We are delighted to be able to offer the wines of Domaine Taupenot-Merme en primeur for the first time this year. Romain Taupenot and his sister, Virginie, have propelled their family domaine into the first division over the last decade. We met Romain in London last year and it was immediately apparent that he is a superb communicator, opening the eyes of the trade in England to the style of Morey-Saint-Denis, a wine which is sometimes overshadowed by those from neighbouring Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin.
Although based in Morey, the domaine has coveted vineyard holdings in over twenty appellations, including premiers and grands crus from across those three villages, and a minuscule parcel of the virtual monopole Clos des Lambrays. (not offered this year due to volumes).
Romain's focus is on terroir and he likes his wines to express their origins, without too much new oak, extraction or use of whole bunch fermentation. Like Romain, the wines are open and charming. The 2019s have a particular richness and elegance, earning superb scores from Neal Martin, including 92-94 points for the Gevrey-Chambertin 'Bel-Air' 1er Cru which he describes as a "baby Bèze"!
Taupenot-Merme's wines are in high demand and whilst we have obtained some very good allocations, volumes will be strictly limited. Please don't delay if you wish to order.
Offered en primeur, landing autumn 2021.
|RED||2019||2 cases||Taupenot Merme - Chambolle Musigny||75cl||£260 per case of 6||Taupenot Merme
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Village has a transparent bouquet with touches of Earl Grey tea interwoven into the lifted red berry scents. There is fine mineralité and that is transposed onto the palate that is very well balanced. Classic in style with a persistent, grainy textured finish and a peppery aftertaste, dare I say, but say I do, this is one of the best damn Chambolle-Musigny Village wines that you will come across in 2019. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
|RED||2019||1 case||Taupenot Merme - Corton Le Rognet grand cru||75cl||£795 per case of 6||Taupenot Merme
Corton Le Rognet grand cru
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£795 per case of 6
|RED||2019||1 case||Taupenot Merme - Gevrey Chambertin||75cl||£225 per case of 6||Taupenot Merme
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£225 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village does not quite have the expressiveness of the Morey Village on the nose and demands more coaxing, a little broody and sultry at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit with touches of sous-bois and white pepper. Lovely balance here and the precision on the finish compensates for the bashful aromatics. It will need 24 months once in bottle and fingers crossed the nose will step up a gear. 88-90 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
|RED||2019||4 cases||Taupenot Merme - Mazoyeres Chambertin grand cru||75cl||£1,450 per case of 6||Taupenot Merme
Mazoyeres Chambertin grand cru
2019 / 4 cases / 75cl
£1,450 per case of 6