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Average critic rating : 88.0 points
The 2011 Gevrey-Chambertin Village comes from several parcels: La Justice, Carite Paille, Les Seuvrees and Bel Air and offers pleasant rounded wild strawberry and dark cherry fruit that display commendable clarity. The palate is clean and rounded on the entry: a fine line of acidity and an elegant persona, with suggestions of white pepper tingling on the finish. This Gevrey is the best of Taupenot-Merme’s Village Crus in 2011. Drink now-2016. ||Taupenot-Merme was my final visit of the week. I have been following these wines for a number of years, even predating my wine writing career. Winemaker Romain Taupenot and his sister Virginie run the domaine in the centre of Morey-Saint-Denis and fashion a classical style of Burgundy wine that I feel has improved in recent years. Their 2011s are well-crafted and are mainly predesigned for early to mid-term consumption. eRobertParker.com.August, 2013
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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