My second visit at Domaine Y. Clerget … on a very hot June day in Pommard.
Thibaud was just coming from the vineyard, where the vines were growing like there was no tomorrow …
I was very exited to taste the 2016s after tasting the 2015s earlier this year. The 2015 vintage was the first for Thibaud Clerget – and the first vintage for the estate since the 2009s, as Thibauds father sold of the grapes to a negociant in the period 2010 to 2014.
I really liked the 2015s … but was this a one off? … could Thibaud repeat the succes?, and could he perhaps even improve the style and quality? – the questions were many.
It’s impossible to evaluate an estate after just one vintage – and even after two years one should be very careful. I do however feel that Thibaud Clerget have found something special in his wines … a lovely energy, a juicyness and a effortless drinkability for these appellations. The wines are vivacious and elegant and with a fine intensity and concentration – they are beautifully balanced in other words.
I do somehow think that the 2016 vintage suits Pommard and Volnay better than 2015 – the 2015s are bigger wines, but I do like the vibrant freshness the 2016 vintage has brought to the wines.
This is also the case at Domaine Y. Clerget – where a more delicate and refined side of Thibauds wines are brought forward. In other words … delightful 2016s from Domaine Y. Clerget!
The 2016s from Domaine Y. Clerget
The 2016s are cooler and more vibrant than the excellent 2015 made here.You need to login to read the recommendations. If you are not a subscriber, use the subscribe function and sign-up.