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This year this seems not far behind the Perrières. Better than Laguiche? - Different. The point of sweetness again, just a point. Rich, lovely balance, complex sweetshop flavours, citrus, tangy acid balance. Lovely!
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Tasted blind. Deep gold. A more interesting nose than most, with light matchstick and some floral notes. Fully evolved and very savoury and appetising. Real drive and interest but should be drunk sooner rather than later. Very rewarding and appetising. This delivers! The favourite of the group of tasters. (From a tasting for the cellars of Buckingham Palace)
17.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Mar 2016)
This is dark and rather brooding. It has a firm gravely middle palate and grip. There is breadth and density without too much fat. A straight edged, masculine finish. A good example. Possibly Fine. From 2013.
Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing
Light nose and then firm structure. Difficult to see how this will evolve but it is very restrained at the moment.
16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
This is a little closed on the nose with faint touches of apple-blossom. The palate is well-balanced with good acidity, nice weight with a soft, harmonious finish with just a hint of ginger on the aftertaste. Fine.
86 Neal Martin, www.erobertparker.com
The nose is very fresh with citrus and apple tending to dominate the start of the palate. Towards the middle it feels richer with some ripe melon but the freshness shows towards the back giving a lighter feel to the finish.
89 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk
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Jean-François Germain runs this small domaine. The Chassagne vineyards came through his mother, a Pillot, and Jean-François is married to François Jobard's daughter, so they are quite intertwined with some of our other producers. In terms of winemaking the Germains are always happy to let nature take its course, and in the vineyards they follow as natural a system of viticulture as possible. These are concentrated, tightly wound wines from one of Burgundy's coldest cellars. Slow to develop, they show wonderful crystalline purity.
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