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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!

9 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 £22.00 AM88
2015-24

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16 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 £24.00 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 £12.00 AM90
2012-19
36 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 £44.00 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 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 £49.00 AM91
2013-26
4 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 flavours possess plenty of mouth coating dry extract as well as solid depth and length. This is a good villages.

2010 £34.00 AM88
2013-24

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20 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 £42.00 AM91
2016-28
1 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 £37.00 AM90
2015-26

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6 75cl Corton-Charlemagne
Grand Cru
Chanson

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 £98.00 AM94
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4 75cl Meursault
Chanson

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

2010 £33.00 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 £48.00 AM90
2017-28
17 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 £48.00 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 £59.00 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 £58.00 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 £184.00 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 £210.00 AM93
2019-30
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 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 £48.00 AM90
2017-29
           
    DOMAINE
 GUFFENS-HEYNEN
One of the best Macon/Pouilly Fuissé growers, very good wine which is both rare and delicious!
     
17 75cl Macon Pierreclos
'Tri de Chavigne'
Guffens-Heynen

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+
2018-28
7 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 £21.00 ST91
Now - 2019

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6 75cl St Veran CCP
Guffens-Heynen

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 £32.00 AM90
2018-28
           
    DOMAINE
FRANCOIS JOBARD

An excellent address for full flavourful Meursault - highly recommended
   
 
27
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 £34.00 AM89
2010-24
           
    DOMAINE
PAUL PERNOT

Top grower of the old school, making delicious wine.
Paul Pernot is more in love with his wines than making a name for himself, which must be good for all of us!
     
3 75cl Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru
P. Pernot
 
AM - This has turned out rather better than I imagined when I first tried it and it is decidedly less exotic than most '06s with its pure white flower| citrus and pear-suffused nose that is still attractively fresh and bright. There is good verve to the delicious| intense and moderately powerful flavours that possess good mid-palate concentration along with excellent acidity on the long| complex and sappy finish. This is really quite lovely and for my taste| it has just arrived on the front end of its prime drinking window.
2006 £115.00 AM92
2012-28

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6 75cl Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru
P. Pernot
 
AM - Here the nose is aromatically similar to the Pucelles but with even better complexity and elegance. There is fine mid-palate density to the refined and marvellously intense medium-bodied flavours that possess the same fine complexity on the beautifully well-balanced and highly persistent finale.
This is very Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet in the sense that it allies finesse and grace with power.
2012 £120.00 AM93
2019-34

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8 75cl Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru
P. Pernot
 
AM - An elegant, complex and admirably pure nose of honeysuckle, acacia, white peach and soft pear aromas is in keeping with the rich, textured and suave medium-bodied flavours that culminate in a delicious and beautifully well-balanced finish. This possesses an interesting mouth feel because even though it's not super concentrated, there is a borderline chewy quality to the backend.
2009 £125.00 AM93
2015-29

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