Day 2 of 2014 tastings … a fine day indeed … and I was really looking forward to taste the 2014s from Maxime Cheurlin at Domaine Georges Noëllat – one of the very bright young stars in Burgundy.
… and I was most certainly not disappointed!
Domaine Georges Noëllat 2014s
Maxime Cheurlin is only 24 and took over the estate in 2010, and the 2014s is only his fourth vintage at Domaine Georges Noëllat.
I tasted the 2013s from cask last year and have followed the wines since the 2011 vintage. While I really like the previous vintages made by Maxime I think the 2014 vintage represents a further step up in quality.
The 2014s are very delicate and transparent and the level of refinement is in my view unmatched by the previous vintages. The oak seems very well integrated in the wines, and the cool and juicy fruit is just so delicate and refined allowing a lovely expression of the different terroirs. Love the energy in the midpalate fruit.
The overall style is unchanged, but the level detail and focus seem to have improved with the 2014 vintage … truly impressive.
I would indeed be tempted to drink these wines very young, but they should be allowed to age for at least a couple of years on bottle to let the oak integrate, and preferably much longer to reach full maturity. Had a Vosne village 2012 at lunch after the tasting … if was young but drinking very well at La Cabotte in Nuits-Saint-Georges … hard work!
These are gorgeous wines … get some while you can!
Tasting notes will follow.