2017 Vincent Legou Hautes Bourgogne Côtes de Nuits 'Le Corton'

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Cuvée Price
2017 Vincent Legou Hautes Bourgogne Côtes de Nuits 'Le Corton'
$39.95
6 Pack Pricing ($33.33/btl; use code LEGGOMYLEGOU) $199.98

 Direct from domaine, the only availability worldwide.

We are absolutely thrilled to have more of the 2017 Legou 'Le Corton' to offer. It is an astonishingly fine Burgundy, and at its price point I wouldn't dream of a competitor. After visiting Vincent this last Fall it's abundantly clear that he lavishes attention on his Hautes-Côtes parcels, which indeed are those closest to the domaine, tucked high on the plateau behind Vosne. Grab this by the case while we have it... - Spencer

This wine of Legou’s really makes me rethink the Burgundy hierarchy.  The 'Le Corton' 2017 is such a beautiful wine that is so pleasurable but by no means is it simple.  It offers a beautiful floral nose of rose, and bright sour cherries and such strong chalky minerality. The tannins are soft and sleek, and the acid is so bright and lifted. HOME RUN! - Daniel

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Vincent Legou spent nearly a decade at Domaine de la Romanée Conti before charting out on his own in 2008. He has brought DRC‘s philosophy of late picking, whole cluster, and use of high-quality, stylishly integrated oak to his own wines.

Rather than Grand Cru monopoles, Legou is working with small parcels, many of which are sited off the proverbial beaten track. His wines are less orchestral than DRC‘s, and yet that pulsing energy and slick stylistic imprint of DRC remains lucidly felt. This Hautes Côtes will challenge assumptions about how dimensional and nuanced this appellation’s wines can be.  The wine has a beautifully clear purple fruit profile peppered with perfume and floral notes, the stems evident but unobtrusive. This is a wine to buy by-the-case for those seeking  a cheerful reminder that $40 can still carry you very, very far in Burgundy… - Jason

If you’ve been conditioned to think that Burgundy doesn’t offer great value or that a $40 Burgundy cannot be serious and pleasurable, then this is a perfectly delightful counter-example. I cannot, at this moment, think of a better bottle at this price point for those looking for aromatic expressiveness and complexity or for light-footed finely-structured palates. 

What is true of Burgundy is that it is complex and expansive, and helping to navigate this terrain and these cellars is something of a raison d’être for us at Somm Cellars. We are here to find great Burgundy at all price points. At sub-$40 in particular, voilà- the widely unknown producer Vincent Legou producing wines of preternatural class and the less than famous terroir of Hautes-Côtes de Nuits ‘Le Corton’ uniting to offer serious Burgundy you can drink by the case. 

The wine itself is a pale ruby in the glass with masses of compressed florals on the nose which can almost read as reduction at first, then the great pleasure of Vosne-spice transposed to where it can’t be yet is. The palate is lightweight with fine chalky tannins and bright acidity. A luminous and quietly symphonic wine. 

Cheers,

- Spencer


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