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Burgundy 2022: new names to watch - Domaine P&L Borgeot & Joannès Violot-Guillemard

With the end of our Burgundy 2022 offers now in sight, I’m delighted to introduce a brace of new estates to our Singapore portfolio.

Domaine Pascal & Laurent Borgeot is in the little-known, yet achingly beautiful, village of Remigny.  This actually falls outside of the Cote d’Or – officially in the departement of Saone et Loire – yet they produce some delicious Puligny and Chassagne, plus great value Santenay.

Domaine Joannès Violot-Guillemard is in Pommard, currently enjoying a renaissance as global warming, modern farming techniques and contemporary winemaking combine to make some of Burgundy’s most exciting reds.  These are super-stylish, whole bunch influenced and perfumed wines.

Both domaines are in that key stage of transition when the younger generation emerges to take the lead.  Violot-Guillemard is at a more advanced stage in this process, as Joannés’ name is already on the label and his wines are winning big scores from critics including Jasper Morris MW and William Kelley.
The domaine is flourishing in the hands of Joannés Violot-Guillemard
– Jasper Morris MW / Inside Burgundy

Vincent Borgeot, Laurent’s son, is younger than Joannès but is a constant presence at his father’s side at tastings and is clearly assuming increased responsibility at the domaine.  You won’t find critics’ reviews of recent Borgeot vintages but watch this space – I know samples were delivered to Allen Meadows’ house last month…

Matthew Hemming MW


The Offer:
Offered en primeur, available ex-SG in late 2024.  Some wines may be subject to purchasing restrictions or allocation.


Domaine Pascal & Laurent Borgeot
Brothers Pascal and Laurent are 4th generation vignerons with the 5th generation, Laurent’s son Vincent, just emerging from the wings to take a role alongside his cousin Julie (Pascal’s daughter) who is already active on the winemaking side.  The wines here are sleek and stylish – the whites are not fat but lemony and floral.  I was not entirely surprised to learn that Laurent is close friends with Jean-Claude Ramonet and that did make me wonder about the source of Borgeot’s excellent Clos de la Boudriotte rouge…if I were a betting man I might wonder if the two pals exchange some fruit…

Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Beauregards 2022
$360 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $392.40)
This 1er Cru is on the northern side of Santenay, close to the border with Chassagne Montrachet.  Has aromas of citrus butter and hints of grilled nuts on the nose.  It floods the palate with orchard fruit, nicely accented and defined by a kick of acidity.  More hazelnuts on the back end and then mineral and slightly saline on the finish.  Makes a compelling case for the over-performing villages on the fringes of the Cote d’Or.
93/100 – Matthew Hemming MW

Puligny Montrachet Les Meix 2022
$570 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $621.30)
Les Meix is not a well-known lieux dit but it’s got a great location, just below Bienvenues Batard Montrachet and 1er Cru Les Pucelles.  The 2022 has very good fragrance and spice, followed by a palate with real substance and volume.  There is sweetness of blossom and ripe fruit, acid to balance, and a finish with a hint of orange blossom.  Has more Puligny spice and a refreshing bitterness on the long finish.  Very close to 1er Cru level.
93/100 – Matthew Hemming MW

Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Boudriotte 2022
$480 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $523.20)
Chassagne has a rich pedigree for red wines and their currently unfashionable status offers bargain hunters some outstanding options.  I love this vineyard in the hands of Ramonet, was very impressed by the Borgeot version, and bought it before learning of the friendship between the two men.
A twist of reduction brings some spice and minerality to the nose but much greater purity of red fruit that comes to dominate the palate.  Sweet and clean with a gentle grip from ripe tannins.  Crisp raspberry fruits come through on the mid-palate and leave a lingering scent, complemented by some black pepper spice, on the finish.
92/100 – Matthew Hemming MW



Domaine Joannès Violot-Guillemard
I first encountered this domaine during the Burgfest tasting.  The Pommard flights were showing particularly well but, for me, the Violot-Guillemard wines came from nowhere do out-shine some seriously well-regarded names.  We arranged to visit last December, tasting with Joannés’ father, and I was blown away by the wines: the best ‘new discovery’ I’ve made in Burgundy in a long time.  If you like vibrant, pure red Burgundy with the spice and floral perfume from lots of whole bunch fermentation, then these are for you.

Pommard En Brescul 2022
$570 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $621.300)
The village Pommard comes from the En Brescul vineyard.  Plump and fleshy fruit – dark cherries and plums.  Has a stem character, from the whole bunch fernemtation, on the attack: a brisk, briary, crunchy character.  That whole bunch seems to bring a vibrating core of energy to the mid-palate that is sustained through to a finish impressively long for a village wine.
89-91pts – Matthew Hemming MW

The 2022 Pommard En Brescul exhibits aromas of cherries, raspberries and plums complemented by floral top notes, followed by a medium-bodied, lively palate framed by powdery tannins and concluding with a saline finish.
89-90pts – William Kelley / The Wine Advocate

Pommard 1er Cru La Platiere 2022
$780 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $850.20)
La Platiere is a limestone terroir, with very thin soil and old vines from 1946.  The result is a wine of very fine texture and tannin.  Crisp berry fruit, bright acids and intense, mineral drive.  Really elegant and finesse-driven Pommard – gives the lie to the old model of intensely tannic, rustic Pommard
91-93+pts – Matthew Hemming MW

The 2022 Pommard 1er Cru La Platière offers up aromas of peonies, cherries, blood orange and sweet spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy palate that’s rich and youthfully structured, its powdery tannins asserting themselves on the discreetly firm finish.
90-92pts – William Kelley

Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots 2022
$960 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $1,046.40)
My favourite wine in the cellar.  It has such crystalline purity of fruit.  The stems support and frame this sweetness and spice, in the way that oak does in some other finely-crafted wines.  It floats, weightless, on the palate.  There are mineral elements, crunch and sweet red fruit.  Great harmony and poise.  Musk and powdered spice on the finish. So elegant and fine.
93-95pts – Matthew Hemming MW

A pinker edge to the crimson. Here the whole bunch strawberry is rather crisper than the Fremiers. Very intense fresh raspberry up front, and a raft of white pepper along with some tannin behind. This wine is still rather raw but with fine potential.
91-94pts – Jasper Morris MW

Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens 2022
$960 per case (1×6) OC (w/ GST $1,046.40)
Stunning, striking nose of Chinese spice, musk and red fruit.  Beautiful sweet, pure strawberry and raspberry fruit.  The drama of the nose doesn’t 100% translate through to the palate although there’s no lack of energy or tension.  Finishes savoury and punchy.
92-94pts – Matthew Hemming MW

This has been racked unlike the others. Clearly a bigger build here, still with some of the white pepper and spice. This has a majestic yet balanced wealth of fruit, full bodied, with a fine long finish. The various red berry fruits keep washing back. Super in this exuberant whole bunch style.
92-95pts – Jasper Morris MW


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Offer ends on Wednesday 6th March 2024 l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.72) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Orders to be collected/delivered within 3 months upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold​




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