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A Taste through Burgundy with Bertrand Ambroise

We head to Burgundy this week to taste through a lineup up of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from Nuits-Saint-Georges & Corton Grand Cru with Bertrand Ambroise. Maison Ambroise makes some awesome wines with personality. Here are a few kick butt wines we recently tasted.

2011 Ladoix 1er Cru “Les Gréchons”

I can only assume what makes this wine so special is its long 3-month fermentation journey it makes from its chalky soil existence to barrel and bottle. Serious complexity, balanced to the Nth degree and beautifully austere. Light hand on oak using larger casks (400-liter 70% new oak). If I could afford to drink this every day, I would. Drink through 2020. $48 Rating: Excellent

”Ladoix

2011 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru “Les Terres Blanches”

100% new French oak, buttery but the fruit still shines through. Fresh and blanced with and audacious acid finish. Bertrand informs us there was no cold stabilization because he didn’t want to strip the flavors from the wine. Creamy flavors, extremely complex apple and mineral. A beautifully make wine. Drink through 2020. $67 Rating: Excellent.

”Nuits

2008 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Nuits

A very pretty styel. Red fruits with an almost Ludens Wild Cherry Throat Drops (in a good way). Beuatifully integrated tannins, granular texture. $35 Rating: Very Good

”Bertrand

2010 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Nuits

Dark spices, ripe and rich style. Loads of ripe raspberries and cassis integrated with a nice earthy element; nice dusty finish. $44 Rating: Excellent

”Bertrand

2011 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Nuits

Wow, what a pretty dance. Nice velvety tannins, earthy, black fruit with a little red fruit as well. It is a very fresh style with young flavors. Organic farming. $52 Rating: Very Good

”Bertrand

2008 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune

Fruit forward and balanced, smooth texture. A very pretty style. $51 Rating: Very Good.

”Corton

2009 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France

This vintage produced high yields with a ripe and rich style loved by many with plenty of dark fruit and spice to go around. Slightly hollow in the mid-palate. $70 Rating: Very Good

”Corton

2011 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton Le Rognet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France

Very well balanced, 100% new French oak, extremely pretty with integrated tannins. Smooth and fresh. $83 Rating: Excellent

”Bertrand

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2 Responses to “A Taste through Burgundy with Bertrand Ambroise”

  1. Édouard says:

    I’ll take a bottle of each! Seriously, the Ambroise is really spectacular. I had an opportunity to try recent releases and they are exceptional. Next time you are in the region look me up and I’ll taste you through some great wines!

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