2011 Mazoyeres Chambertin Domaine Taupenot-Merme

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Average critic rating : 92.0 points



The 2011 Mazoyeres-Chambertin Grand Cru, which is populated by 54-year-old vines with a propensity for small berries due to millerandage, has a fuller and more aromatic bouquet when compared directly against the Charmes-Chambertin 2011, perfumed with lascivious ripe strawberry and cranberry aromas suffused with cold stone. The palate is medium-bodied with supple and fine tannins. It has a pleasant build in the mouth and yet the finish is understated, classic in style and very refined. This is just a Mazoyeres that you will want to abscond with. Drink now-2022. ||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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