Francois will bottle this in July. 30% is raised in steel cuve with the remaining 70% in older barrels on their 2nd or 3rd year. There is a delicate feel to the perky, rich fruit which is full and nicely fleshy - impressive, joyful stuff. Sappy and fragrant, hedgerow berries, cherry, damson with a touch of spice (black pepper). Lovely bright fruit on the palate, ripe but fresh, nice concentration, very drinkable now, delicious. L&S (Nov 2014)
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A ripe, fresh and cool nose offers up notes of dark cherry, raspberry and plum, all of which is trimmed in an earthy nuance. There is good concentration to the nicely rich flavors that possess excellent depth and length in the context of what is typical for the genre, all wrapped in a finish that displays on a hint of rusticity. This is a really lovely effort for what it is and worth a look. 2017+ Rating: 87 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2015)
Rating: 89 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com(Jan 2015)
Domaine François Raquillet
François took over the running of this estate from his father, Jean, in 1990, with his wife Emmanuelle. Records show that the same family have made wine in Mercurey since the 1600s, and Francois is the eleventh generation.
With eleven hectares under vine, François has substantially reduced yields, introduced higher quality oak barrels (up to 50% new wood for the Premiers Crus) and significantly increased the quality of wines made at this domaine. François explains he tries to avoid over-extraction at all costs - his one aim is to deliver the beautifully pure fruit profile he gets out of the old vines - this he does with great success. It is a wonderfully transparent style - combined with good mid-palate weight.
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