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.
Here too there is a discreet touch of wood that easily allows the black pinot fruit, earth and sauvage aromas to shine. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the beautifully defined medium-bodied flavors that possess a seductive mouth feel, all wrapped in a balanced and lingering finale. This is not especially concentrated but I like the depth and delivery. Score: 90-92 Points; Tasted: Jan 2016; Drink: 2024+; Issue: 61; Allen Meadows - Burghound
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