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BURGUNDY & CHABLIS

Burgundy has always fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. For every eulogising, life-changing proclamation from someone realising wine nirvana, there is some poor soul somewhere bashing their head in perplexity. At its best, Burgundy can provide the ultimate- the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, it can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.

For sure, Burgundy is not the region of choice for the unadventurous or risk averse! How then to navigate the minefield? Our advice has always been, and still is, to get to know the...

growers. It sounds like simple advice but with so many producers, from powerful négociant houses to the new breed of micro négociants, from large, historic estates to tiny family domaines, you need to know where to turn and who can be relied upon.

At Armit Wines we work with growers who we count amongst our friends who are by definition, people who won't let you down. These are personal contacts gleaned from years of visiting, talking, tasting and building relationships. Some friendships grow whilst others fade of course but the great ones endure: legendary, ground-breaking growers such as Anne-Claude Leflaive and Guillaume d'Angerville; superstars such as Pascal Lachaux, Christophe Roumier, Jean-Marc Roulot and the Raveneau brothers; under-appreciated talents such as Patrick Bize and Richard Fontaine.

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2011 Beaune Blanc 1er Cru Aigrots

Domaine Michel Lafarge

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Case 12 x 75cl £434.08
£505.18

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This is a breathtaking white from Lafarge and an excellent example of how good Beaune Blanc can be in the right hands. The clean, pure nose of crisp lemon and apple notes framed by a deep minerality tees up a fantastic palate. The interplay between the medium-bodied structure, crisp citrus acidity and green apple fruit proves captivating and the level...

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2011 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Chaumes

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

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Case 6 x 75cl £435.60

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Case of 3 £453.60

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Curiously, the Chaumes was the slowest wine to complete its malo and thus a stage or two behind in its aromatic development. Even so, this is clearly a confident, punchy wine, with floral top notes in evidence and also a tenor note of brown spices. Plenty of vigour and energy here too, it just needs a little while to fully...

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2011 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les Corvées Pagets

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

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Case 3 x 150cl £435.60

Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 £417.60

Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£69.60

Case of 12 £835.18

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A true, sturdy Nuits with a solid frame and a masculine, meaty character. There is a savoury, spicy edge to the fruit here and on the palate the wine moves with freedom, showing finesse and a lightness of touch. There is considerably more to come here, the wine clearly possessing excellent depth and requiring time to develop fully. Drink from...

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2011 Corton Rognet Grand Cru

Domaine Taupenot Merme

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Case 6 x 75cl £438.00

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An attractive, deeply flavoured wine from old vines grown on rocky soils which gives it an appealing smoky, mineral quality. Complex aromas with redcurrant and sweet forest fruit characters open out to reveal darker cherry, bramble and dried herb fruit notes. The palate is firm and quite grippy on the finish which balances complex, elegant fruit flavours and a hint...

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2003 Volnay Les Blanches

Domaine Darviot Perrin

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Case 12 x 75cl £439.78
£575.98

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2013 Vosne Romanée

Benjamin Leroux

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Case 12 x 75cl £449.68
£589.18

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2013 Vosne Romanée, Benjamin Leroux

Bottle 75cl £49.10 £37.47

2012 Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Blanc

Domaine de Montille

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Case 12 x 75cl £451.18

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This is a powerful, stirring wine, ripe and rounded in character. The exposure of the vineyard renders the decision on timing of harvest particularly important here and the retention of good balancing acidity suggests the team got this spot on. No new oak is used at all on this wine in an attempt to keep things as taut and pure...

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2011 Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Chaumes

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

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Case 3 x 150cl £453.60

Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 £435.60

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Curiously, the Chaumes was the slowest wine to complete its malo and thus a stage or two behind in its aromatic development. Even so, this is clearly a confident, punchy wine, with floral top notes in evidence and also a tenor note of brown spices. Plenty of vigour and energy here too, it just needs a little while to fully...

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2014 Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots Blanc

Domaine de Montille

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Case 12 x 75cl £457.18

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2008 Beaune Blanc 1er Cru Aigrots

Domaine Michel Lafarge

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Case 12 x 75cl £458.68
£601.18

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In contrast to the Meursault, this is a far more mineral wine with greater acidity and a long, fresh vital feel. On the palate, there is already the hint of considerable complexity and potential and this looks certain to be the most successful vintage of this relatively new addition to the cellar seen to date. Drink from 2012.

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2011 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Boudots

Domaine Verdet

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Case 12 x 75cl £463.18
£571.18

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A wine with sweet, pure, dark fruits on the nose with hints of wild herbs and spices. The palate is medium weight with good grip. Red berry and plum fruit characters are followed by darker damson notes and a hint of cedar spice on the finish. This is consistently one of Aurélien's most impressive wines. Drink from 2015.

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2012 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre

Maison de Montille

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Case 12 x 75cl £467.98

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With its tension and purity, noticeable levels of dry extract and its flinty aromas, this 2012 is a rather classic illustration of this great vineyard and the team see it in a very similar light to the excellent 2010, with perhaps just a little more concentration. Drink from 2015.

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