2014年のヴィンテージ

暑く乾いた気候に恵まれた春、ブドウ樹たちは例年よりも早く芽を吹き初め、3月末には快活に成長サイクルが始まりました。この良好なコンディションは6月末まで続き、早生の開花は6月第一週目に達成され、結実した小さな粒は日ごとに膨らみ、7月1日には房の原型が形成されるまでに至りました。その時の観測では、平均年と比べて2週間も早くブドウ樹の成長サイクルが進んでいました。

7月、8月はそれまでよりずっと涼しくなり、湿度も上がり、ブドウ樹の成長に歯止めがかかりました。

それでも、8月末から9月にかけて、晴れた日が続いて暑い太陽の光が豊かに差し込み、ブドウの果実はこの恩恵に浴して十分に熟してくれました。

私たちのドメーヌでは、9月15日に収穫を開始しました。10月1日にオート・コートで完了するまで、最高のコンディションで行うことができました。

2014年の天候の推移は2011年にそっくりで、その自然の成り行きから、出来たワインに類似性が見受けられます。色が濃く、完熟した果実から得られたタンニンは初期の段階からワインに溶け込み、酸がそれほど強くないため口の中に含んだときの印象が丸く、丹精なアロマが、テロワールの個性を際立たせています。

総合的に見れば、バランスのとれたヴィンテージということが言えるでしょう。若いうちから飲みやすく、それでいて10年くらい熟成できるポテンシャルを持ち合わせています。



Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

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.”


Guide 2018

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. 89/100 (tasted in 2016)


June 2017

A fleshy and juicy white, with substance that presents a heart of peach and apple notes wrapped in cooking aromas. There is a hint of tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 89 points


Gérard Basset – February 2016

Superb wine, showing a lovely mix of dried and orchard fruit, touches of spices, a lively texture and mineral finish. 90 points


International Wine Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal

The nose shows hints of fruit and sour dough bread. The palate has a juicy satsuma acidity on the finish with hints of buttered toast. A very attractive wine.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

From the parcel is the other side of the R74 in VR. Very nice juicy fruit; quite sprightly. The fruit is red and zesty..it is lively on the finish. Light and crunchy tannins. Appetising.

Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

Heavy reduction blocks an assessment of the nose. Otherwise there is good vibrancy to the delicious, round and detailed flavors that finish with a touch of tang that I suspect is more gas related than too much acidity. This should drink well almost immediately.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

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, Juin 2017

A supple and juicy style with flavors of cherry, cassis, spices and licorice. Intense and engaging, with a firm and enticing finish.. 88 points


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

An agreeably fresh and cool mix of earthy red berry, dark currant and floral hints leads to rich and fleshy flavors that culminate in a clean and slightly more complex finale. Here too there is a hint of tang but again I don’t believe that it is due to under ripeness.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

The aroma is deeper and denser. This is much stricter. Pure tense and straight. Clipped at the edges, much more mineral and vibrant…put also more channelled and tense…More potential, less easy going..I like the tight finish.


Guide 2018

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. 90/10 (tasted in 2016) – Gold Medal 90+


Wine Spectator, June 2017

It is tight, fresh and long, with a silky texture and firm tannins covering aromas of violets, berries and undergrowth. 90 points


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

Here the nose is airier and more elegant with its slightly more complex array of rose, violet and dark berry fruit that it trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is good vibrancy to the textured middle weight flavors that deliver equally good complexity on the saline-inflected finish.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Hiver 2015

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 Morey St Denis”. Score 16.15


Wine Spectator, June 2017

A blend of floral, cherry, strawberry and spice flavors underline this elegant and structured red wine. Balanced and bright, with notes of fruit and spices echoing on the long finish. 90 points


Gérard Basset – February 2016

Ripe cherry and blackberry with notes of cured meat and spices on a silky texture and savoury finish. A wine that will give enormous pleasure. 93/100


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

This too is highly expressive with its ripe and fresh combination of wood toast, tea, dark pinot fruit and an impressive array of spice elements. I like the refined palate feel of the medium-bodied flavors that possess a bit more volume if not necessarily more depth or length on the attractively textured finish where a touch of wood surfaces.


