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DOMAINE BERNARD MOREAU
The Domaine was badly hit in 2016, so much so that many of the 1er Crus were simple not made. The quality of what they did make is excellent. The 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie is a little on the tight side but give it a few years to blossom. The 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot is very well poised with some fantastic freshness.
2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Domaine Bernard Moreau
2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie Domaine Bernard Moreau
DOMAINE ANTOINE JOBARD
Antoine is making really lovely wines at the moment, powerful and concentrated and still elegant. No new oak was used on the 2016 Meursault 'Les Tillets' which really sharpens this up a treat. The 2016 Meursault 1er Cru Blagny comes from two plots, with the oldest at 70 years of age bringing excellent complexity. 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champgains is from very old vines, so old the yields are very small and Antoine might be forced to do some replanting shortly. A little bit richer than his Meursault but a stunning example nevertheless.
2016 Meursault 'Les Tillets' Domaine Antoine Jobard
2016 Meursault 1er Cru Blagny Domaine Antoine Jobard
2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champgains Domaine Antoine Jobard
A relative newcomer Philippe Pernot has been running his father-in-law’s estate for about 8 years. His father-in-law sold most of his grapes off, but thankfully Philippe wanted to make his own wine, and what a star he is fast becoming. We were blown away by the quality of the 2012 vintage and have bought his wines ever since. The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet is fresh and remarkably piercing. The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet is a little richer on the nose but still as crisp as a whistle.
2016 Puligny-Montrachet Domaine Pernot-Belicard
2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet Domaine Pernot-Belicard SOLD OUT
DOMAINE JACQUES-FRÉDÉRIC MUGNIER
Chambolle got hit by the frost worse than anybody, so Domaine Mugnier has had to make a special bottling of 1er Cru Les Plantes, which was planted back in 1968 and is often a component found in the Mugnier Chambolle Musigny. It also includes some declassified Grand Cru. Normally Mugnier would expect to make 25 barrels in 2016 he made 6. Destined to become a collector’s piece.
2016 Chambolle Musigny Trente Deux Domaine Mugnier
Domaine François Lamarche
Nicole made some lovely wines in 2016. She picked on the 10th September, which is a little later than normal, as she was looking to get the tannins a touch softer. 2016 Vosne-Romanée this year was tiny, really expressive and very elegant. 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru 'Les Chaumes is a little more perfumed and pronounced than the straight Vosne but clearly worth the step up. 2016 Clos de Vougeot is an exceptional wine, very elegant and pretty which is something you don’t often say about Clos de Vougeot. Well worth hanging onto to these for a number of years.
2016 Vosne-Romanée Domaine François Lamarche
2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru 'Les Chaumes Domaine François Lamarche
2016 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Domaine François Lamarche SOLD OUT
DOMAINE GEORGES NOËLLAT
Again another relative newcomer! It’s astonishing that Maxime Noëllat is onto his 7th vintage at 27 years of age. We first tasted his 2012 vintage and have bought as much of his wine as we could ever since. The 2016 Bourgogne Pinot Noir has plenty of rich fruit and very much in the house style of Domaine Georges Noëllat and age-worthy as well. The 2016 Vosne-Romanée is made up of a few of the very best village sites and it really does ooze quality. His 2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes is from 40-year-old vines and is lovely and pure with hidden power. Finally we have Maxime’s 2016 Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Cras which is over on the Vosne-Romanée side and does have some of the more glossy Vosne characteristics but still plenty of the Nuits-St-Georges structure.
2016 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Domaine Georges Noëllat
2016 Vosne-Romanée Domaine Georges Noëllat
2016 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes Domaine Georges Noëllat
2016 Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Cras Domaine Georges Noëllat
DOMAINE STÉPHANE MAGNIEN
Another grower we have bought for a number of years. The wines of Morey-St-Denis are arguably some of our favourites. Morey-St-Denis of course have some great Grand Cru sites but at all levels the wines are so pretty and bright red fruited. Stéphane has a real touch for keeping the Morey-St-Denis style and this is why we adore his wines so much. That said Stéphane’s 2016 Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vigne is going to be a bit of a keeper but will well reward the patient. The 2016 Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Faconnieres is sited just below the Grand Cru of Clos De La Roche and what a magnificent site it is. A wine full of class and sophistication. The 2016 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers is from 60- year-old vines just below the mighty Bonnes Mares, so think of this as Grand Cru in all but name. His 2016 Chames Chambertin Grand Cru is another wine that is going to be one for keeping. Like all his wines Stéphane lets this one speak for itself, so you get a very pure expression of Morey-St-Denis and a very good one at that.
2016 Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vigne Domaine Stephane Magnien
2016 Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Faconnieres Domaine Stephane Magnien
2016 Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers Domaine Stephane Magnien
2016 Chames Chambertin Grand Cru Domaine Stephane Magnien
The buzz around these wines is really something. Amélie took over in 2013 and we have bought as much as we could since we first tasted her wines. Based in Fixin, she is a shining light for her appellation and all her attention is well deserved. 2016 Fixin is lovely and polished with great balance. 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne her lieu dit Clos des Chézeaux was badly damaged by frost, so it went into this, making a deep intense wine that is going to take a number of years to hit its peak.
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
2016 Fixin Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
Considered now to be one of the very best producers, Romain Taupenot makes all his wines with a lightness of touch and plenty of silky fruit. The 2016 Morey-St-Denis is very opulent and pronounced and very much benchmark stuff from Domaine Taupenot-Merme. Their 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air sits just above the Grand Cru Clos de Bèze, indeed it’s the only non-Grand Cru to share its border with the famous Grand Cru vineyard. The wine is very elegant with fine tannins and a wonderful future ahead of it. The 2016 Charmes-Chambertin is so feminine and polished – serious quality on show here. The 2016 Mazoyères-Chambertin is much more structured and will need longer to come round. The wait will be worth it as the Mazoyères-Chambertin will be a magnificent wine.
2016 Morey-St-Denis Domaine Taupenot-Merme
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air Domaine Taupenot-Merme
2016 Charmes-Charmbertin Grand Cru Domaine Taupenot-Merme
2016 Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru Domaine Taupenot-Merme
If you are interested in any of these wines please drop us a line and we shall give you the prices.
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