Press Review

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : A cooler aroma, slight lemon; fresh and juicy and more savoury mineral. On the palate some tension. It is zesty and fruity, but savoury and stoney too. And it has a breadth as well...this is a wine for a meal. “Yes,” says Michel “it’s very good with snails.”

 

Gilbert & Gaillard, Guide 2018 (tasted in 2016) : Light yellow. Refined, expressive floral and fruity nose with faint toast and a mineral sensation. Lovely fat, silky texture, freshness and savoury mineral and oak persistence on the palate. An ultra premium generic Burgundy. Note : 89/100. Gold medal

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A plump, juicy white, this has substance, displaying a core of peach and apple notes wrapped in baking spice flavors. There is a hint of tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 89 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : Very nice juicy fruit; quite sprightly. The fruit is red and zesty..it is lively on the finish. Light and crunchy tannins. Appetising.

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : Fresh and red and a touch of black fruit. High toned. Soft and fruity; plenty of red fruits, juicy and supple and energetic. Very nice forward fruity wine with sappy acidity at the end.

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A supple, juicy style, boasting cherry, currant, spice and licorice flavors. Intense and engaging, with a firm, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2022. 88 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : The aroma is deeper and denser. This is much stricter. Pure tense and straight. Clipped at the edges, much more mineral and vibrant...but also more channelled and tense...More potential, less easy going. I like the tight finish.

 

Gilbert & Gaillard, Guide 2018 : Attractive red hue with ruby highlights. Expressive nose with precise fruit and fine oak. Fleshy, delicious, red fruit-forward attack flowing into a beautiful full palate and sensation of freshness. An Hautes Côtes at the top end of the spectrum. Note : 90/100. Gold medal 90+

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : This is tight, fresh and long, with a silky texture and firm tannins coating the violet, berry and underbrush flavors. Best from 2018 through 2023. 90 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 :  The top soil is 1m deep - argile and the flint stones. This is deeper and richer and ‘stronger’ than the Vosne side NSG. It is quite compact and has a smoky dark note... colder in feel and a savoury cool sappiness on the finish. somewhat austere and certainly straight. “This cuvee ages very well” It is edgy. Score 16.25

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : Heavily toasted oak frames cherry, raspberry and spice flavors in this taut, linear red. Shows intensity, and the finish lingers with fruit, spice and graphite notes. Best from 2019 through 2033. 91 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : It is supple and smooth. A very Vosne style NSG. Soft and juicy dark fruit. Splashing and easy, but also very fresh. It is appetising and bright. A little rounded in the mid palate. The tannins are present and correct, supportive and twangy and fresh. Score 16

 

International Wine Challenge 2016 : Gold Medal.  Seductive black cherry on the nose, a broad palate of dense fruit with firm tannins with a fresh finish

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A powerful yet smooth red boasting black cherry, black currant, violet and mineral flavors, this is vibrant and focused, with a long aftertaste of stone and spice. Best from 2020 through 2032. 93 points

 

Gilbert & Gaillard, Guide 2018 (tasted in 2016) : Deep ruby with garnet shades. Nicely open nose showing a harmonious mix of red fruits and lightly spiced oak. Ample, full-bodied, generous and mellow palate. A mouth-filling Nuits, still under oak influence. Would benefit from a little more bottle time.  Note : 89/100. Gold medal

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : This has some seductive aromatics. Quite scented. plumptous and juicy. Elegant and appealing. It has a succulence and juiciness. Soft tannins, smooth texture. Summer fruits on the finish..which is fresh and just nicely long enough. “This is always a more approachable cuvee than the MSD”. Score 16.15

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A mix of floral, cherry, strawberry and spice flavors highlights this elegant, firmly structured red. Balanced and bright, with elements of fruit and spice echoing on the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 90 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : This is somewhat sumptuous on the attack. Very juicy and aromatic at first and then it tightens and the core is racy...tight and zesty and mineral and the tannins show a little more... there is a finesse and energy at the end. (this has just finished the MLF). Score 16.25

 

International Wine Challenge 2016 : Fragrant elegant nose with ripe bramble smoky oak. A huge concentration of ripe dark fruit, with elegant integration and a delicious long finish.

