2012 Auxey Duresses 1er Cru Domaine Taupenot-Merme

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Average critic rating : 88.25 points



A more reserved but more complex nose of various dark berries, violet, earth and plum introduces velvety, round and delicious middle weight flavors. There is equally good depth and more mid-palate concentration where the sap coats the palate on the frank and persistent finish. This should drink well young but reward 5 to 8 years of cellaring. Tasted: Jan 15, 2014. Drink: 2018+



The 2012 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru has a similar bouquet to the Saint Romain at first, with crushed strawberry and red cherry fruit, perhaps a little iodine in the background. The palate is medium-bodied and pierced by a fine line of acidity. This is nicely balanced with a pretty floral finish that should fill out by the time of bottling. ||When I visited Domaine Taupenot-Merme in November, some of the samples did not show well since they had been taken too quickly from tank, therefore I re-tasted them with Romain Taupenot in late January, with the exception of his negoce wines that did not have any problems. Wine Advocate.February, 2014

Domaine Taupenot-Merme is based in Morey-St-Denis and has 13 hectares under vine in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. With a history stretching back to the mid 18th century, the estate really began to come into its own in 1998 when Romain Taupenot joined the domaine full time. The organically cultivated vines, together with low yields and careful sorting practices produce wines that are full of fruit, expressive bouquets, and gentle tannins.

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