a price that can't be beat!
Domaine Alain Burguet is an under-the-radar family winery at the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin, and their 2008 Clos de Beze grand cru is a “tour de force” and a “brilliant wine” according to John Gilman. A decade past the vintage date, this 2008 is just now entering the early stages of a long drinking window and will be a sure hit with true Burgundy aficionados.
Burguet is well known for crafting what Clive Coates called “deliberate vins de garde” or ‘wines for keeping,’ and the estate is biodynamically farmed with meticulous cellar practices. Admired by critics for their portfolio of village wines, this rare grand cru bottling is a serious find. Clos de Beze is, Clive Coates writes, responsible for some of the “greatest wines in the world” and this bottling is a heady and complex expression of the storied cru.
Prices for Burguet's most recent bottlings of Clos de Beze bottling are all well north of $300 and will likely need some time before they're approachable. But, today you can grab this 2008 at a considerable discount compared to current releases, it won't need a ton of time to come around, and it's got considerably aging potential as well!
This is a rare treat for fans of Burgundy's most heralded vineyards, and as such there's really not much to go around, so act now to order. Cheers!