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A tight, crisp red, displaying ample generosity as it opens up. Offers ripe cherry, eucalyptus, vegetal and spice flavors. Smoky finish. Best from 2020 through 2033. 89 points

 

Bourgogne Aujourd’hui N°140, Avril 2018 : 14,5 / 20

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : A lifted pure aroma. Pure and rippling, silky and elegant...fine minerality and tension. It hits that treble note...pure and singing....salty finish. Love it. Score 16.5

 

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : This is elegant and lacy, with core cherry flavors accented by loads of spice notes, a mix of oak and whole cluster that lends sandalwood along with vanilla and toast tones. Lingering spicy aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2032.90 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : The aroma is pure and straight. Silky texture and so refined. It is sensual and yet reserved...it is elegant and finely wrought. It has just a lovely balance and harmony...a long and fluid and fresh finish. It has its own personality which is apart. Balance and texture. Score 18.65

Allen Meadows, 15 Janvier 2016, N°61 : Score : 89-92 - Drink : 2022+

International Wine Challenge 2016 : Gold Medal and Vosne Romanée Trophy. Deep red fruit- cranberry and raspberry with savoury intensity. Strawberry, cherry and rose notes, with crystalline quality and sensitively handled oak. This needs another 5 years and will give a delicious Vosne- Romanee 1er Cru with the extra age in the

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : Black cherry, spice and earth flavors are matched to a dense structure here, with concentration and subtle power building up to the finish. Drink now through 2024.

Gilbert & Gaillard, Guide 2018 (tasted in 2016) : Beautiful deep red. Racy nose displaying a delicate fusion of red berry fruits and fine oak. Very alluring presence on the palate combining fullness, finesse and ethereal character. A superb, harmonious and elegant wine, already very seductive. Gold standard. Note : 97/100. Gold medal 90+

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : Seductive for about 2 seconds and then it tightens in. Straight, clipped and much more austere. You sense the ripeness, there is density and my goodness it is compact and contained. The ‘richness’ is cold and channelled and the finish is long and more savoury. A more difficult wine right now, but with potential. Score 18.5. (Finished MLF 1 month ago)

Gérard Basset et Stephen Brook, Février 2016, Decanter : 95 points. Lovely sweet blackberry fruit, cured meat notes, a velvety texture and savoury finish. A wine of great charm that illustrates well how this estate punches above its weight. Drink 2018-2028

Allen Meadows, 15 Janvier 2016, N°61 : Score : 90-92 - Drink : 2024+

International Wine Challenge 2016 : Gold Medal. Intense perfume and dark berry cedery aromas. Beautiful dark fruit integration fine silky tannic concentration on palate. Complex with a great length on the finish

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A fluid, succulent red, featuring black cherry, black currant, licorice and spice flavors. Sophisticated and silky, with fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste of dark fruit and oak spice. Best from 2020 through 2033. 93 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : Dark fruits, brambles; succulent and juicy on the attack. A quite fleshy wine. Plenty of soft tannins. Ample middle. But darker and straighter on the finish. Touch of liquorice. Bit of a bite to the tannins, but an appetising, fresh bite after the lush fruit. it freshens at the end. Score 18

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : Floral, cherry, raspberry, spice and earth aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this well-defined, succulent red. A solid structure lends support and extends the lingering finish. Should come together nicely in a few years. Best from 2019 through 2035. 94 points

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015, The Burgundy Briefing N° 17 : An elegant expression of this terroir, supple, smooth and somewhat exuberant...very fruity. The juicy fruit covers the frame, but it is there behind...more muscle...it builds on the palate...it becomes larger in the mouth. But at the end fruity still. A more accessible Clos de Vougeot and I like it for being less burly and more elegant. Score 19

Allen Meadows, 15 Janvier 2016, N°61 : Score : 91-93 - Drink : 2026+

Wine Spectator, June 2017 : A broad, powerful version, whose cherry, currant, smoke, spice and earth aromas and flavors are supported by gripping tannins. Tightens up on the finish, where oak spice and green olive accents reign. Best from 2020 through 2033. 93 points

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