Burgundy
 
Burgundy prices had already been under pressure before the recent spate of short vintages, particularly the near disastrous 2013 that puts more immediacy on rising prices. Burgundy has never been inexpensive per se, production levels and demand ensure this, though with some careful filtering it’s not impossible to find great values across the price spectrum. Backfilling with Burgundy is not usually a value play, but with the number of great vintages in the pipeline it is possible today. 2006,  2007 and 2008 have each been lost a bit amongst the hype afforded 2005 and 2009-2010. Careful backfilling in these vintages could still make sense, though the 2010 vintage is the best in years, it will require patience.   
 
2010 Frederic Esmonin Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur $25-$35 Inexpensive by Burgundy standards, this is a classic bottle of light, elegant, feminine Burgundy that will drink well over the medium term. 
 
2010 Pavelot Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Les Serpentier $35-$45 The Cote de Beaune remains the place for value conscious consumers of Burgundy. Pavelot packs some powerfully styled wines from this area and this bottling serves as a great introduction to the region and house style.
 
2010 Jadot Beaune Clos Ursules $50-$70 Another avenue to value in Burgundy is through the big negociants and Jadot is one of the best of these. Here we have a fabulous bottling, once again from Beaune and packed with rich, pure, lacy fruit. 
 
2010 Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Les Roncieres  $70-$80 While the Cote de Beaune is the home of great values, you can still find fabulous wines in the Cote de Nuits. Chevillon produces remarkable wines that still sell for fair price, and his Roncieres is a standout in 2010, rich, dark and age worthy. 
 
2010 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees $80-$110 Volnay is my favorite appellation in Burgundy, blending complexity, elegance, and vibrancy. This is a big wine full of black fruit and spice, but one that is already shutting down so buy it for the cellar and prepared to be wowed circa 2025!