Maison Harbour – 2015


dsc02018Tasted in Savigny with Colleen and Nick Harbour, 15 December 2016.

Maison Harbour
24 Rue Chanson Maldant
21420 Savigny-lès-Beaune
Tel: +33 6 95 59 08 55

My second visit to this new producer.

Colleen on 2015:
“We have more wine. We added some Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru, our first vintage for Gevrey Pressonnier too. 2015 was an interesting vintage for us, coming after 13 and 14, everything was just right and the wines are so exuberant.”

The wines…

Supple, but well judged ripeness. Very good freshness and only modest colours – really a great effort and not derailed by any of the extraction possibilities inherent in this vintage. Bravo!

2015 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice
Hmm, this has a nice width and freshness of aroma, indeed a growing and very fine aroma – I love it. This really has great presence and depth of flavour on the palate – it’s really gorgeous and not a bit overblown. Bravo! A nice finish too!

2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Pressonnier
The same side of the road, just a little bit further south. Same producer, vinified in stainless-steel.
A fresher nose, but fine fresh depth too. A little extra weight of cushioned texture, seemingly more concentration too. Layered delivery, dark-red fruit. A little extra mineral impression in the middle before slowly fading. There’s a little more here, and tasty as it is, I still have a little preference for the Justice – but this is still a super wine.

2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Combe Aux Moines
Again the same grape producer.
Modest colour, nicely fresh, pretty red fruit notes, less aromatic force than either of the previous two. Ooh, a beautiful line of flavour and very fine texture too – this is really gorgeous. A hint of salinity to the melting flavour. This is almost unctuously good – bravo! Brighter and more floral in the finish.

2015 Corton
Left 5-10% stems in this wine – ‘they were just so beautiful!’
A good width of fine red fruit and a little freshness – seemingly quite silky and slowly adding some fresh points of interest. Here is certainly more power. A hint more texture, a saline leading edge and lots of mouth-watering complexity in the middle. Yum!

2015 Pommard 1er Chanlins
Here is some sweet ripe fruit with an injection of floral freshness. Wide, slowly mouth-filling, a little textural drag from the tannins, but no grain, less sweet than some, but a beautiful wine – well done! Bright and tasty in the finish – it whispers ‘say take another sip!’

Les Blancs…

2015 Bourgogne Chardonnay
A different supplier to 2014, here from Côte de Nuits, across from the Clos de Vougeot
A large nose, fresh detail, citrus and a little sweet oak. Hmm, this is nicer than the nose hinted, it’s rather mineral, silkily textured and has decent drive despite plenty of concentration. A really good finish that’s bright but far from simple. Lovely…

2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er en Remilly
A nice fresh nose with good, interesting depth. Another wine that has a fine mineral base, here with more bright, complex, citrus notes, and it’s extra lovely in the finish – bravo! A super finish

2015 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru
One-third From Sous le Bois, and two-thirds Dos d’Ane.
A pretty nose, of depth and clarity – clearly Meursault too! A nice line of flavour, a little fat, but nothing excessive, fine in the middle. A slow-burning wine, and a very tasty one at that. Just delicious!

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