Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Philippe Pacalet

Precise Profound Burgundies and Rhones - Special Offer
October 22, 2022




Philippe Pacalet

Precise Profound Burgundies and Rhones

Special Offer



The Pacalets

Philippe and Monica Pacalet dropped into the store yesterday with a sampling of their current Burgundies, Rhones and Beaujolais. Both they and their wines were charming and down to earth.

 All the wines outperformed their appelations and were notable for their purity., finesse and precision. They were not flashy but were both textbook correct for their appelation and pleasurable in fruit. They stood out for their balance. All were excellent.

2020 Ladoix was surprisingly approachable. It nicely balanced the commune’s characteristic hard stone with a precise generous fruit. The 2020 Moulin a Vent was rich and restrained, with measured fruit layered over age-worthy tannins. A 2019. Pommard included some fruit from a village portion of Rugiens. It, too, had a subdued roundness over the village’s firm iron. The 2018 Gevrey Chambertin village was precise and elegant, with great potential for development.

Two whites were excellent also. The 2020 Condrieu was a different interpretation than most. Although unwooded, it was more creamy than pungent, a bit subdued, but quite satisfying. The. 2020 Puligny Montrachet. was a pure expression of the village, with a measured satisfaction as good as many others’ 1er crus.


2020 Chambolle-Musigny ler Cru Sentiers                          $262

2020 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru                                          $580

2019 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru                                           $510

2020 Cornas                                                                             $112

2019 Cornas Limited                                                               $110

2020 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru                                    $412

2019 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru                                     $380

2018 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru                                     $380

2020 Gevrey-Chambertin                                                       $114

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin                                                        $110

2018 Gevrey-Chambertin                                                       $110

2020 Ladoix ler Cru Les Joyeuses                                         $134

2020 Ladoix Rouge                                                                  $97

2020 Moulin-a-Vent                                                                $69

2019 Moulin-a-Vent                                                                $65

2020 Nuits St. Georges ler Cru Aux Argillas                        $177

2020 Nuits St. Georges ler Cru Aux Chaignots Limited     $180

2019 Nuits St. Georges ler Cru Aux Chaignots Limited     $170

2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges                                                      $119

2019 Nuits-Saint-Georges Limited                                        $115

2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges                                                      $115

2020 Pommard                                                                        $119

2019 Pommard                                                                         $115

2018 Pommard                                                                         $115

2020 Echezeaux Grand Cru                                                   $539

2019 Echezeaux Grand Cru Limited                                     $465



2020 Condrieu                                                                         $142

2019 Condrieu                                                                          $140

2020 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Limited                  $507

2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Limited                   $425

2020 Meursault                                                                        $145

2019 Meursault                                                                        $125

2018 Meursault                                                                        $125

2020 Puligny-Montrachet                                                      $159

2019 Puligny-Montrachet                                                       $140


We can offer these wines at special prices through next Friday.

All prices are net per bottle. Some wines are very limited


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com


           - Len Rothenberg




downtown on orders more than $75;

in Greater Boston on orders more than $199