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Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, Les Pruliers, Domaine Taupenot-Merme, 2020

Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, Les Pruliers, Domaine Taupenot-Merme, 2020

Domaine Taupenot-Merme | Burgundy, France | 75cl
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Romain began harvesting on the 26th August almost 3 weeks earlier than in 2019 (16th September), but still 95 days from flowering. The entire year simply started earlier and enjoyed more sunshine. The brief frost didn’t affect any of his crop, however hydric stress was Romain’s main concern.

Not a drop between 1st July and harvest ultimately had an affect on yields (which are incidentally down on 2021!). “If only we had had even one shower”, he anguished on what might have been his greatest vintage! His Combe d’Orveau suffered most, and he could produce just a quarter of the Charmes-Chambertin he would otherwise make. That being said, he was most surprised, and pleasantly so, at the high acidity still maintained from such a warm vintage, which have undoubtedly elevated all his wines from village level up.

The tight, firm tannins are impeccably fine and polished and hardly noticeable in some cuvees at this young stage.

What the critics say:

91-94/100Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy

"Black centre, peaches and dark plums on the nose, wealthy and ripe, luxurious in style, a little too much for me but it is not unbalanced for those who like the riper style. Is showing a little on the massive side today. Under 14% though. Romain had some holes dug and found a surprising depth of clay on top of the mother rock, thus holding the water supply well. Tasted: December 2021"

92-94/100Neal Martin Vinous

"The 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Pruliers 1er Cru was only slightly touched by the hail in early August. Lucky escape. The bouquet has a well-defined bouquet with dark berry fruit, white pepper and just a hint of menthol in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, quite minty towards the open and quite feisty finish. Good persistence here. Very fine."

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About Domaine Taupenot-Merme

In the safe hands of our dear friend Romain Taupenot, this Morey-based Domaine has become one of the leading lights in the Côte de Nuits, producing wines of irresistible depth, structure, freshness and complexity

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