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Burgundy White 1 - Listed by DOMAINE

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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Alan Meadows (AM) from www.burghound.com , Stephen Tanzer (ST) from www.wineaccess.com and the Wine Spectator (WS) from www.winespectator.com 
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Best Drinking
           
    DOMAINE CHANSON
Since 1999 Domaine Chanson has been owned by the BOLLINGER Champagne  Group.
The domaine is managed by Gilles de Courcel; whose prime focus has been quality at affordable prices.

Jean-Pierre Confuron, Chanson’s Wine Maker, has been awarded the title of
Wine Grower of the Year 2014 by the famous Magazine “La Revue du Vin de France”.

    This Domaine has really improved since 2005 due to large-scale investment. 
As yet, the market has not woken-up to this fact, so you pay for the wine NOT the label.

Great value - please try them!

23 75cl Pernand-Vergelesses
'Les Caradeux'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - There is good volume to the opulent and very round medium weight flavours that possess reasonably good energy on the clean and dry finish that exhibits a trace of minerality. I like the balance and persistence though there is only average depth and given how forward this is it's not clear that much more will develop by the time this is ready to drink.

2012 £27.00 AM88
2015-24
18 75cl Pernand-Vergelesses
'Les Caradeux'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - A highly expressive and pungent nose of resin, citrus peel, white flowers and mineral reduction leads to soft, round and delicious medium weight flavors that exude an attractive stoniness on the clean, dry and ever-so-mildly austere finish. This is pretty if not especially deep.

2011 £26.00 AM88
2014-22
32 37.5cl Pernand-Vergelesses
'Les Caradeux'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - Moderate wood influence still allows the ripe pear, white peach and citrus aromas to be seen. There is very good richness to the supple, forward and fleshy medium weight flavors that finish with fine length if perhaps less depth than might be expected for the appellation.

2009 £15.00 AM90
2012-19
13 75cl Savigny Les Beaune
'Haut Marconnets'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - A discreet application of wood surrounds the fresh and really quite pretty aromas of pear, white peach, apple and soft floral nuances. There is a round and generous, indeed even lush mouth feel to the textured, creamy and delicious medium-bodied flavours that possess a juicy and succulent yet dry finish. This should drink well early yet reward a few years of cellar time as well.

2011 £22.00 AM89
2014-20

White wines are very unusual in Savigny-les-Beaune, the vineyards producing essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil 'Hauts Marconnets with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to plant Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-les-Beaune, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.’

14 75cl St Aubin
'Pitangerets'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - Here too there is a hint of rosemary to the attractively well-layered aromas of resin, pear and white flowers that are trimmed in a background note of wood toast. There is both good volume and richness to the mouth coating and extract-rich medium-bodied flavours that culminate in a clean, agreeably dry and balanced finish that offers slightly better than average depth and length.

2011 £24.00 AM89
2014-22
48 75cl Beaune
'Clos des Mouches' Blanc'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - A perfumed and attractively layered nose reveals notes of citrus peel, pear and soft white flower nuances. There is fine concentration to the delicious and palate coating middle weight flavours that brim with dry extract, all wrapped in a solidly complex, well-balanced and persistent finish. This will have the advantage of being enjoyable young but also rewarding 4 to 6 years of cellar time.

2012 £49.00 AM90
2017-30
92 75cl Beaune
'Clos des Mouches' Blanc'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - Background wood notes mix with mostly floral and citrus hints to serve as a graceful introduction to the rich, round and naturally sweet flavors that exude a fine minerality on the forward finish that possesses just enough grip to suggest that this will require 2 to 3 years of cellar time to arrive at its peak.

2009 £52.00 AM91
2013-26
24 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
Chanson

AM - Here too there is a mild touch of reduction that doesn't unduly constrain the otherwise layered nose featuring notes of white orchard fruit, resin and citrus nuances. The rich, generous and relatively powerful middle weight flavors possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract as well as solid depth and length. This is a good villages.

