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2018 & 2019 Mercureys from Jeannin-Naltet, ready to enjoy

We are now shipping the last available parcels of Jeannin-Naltet's brilliant Mercurey 1er cru 'Clos des Grands Voyens' from 2018 and 2019, back-to-back excellent vintages.  We are offering the opportunity now to pre-order, while stock is available, due to land by November.

The 2018 (£220 per dozen in bond) is bit of a unicorn wine; that rare thing, a red burgundy with masses of concentration and generous dark fruits, but with plenty of freshness and nuance, at a very affordable price.  The 2019 (£230 per dozen in bond) is every bit as good, with a fresher, red fruit character and a little more structure.  Ready to enjoy now, we think the 2018 will show well for around 5 years, whilst the 2019 is becoming more drinkable by the day and will be at its peak in around a year.

These are the perfect wines to pair with autumn game and a host of other foods.  With a very small burgundy vintage expected in 2021 and with the logistical issues the nation is experiencing, this is a great time to lay in a few cases in anticipation of Christmas and for the years ahead. Order 2+ cases to receive our offer price on both wines.

2018 Mercurey 1er Cru 'Clos des Grands Voyens', Domaine Jeannin-Naltet

A 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. 

(Re-tasted September 2021):  Deep, concentrated and intense black fruits and crushed rock aromas on nose, some mint and violet, chocolate even; black cherry; palate is just as generous, could masquerade as an NZ pinot noir, but with excellent acidity and tannins are very present, giving good grip at the finish.  The mineral character is very persistent on palate.  Vgv.  RKL

£220 per dozen in bond OR £210 when you order 2+ cases

2019 Mercurey 1er Cru 'Clos des Grands Voyens', Domaine Jeannin-Naltet

(Re-tasted September 2021): Dark black and red fruit character on the nose, some cassis notes, with lovely purity and intensity. Complexity and depth apparent.  Lovely richness in the mouth with dark, almost Côte de Nuits fruit character. Ripe tannins and balanced acidity. After the immediacy of the entry it shows a good level of elegance and finesse on the finish. RKL

£230 per dozen in bond OR £220 when you order 2+ cases

Domaine Jeannin-Naltet, Mercurey

Producer Profile

Domaine Jeannin-Naltet, Mercurey

Domaine Jeannin-Naltet in Mercurey was a new find for us in 2018.  A small, family-owned domaine, it has been undergoing a transformation since Benoît Eschard took over from his uncle, seven years ago.   

Tasting from cask always involves a mixture of experience and trust that the bottled wines will fulfil the potential they show in barrel.  We were thrilled when we re-tasted 2018s in bottle.  The serious and somewhat intellectual style we enjoyed so much at the domaine, with lots of limestone terroir notes, has really fleshed out with dark, sumptuous black fruit character, reminding us of red wines from the Côte de Nuits.  We have no doubt that if they were labelled as Côte de Nuits, they would command a far higher price.

Nearly 8 of Benoît's 9 hectares are premier cru and he has been working hard to emphasize freshness and minerality in his 1er Cru Clos des Grand Voyens (a monopole, owned solely by the domaine) and 1er cru Les Nauges

'Grand Voyens' is on a mixture of clay and limestone and shows both chalky-limestone character and a softer, more broad-shouldered style.  Les Nauges undoubtedly has more concentration, but more limestone in the terroir gives a tauter structure, which will take a little longer to come round for drinking.  Both well under £20 in bond per bottle, they are the epitome of great value burgundy.

RED 2018 10 cases Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru 75cl £220 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
2018 / 10 cases / 75cl
£220 per case of 12
IB
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. Earthy humus aromas, with beautiful dark black fruits. The balance earthy minerality and black fruit reminds me of Clos de Vougeot! Very well-balanced, with a great length. 2021 - 2027+. RKL
RED 2018 2 cases Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Les Nauges 1er cru 75cl £235 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
2018 / 2 cases / 75cl
£235 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesStrong family resemblance to the Grands Voyens, but with the intensity turned up by way of that limestone minerality and slightly more purity of crunchy red and black fruit. This will need longer (4-5 years) to be ready for drinking, but the reward should be an impressively fine red at this price. The length is already impressive. 2022 - 2030+. RKL
RED 2019 10 cases Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru 75cl £230 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
2019 / 10 cases / 75cl
£230 per case of 12
IB
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 Nauges 1er cru 75cl £245 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
2019 / 5 cases / 75cl
£245 per case of 12
IB
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

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