2012 1er Cru Crausot Domaine François Lumpp
Classy definition here, the same blackberry and currant, but something more, this wants to be drunk. Lovely and fresh - firm texture and acidity. L&S (Jan 2014)
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Domaine François Lumpp
François and Isabelle Lumpp own this impeccable 16 hectare estate in Givry, a region which is so often over looked by Burgundy lovers and yet which is capable of producing wines of exceptional quality as well as value. François is a passionate viticulturalist and places great emphasis on making the wine in the vineyard.
He aims to pick at 'just ripe' rather than into overripe, and wants to make bright wines which are developed rather than masked by their time in barrel. Making the best wines in Givry, by some stretch, if he were in any other part of Burgundy he would be heralded as a super-star.
The 2012 Givry 1er Cru Crausot appears to have a little more panache and ripeness on the nose compared to the Clos Jus, with a noticeable iodine scent. The palate is medium-bodied with a ripe entry, fine tannins, nicely judged acidity and a solid and quite structured finish (for a Mercurey.) Very focused and beautifully crafted, this is a delicious Givry that is succinctly crafted. Rating: 92-92 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com (Mar 2014)
Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)
Leathery, liquorice and black cherry. Lovely purity of flavour here; a great advert for looking to less prestigious appellations in expensive years to find satisfaction. Lovely clarity and classic earthy complexity. 2014-2025 Rating: 16.5+ Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2014)
A subtle touch of wood frames notably ripe but fresh aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis and spice elements. There is excellent richness and volume to the tension-filled and wonderfully textured middle weight flavors that are also supported by a phenolically mature tannic spine, all wrapped in a firm and very long finish that is just a bit more structured. Terrific quality. 2020+ Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Oct 2013)
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