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Given land prices in Burgundy today, the creation of a fine domaine without benefit of inheritance seems almost impossible. Almost. Jacques Seysses managed, beginning in the mid 1960's, and today this Morey based domain has enviable 12ha, including parcels in 5 Grand Crus. Seysses doesn't use press-wines, keeps the fermentation and cuvasion relatively cool, and racks as often as necessary in order to get rid of savoury flavours - yet he does (like his friend Aubert de Villaine at DRC) use all the stems and he also uses new, lightly toasted wood. The result is often wine of relatively pale colour and soft texture, yet great depth, fruit and refinement.

Interestingly this is almost a combination of the Clos de la Roche and the Clos St. Denis with its ultra-spicy and intensely floral nose that mixes both red anddark currant, spice and earth nuances. There is excellent richness, size, weight, muscle and concentration to the imposingly-scaled flavors that display plenty of minerality on the saline, explosive, impeccably well-balanced and hugely long if notably austere finale. Once again, prepare to be patient. Score: 95 Points; Tasted: Jan 2017; Drink: 2032+; Issue: 65; Allen Meadows - Burghound


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