A friend of mine had dinner with a serious European wine collector who passed on his list of the best lesser known wines of Burgundy. This friend, not a serious wine drinker, passed it along to me and so I present it here, unedited, and unverified. Use it as you see fit.
In order of excellence:
1999 Ambroise Hospices de Beaune "Corton"
1999 Mugnier Musigny
1999 Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin
1999 Damoy Chambertin "Clos de Beze"
1999 Lamarche Grand Echezeaux
2001 Mugneret Ruchottes-Chambertin
2001 Herestztyn Clos Saint-Denis
1999 Bart Bonnes Mares
1999 Groffier Bonnes-Mares
1999 Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Vaucerain"
1999 Bocquenet Echezeaux
1999 Prieur Montrachet
2001 Vougeraie Le Clos Blanc de Vougeot
2001 Coffinet Batard-Montrachet
2001 Pillot Chevalier-Montrachet
2001 Michelot Meursault-Perrieres
2001 Bachelet-Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet "Caillerets"
2001 Clerc Bienvenues Batard-Montrachet
2001 Lamy Ciots-Batard-Montrachet
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