It's an embarrassment of riches here in the K&L Burgundy department right now. As if we weren't overloading your brain as is with the arrival of the delicious new 2015s, we just managed to put together a closeout deal with Diageo for the leftover 2014 Aurélien Verdet wines—serious reds from Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne Romanée, and Nuit St. George for half of what they should cost.
What's the catch?
Nothing! Just another major supplier finding that selling small allocations of niche wines in tiny increments isn't something they're especially excited to do. K&L, on the other hand? That's exactly what we specialize in, so a deal was struck. Aurélien Verdet is a young and exciting winemaker who comes from a family of vignerons and has continued to forage forward in the family business. His father was one of the pioneers organic farming in the region, a tradition that Aurélien has carried with him into his own vineyards. With prime real estate and a keen palate, his portfolio of wines has historically carried a price tag to match such quality, which is exactly what makes this deal quite exciting for us. Burgundy values are few and far between in this industry. But closeout pricing for high-quality, coveted, and drinkable expressions from a heralded producer?
You might want to pinch yourself. That's what we've been doing all morning.