2014 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel-Air, Domaine Taupenot-Merme

Sitting atop Clos de Bèze (on different soil) and aside Ruchottes, on more or less the same soil, Bel Air must be Gevrey-Chambertin’s best located Premier Cru. Indeed, given the similarities to Ruchottes, Romain is adamant that this could be Grand Cru. This has violets on the nose with a certain elegance and lovely definition. The palate is fleshy with pepper spice adding complexity to the juicy but well focussed finish. Superb.

Pricing
Bottle
7 available
£75.88
Case, 6 Bottles
1 available
£455.28
6 bottles available from £433.68 per case, 6 bottles
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£433.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Bel Air (1er Cru / AOC Villages), Gevrey-Chambertin, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2029
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2014 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel-Air, Domaine Taupenot-Merme
Domaine Taupenot-Merme

In the words of Neal Martin in The Wine Advocate, this is “a domaine that has improved immensely in recent vintages, armed with an impressive array of holdings and fashioning classic, restrained Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs.” We don’t disagree. Eponymous winemaker Romain Taupenot is a delight to taste with, candid and engaging, and his wines are equally delightful. They’re a lesson in the reasons why sensitive handling of great vineyards leads to equally great wines.

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