Tasted in Beaune with Claudie Jobard, 16 December 2016. (Yes, I know I will be kicked for that photo!)
Remoissenet Père et Fils
20 Rue Eugène Spuller
Tel: +33 3 80 26 26 66
Claudie on 2016:
“2016? Well luckily it finished with nice weather which saved what left – so that was good – but we were obliged to make a non-bio treatment, so that wasn’t good.
“There is everything in this vintage – it will really reward tasting – as actually some sectors had such high yields that they hardly reached maturity, in other areas of-course there were no problems achieving ripeness. I’m expecting the wines to be heterogeneous, but plenty of great stuff will be included.”
Claudie on 2015:
“Well the reds are just great, but I’m sure you know that already. As for the whites, I don’t expect that they will have a great long life, like the 2014s, and I would certainly drink the 2015s earlier. ”
“Whites, hmm we actually don’t have a lot in the cellar this year, as some are now being bottled. We used no stems in 2015.”
A pretty classic cellar here – the best whites are the cheapest and the most expensive. The reds are very high quality…
Hmm, lovely, deep very faintly oaked, citrussy and welcoming. Mineral, really mineral, saline, gorgeous stuff despite the bit of oak!
Fresh lemons and inviting. Full, layered, mineral and mouth-watering lovely texture and really super waves of finishing flavour – this is just so long!
2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Macherelles
Ooh – fresher, more complex with herbs and some oak spice. Mineral, muscled but with super energy and movement. Extra tasty! A weight of diminishing flavour in the finish too.
2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot
Also a little oak spice and fresh citrus and herb. Supple, muscled, layered wine, saline and very long – great texture, what power, what a finish – super.
2015 Meursault-Blagny 1er
From Sous le Bois.
Pretty fresh, clearly Meursault – fine. Mineral, interestingly complex and just gets wider and wider on the palate – lovely wine, really.
2015 Meursault 1er Les Cras
More mineral, saline and fresh, though less obviously deep. Silky, mineral wine, it moves wonderfully over the palate with just a hint of oak backing. Big finishing, fresh and mineral. Super.
2015 Meursault 1er Genevrières
A tighter nose. Mineral, fresh but with more mid-palate weight and faint saline complexity. Tasty wine, but there are better genevrieres in this vintage. Still the finish is a very good one.
A wide complexity, relatively tighter below. Wide, bright and intense – this intensity is the big difference. Here with waves of finishing favour – this is great!
6 parcels blended
A deep nose but really rather tight. Ooh, that’s a monster! Mineral, mineral and more mineral. It’s a testament to Charlemagne, but I would wouldn’t touch it for a few years…!
Wide, fine complexity, still modest intensity. Deep and concentrated, then layered. A super finish, a really super finish, but also a ‘waiter’….
Probably none in 2016 this section was really badly hit.
Another quite tight nose, more line, more freshness more melting flavour – clearly the finest of these gcs today, another great finish…
Domaine ex-Germain – 2 hectares. About 30% of a normal crop.
Ooh, that’s a lovely nose. Big, mouth-filling but fresh wine of lovely layers and length. A little oak but really super wine. Super length too.
2015 Beaune 1er Grèves
Deeper, darker, more graphite. Fresher, lots of energy and complexity, again some oak (a new barrel) – but 2015 can handle that. A burst of great finishing flavour. Better, yet today the last is tastier. Super… the last drops in the glass are more floral..
Big, fresh, floral and very attractive. More structure, a little more tannin, but still modest. A super line of flavour – a classic line for 2015. Excellent! Great finish too.
One of the biggest cuvees. A new barrel.
Fresh and quite high-toned fruit. Supple, nicely textured, easier yet no less giving than the Beaune 1ers, wide and composed, really tasty – great villages!
The usual Craipillots, Cherbaudes and Champonnets
Hmm this has a A lovely nose, fresh transparent and complex. Hmm, a really great line, again classic 2015, long, fresh and mouth-watering flavour-bravo! Last touch of tannin in the finish – great wine – just a shame about the name!
2015 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Poissenots
Ooh , that’s a gorgeous, floral nose and just incredibly inviting. In the mouth this is muscled and lithe, not fat. Achingly long. I’d like a little more (of anything) in the middle, but really this is great finishing…
Also a great top note, floral and beautiful. Deep, fine red fruit with a little muscle, lots of complexity, lots of energy – dynamic wine. Excellent!
2015 Clos de Vougeot
Ooh, a deep, deep, nose – I can’t spot reduction, but maybe. But this is complex, mineral and floral too. Fresh, fine, transparent, and with growing intensity. I like this a lot!
A spicy oak nose, deeper, darker fruit. Wide, nice texture not a wine of fat, a wine of bubbling fine flavours. A bright point of finishing flavour. Long, long, super.
A beautiful nose, transparent, if not the biggest, beautifully defined freshness with fruits and oh-so fine flowers. Super texture, a fresh line of flavour. Grows bigger in the mid-palate and then slowly starts to melt – this needs time for sure, but it is clearly great wine.