Jane Eyre – 2019


Jane Eyre - 2020Tasted with Jane Eyre in Bligny-lès-Beaune, 24 September 2020.

Maison Jane Eyre
Château de Bligny
14 Grande rue
21200 Bligny-lès-Beaune
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Jane Eyre on 2019:
It was the best year that ever was! The wines have calmed down during elevage, which is nice. In these warmer years I’ve used a bit more whole-cluster and I think thats working out well. Bottling is traditionally December here and probably will be again.

The wines…

Top to bottom, I think the greatest wines that Jane has made in Burgundy. Many covetable wines…

2019 Côte de Nuits villages
A mix grapes from Corgoloin and Comblanchien – quite old vines with some wc included. Bottled in August with one racking.
A nice nose but seemigly augmented by a little gas and some faint wc notes too. Supple, lovely weight but coupled with delicacy too. An inner sweetness but not cloying – simply a joyously delicious glass – bravo.

2019 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Aux Vergelesses
30% wc. A wide and airy nose with a lovely precision of berries – very attractive. Red fruited, fine energy once more – really a mouth-filling wine, but with a certain joy to the flavour – excellent!

2019 Beaune 1er Cent Vignes
An obvious red fruit aroma, practically a rosemary herb accent to this! Lots of freshness and mineral width – I really love the structure and shape of this – yes!

2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Bondue
Just across the road from Montrachet. ’90-year-old organic pinot in a sea of chardonnay.’
Lots of colour. An attractive darker red fruit nose – that’s really inviting. Very elegant, beautifully textured. Actually, given the concentration, I’m amazed how elegant this is. What a beauty – bravo!

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin
Plenty of wc – about 30%. Two hillside parcels.
Again elegant and perfumed – fine aromatics every time at this address. Detailed, tasty wine with a nice rigour from the structure. Lovely

2019 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Corbeaux
A bit reductive to start, but cleans up with swirling. More depth to the flavour here, more direct but with a growing complexity, vibrant depth to the finish too. For keeping a while but a wine that really impresses.

2019 Corton-Bressandes
40% wc. Biodynamic farmed.
A big smoky wc nose but not a bit gothic – this is a beauty. Fresh, nicely energetic and open, concentration without obvious weight, great wine.

2019 Charmes-Chambertin
Open, quite forward, plenty of wc impression – more smoky than fruity today. Big in the mouth with saline complexity, ooh that’s a super finish – great intensity. That’s a wine with proper grand cru complexity – excellent wine.

2019 Fleurie
100% whole cluster, from Labourons, stainless-steel elevage
A slightly herbed, modestly pyrazine nose. Mouth-filling, deliciously flavoured – impact, energy but still concentration too.

2019 Fleurie Labourons
This nose needs air, but then slowly opens with sweetness – attractive but still a little compact. Direct, rather than wide, beautifully complex flavoured – a suggestion of chocolate in both the flavour and aroma. Finishing all deliciously mineral. Bravo!

2018 Côte du Jura
Wax-topped, chardonnay from Arbois. Biodynamic 60-year-old vines. Fermented in a 500 l barrel the rest in tank, no sulfur until just before bottling
Slightly exotic fruit, framed with flowers too. Mineral, driving, layered and concentrated. Really impressive weight of finishing flavour. I was worried that I might find a hit of Jura-style oxidation – which isn’t my thing – but this, whilst different, is very drinkable. Blind I might have guessed a bit of skin contact here but none of it.

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