In this book, Clive Coates, a Master of Wine who has spent four decades of his distinguished career in Burgundy, shares his vast insider's knowledge of one of the world's most exciting, complex, and intractable wine regions. Personal rather than encyclopedic, and informed by Coates' unparalleled access to regular, extensive tastings, this book imparts the author's philosophy and expertise as to how best approach, appreciate, and discuss the wines of Burgundy. Coates updates and supplements the domaine profiles featured in his two previous books, Cote D'Or and The Wines of Burgundy with new in-depth assessments of specific vineyards. Divided into three sections - Vineyard Profiles, Domaine Profiles, and Vintage Assessments - My Favorite Burgundies considers the leading vineyards and today's top estates, and features detailed maps and a wealth of tasting notes that reflect how the wine develops as it ages. Enlivened by Coates' singular, firsthand knowledge and precise descriptions, this is an indispensable guide for amateur and professional enophiles alike.
Preface Part One - VINEYARD PROFILES Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatieres, 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Caillerets, 2007 Meursault, Les Genevrieres, 2008 Volnay, Les Santenots, 2005 Nuits-Saint-Georges, Les Saint-Georges, 2005 and 2006 Vosne-Romanee, Premier Cru Echezeaux and Grands Echezeaux Romanee-Saint-Vivant Richebourg Clos de Vougeot, 2005 Chanbolle-Musigny, Les Amoureuses, 2005 Bonnes-Mares Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos-Saint-Jacques, 2005, 2002 and 1999 Part Two - DOMAINE PROFILES The Hospices de Beaune Marquis d'Angerville Denis Bachelet Bonneau de Martray Sylvain Cathiard Bruno Clair Dujac Fourrier Jean-Noel Gagnard Grivot Anne Gros Michel Gros Comtes Lafon Lamarche Clos des Lambrays Leroy Vicomte de Liger-Belair Pousse d'Or Ponsot Ramonet Romanee-Conti Roty Roulot Armand Rousseau Clos de Tart De Vogue Part Three - VINTAGE ASSESSMENTS When To Drink Your Burgundy About the Assessments Chablis The Chablis Grands Crus Grands Crus, 2010 Grands Crus, 2009 Grands Crus, 2008 The Three Year On Tastings Savigny-Les-Beaune, Premier Cru, 2009 2009 Savigny-Les-Beaune, Premier Cru, 2008 2008 2007 2006 2005 The Ten Year On Tastings 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1995 1990 Part Four - OBSERVATIONS Premature Oxidation of White Burgundy Biodynamism So You Think Today's Burgundies are Brilliant? What Are Winemakers Doing About Global Warming?