2014 1er Cru Fonteny Domaine Huguenot
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
As so often this year the step up the Premier Cru sis marked. A deep richness. Dark fruit, sweetness and mass, a really pretty excitying premier Cru. Big with black fruit but good tension too. Drinking range: 2018 - L&S (Nov 2015)
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Subtle wood notes do not materially detract from the otherwise more elegant and slightly more complex aromas of dark currant, Gevrey-style earth, spice and underbrush. There is good vibrancy and richness to the more voluminous medium-bodied flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the focused, intense and delicious finale. While here too there is touch of acidity poking through at present, I suspect that as the flavors broaden it will integrate more completely. Drinking range: - 2022 Rating: 89-91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Jan 2016)
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).
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