Ladoix 1er Cru ‘Les Grechons et Foutrieres’ parcel: 1er Cru Grechons et Foutrieres
“ Moderately deep golden color. Traces of the exotic and of petrol serves as a ripe but fresh introduction to the solidly concentrated and rich middle weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality onto the clean, crisp and intense finale where a hint of butter arises. Note while this could easily be enjoyed now, I would actually suggest holding it for 2 to 3 years as I suspect this will become both more texturally more interesting as well as possibly adding more depth.” 89/2018+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64, Fall 2016
Hautes Cotes de Beaune ‘les Gueulottes’ parcel: les Gueulottes
“Vibrant, spiritual, and complex. Waves of candied lemons, with laser focus and purity, pears, and minerals”
Bourgogne Pinot Noir parcel: “Buisson”
“‘Deep red ruby colour, a delicate fragrance of small red fruits and framboise. Medium-bodied, yet silky smooth with light spice. Elegant”
Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru ‘les Charnieres’ parcel: 1er les Charnieres
“Light ruby. Scents of wild raspberry, earth and a touch of iron give way to lighter weight, round and attractively vibrant flavors that despite suppleness, do not lack for authority. All wrapped in a solidly complex, balanced and persistent finish. Certainly satisfying and the delivery is lovely”
- parcel towards 1er Cru il Vergelesses
- parcel towards les Lavieres 1er Cru
- parcel on map of Savigny les Beaune
Ladoix 1er Cru ‘La Micaude’ MONOPOLE parcel: la Micaude
La Micaude. A monopole owned by the family, first planted 1869.
“At the northern end of the Ladoix appellation, this small Premier Cru has produced a red-fruited wine shot through with acidity and spicy flavors. It is juicy, showing red cherries, raspberries bolstered with a layer of tannins. The wine is ready to drink, although it will age at least until 2023.” 90 Points. Wine Enthusiasts. Roger Voss, 12/16/2016
Pernard-Vergelesses parcel: ‘les Boutières
“Perfumed with pure red currant, plum and floral scents. A lovely sense of underlying tension to the seductively textured medium bodied flavors that are buttressed by a zesty minerality.”
Vosne-Romanee ‘aux Raviolles’ parcel: aux Raviolles
“Deep red, light purple in color. Floral and giving of slight underbrush. Lithe, yet forceful of expressive forward fruit which builds upon a velvety and coolness. The flavor holds very well on the palate, with mineral driven finish.
- parcel au Raviolles towards Richebourg
- Pierre-Francois in Vosne-Romanee parcel
- Map of Vosne-Romanee parcels
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru ‘la Coutiere’ parcel: 1er Cru la Coutieres, base of the Corton hill
“This is really quite pretty, if not especially complex with its green apple, foral and citrus-scented nose. There is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the well-detailed and soft mineral-inflected medium weight flavors that possess slightly better depth than the nose, all wrapped in a clean, dry, focused and lingering finish. This could easily be enjoyed now but I would suggest aging it for 2 to 3 years, first”. 89/2018+ Allen Meadows, Burghound Issue 64, Fall 2016
Saint Romain ‘au bas Poillange’ parcel: au bas Poillange
“Very powerful aromatics of lemon lime zest, apple, freshly crushed stones and white flowers. As it opens up, tropical fruit aromas emerge as well.”
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru parcel: En Charlemagne
“Discreet but not invisible wood frames agreeably fresh and cool aromas of green apple, pear and wet stone scents. There is good vibrancy to the delicious, round and plump flavors that possess an attractive texture though limited depth on the lightly stony and sneaky long finish. This is of course young and will undoubtedly add depth with a few years of bottle age but it is relatively simple at present and my rating offers the benefit of the doubt.” 90/2019+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64 Fall 2016
- parcel ‘en Charlemagne on the Pernand side of Corton
- parcel at “Pougets” on the Aloxe-Corton side of Corton
Corton ‘les Grand Lolieres’ Grand Cru parcel: Corton Grand Lolieres
“There is a subtle hint of crushed leaf to the airy and distinctly cool aromas of red and dark berry fruit, earth and spice wisps. I like the mouth feel of the delicious and mildly sauvage-inflected flavors that are not especially concentrated but do possess very fine depth on the ever-so-slightly dusty but not compact finale. This is one of those wines that isn’t quite 100% phenolically mature but it’s so close that the balance manages to hold in anyway. Moreover because the extraction regime was held in check there are no hard or angular edges and thus it could even be enjoyed now with the right foods.” 90/2020+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64, Fall 2016
Echezeaux Grand Cru parcel: En Orveaux
“Not surprisingly this required a good 30 minutes to really get rolling; moreover there is initially a touch of reduction present though it doesn’t last and eventually, if grudgingly, reveals a lovely nose of spice and various dark berry fruit aromas that include discreet plum hints along with just a trace of crushed green leaf. This leafy character can also be found on the medium weight flavors because even though there is reasonably good phenolic ripeness in the context of the vintage, there is a mild edginess due to the a touch of acid tang. Still, this is certainly pretty and even though the balance is not perfect, the complexity largely makes up for it.” 89/2019+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64, Fall 2016
“This producer, based in Ladoix-Serrigny in the Côte de Beaune also has a small parcel in this Grand Cru in Vosne-Romanée. Like all this producer’s wines it was fermented in open tanks before barrel aging. That gives an extra concentration to the ripe fruits and firm tannins. It is an opulent wine, juicy with black fruits and acidity. With its structure, it will certainly age further, so drink from 2019. 94 Points. Wine Enthusiasts, Roger Voss. 12/16/2016
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Parcel Quartier des Marei, planted 1963.
“With air as the nose becomes notably more deeply pitched with spice and earth nuances becoming much more apparent on the ripe and pure red pinot fruit aromas. This is one of those wines that is deceptive because it isn’t especially concentrated but the structure is well-integrated and thus it’s balanced” 90 Points! /2017+Burghound.
Corton-Renardes Grand Cru Parcel: Corton Renardes
“A classic Renardes nose speaks of spice, earth, cassis, plum and plenty of the sauvage that also extends to the rich, full-bodied and velvety flavors that possess excellent power and muscle that culminate in a focused, palate staining and impressive long finish.This serious effort should age extremely well and moreover, be well worth the investment of your patience”.