Le Guide Hachette Des Vins, Fall 2011

Two more great reviews from Le Guide Hachette Des Vins (this time in the 2012 edition) for our 2008 Meursault and our 2008 Beaune ler cru.
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Le Guide Bettane & Desseauve Des Vins De France 2012, Fall 2011

Butterfield Wines first appearance in Le Guide Bettane & Desseauve Des Vins De France 2012 for our 2008 Meursault ler cru les Charmes.
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Le Guide Hachette Des Vins, Fall 2010

A starred review on our Butterfield 2007 ler cru from the 2011 edition of Le Hachette Des Vins.
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Bourgogne Aujourd’hui, October 2010

A favourable review on our Butterfield Meursault premier cru le Charmes from Vins et Art de Vivre Bourgogne.
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VIN Mat & Vänner, Summer 2010

Test your Swedish in this recent article about Butterfield Wine. The magazine kindly features our 2007 Meursault, 2007 Meursault Premier Cru Les Charmes, and the 2007 Beaune Premier Cru Rouge.
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At 3 pm Rolando Maya of Argentum Wine Imports picked me up to take me to The Boulevard Cafe on Harbord Street for a tasting of David Butterfield’s Burgundies. David is the son of George Butterfield of Butterfield & Robinson. He was one of the company’s guides in Beaune, where he decided he wanted to become a winemaker. David took a diploma course in 2001 and studied viticulture for two years, working with Pascal Marchand at Domaine de la Vougeraie. He spent six months in New Zealand with Villa Maria and returned to Burgundy to work with Frederic Cossard at Domaine de Chassorney and the following year in Volnay. In 2005 he began making wine under his own label from bought-in grapes. His father-in-law is Jacques Lardiere, the technical director at Louis Jadot, and his wife graduated top of her class in oenology. David’s wine labels feature a big black B.

Butterfield Chardonnay 2007: straw-coloured with a green tint; apple nose with lively acidity; crisp and fresh in the mouth, minerally, broad on the palate with good mouth feel and surprising length. (89+)

Butterfield Meursault 2007: straw-coloured with green highlights; minerally, lemony, nutty nose, beginning to develop barnyard notes; rich and full on the palate, well integrated oak; spicy orange, lemon and green apple flavours; great mouth feel. (90)

Butterfield Meursault les Charmes 2007: straw-coloured with green highlights; vanilla oak, apple, minerally, chestnut skin bouquet; fresh and lively, very focused with great energy. Hold for 3-5 years. (92)

Butterfield Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 2007: straw-coloured with a minerally, spicy apple and smoky nose; flavours of toasty orange and apple; firm and beautifully balanced; opulent and dry but still elegant with great length. Hold 4 years. (93)

Butterfield Pinot Noir 2007: ruby colour; mineral, cherry nose; light, clean, fruity flavour with a top note of violets; easy drinking and fresh with ripe tannins. (88)

Butterfield Pinot Noir 2006: ruby colour; earthy, cherry, mushroom nose; firm, well structured, dry and tight. (89)

Butterfield Beaune 2007: ruby colour; spicy, black raspberry nose with minerally mushroom notes; well balanced, firm and muscular with ripe tannins. (90)

Butterfield Corton 2006: light ruby colour; spicy, raspberry nose with minerality and violets; full on the palate belying its colour with a firm structure and a tannic lift on the finish. (91)
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Decanter Magazine, December 2009

Meursault 2007 – “Dynamic, oaky nose – harmonious and toasty. Lots of nutty, savoury flavours with enough fruit to support. Good acidity and poised fruit.”

Meursault ler Cru Les Charmes 2007 – “Good mineral edge, concentrated, intense, smoky fruit, powerful and structured. Very long, mineral, rich finish. From 2011.”
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