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 riper than its 2019 counterpart with its dense array of earth, sauvage and dark berry fruit aromas. There is outstanding richness to the reasonably energetic medium-bodied flavors that also conclude in a rustic and mildly austere finale. This is quite good and recommended but at least some patience required. Tasted: Jan 2021; Drink: 2026+; Issue: 81; Comments: Outstanding; Rating: 89 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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