2010 £37.00 AM88
2013-24
23 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Chenevottes'
1er Cru
Chanson

AM - There is noticeable but not dominant reduction present on the otherwise attractively layered aromas of resin, walnut oil and yellow orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in a subtle application of wood.
The solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavours are powerful if not elegant with excellent depth and very fine length.
This isn't going to win any awards for refinement but it's a quality effort just the same.

2012 £45.00 AM91
2016-28
16 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Chenevottes'
1er Cru
Chanson

AM - Here the ripe and highly expressive nose is dominated by resin aromas that display additional nuances of rosemary oil, yellow orchard fruit and dried pineapple. There is good volume to the relatively forward, even tender medium-bodied flavors that possess good vibrancy and reasonably good detail on the saline-infused finish. This is a bit less refined than the Clos des Mouches but overall, this is still quite good.

2011 £42.00 AM90
2015-26
8 75cl Meursault
Chanson

AM - A very Meursault nose of hazelnut, pear, citrus and soft floral notes introduces rich, round and delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess good cut and energy on the sappy finish. A competent villages.

2010 £37.00 AM88
2013-25

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42 75cl Meursault
'Perrieres'
1er Cru
Chanson

AM - This is aromatically more elegant but not necessarily more complex with its ever-so-mildly exotic fruit aromas where breadth is added by the presence of citrus blossom and dried yellow orchard fruit scents. I very much like the intense minerality on the middle weight flavours that possess both good volume and mid-palate flesh before concluding in a saline and persistent finish.

2012 £57.00 AM90
2017-28
18 75cl Meursault
'Perrieres'
1er Cru
Chanson

AM - Strong notes of mineral reduction, acacia blossom, citrus zest and pear are very much in keeping with the intensely mineral-driven, delineated and tension-filled medium weight flavours. There is excellent mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundance of dry extract that buffers well the underlying acidity on the mouth coating finish. This is borderline fat at present but I suspect that in contrast to most wine it will actually tighten up with bottle age.

2011 £49.00 AM91
2015-26
34 75cl Puligny Montrachet
'Les Folatieres'
 1er Cru
Chanson

AM - There is a very mild trace of reduction to the otherwise cool and restrained floral and white orchard fruit aromas that display background nuances of wood and spice. There is impressive volume to the quite seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating extract that buffers well the moderately firm acid spine on the mineral-driven, dry and balanced finish. This is not presently super complex but the underlying material is certainly present to allow it to develop and my score awards the benefit of the doubt in this regard.

2011 £54.00 AM91
2015-26
32 75cl Puligny Montrachet
'Les Folatieres'
 1er Cru
Chanson

Wine Spectator - Ripe and lush, this resounds with peach and apricot flavours, backed by butter and toasty oak. Well-integrated, with a lively structure and a long, satisfying finish.

2010 £52.00 WS90
2013-26
           
    DOMAINE FONTAINE GAGNARD      
12 75cl Criots Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru
Fontaine-Gagnard

AM - Notes of pain grillé combine with mildly exotic aromas that are not dissimilar from those of the Caillerets though here there is a distinct petrol element as well. Despite the elevated ripeness displayed by the nose the palate impression of the attractively textured and concentrated flavours is quite cool and reserved, all wrapped in a complex, long and balanced finish that also exhibits a touch of sweetness.

2012 £220.00 AM92
2018-29
12 75cl Criots Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru
Fontaine-Gagnard

AM - Criots, because of its amphitheatre-like shape that heats up, often is quite exotic. This version is not an exception, though in this case it's less than usual as the yellow orchard fruit and dried floral aromas are wonderfully fresh. There is excellent volume to the focused, detailed and powerful medium weight plus flavours that brim with plenty of mouth coating dry extract that imparts a seductive palate impression to the impressively deep and long finish. This is sufficiently firm that it will need the better part of a decade to arrive at its full maturity, but it should still be approachable after 5 to 6 years if desired.

