2012 Gevrey Chambertin Bel Air Domaine Taupenot-Merme

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Average critic rating : 91.5 points



Here too reduction knocks down the nose. There is a lovely sense of energy and detail to the supple middle weight flavors that are shaped by relatively fine-grained tannins on the supple, delicious and impressively long finish that offers just a bit more overall complexity. Tasted: Jan 15, 2014. Drink: 2020+



The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air has an abiding airiness on the nose, more mineral than fruit despite a touch of reduction on the sample. The palate is fresh and lithe on the entry. This feels smooth and silky in the mouth and has a real brightness and vivacity on the finish. Excellent – look out for this wine. ||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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