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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.

This is at once more elegant and more complex with its riper nose that offers up notes of both red and dark currant along with plum, earth, floral and gentle earth nuances. There is good detail and a sleek mouth feel to the medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a balanced energetic and solidly persistent finish. Score: 90 Points; Tasted: Jan 2016; Drink: 2021+; Issue: 61; Allen Meadows - Burghound

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