Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

2014 and 2015 Bellene Burgundies
April 4, 2017



2014 Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Chardonnay VV 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2014 Roche de Bellene St-Aubin  $31 Net

Wine Advocate – “an attractive, quite peachy, nectarine-tinged bouquet with good definition. The palate is well balanced with crisp apple and pear notes, not a complex village Cru, but fresh and tensile, with a touch of salinity on the finish. Drink over the next 2-3 years”. 

2014 Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2014 Roche de Bellene Volnay VV    $45 Net

Jancis Robinson “Very appetising, comfortable nose. Lots of fruit and pleasure. Super charming. Long”

2014 Roche de Bellene Gevrey-Chambertin VV   $47 Net

Burghound “beautifully complex with its airy array of very pretty red berries, spice, earth and discreet violet and lilac wisps. The sleek and intense medium weight flavors possess a polished mouth feel while delivering solid length on the discreetly mineral-driven finale. This is an inviting Gevrey villages that should drink well early on if desired yet reward 5 to 8 years of cellaring too.”

2014 Domaine de Bellene Beaune 1er Cru ‘Les Grèves’   $73 Net

Burghound  “a background whisper of wood sets off ripe and fresh aromas that include pungent earth, black cherry and plum scents. There is excellent volume and mid-palate density supporting the discreetly mineral-inflected flavors that exhibit a mildly dry but not bitter finish.”.


also direct from Burgundy

2015 Roche de Bellene Vosne-Romanée VV   $94 Net

2015 Roche de Bellene Corton Grand Cru  $117 Net

2015 Domaine de Bellene Beaune ‘Cuvée du Cinquantenaire’  $96 Net

2014s will arrive later this week; 2015s in mid summer


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