Maison Harbour is a micro estate from Savigny les Beaune – but was visiting Copenhagen for the first time here in July.
Visitor in July was Nicholas Harbour who was showing great form during his short stay here in Denmark.
I have visited Maison Harbour two times within the last two years, and I yet felt the urge to re-visit the bottles yet again … to retaste these lovely and compelling whites.
These are indeed lovely wines … and I must say that while I sort of prefer the whites by a bit of a margin – the reds are however also quite beloved .. and are tasted in a separate article.
– lets go!
The style of Maison Harbour
The style here is light, rather elegant and without the roughest edges … – relatively light footed, lovely vigour and finely concentrated.
The wines of Domaine Harbour Summer 2018
I had the opportunity to taste five bottles of whites – from the vintages 2016 to 2013 .. all delightful to be honest.
Maison Harbour, Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015
The 2015 Bourgogne Chardonnay is showing a nice texture offering a amble note. It is clearly lacking the definition of the 2016 and the weight of the 2015s – yet it’s having a rich freshness at the more rich vintage. Good from the 2015 vintage – definitely drinkable.
(Drink from Now) – Good (85 – 86p) – Tasted 14/07/2018
Maison Harbour, Santenay 1. Gravieres Blanc 2016
A step up in freshness compared to the 2015, and with a more inherent acidity. On the palate more saline acidity – giving a more intensive acidity and profoundness. Quite a substantial wine – with a more vivid quality – drink well thanks!
(Drink from 2022) – Very Good+ (89 – 91p) – Tasted 14/07/2018
Maison Harbour, Meursault 1. Blagny Blanc 2015
The Meursault 1er cru Blagny is a relatively vivid and flamboyant wine with plenty fruit. It’s has plenty of substance and a rather muscular vivid fruity character. In reality it lacks a bit of freshness compared to the fresher and more vibrant 2013 – but showing quite a bit of energy. Dring well now .. perhaps rather than in years.
(Drink from Now) – Very Good (89 – 90p) – Tasted 14/07/2018
Maision Harbour, Chassagne-Montrachet 1-Cru Remilley 2015
The 2015 is a plearsure journey .. with the acidity running the effort currently. A lovely wine by all standards – yet a wine for now and not fore the years to come – drink over the next years.
(Drink from Now) – Good+ (88 – 89p) – Tasted 14/07/2018
Maision Habour, Chassagne-Montrachet 1. Cru Remilley 2013
The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet is a more robust and delightful wine – the 2013s are still showing plenty of vivid energy. On the palate fine stony mineral balance, and a lovely fruity intensity to match. A delightful glass .. robust it seems as the persistence is keeping it very well indeed. I do like this style at the moment …
(Drink from now) – Fine+ (91 – 92p) – Tasted 14/07/2018
Maision Harbour – the whites
The whites from Maison Harbour are delightful, and are showing very well indeed – and does provide what I would call “favourite drinking” .. meaning the style of whe whites are ample, forward and vidid.
I do recommended 2013, 2014, and 2016 … but also 2015 for early drinking.