Selections from the CÔte de Beaune, CÔte Chalonnaise, and Chablis for 2010-2011

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The 2011 vintage in Burgundy was another winner. Total production was larger than 2010 but smaller than 2009, while the quality was outstanding and on a par with 2009. At this stage, the reds are showing purity of fruit, and many are already drinking well.  As usual, customers with the patience to cellar these wines for at least a couple of years will be generously rewarded. The 2011wines of Chablis were a bit lighter than the previous vintage, but they make up in elegance for what they may lack in power.

In this article, we review new releases from five top end producers in the Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, and Chablis, all imported by JAO Wine Imports of McLean VA.

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