A lovely visit at Domaine des Croix … an “early” and fresh 2017s vintage in the glass.
David Croix is back at the home estate, after ending his work at Domaine Roulot – now focussing on the Beaune and Corton vineyards.
As always in focus ,, and ready to make the best and most of it – he has produced some delicious wines in 2017 – forward and ready to taste – with both high drinkability and potential.
The 2017s from Domaine des Croix
David Croix enjoyed a fine vintage and harvest in 2017 – and this translated into some charming and forward wines. The wines do have both more depth and vivid energy that initially expected – and as the summer began the wines have both fine character and definition.
They do not have the ultimate in concentration and longuelisvity .. but they do offer lovely drinking in what I would love to call ample time .. they will most certainly keep your time.
In short the des Croix wines bring a smile to your face …
The 2017s from Domaine des Croix
The style of the 2017 vintages really suits the terroirs of Domaine des Croix – Beaune, Aloxe-Corton and Corton – as the wines are forward and vivid in the best sense of the word.
Domaine des Croix, Bourgogne Rouges 2017
The Bourgogne rouges is forward and energetic, showing a extrovert character for this level. The fruit has a good volume and freshness – showing fine already. Could indicate a early bottling and a wine that will provide lovely drinking even early.
(Drink From 2019) – Good – (85 – 86p) – tasted 28/05/2018
Domaine des Croix, Beaune 2017
The Beaune is equally forward and extrovert showing the eloquent fruit of the vintage. In the bouquet is brimming with fruit – forward and perhaps more red fruit than the previous years. On the palate good density and intensity for the vintage.
(Drink From 2023) – Very Good – (87 – 88p) – tasted 28/05/2018
Domaine des Croix, Aloxe-Corton les Boutiéres 2017
The Aloxe-Corton is a bit more earthy and deeper in a mineral sense. A bit open and forward on the mid-palate offering a lovely generosity. Lovely tension and energy,
(Drink From 2024) – Very Good – (88 – 89p) – tasted 28/05/2018
And now to the impressive Beaune 1er cru lineup ..
Domaine des Croix, Beaune Cent Vigne 2017 village
The Beune Cent Vigne is one of the entry level Beaune at Croix. Not a light wine but a more light footed wine perhaps .. with a lovely airy feel in 2017. The bouquet have fresh fruit and iron notes. On the palate medium weight with a nice open style.
(Drink From 2024) – Very Good – (90 – 91p) – tasted 28/05/2018
Domaine des Croix, Beaune Tuvillain 2017
The Beaune Tuvillain has a darker and more serious note – and is more backward and somewhat closed currently. Slightly reductive with sweeter and darker fruit. On the palate deeper and more dense fruit – more closed and intense in a sense.
(Drink From 2025) – Very Good – (89 – 90p) – tasted 28/05/2018
Domaine des Croix, Beaune Bressandes 2017
The Beaune Bressandes is both vivid and delicate .. brimming with red fruit. It’s open and quite flamboyant offering as lovely mineral note and a gorgeous red fruit. On the palate deep red and dark fruit – intense and energetic – in the best way.
(Drink From 2025) – Fine – (91 – 92p) – tasted 28/05/2018
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