2014 Domaine Aurelien Verdet Hautes Côtes de Nuits "Les Prieure" Rouge (Elsewhere $30) SKU #1304841


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K&L Notes

We're always looking for pricing that makes great Burgundy accessible to the masses, so when we saw these discounts we were intrigued. What made us truly excited was tasting the wines: they are serious, vineyard-first, expressive, age-worthy red Burgs that show the heights of the vintage. It is for this reason their list prices are among Burgundy's elite. Aurélien Verdet isn't a household name, but a parcel like this might just put him there, and quickly. Certified Biodynamic, Verdet crafts complex and no-compromise wines from some of Côte-de-Nuits finest sites. These are must-try wines for Burg enthusiasts and those looking to discover the region's true gems. Aurélien Verdet owns this outstanding vineyard, located on the south-facing slope behind the charming village of Arcenant, five miles west of Nuits-St-Georges. Planted in the 1970s, this vineyard’s soils consist of limestone and clay, with bands of rock about a foot below the surface that restrict vigor and ensure high quality. Le Prieuré Pinot Noir is reminiscent of a Nuits-St-Georges with an intensely aromatic, ripe-raspberry bouquet and concentrated palate.

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  • Sharon Kelly
    By: Sharon Kelly
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a crowd pleasing style that is beautifully aromatic and rich in dark fruits, earth and spice. Anyone who likes a bolder style of Pinot Noir without the opulence of hot climate fruit would enjoy this.
  • Dulcinea Gonzalez
    By: Dulcinea Gonzalez
    K&L Staff Member
    "Whoa!" That's what I said when I tasted this wine and learned about the crazy low price. Then, I immediately bought a few bottles. Alluring, smokey with notes of black cherry, this wine is layered with notes of black tea, spice and berries. My best advice to you is this, deals like this don't come around very often so take advantage while you can. Super Recommended!
  • Lilia McIntosh
    By: Lilia McIntosh
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a truly amazing value Burgundy and I will agree with my colleagues that I have never seen Hautes Cotes de Nuits Les Prieure of such quality and finesse at this price. To me this is classic Burgundy. It starts with bright juicy red cherry, but with time in decanter it opens up with earthy and savory flavors and aromas of dark cherry and black tea, acidity softens up and texture becomes silky and smooth. It's a quiet beauty that rewards those who wait.
  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    K&L Staff Member
    Easy drinking and awesomely priced, the spectator review says tart, but at this point it's totally softened up. While it may be easy to appreciate it ain't simple by any means. Splendid dark wild fruits, Marasca cherry, forest notes, and spice. Medium bodied with very easy soft tannins that keep you grabbin' the glass. Another stellar value from Verdet that's likely to have the most universal appeal in the batch.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    An amazing display of aromas for such an entry-level Burgundy: flowers, violets, cranberries and currants. On the palate the flavors are powerful and concentrated without any loss of expression. I never thought I would end up writing this, but for the money, this Burgundy may be the best Pinot Noir available in our store.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    As I said to my colleague Alex, when was the last time you saw a great bottle of Burgundy under twenty bucks that DIDN'T say "Bourgogne Rouge" on the label? I honestly can't remember. Burgundy isn't where I send people for great values. It's where I send customers in search of the sublime, but always with the expectation that they're going to pay for that luxury. In the case of this Verdet Cotes de Nuits, there's a whole lotta bang for your buck here. The wine has depth, layered complexity, and typicity for the appellation, all for under twenty bucks. I can't remember that last time I saw that in our Burgundy department and I certainly don't expect to see it again anytime soon.
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    Wine Value of the Year? Quite Possibly! Those of you who were shrewd enough to buy in on the first offering of Verdet wines would be wise again to snatch up by the case the 2014 Aurelien Verdet Hautes Cotes de Nuits "Les Prieure" Rouge. For Under $17 this is a screaming deal and easily drinks like a wine 3-4 times the price. Loaded with aromas of fresh-picked strawberries, rosemary and spice aromas the packed palate is a sensuous display of fresh berry and sappy red fruits. This is a great everyday drinking red Burgundy.
    Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2022


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