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2018 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Chambolle-Musigny

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April 30, 2023 - $61

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RATINGS

90John Gilman

The bouquet offers up a complex and brambly bouquet of black cherries, dark berries, venison, bonfire, mustard seed, soil tones and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, ripe and well-balanced, with good acids and a long, chewy and nicely focused finish.

89-91Vinous / IWC

...fragrant bouquet... The palate is medium-bodied with succulent red fruit, fleshy and silky-smooth in texture, revealing touches of blood orange toward the sweet finish.

PRODUCER

Domaine Taupenot-Merme

Domaine Taupenot-Merme is in Morey-Saint-Denis. The 34-acre estate has parcels in 20 appellations and is today run by Romain Taupenot and his sister Virginie, who are the seventh generation owners of the estate. Taupenot-Merme has Grand Cru parcels in Charmes-Chambertin, Mazoyeres-Chambertin, and Corton. There are numerous Premier Cru parcels and village appellations in the Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. The estate makes both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Clive Coates calls the estate “a very good address.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Chambolle-Musigny

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.