Lots of TNs can be found on the web in forums for wines from the "usual suspects" of Burgundy domaines. Arguably, even rare and so-called trophy producers such as Roumier, DRC, Leroy, Rousseau, et al are easier to read about than many more affordable, accessible, and readily "available" estates.
Let's take my beloved commune of Volnay as an example. Understandingly *deMontille, *Lafarge and D'Angerville get most of the attention from Burg drinkers but what about buying a bottle of Volnay from *Dublere, Leroux, Rossignol, or JM Bouley? TNs for such examples are few and far between...
Given the pricing on "premium" Burgs these days this trend is even more baffling to me!?
My point/question is the following: As an importer and wine enthusiast, I have been really excited about Champagne and Burgundy of late because these two regions, where some of the world's most expensive wines hail from, are bursting with dynamic young winemakers making stellar and affordable juice that really represent the "soul" (trying to avoid using the dreaded word T_r_o_r here) of their respective birthplace...
But who is drinking these wines??? Are they all being drunk locally in France or mostly in European countries, as they are not easily found on the shelves of most North American wine shops or restaurant wine lists. To my great disappointment, even great restaurants in the US, renowned and heralded for their excellent somms and wine programs, mostly feature "who's who" style lists which focus heavily on verticals from Lafon, Ramonet, Coche, etc.
Chablis is another case in point. There must be a zillion TNs on Fevre, Dauvissat and Raveneau...Who is drinking *Picq, *Dampt, Tribut, Servin, or Pinson???
Gevrey? Is there anything other than Fourrier out there to discover? No knock on the Domaine, as I like JM's wines quite a bit but what is up with this tunnel vision? Does anybody other than Ponsot make Clos de la Roche? Looking at online TNs, one wouldn't think so.
What gives enlightened Burgheads?
*I represent with much pride the starred estates in QC