2012 Montagne Domaine Huguenot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
At the bottom of a combe, but just round the corner and out of the wind, facing due south. It is on a soft, friable, 'tuffeau'-like limestone which is almost chalk. Nicely ripe and opulent. Sunny, rich and full-bodied, really mouthfilling. L&S (Dec 2013)
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The Huguenots can trace their history in Marsannay and working in the vines back to 1789. Currently the domaine is run by Philippe. His father Jean-Louis expanded the domaine from five to twenty-two hectares (twelve in Marsannay, six in Fixin, and four in Gevrey) before handing over the reins. Philippe has taken the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010).
Clove, ripe cherry, strawberry - crunchy and tight and satisfying, with primary fruit flavour that is just starting to transform into something more earthy. Very promising. Drinking range: 2019 - 2029 Rating: 17 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jul 2017)
Rating: 91 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)
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