2017 Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot


There is a dinstinct more muscular, more mineral sense immediately. Far less flashy and flirty than the Chapelle or the Charmes. The energy is exciting, the power impressive. A real heft in the middle of crisp, chalky minerality - well dressed in nice pert red fruit. not overdone. Brilliantly imposing and serious. Finishes with a good sensation of scratch and structure. Yes, top stuff, but will need time. Drinking range: 2023 - 2030L&S(Nov 2018)

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The 2017 Mazoyères-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a gorgeous bouquet of mainly black fruit, plus damp-earthy, mossy and light truffle aromas that gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, very well-judged acidity and more density and grip on the finish compared to the Charmes-Chambertin. That said, I think the 2018 has more complexity and pedigree. Very fine. Drinking range: 2023 - 2045 Rating: 94 Neal Martin, 2020)

Reduction has the upper hand over the fruit today. Otherwise there is once again excellent size, weight and power to the well-delineated and solidly stony flavors that possess both lovely balance and persistence if not quite the same level of complexity as the Chapelle though at this early stage, that isn’t necessarily the way things will eventually wind up for this slightly more structured wine. Either way, both are lovely efforts. Drinking range: 2034 - Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, 2019)

The 2017 Mazoyères-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru feels a little tight on the nose at the moment, lacking the precision and terroir expression of the Charmes-Chambertin. Scents of blood orange mix with brown spices, and a little leather emerges with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple, quite saturated tannin. This feels nicely balanced, just a little oak showing through on the finish at the moment, but that will be assimilated. Drinking range: 2022 - 2040 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, 2019)

Christophe Perrot-Minot is now the fourth generation of his family producing wine on the estate after his great grandfather Amédée Merme devoted himself to the management and production of wine over 130 years ago. The estate has gone from strength to strength – always keeping the highest standards. Integrated viticulture has been practiced for many years now which has been adapted especially for the terroir. No herbicide or chemical fertilizer is used, instead, Christophe prefers to “stand back and listen to this terroir, only intervening when necessary or when the weather requires it, never systematically.” Visit Website


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