Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2017

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $200 in NY 16 BURGUNDY NEvER TOO LaTE TO faLL iN LOvE a viNTagE TO bE PROuD Of ThE 2015 buRguNDY REPORT it's not too late to fall in love with burgundy. in fact, with a number of good vintages that were widely skipped over by score chasers, we are presented with an opportunity to add bottles to our cellars that have already benefi ted from years of maturation. What's more, as the costs of new releases rise, many of the wines from 2011 through 2014 remain fairly priced. but be warned, a number of small vintages are on the horizon, which will push our favorite wines into the unobtainable. Luckily, Morrell has amassed a collection of burgundy's best to get us through. T he critics have all weighed in, and the greatness of the 2015 vintage in Burgundy has been confirmed. After a long string of difficult years and small vintages, we finally have a Burgundy vintage that appeals to a wide range of palates and is sure to not only please upon release, but also go many years in collectors' cellars. The 2015 vintage was one that any grower would be happy to repeat. It was far from worry-free, with unusually warm days, heat spikes and poorly-timed rain. However, producers have become accustomed to far worse, and Mother Nature blessed them with dry, moderating weather prior to harvest. Some producers had to rush ahead of late September rains, yet remained positive overall. The worry was ripeness and alcohol levels, but as we found in the finished wines, there's unexpected balance to 2015. An unfortunate result of the overwhelming praise that 2015 has received from the media are the price increases across the board. Burgundy's most allocated have become even harder to find, and the wines are already going for a premium. However, there has never been a time when more young and up-and-coming producers are performing at such a high level. It pays to look beyond the names you've come to know and experiment with the new generation in Burgundy, as these are sure to become the chased-after wines of tomorrow. ✦

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