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February 2013

2011 Burgundy Preview: A Cellar Full of Gems at Lucien Le Moine
Mounir Saouma's counter-culture winemaking ideology has paid off in 2011, with potentially classic Pinots and Chardonnays
Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:30pm ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

Today he tasted the 2011 lineup of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays at Lucien Le Moine. Here are his scores and tasting notes.


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2011 Burgundy Preview: Refinement and Balance at Bouchard Père & Fils
Christophe Bouchard's 2011 lineup of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays includes potential classics from Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Montrachet and more
Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:30am ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

Today he tasted the 2011 lineup of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays at Bouchard Père & Fils. Here are his scores and tasting notes.


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2011 Burgundy Preview: Expressing DRC
The lineup of 2011s at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is very expressive and easy drinking
Posted: Feb 7, 2013 11:00am ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

Today he tasted the 2011 lineup at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti with Aubert de Villaine. Here are his scores and tasting notes.


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2011 Burgundy Preview: Nuit et Jour
Exploring Nuits-St.-Georges with Maison Bertrand Ambroise and Domaine Lécheneaut
Posted: Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

Today he explored Nuits-St.-Georges with Maison Bertrand Ambroise and Domaine Lécheneaut. Here are his scores and tasting notes.


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2011 Burgundy Preview: Elegance and Purity at Méo-Camuzet
Jean-Nicolas Méo's 2011 Pinot Noirs, from Echézaux, Vosne-Romanée, Richebourg and more, exhibit a rare combination of low alcohol and ripeness
Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:00am ET

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

The range of 2011s from Domaine Méo-Camuzet captures the purity and elegance of the vintage. They exhibit freshness, ripe fruit and tannins on slimmer, lighter-bodied frames due to lower alcohol levels. Here are my scores and notes.


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