Last week we tasted cask samples of Jeannin-Naltet's 2019s. It was immediately clear that these were from the same domaine, but the vibrant fruit and silky texture is even more obvious in 2019 and the wines were wonderfully fresh. Benoît points out that the lack of rain before harvest which led to a small vintage also meant that the tartaric acid levels in the fruit were not diluted; a useful explanation to the conundrum of how wines from such a hot year can still be so fresh.
The result is wines which are very accessible now, but which have long ageing potential. We recommend buying the '19s en primeur and asking us if we have any of the 2018s left (not much) to drink while you wait (not long).
Offered en primeur, landing autumn 2021.
|RED||2019||3 cases||Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru||75cl||£260 per case of 12||Jeannin-Naltet
Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru
2019 / 3 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 12
Tasting NotesA beautiful walled vineyard site (in the centre of the photo below, just in front of the woods). All 5 ha are owned by Jeannin-Naltet, making this a 'monopole'. Planted at a very high density, 10,000 vines per hectare. 25-30% new oak. Dark fruit character on the nose, even some cassis notes, with lovely purity and intensity. Complexity and depth apparent. Lovely richness in the mouth with dark, almost Cote de Nuits fruit flavours. Ripe tannins and balanced acidity. After the immediacy of the entry it (surprisingly) shows a good level of elegance and finesse on the finish. (Linear). RKL
|RED||2019||5 cases||Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Les Naugues 1er cru||75cl||£275 per case of 12||Jeannin-Naltet
Mercurey Les Naugues 1er cru
2019 / 5 cases / 75cl
£275 per case of 12
Tasting NotesVery different nose, with added vegetal and almost farmyard notes. Similar if not more richness and intensity.Much more structured than previous with stronger tannic frame. Denser texture. This will need longer. RKL