2011 £230.00 AM93
2019-30
12 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Clos St Jean - Clos des Murees'
 1er Cru
Fontaine-Gagnard

AM - This is sufficiently reduced that I would strongly advise decanting it first. There is a vaguely exotic inner mouth perfume to the punchy and well-detailed medium weight flavours that are slightly bigger and richer, indeed this could accurately be described as opulent, all wrapped in a lingering if slightly less complex finish.

2014 £42.00 AM90
2018-30
36 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Clos St Jean - Clos des Murees'
 1er Cru
Fontaine-Gagnard

AM - Reduction knocks down the nose but there is good vibrancy and freshness to the attractively detailed middle weight flavors that display a touch of minerality on the ever-so-slightly more complex finish that is clean, dry and refreshing. This is also a bit more structured and should reward another 2 to 3 years of cellar time.

2012 £42.00 AM90
2017-29
3 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Clos St Jean - Clos des Murees'
 1er Cru
Fontaine-Gagnard

AM - Moderate reduction is enough to hide the underlying fruit and about all that can be gleaned is that it appears ripe, indeed even mildly exotic.
The layered and delicious flavours possess excellent volume and intensity before culminating in a suave and saliva-inducing finish.
I like the balance and fine sense of harmony and while awkward today, this impressively persistent effort appears very promising.

2010 £45.00 AM92
2016-29
           
    DOMAINE
 GUFFENS-HEYNEN
One of the best Macon/Pouilly Fuissé growers, very good wine which is both rare and delicious!
     
9 75cl Macon Pierreclos
'Tri de Chavigne'
Guffens-Heynen

AM-
Here the aromatic profile is ever-so-slightly riper and without the lactic component while complementing serious, concentrated, minerally and seductively textured medium-bodied flavours that possess obvious power on the citrus-suffused and driving finish. This delivers a clear step up in quality.
2009 £29.00 AM92
2011-22
8 75cl Macon Pierreclos
'En Crazy'
Guffens-Heynen

ST -
Light, chartreuse-green colour. Wild, intensely floral bouquet of lime, tangerine, liquorice and magnolia. Tangy citrus flavours gain depth and power with air, picking up bitter pear skin and green cardamom on the close. Offers wonderful clarity and finishing lift, leaving behind a strong mineral impression.
2006 £25.00 ST91
Now - 2018
5 75cl Pouilly Fuissé
'Cuvee de 30 ans'
Guffens-Heynen

AM -
In contrast to the Hauts des Vignes cuvée, the expressive nose is clean and pure with a highly attractive mix of stone, white peach, pear and freshly cut lemon where the latter can also be found on the mouth coating, serious and palate coating big-bodied flavours that display a hugely long and driving finish. This is a certainly a praiseworthy wine to celebrate 30 years of operations as it offers outstanding quality. AM Comments: Sweet spot Outstanding.
2009 £47.00 AM93
2015-24
           
    DOMAINE
FRANCOIS JOBARD

An excellent address for full flavourful Meursault - highly recommended
   
 
29
75cl
Meursault
 'Les Porouzots'
 1er Cru
AM -
Somewhat surprisingly, this is more aromatically reserved with its usual ripe green fruit nose complementing the powerful and well-muscled big-bodied flavours brimming with dry extract and mid-palate fat yet the impeccable balance never wavers while culminating in an explosive and sneaky long finish. Excellent potential here and I'm impressed as Porouzots could easily have been heavy in a vintage like 2006 yet there is no undue weight present.
2006 £44.00 AM92
2011-26
30
75cl
Meursault
'Les Tillets'
 Village White
F. Jobard

AM -
For a terroir that produces wines that are normally quite cool and reserved when young, this is notably ripe and borderline exotic with similar aromas of melon, straw, apricot and mango that possess ample mid-palate fat and plenty of dry extract that almost hides the very subtle mineral streak running the length of the wine. Lovely if less energetic and stony than usual.
2006 £38.00 AM89
2010-24
           
 

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