Press Review

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 :  Cherry and a touch of blackberry on the nose. It is juicy on the strike. Bright and fresh. More red fruit on the palate. Light tannins. Very peppy. Energetic finish. I like the fresh finish. Very attractive.

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 :  Slight ripe blackcurrant fruit on the nose with some savoury umami notes too. Soft texture onto the palate. Smooth and rather seductive and really somewhat plump for the Hautes Cotes. Good supporting freshness. Finishes on freshness and creamy texture. There is more depth and richness to the tannins than usual and more generosity. Lots of fruit too. Richer than the Bourgogne. This was the parcel that was 50% destroyed and actually it has benefited. Top notch.

 

 

Guide Hachette 2019 : 1 star

 

Jancis Robinson, 10th January 2018 :  Bright crimson. Fragrant and unforced. Very good attack and no sense of second best. Lots of punch and classical build in this wine made from ripe-enough fruit. Best  2020-2025. 16.5 points

 

Julia Harding, 10th January 2018 : Cask sample. Light to mid cherry. Fragrant like the Bourgogne Fontaine but more oaky and creamy on the palate. But again a deliciously complete wine with al dente tannins. Best 2019-2023. 16 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 :  Higher tone aroma. It is lively and fresh and mineral. A pure and zesty palate. There is a very appealing sweetness to the forrest fruit... a lively combination of sweetness and acidity. The tannins are really quite refined, ripe and finely grained. There is elegance here. It is lighter bodied, but intense and has a refined, slightly mineral finish. From 2020

 

Jancis Robinson, 10th January 2018 : Discreet nose. Lots of juice and appeal but/and a little fatter than the Vallons bottling. For those looking for a little more concentration. Best 2022-2027. 16+

 

Julia Harding, 10th January 2018 : Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Such pretty, sweet, red cherry on the nose. Cherry tart. Dry, tight and fresh, elegant and refined in texture and a little more savoury on the finish. Just a lovely, complete wine and well priced. Best 2019-2022. 16 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : A slightly smoky aroma, dark fruit, touch of blackberry. This is very fresh, straight, clipped at the edges. Slightly savoury with deep firm, tense, but ripe tannins. This has a good core. Quite concentrated, maybe because of the losses to frost. Good tension at the end..really has a sense of graphite minerality at the end. I like this a lot. Top notch village NSG. Score 16.5

 

Julia Harding, 10th January 2018 : Cask sample. Light to mid cherry red. A hint of attractive smoky reduction for now but still fragrant. Sour cherry on the palate, with a notable fruit depth on the mid palate but with just as much freshness as the two slightly lighter wines just tasted (Au Vallons and Fontaine St-Martin). Tannins are more chewy and the fruit a little less sweet. A better bet for the table. Best 2020-2026. 16 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : The cuvée of parcels on the Vosne side. Mix of deep red cherry fruit and some blueberry fruit. Juicy strike. It is open and energetic and has an easy harmony. Lighter bodied than the MSD for example, very fresh, piquant red peppercorn..more VR than NSG in style. It is pleasing. Score 16. From 2020

 

International Wine Challenge 2018 :  Little shutdown in youth but lovely concentration. Leather, dark cherry and peppery spice. Needs time to integrate. Silver medal. 92 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : This is juicy and succulent. Aromatic. Ripe summer fruits. It is alluring with sweet, ripe fruit. Good freshness too which comes through on the finish. Supple tannins. There is richness and structure with elegance here. Classic Vosne-Romanée. Score 16.5

 

Jancis Robinson, 10th January 2018 : Light ruby. Perfumed and seductive. Quite appealing already. Just needs the acidity to settle down a little. Lightly sandy tannins on the end... Best 2020-2030. 16,5 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : This is spicy and rich. Ripe generously full raspberry character. There are plentiful, thicker, richer tannins. There is plenty of white pepper on the palate and an aromatic note, but it’s not floral it is spicy. It is layered. This has a firm, quite bold structure and density. Rather powerful on the finish for a village wine. Score 16.65. Needs time. From 2022

