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Our liaison on a scouting mission through Burgundy had agreed to a brief tasting at his neighbor’s winery. We assumed this was a situation where the proprietor had heard there were buyers coming and the nature of our visit was a matter of courtesy. We had no reason to believe otherwise when we descended into the tasting cellar, a mostly haphazard collection of winemaking equipment and a floor comprised of wood chips and stand-up spit buckets. This was clearly not a space designed to impress guests. And then we tasted the wine…
We have visited countless cellars in Burgundy over the years, each with their own quirks and charms. Few have delivered the goods out of the gate like Domaine Cornu. What we thought was going to be a quick hello turned into a nearly two-hour session of tasting, spitting (and then not spitting) and negotiating allocations. You will be thrilled at this discovery, as these wines have never before been exported to the U.S. Get on them before the wine geeks and press do.
Current Offerings From Domaine Cornu:
2013 Domaine Cornu Corton Grand CruBing cherries, red fruits, violets, blueberries and incense sing in full-throated affirmation of why Corton is one of the legends of Burgundy....
2013 Domaine Cornu Pernand-Vergelesses, Cote de BeauneCranberries, red fruits and Asian spices give you all you can handle in the pleasure department....
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2014 Domaine Cornu Hautes-Côtes de Nuits BlancWhite Burgundy Giveaway Alert! This Chardonnay comes from Magny-lès-Villers, just west of...
2015 Domaine Cornu 'Le Rognet et Corton'Oh Lord, the gingerbread spice, the savory, meaty aromas! So ripe and succulent, why pay twice as much for a village wine from a big, overrated name...
2015 Domaine Cornu 'Les Clos de Magny' Côtes de NuitsEnticing aromas of surprisingly tropical elements like prickly pear and guava. Sweet-fruited. Cinnamon. Grab a sixer of this one...
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