Let’s be honest, it’s a Mommession, made Lord knows where, from a vineyard reputedly more suitable for white wines (it’s actually ‘Sur Les Greves’ not Les Greves (I’ve seen other bottles noted as Teurons!). It really can’t be that good good can it(?)
2007 Mommessin, Beaune 1er Les Greves – Clos St.Anne
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is just a little bit better than pretty, there’s a high-toned fruit-pastille impression, but also a nice cherry core too – the last drops smell lovely – bravo! Ripe fruit that becomes fresher and more intense as you hold onto it. Decent acidity and the merest reference to tannin in the mid-palate. Good depth with most subtle touch of cream. The tiniest bit of fat pads out the texture. It’s not the most concentrated Beaune you will ever drink, but it is complex and a very well made 2007 indeed. I have to bite my lip and say – bravo (again!) – particularly as the price I paid was less than €20.
Rebuy – Yes
For the 2008 vintage the wine moved to Jaffelin (also Boisset) – that wine has more competition than I expected!
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Bill you raise an interesting point about the Sur les Greves being more suitable for white as the most often seen is the Germain or Bouchard bottlings in white, but Bouchard also have red from here which I think ends up in their Chateau cuvee and Drouhin issue a red Greves which is mostly from Sur so I wonder are they both disguising the origin as it is accepted white wine country?
Bonne questionne Phil. Let me first open the Jaffelin 08 tomorrow before thinking too deeply about it 😉