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.