 

International Wine Challenge 2018 : Scented, aromatic, youthful, red fruits and subtle pastry on the nose with well integrated oak, red cherry and bramble notes. Succulent tannins and impressive length. Gold medal . 96 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : Spicy aroma. Slightly exotic notes...hint of cardamon, ground coriander. Onto the palate it tastes rich and ripe. Ripe mulberry fruit, generous, spicy...touch of five spice..anise. It is really quite concentrated. The tannins are rich, with a slight soft burr to them..the acidity sits very neatly in the palate and the finish is aromatic and spicy. So very moreish... Score 16.5. From 2020

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : This is fruity - summer fruits on the nose. Smooth and seductive on the palate...slips across. It has volume and get it is so very elegant. Svelte tannins, texture of chamois leather and some very nice freshness to support this. It has a natural harmony and charm...long rather aromatic finish. Suave wine. Score 18.45

 

Julia Harding, 10 janvier 2018 : Cask sample. Light to mid crimson. Delicate yet somehow intense in its fruit fragrance. Firm but creamy tannin texture, deep and long and with freshness to the end. A hint of sour cranberry on the finish. Lovely. Best 2022-2030. 17 points

 

Jancis Robinson, 10th January 2018 : Fairly light crimson. Subtle, broad, somehow powdery nose. Quite fragrant and then some bright, orangey fruit with tension rather than concentration the dominant attribute. Casual and convincing for those who seek traditional burgundy. Lightly muscular – certainly not rich and heavy. Best 2025-2038. 17 points

 

International Wine Challenge 2018 : Spicy nose, lime stone and chalk. Savoury, quite lively tannins. Will be great in 5 years.  Silver medal. 93 points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : This has a firm and cool aroma. slightly smokey...quartzy. The palate is juicy on the strike, less reserved than the nose. It is vigorous, cold - the warmth of the dark cherry fruit contrasts with the cold minerality and cold acidity here. I like the juxtaposition. Firm, ripe, the tannins are not as austere as they can be. The finish is long..here we step up a lot in length..very mineral. Score 18.65. Form 2023

 

International Wine Challenge 2018 : Beautiful, perfumed Burgundy. The aroma shows layers and layers of cherry and violet fruit. It's like a cat purring in your mouth too, Gorgeous, gentle velvety tannins latent power. Gold medal. 95 points

 

Julia Harding, 10 janvier 2018 : Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Hints of smoke and spice alongside the sweetness of cherry. Plenty of spice and a creamy oak overlay on the palate, with fruit at the core and smooth and compact tannins. Lovely harmony and proportions. Best 2022-2028. 16.5+ points

 

Jancis Robinson, 10th January 2018 : Mid crimson. Light nose with sweet, ripe red fruits – raspberries? Quite intense with more marked tannins than the village wine. You need patience to benefit from the premium over the village wine. Best 2026-2040. 16.5+ points

Sarah Marsh, The Burgundy Briefing, Autumne 2017 : Vignes-Rondes and Murgers. This is juicy and fulsome. Plentiful fruit on the nose and strike. Touch of liquorish to the tannins, also touch of anise. Good freshness. It is quite full and dense. At the moment the tannins are a touch robust maybe... and the finish is a touch burly. But it is NSG and quite succulent within this structure. Always takes a while to come around. Score 17.5

Sarah Marsh, Burgundy Briefing, Autumn 2017 : This has plentiful fruit on the nose. There is richness and density of fruit on the attack. Lovely generosity. Fruit saturation. It has a charm too. There is lively acidity. The structure is very good, but not too big. In fact there is a marked elegance. The frame draped in luscious fruit. The finish is long and fruity and sustained. 100% new oak, but soaks it up. Mostly Rousseau. Score 19.35. From 2023

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