(2016) A rare white Côte de Nuits-Villages from the small Monts de Boncourt vineyard, which produces just 1500 bottles. The oak quality is lovely: fragrant and gentle, with nutty linseed notes and caraway. In the mouth, it has pristine fruit, all clean cut apples and citrus, with a hint of spice from the oak filling in, and a long, poised, fresh acid finish that hints at salinity.
(2016) A whiff of flint and a not untypical whiff of a creamy, cheesy character (from some lees ageing, and possibly a touch of oak) then very tight apple fruit aromas. Plenty of lemony and lime rind freshness and acid punch, in a long, polished and delightful Chablis - and a proper Premier Cru at a most attractive price.
(2016) A steely style of 1er Cru Chablis but with a sense of weight and concentration, there's pure lime and salt on the nose, and an intense palate, the concentration of salty and citrus flavours giving it real authority and intensity, the finish dry and showing a little lemon peel and pith.
(2016) Very youthful emerald green colour, a touch of fresh leafy herbs, a touch of anise and some saltiness giving a dry, interesting nose. The palate has a rounded, smooth limpidity, with not so many layers as some of the other Crus, but a concentrated and wholesome richness. Great length and huge lime-streaked juiciness. Note stockist and price quoted at time of writing is for the 2012 vintage
(2016) Gorgeous development with honey and opulent richness, a smooth vanillin character and still that core of fat lemon and ripe creamy apple. Plenty of freshness and verve, and delicious nervosity amongst the creamy opulence.
(2016) Again there is a flintiness to this, a touch of ripe, almost cabbagy, vegetal note, with a ripe fruit beneath. The palate has lots of fruit sweetness and charm. The richness and ripeness is notable, with an almost oily viscosity and weight. Delicious and so different to the Vaillons again.
(2016) Taut, mineral-flecked stuff with much more flint and river stone character, the palate orange and lemon, very clear, very precise, with a real mountain stream clarity and flowing, long finish. Note, stockist quoted at time of writing is for the 2012 vintage.
(2016) Lovely and quite exotic nose, with a little spice and almost toasty note (though no oak used) and a ripe apple fruitiness. A sense of roundness and richness on the palate, with a broad-based but keen acidity and a nice creamy texture. Delicious and concentrated, but also quite open and charming.
(2016) Some proportion vinified in 600 litre older barrels, one third. From a parcel on limestone. Barrels from Burgundy used for gentle oxidation not flavour. Lovely nutty character, but a buoyant fruitiness of yellow plum and cut apple, but then the minerals and the salts kick in, giving this a delicious flinty, gunsmoke finish.
(2016) Massive minerality, so much salt and flint, from a very hot year, but Stephan says just let wines such as this age and they 'rediscover' their minerality and their terroir despite any vintage condition. Drinks beautifully with smoke and great fruit, and that saline finish.
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