2014 Domaine Aurélien Verdet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" (Elsewhere $120) SKU #1304319


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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. Also planted in the 1960s, this vineyard is just below Les Damodes. It is distinctive for its ethereal, violet perfume on the nose and finish. The palate is elegant, yet dense. (Alex Pross, K&L Burgundy buyer)

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    This is everything that I want from great Burgundy. It is worth twice the price that we are asking for it, you have paid more for lesser wines. Sappy dark fruits, mineral notes, floral notes, cool earth and spice notes. It is expressive with subtle structure that pushes this wine acrossthe palate, like Boudots does, and moves onto a very long finish.
  • David Driscoll
    By: David Driscoll
    K&L Staff Member
    Wooooooooooooooooooooow...........good God. This the most legit Burgundy close out we've ever offered. This is rich, lush, complex, mouth-filling, delicious, mind-boggling good red Burgundy and when you look at what most producers charge for fruit from "Les Damodes," you'll begin to understand the scope of this deal. This is like getting an apartment in North Beach for $500K. And you can drink it now!
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    Shortly after opening this wine and allowing it to breathe I thought to myself-not showing a lot...then I came back to it a while later and was blown away. The complexity of this wine is quite impressive, tons of spice, white chocolate and fresh red berry notes are present on the multi-dimensional nose. The palate slowly unfurls to reveal complex notes of red cherry, spice, mineral and earth notes. The dusty tannins present themselves as all the components come together on the long, long finish. A cellar-worthy offering that will handsomely reward those with a bit of patience.
    Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2047
  • Dulcinea Gonzalez
    By: Dulcinea Gonzalez
    K&L Staff Member
    Dark and delicious with power and elegance. This pinot packs a punch with uber freshness and purity of dark berry fruit with layers of spice and earth. Still, this is early in it's development and will be well worth the investment. A super smart buy for the patient. Super Recommended!
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    I just sampled this fantastically structured Burgundy yesterday (22 June) and was extremely (and very pleasantly) surprised. I love Burgundy about as much as Champagne and am always more than a little happy to find a "newbie" that bowls me over. This is one of them. Brooding and tannic, with a firm structure of dark red (with some black) fruits. Nicely spicy, which adds complexity to the bigger fruit structure of this young beauty. I just loved the balance of fruit and tannin and spice that also comes with a bonus of a mineral driven finish. To drink now, decant, decant, decant. For you collectors, bury it in the cellar for a dozen or so years.
  • Sal Rodriguez
    By: Sal Rodriguez
    K&L Staff Member
    Intense wild berries, darkly expressive, with still plenty of fresh perfume like the Village wines have. If you want to try a 1er Cru, this has to be it!! You're going to be dragged into the gravity of this deep, dark, and brooding Pinot. It's magically bright with red fruits, yet darkly rich at the same time. Kind of an anomaly. There's no shortage of new things to smell and taste as you come back for more. The tannins have a lovely balance and a remarkable persistence. Age-worthy, but if you can't wait, air this out for several hours and sit back and watch the magic happen. Cheers!
  • Philip Bohorfoush
    By: Philip Bohorfoush
    K&L Staff Member
    From northern section of Nuits St. Georges that is known for encompassing NSG’s sturdy character combined with Vosne’s elegance and finesse. Aux Boudots is known as the finest 1er Cru in the northern section of NSG and is a continuation of the regal Vosne-Romanée 1er cru ’Les Malconsorts’. Complex nose combining finesse and power. Deep notes of darker wild berries, violets, anise, cardamom, and damp leaves that stretches out over the palate. Brooding and compact. Long decant or lay down for its serious potential. Don’t Miss!
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The Boudots is along with Suchots in Vosne Romanee, my favorite 1er Cru for red Burgundy. Unfortunately, it is no secret how good this filet next to Vosne Romanee Malconsorts is, and I cannot usually afford it. This Aurelien Verdet bottling is flat out one of the best deals in fine wine to come along since I have been at K&L... I bought half a case, and will have to drink beer instead of wine for more than a few nights to recoup my wine budget! This has the catnip like excitement of the best of red Burgundy, with the depth and power of the best Nuits St George as well as the classy elegance of top Vosne Romanee. I broke the piggy bank for this one- it is that good!
    Drink from 2017 to 2044
  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    K&L Staff Member
    All three Nuit St. Georges bottlings are packed with tremendous raw material but the "Aux Boudots" appears to be the most coiled and capable of exploding with complexity. Decanting today gives you a wine that is already layered and delicious but really just hinting at its full potential.
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine is packed full of pleasure. It has elegant and expressive fruit and has a full body . Layered and complex with dry red fruit flavors balanced out with delicious acidity, the 2014 Verdet Aux Boudots shows Burgundy at its best. It will be best if it has been decanted (that is how we tasted it) and will go best with food.


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