93 Wine Spectator “Reveals bright cherry, black currant and mineral notes, backed by a firm, tactile structure. Sweet fruit, spice and smoke accents linger on the long finish. Best from 2017 through 2035.”

“This opens with noticeable if not completely dominant reduction as there is enough spiciness evident to suggest that the funk is not permanent. And extended aeration did manage to dissipate the reduction though I underscore that it required two days of air to accomplish this. There is a lovely energy to the attractively well-detailed medium-bodied flavors that exude a very fine minerality on the velvety finish that delivers fine depth and length. I would only advise buying this with the proviso that you intend to cellar it as it requires far too long in a decanter at this early stage to open it for dinner.” -Burghound

    Pinot Noir
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Who doesn’t love a good story of the pioneers of Burgundy? Aurelien Verdet’s lineage is just that! His father was one of the first biodynamic and organic producers in Burgundy, and when he retired in 2005 he left it all to his son, who was in his early 20s at the time. Fast forward to 2019, Aurélien is in his late 30s, owns 5.5 hectares of organically farmed vineyards, practices intelligent, gentle winemaking, and continues to spend most of his time in the vineyards. He produces genuinely exciting wines of great purity and personality that, in recent years, have proven to continue to gain confidence and complexity with age.

Same parcel used for Jadot, Dujac, Bouchard, and many others, this is some serious juice. This is wine that you buy, cellar, and pass onto your grandchild at their college graduation, 21st birthday, or another momentous celebration. That’s not saying you can’t drink it now but just remember that patience is a virtue and this is only going to get more incredible. Wet stone, menthol, cassis, and licorice are present along with a mid-palate weight, firm minerality, and harmonious finish. Cheers!