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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Alan Meadows (AM) from , Stephen Tanzer (ST) from and the Wine Spectator (WS) from 
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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!

13 75cl Pernand-Vergelesses
'Les Caradeux'
 1er Cru

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 £20.00 AM88
36 75cl Beaune
'Clos des Mouches' Blanc'
 1er Cru

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 £44.00 AM90
75 75cl Beaune
'Clos des Mouches' Blanc'
 1er Cru

AM - Background wood notes mix with mostly floral and citrus hints to serve as a graceful introduction to the rich, round and naturally sweet flavours 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 £46.00 AM91


15 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
1er Cru

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 £39.00 AM91
2 75cl Corton-Charlemagne
Grand Cru

AM - There is an interesting hint of menthol to the softly toasty aromas of petrol, apple and underbrush nuances.
The powerful and overtly imposing broad-shouldered flavours possess an almost painful intensity along with a driving and subtly mineral-inflected finale where about the only nit is a hint of warmth.
This will age for years but should also be approachable after only 5 or so years.

NOTE: This review is for  the 2015 Corton-Les-Vergennes, as the Corton-Charlemagne was not reviewed.

2015 £95.00 AM94
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23 75cl Meursault
1er Cru

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 £46.00 AM90
21 75cl Puligny Montrachet
'Les Folatieres'
 1er Cru

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 £46.00 AM91
25 75cl Puligny Montrachet
'Les Folatieres'
 1er Cru

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 £44.00 WS90
1 75cl Criots Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru

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 £165.00 AM93
30 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Clos St Jean - Clos des Murees'
 1er Cru

AM - Reduction knocks down the nose but there is good vibrancy and freshness to the attractively detailed middle weight flavours 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 £39.00 AM90
One of the best Macon/Pouilly Fuissť growers, very good wine which is both rare and delicious!
19 75cl Macon Pierreclos
'Tri de Chavigne'

Antonio Galloni/Stephen Tanzer -
Bright medium yellow. Very reduced aromas of apple, ripe peach, hazelnut and spices. Wonderfully plush, silky and fine-grained, yet with a superb spine of lemony acidity running through the wine. Boasts terrific intensity and lift to its slightly salty flavours of peach, nectarine and spices. Finishes with a distinctly phenolic edge that will require some aging to harmonize with the wine's fruit. I underrated this wine a year ago. It boasts outstanding tactile solidity: cut me a slice of this!
2015 £35.00 AG/ST92+
5 75cl St Veran CCP

AM -
There is excellent density to the mouth coating and caressing flavours that possess excellent power and length on the very serious and built-to-age finale. The nose is a mild concern since the reduction is not subtle but assuming that it lifts this offers impressive quality for its level and my rating offers the benefit of the doubt based on the outstanding underlying material.
2014 £29.00 AM90

An excellent address for full flavourful Meursault - highly recommended
Corton Charlemagne
Grand Cru
Domaine Hubert de Montille

AM -
An expressive nose of discreetly toasty oak, green apple and spicy pear aromas gives way to rich, full and impressively intense big-bodied flavours that possess excellent volume and a fresh, vibrant and pure finish that just goes on and on. If 2005 is indeed representative of what we can expect going forward, room will need to be made among the very best producers of this appellation to welcome a new member as this is extremely impressive.
2005 £88.00 AM95

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