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We have a small allocation of Pierre Morey's 2108s to offer alongside a number of equally interesting back-vintages. These are rare gems indeed. 

Pierre Morey is one of the great un-sung heroes of Burgundy. In a long tenure, he oversaw the magnificent stable of Domaine Leflaive wines during perhaps their most magnificent peak.
The wines released under his own name have always been something of a footnote by comparison and have remained in the shadows for many years as younger and more fashionable addresses 'arrive,' yet frequently fade from fashion just as fast. 
Recognition of his influence and achievement has been slow and curiously grudging among the cognoscenti, but his mastery cannot be denied by anyone who has extensive experience of the Domaine Leflaive, or indeed his own wines well-back into the 1980s.

Pierre Morey's wines appear under his own domaine name in very small quantties and also, in almost equally miniscule numbers as his negoce, Morey-Blanc. Both labels are equally good and are characterized by a purity of fruit and rich concentration but above all, their firm uncompromising backbone that has always set them up for long aging.

We recommend these wines highly.  Offered subject to availability for arrival in the Fall.

Batard Montrachet 2018, Pierre Morey
$495
per bottle
96-98 points Vinous Media: " The 2018 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru comprises three-and-a-half barrels this year. It has an absolutely killer bouquet of intense, mineral-rich citrus fruit that gains vigor with aeration. Wonderful delineation and precision here, with oyster shell and estuarine scents emerging with time. The palate is very well balanced, delivering a precise, intense entry and enormous depth and volume in the mouth, but with counterbalancing tension on a long, spicy finish that fans out wonderfully. Superb. (Drink between 2024-2055)" Neal Martin

Batard Montrachet 2017, Pierre Morey
$525
 per bottle
94-96+ points Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is extremely promising, unfurling in the glass with notes of Meyer lemon, confit citrus, pastry cream, blanched almonds, fresh mint and green apple. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and broad, with lovely amplitude and dimension at the core, considerable concentration and a long, intense finish. As followers of this domaine will know, Morey produces this wine from a parcel that touches Montrachet, toward the southern limit of the commune of Puligny."

Batard Montrachet 2016, Pierre Morey
$525
 per bottle
Not reviewed

Corton Charlemagne 2018, Morey-Blanc
$250
 per bottle
Not reviewed - very rare

Corton Charlemagne 2017, Morey-Blanc
$250
 per bottle
Not reviewed - very rare

Meursault Les Perrieres 2018, Pierre Morey
$225
 per bottle
94-96 points Vinous: "The 2018 Meursault Les Perrières 1er Cru, matured in around one-third new oak, underwent a slightly later malolactic than other cuvées, not finishing until early summer, though Anne Morey cannot explain why. It has an exquisite bouquet that translates the mineralité of this vineyard with style and panache. Prudent use of new oak allows the terroir to shine through from the glass. The palate is beautifully balanced with an intense opening, quite spicy and peppery, and razor-sharp definition. This Perrières has wonderful length and the aftertaste is extraordinarily long. Superb. (Drink between 2024-2050)" - Neal Martin

Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain 2018, Pierre Morey
$195
 per bottle
91-93 points Vinous: "The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Champ Gain 1er Cru debuted with this domaine in 2007 after the previous owner retired and offered Anne Morey the holding. It has a very concentrated bouquet, slightly petrolly at the moment, yet still well defined and focused. The palate is very well balanced and harmonious. Not a deep Puligny, but adorned with attractive orange pith, tangerine and nectarine toward the finish and then a light spicy aftertaste. This should offer 15–20 years of drinking pleasure. (Drink between 2022-2040)" - Neal Martin

Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain 2017, Pierre Morey
$195
 per bottle
91-93 points Burghound: "Here the nose is quite firmly reduced and revealing precious little today. More interesting are the intense and super-sleek middle weight flavors that also brim with an almost pungent minerality while delivering excellent depth and length on the saliva-inducing finish. (Drink starting 2027)" - Allen Meadows

Meursault Les Tessons 2018, Pierre Morey
$120 per bottle
91-93 Vinous Media: "The 2018 Meursault Les Tessons comes from a single parcel close to Jean-Marc Roulot’s. It has a very pure and very Meursault bouquet with all the leitmotifs one expects: grilled walnut, touches of almond and a little passion fruit. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. A subtle spiciness defines that finish, which offers just the right amount of salinity. Superb. (Drink between 2022-2040)." Neal Martin

Meursault Les Tessons 2015, Pierre Morey
$120 per bottle
90-92 points Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Meursault Le Tesson has a more extravagant bouquet when compared to the La Terre Blanche, with hints of menthol accompanying the citrus fruit and pineapple. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity that neatly offsets the generous guava and pineapple notes, leading to a very poised and energetic finish, with a long saline aftertaste." Neal Martin

Meursault, Pierre Morey 2018
$99 per bottle
90-92 points Vinous Media: "The 2018 Meursault Village is the usual blend of three parcels from Pellands, Chaumes de Narvaux and Forge. It has a very intense bouquet for a Village, the honeysuckle and orange pith aromas storming from the glass. The palate is likewise intense and brimming with energy, and quite spicy in the mouth, with hints of stem ginger and pineapple. Long on the finish, this Village Cru punches above its weight. (Drink between 2022-2040)" Neal Martin

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