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.
There is plenty of herbal tea character sitting atop the spicy and lavender inflected red currant scents. The sleek though light weight flavors are delicious, vibrant, detailed and minerally while offering good depth and sneaky good length. This is actually pretty good but it's definitely on the lighter side. Tasted: Jan 19; Drink: 2025+; Issue: 73; Rating 88-90 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
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