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Les Héritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey Premier Cru Clos Marcilly 2015

This is a very good premier cru chardonnay from Mercurey in the Côte Chalonnaise. In its drinking prime, it has aromas of smoke and minerals. The palate is medium to full bodied, its acidity medium-high and its impression tight, linear and mineral. There is some good complexity here and this wine rewards current drinking. Rating:…Continue readingLes Héritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey Premier Cru Clos Marcilly 2015

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A few Burgundy new releases from Domaine Lupé-Cholet

Here are three good pinot noirs from Domaine Lupé-Cholet.  The wines are from the appellations of Mercurey, Bourgogne and Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru Les Fournières respectively, and all are from the 2014 vintage. Domaine Lupé-Cholet Mercurey 2014Mercurey is one of the best known villages in the Côtes Chalonnaise and is 100% pinot noir, unlike further south…Continue readingA few Burgundy new releases from Domaine Lupé-Cholet

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Quinson La Domal Mercurey 2012

From the Côte Chalonnaise, this is a typical, if plain, expression of a village Mercurey.  Cherry, earth and raspberry aromatics.  The palate has medium length and a similar profile.  A-G Abv: not noted, Price: $22, Vendors: http://www.wine-searcher.com/, Website: not obvious, Tasted: 2015Continue readingQuinson La Domal Mercurey 2012

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Domaine A et P de Villaine Mercurey Les Montots 2007

Aubert de Villaine, he of Romanée-Conti fame, established this particular domaine separately from his DRC interests. Management was handed over to his nephew, Pierre de Benoist in 2000.  This particular wine, a pinot noir – Mercurey Les Montots – is situated on a south facing slope outside the town of Mercurey.  Helpful further particulars can…Continue readingDomaine A et P de Villaine Mercurey Les Montots 2007