I’m back at CLF (Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot) to taste the 2021s, and my expectations are high. They always rise here if the vintage is on the vivid and cooler side, whereas vintages like 2018 can be challenging at this address, or should I say below the very high standard I expect and normally get from winemaker Thomas Colladot.
A family estate with fine terroirs
Coquard-Loison-Fleurot has been on quite a journey. A few years back, one could find wines from the domaine in Beaune’s local supermarkets. Additionally, quite a bit of the estate’s production was sold to negociants. Things have changed, however, and dramatically: The Coquard-Loison-Fleurot wines are now much sought after in most of the world.
Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot is a true Burgundian family estate. As the name suggests, the family tree has several branches, and therefore also many different vineyards.
The families are working together, with different generations participating in the vineyard and cellar work. They are cheerful, friendly vignerons.
The core people at the estate are Claire Fleurot, manager and head of sales, and the afore-mentioned winemaker, Thomas Colladot. They are both part of the family group, and are responsible for setting the pace at this iteration of Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot.
Tasting notes on the Coquard-Loison-Fleurot 2021s
Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot offers a fine line-up of lively and energetic wines from 2021.
Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot Bourgogne Rouge 2021
The Bourgogne Rouge is a nice introduction to the rest of the tasting. Fresh and vivid, it shows good acidity and gives a red-fruit impression. From Flagey-Echezeaux vineyards below the Clos de Vougeot, this is stylish. It won’t blow you away in amazement, but it will give you pleasure.
(Drink from 2022) – Good – (86-87p) – Tasted 14/12/2022 –
Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot Chambolle-Musigny 2021
The first Chambolle-Musigny is on the light-footed side, with expressive, mostly red fruit: wild strawberries and raspberries. It’s cool and has a clear mineral note, but it lacks the depth of previous vintages.
(Drink from 2025) – Very Good – (87-88p) – Tasted 14/12/2022
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Tasting Notes for this producer
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