The 2017s are showing beautifully in most cases – considering it’s rather early in the elevage. Malo in most cases were finished very or fairly early, and reds are given the nature of the vintage made with a rather light hand – also making the wines easier to taste at this stage.
In my view it’s important to use a quite light hand on the 2017s – to keep the precious delicacy and freshness in the wines.
In May I tasted the following estates:
- Domaine des Croix
- Domaine Morey-Coffinet
- Joseph Drouhin
- Domaine Nicolas Faure
- Domaine Duroché
- Domaine Y. Clerget
- Domaine Julien
- Domaine Domaine Jean Chartron
- Domaine Jean-Marc Millot
- Domaine Georges Noëllat
Lovely and pretty vintage … see the initial vintage report. Comments and notes from the tastings in early June will follow shortly.
Comments to the Domaine visits
Here are my initial comments to the different estates visited in late May.
The first visit was Chantereves – Monday morning, tasting the red and white 2017s with Guillaume Bott …
The tasting underlined all the trades of the vintage – pretty and attractive reds – wines for enjoyment .. transparent, detailed and delicious ..
At Chatereves the whites are a notch up quality wise, and the Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot is perhaps the most refined and detailed white I have tasted from Chantereves … and they have made quite many wines over the years – Chapeau!
Domaine des Croix
David Croix is the king of Beaune … with several very fine cuvées from the Beaune appellation. Hard to pick a favourite .. as it is with the Cortons.
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