Always a brilliantly put together wine the 2017 does not disappoint. The grapes for this come from vineyards in Pierreclos a top spot in the Maconnais. This spends 12 months in barrels - from 1 year to 5 years old. There is good perk and pep. A sleek feel but pithy flavour. Round and ample in the mouth. This has green fruit nibs. Lime and then a richer creamier side. Some honey almost. Nice texture very polished and there is a good lift form some nicely crunchy acidity. But this is not too pert, in fact it has just the right lift to keep it very drinkable.. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 L&S (Nov 2018)
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Very juicy, lifted, lime-flavoured fruit. Just very slightly soft on the end but with a lot of immediate delivery for the money. GV Drinking range: 2018 - 2021 Rating: 16- Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)
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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