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Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

This is somewhat sumptuous on the attack..very juicy and 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 – Silver Medal

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, Juin 2017

Tight and crunchy, showing ample generosity as it opens. It offers flavors of ripe cherry, eucalyptus, spices. Smoky final note. 89 points


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

Reduction and wood toast make for a potent if unreadable nose. Once again there is a lovely mouth feel to the lightly mineral-inflected flavors that possess a satiny texture that continues onto the dusty, sappy and balanced finale that offers fine length if perhaps a bit less overall depth. This is very Chambolle in style and I really like the refreshing finish that makes you feel like having another sip.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

A blend of parcels between Vosne and NSG. 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, Juin 2017

A powerful and sweet red wine with flavors of black cherry, cassis, violet and mineral. It’s lively and concentrated, with a long stone and spice finish. 93 points


Guide 2018

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. 89/100


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

Noticeable if not dominant wood toast fights slightly with the earthy and sauvage-inflected dark berry fruit scents. There is a lovely sense of energy and freshness to the medium weight flavors that are not especially dense but they do possess both good balance and persistence on the mildly rustic finale. A competent villages.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

The top soil is 1m deep – agile 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 flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice in this tight, linear red wine. It shows intensity and the finish is prolonged by notes of fruit, spices and graphite. 91 points


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

Here too the pungent nose displays plenty of wood toast on the strongly reduced aromas. By contrast there is both good freshness and detail to the relatively sleek, even refined, medium-bodied and lightly mineral-suffused flavor that possess better overall depth and length on the nicely balanced finale.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Hiver 2015

2014 Red Tasting notes

A lifted pure aroma.. pure and rippling, silky and elegant…fine minerality and tension. It hits that trebble note…pure and singing….salty finish. Love it. Score 16.5


Wine Spectator, June 2017

It is elegant and racy, with basic flavors of cherry, accentuated by numerous notes of spice, mixed with oak, reminiscent of sandalwood, a touch of vanilla and toast. Long spicy finish. 90 points


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

The highly expressive nose consists of notes of wood toast and menthol along with cool red currant and violet scents. Here too there is an attractive mouth feel to the precise and even stonier middle weight flavors that possess a dusty, balanced and utterly delicious finish. Note that this should drink well young.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Hiver 2015

2014 Red Tasting notes

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. This is just 4 barrels together…and the parcels are 200m apart and the same altitude. Score 18.


Wine Spectator, Juin 2017

Floral, cherry, raspberry, spice and earth aromas and flavors characterize this well-defined succulent red wine. A solid structure supports and extends the lingering finish. Should be getting married in a few years. 94 points


Gérard Basset – February 2016

Black cherry nose with sweet spices, a velvety texture and a plummy finish.


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

A beautifully complex nose offers up notes of red and dark currant, game, earth, spice and subtle floral scents that are trimmed in more subtle oak nuances. There is excellent richness and mid- palate density to the full-bodied flavors that possess a firm and powerful but not especially rustic finale. Worth considering.


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Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

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, February 2016

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. 95 points


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 succulent and fluid red wine with flavors of black cherry, cassis, licorice and spices. Sophisticated and silky, with a beautiful harmony and a lingering aftertaste of black fruits and oak spices. 93 points.


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

A subtle but not invisible note of wood serves as a backdrop for the overtly spicy and quite floral aromas of lavender, lilac and violet that add breadth to the mostly dark berry fruit scents. There is excellent richness and volume to the suave and caressing medium weight flavors that brim with tannin-buffering dry extract, all wrapped in a fleshy if mildly austere finale that delivers very fine persistence. This is sufficiently structured to require at least a decade of bottle age.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016


Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015

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


Wine Spectator, Juin 2017

The flavors of black cherry, spice and earth are combined with a dense structure, with a subtle concentration and power developing until the end.


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.


Gérard Basset – Février 2016

Very scented black fruit also some wild spices and a silky texture with a savoury finish. 94 points


Guide 2018

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. 97/100


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016

Like several of the wines in the range the nose is a markedly pungent combination of wood toast and reduction that renders it impossible to assess. Otherwise there is a more refined mouth feel to the slightly less concentrated medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a velvety, dusty and palate coating finale that is a bit less structured.


Real Wine Guide N°55 – Autumn 2016

Sarah Marsh, Winter 2015 

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 Vougeots and I like it for being less burly and more elegant. score 19


Wine Spectator, June 2017

A large and powerful version, whose aromas and flavors of cherry, cassis, smoke, spices and earth are supported by striking tannins. Tight on the finish, where accents of spicy oak and green olive reign. 93 points


Gérard Basset – Février 2016

Very scented black fruit but also some wild spices and a silky texture with a savoury finish.. 94 points


Allen Meadows, 15/01/2016, Issue 61

A cool and restrained nose exhibits less obvious wood toast on the subtle mix of earth, plum and violet aromas. There is both good energy and lovely detail on the powerful and solidly constituted big-bodied flavors that possess a more refined mouth feel than usual while displaying very fine persistence and complexity on the saline-inflected and youthfully austere finale.