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 aromatically similar to the Clos St. Denis but even more floral. Here too there is a wonderfully attractive mouthfeel on the powerful, muscular and dense broad-shouldered flavors that are also blessed with an abundance of dry extract that buffers the massively persistent finale. This terrific effort is a blend of power and refinement and a wine that should age accordingly. A "wow" wine and on the better wines of the vintage. Date: Jan 2022; Drink: 2037+; Issue: 85; Comments: Don’t miss!; Rating 94-97 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Bright red purple, this has the most hedonistically gorgeous nose, ripe but stunningly accessible. Some pepper the fruit offering both red and black notes, as always with a drier finish but completely covered by the fruit. Superb balance and length. Date: Dec 2021; Rating: 95-97 Points; Insideburgundy.com
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