Gristly, gravelly nose with cox apples, fresh and a little bruised apple too. A little more oak presence, but in a very appealing and integrated way, and drinking well now – a hint of menthol, ground almonds, pineapple pastilles and creamy mouth feel. Lush finish, very long and tingling. Very smart.
We’ve been importing from this brilliant producer for 10 years. Based in the village of Fuissé, the domaine is run by Christophe, former young Burgundy winemaker of the year and his sister Sandrine. They’re one of the beacons of burgundy that is still good value, and helpfully, they only release the wines as they’re beginning to drink, so you can be sure of something delicious from the off. They have that aérien quality (a term that Burgundians usually reserve for reverential whispers about Puligny-Montrachet) in the way they seem to glide across the palate with lift not weight, the result of fine fruit concentration, deep-rooted old vines, very low residual sugar and a translatable sense of cool limestone from the soils on which the vines grow. These are some of the most loyally followed wines of all those we import.
FROM THE PRESS
“Eight vintages were tasted spanning 2010-2017 showcasing the nuances of flavour development and just how remarkably these wines age. Each displayed laser-sharp precision with citrus and stone fruit flavours alongside hazelnut and almond tones, baked pastry notes and mineral streaks. Some had a florality while others offered layers of baking spice. What stood out was the freshness as well as the complexity of aroma, taste and texture as the wines got older. The vintages 2012 and 2013 were particularly excellent offering such an array of characters but still so lively and vibrant.”Decanter Magazine