The 2017 Savigny-les-Beaune Aux Fourneaux is showing quite elegantly. In the nose rose pethals, quite fruity and in many ways a classical Savigny. It's medium weight, pure and refined with quite some substance without loosing the Savigny "lightness". … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Pierre Maldant, Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru “Aux Fourneaux” 2017
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To the lovely 2017 vintage - charming and generous - with a delightfully refined expression. Jean-Pierre Maldant is one of the larger estates in Ladoix-Serrigny and is producing two Cortons as the top wines. This, the Corton Les Grandes Lolières … [Read more...] about Domaine Jean-Pierre Maldant, Corton Les Grandes Lolières 2017
The Domaine Ponsot Chapelle Clos de Vougeot 2002 is still somewhat backward. The nose is showing mainly dark fruits and a deep earthy minerality. On the palate quite intense and weighty fruit - deep and still rather youthful. A very fine Clos de … [Read more...] about Domaine Ponsot, Clos de Vougeot 2002
The Domaine Ponsot Chapelle Chambertin 1999 is beginning to show some mature notes - fruit is more organic and red starting to expand the complexity. The nose is lovely fine mixture of red and dark berries - delicate and showing a lovely generous red … [Read more...] about Domaine Ponsot, Chapelle Chambertin 1999
The 2016 Meursault Charmes from Laurent Ponsot is a delightful surprise to be honest - as the 2016 whites can be somewhat high on the concentration. I have not tasted many white Ponsots before, but this is text-book Meursault - fresh and vivid - no … [Read more...] about Laurent Ponsot, Meursault Charmes 2016
The 2016 Griotte Chambertin from Ponsot is a special wine. First and foremost this is the first vintage from the new Laurent Ponsot negotiant business and secondly this is rather a hedonistic bomb. The nose is crammed with sweet dark fruits - … [Read more...] about Laurent Ponsot, Griotte Chambertin “Cuvée du Saule” 2016
The William Fevre Chablis Bougros Côte Bouguerots 2010 is a tremendous Chablis from two steep plots at the foot of the Bougros vineyard. The nose is fresh but showing some matured limestone notes - hint of apple, crushed hazelnuts - a filigree yet … [Read more...] about William Fevre, Chablis Bougros Côte Bouguerots 2010
The Clos de la Marechale 2013 is a lovely wine - surprisingly forward and drinkable - although still quite young. In the nose pure red and darker fruits and quite earthy minerality - openly knit and cool. On the palate quite intense fruit, with a … [Read more...] about Domaine J.-F. Mugnier, Nuits Clos de la Marechale 2013