Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 'la Combe d'Orveau'

Burgundy, France   |  Pinot Noir   |  2019
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This wine is sold En Primeur. Estimated delivery Spring 2022
Last year Neal Martin said “Duroché’s style of wine is very much in the mold of… Romain Taupenot in Morey-Saint-Denis" and that the latter is now “one of the most reliable and exciting estates” and we wholeheartedly concur.

Romain began harvesting (in Corton) on 16th September, a smaller crop than 2018, and yet was very happy with the quality of the fruit, which showed no rot and good physiological development – brown seeds (rather than green) indicating full phenolic ripeness. In 2017 the early concern was whether the wines would have enough flesh (they did), in 2019 the worry was regarding freshness and balance, but as the élévage has continued he is extremely pleased with the results. The wines have a different shape from 2018 – they are not as ample but there is excellence succulence and focus, vitality and length. Romain offered the following comparison when asked: “the vintage is a blend of 2010 and 2015: The wines don’t have quite the same energy of the former, or the gourmandise sweetness of the latter, nor do they have the definition of 2017, although they will gain more precision. They resemble 2016.” I’m pretty sure this is all positive(!), our tasting certainly was – from village level through to Grand Cru. My perennial favourite Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Riottes was a highlight, alongside a superb Mazoyeres-Chambertin (or Mazoyeres-Saint Denis as Romain impishly prefers to reference it).

"The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny La Combe d'Orveau 1er Cru has a showy bouquet with raspberry, cranberry, bergamot and tea leaf aromas, perhaps just needing a little more cohesion that should develop during the remainder of its maturation. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins, black fruit laced with graphite leading to a fresh, classically styled finish that stylistically reminds me of Morey than Chambolle. Time will let it make up its mind what it wants to grow up and become, but it will be quite excellent." 91-93 pts, Neal Martin, Vinous

"Picked early this year, as the grapes ripened rapidly without getting blocked by hydric stress. Bright purple with a sunny gourmand style, blacker fruit behind but with a fine ripe strawberry note also through the middle. A touch of sucrosity here but a very promising wine. Tasted: November 2020" 92-94 pts, Jasper Morris MW

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  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2019
  Country France
  Region Burgundy
  Grape Pinot Noir
  Wine Type Red wines

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