First impression of the Maire, Beaune Clos de Maire 1959 (served blind) – This is not Burgundy!. Both the bouquet and the palate had some elements not normally associated with pinot noir. Some bitter notes one normally finds outside burgundy and certainly not aromas I would expect from a pinot noir based wine. The wine was quite youthfull and even powerfull in a non Burgundian way – not indicating 100% pinot from 1959. Conclusion – this could not be pure pinot and while it’s quite fresh and drinkable, it lacks the complexity of the true and mature pinot noir. Fun to taste … and not a bad wine – but Burgundy sadly not.
(Drink Now) Average – 75p
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Maire et Fils, Beaune Clos de Maire 1959 November 3, 2011
- Old Burgundies of excellent, lesser and unknown repute It’s always a treat to taste old Burgundies, and this week I had the opportunity to taste three aged Burgundies at a light lunch with some good friends. On the table was a Chassagne-Montrachet 1992 from Moillard-Grivot, a Dujac Clos Saint-Denis 1976, and lastly a Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge from 1957 from a unknown negociant – Caves des ...