The village Rully is an assemblage of several parcels From Branges, Chataigneres and La Barre (very high - new to them in 2016) 20% New Wood. Toasty oak is more apparent here on nose and also on the palate for now. There is a good, taut creaminess. For the moment this is a quite tightly furled compared to the Cuvée selection - there is a firmish grip and a streak of Rose's lime cordial that is so appealing in young chardonnay. Needs a moment. L&S (Dec 2017)
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Cool and pure (as a mountain stream?!). Juicy and confident and very direct. Chalky finish. Finely etched. VGV Drinking range: 2019 - 2023 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2018)
Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson
Marie, named 'Young Winemaker of the Year' at the Hospices de Beaune as long ago as 2010, represents the third generation of Jacquesons to be making wine here. She was joined at the domaine by her brother Pierre in 2015. Her grandfather Henri started off in 1946 with a small parcel of Aligoté. Henri was quite a pioneer at a time when Rully was not well-known, the vineyards having been substantially abandoned after the first world war. Paul, Henri's son and father of the current generation, was responsible for the drive to quality which gained the domaine its reputation. He still active in support of his children.
The domaine consists now of 13 hectares of vines, mostly in Rully, but also parcels in Mercurey and Bouzeron. The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in classical fashion, before an élevage in barrel (up to 25% new wood). Under Paul, and now by his children, the domaine has become adept at a sophisticated use of barrels, the élevage here is key to the quality they consistently achieve, and this rubs off on the ,em>negociant 'Cuvée Sélection' which is always beautifully finished.
We have always loved the whites, and especially the Pucelle, which is a model of what a great Rully can be year after year, but the reds are increasingly not to be missed - red Burgundies at sensible prices which have crunchy fresh Pinot fruit, and an excellent velvet feel.
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