Background information


  • In vintage 1996: stirred the lees "extensively: at least 3 times a week until Christmas, or when the malos start[ed]."
  • In vintage 1999: batonnage regime unknown.
  • In vintage 2000: batonnage regime unknown.
  • In vintage 2001: "we refrained from stirring the lees too much."
  • In vintage 2002: "almost no batonnage because I was afraid that it would make the wines a bit too heavy"
  • In vintage 2004: has raised free SO2 target from 25 ppm to 35-40 ppm

Wines

1998

  • St. Aubin Le Charmois (April 2006) Very deep golden color, sherry-like aftertaste. Tolerable but sinking fast. (S. Malanga)

1999

  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (14 April 2007) Beautiful condition [Garry Clark]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (May 2007): Early oxidation aromatically, quite good otherwise [Frank Drew]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (Nov 2007): Not oxidized, good bottle [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Garenne (April 2006): colour relatively advanced, quite broad and rich but slightly caramelly aromas. Seems like it is living dangerously. I would not let it age anymore. ( JE Simond)
  • Puligny Le Trézin (June 2006): Medium gold, rich, perhaps early oxidation but very enjoyable [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Le Trézin (May 2007): Same. Good, but beginning to oxidize, mostly on nose [Frank Drew]
  • St.Aubin Monteceau (Sep 2007): No ox . Mature and good [Steinar midttømme]

2000

  • Chassagne (Jul 2004): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Chassagne (May 2007): no oxidation [Jan-Tore Egge]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Nov 2013): not oxidized [MLT]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Dec 2013): not oxidized [MLT]
  • Corton Charlemagne (3 October 2008): perfect cork. far from oxidized, on the young side. Outstanding bottle [Keith Akers]
  • Meursault Charmes (25 Aug 2006): excellent wine. No evidence of oxidation [B. Delancy]
  • Meursault Charmes (Aug 2007): excellent wine; still relatively tight. No evidence of oxidation [B. Delancy]
  • Montrachet (11 Oct 2002): in a tasting full of 1999 and 2000 grand cru and premier cru whites this wine stood out, not b/c of its quality or pedigree, but rather because it had a relatively advanced medium gold color and toasty, lemon oil and carmelly notes in the aromas. Given that it had only recently been released at the time, I wondered how could this be? [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (Nov 2007): very young wine, full of vigour [K.T.]
  • Montrachet (26 Feb 2008): not oxidized but advanced and the 2d worst wine of the tasting. See 2000 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (August 2008): not oxidized. [AT Bridge]
  • Montrachet (6 Mar 2010): not oxidized, much better than the bottle at 2008 Premox dinner, but fully mature [Don Cornwell]
  • Montrachet (March 2012) not oxidized. Perfectly pleasant but curiously hollow. Not getting better.
  • Puligny Caillerets (31 Dec 2005): excellent, with lots of upwatrd potential. No oxydation here [Odd Rydland]
  • Puligny Garenne (June 20, 2008): excellent wine; still young. No evidence of oxidation [Howard Cooper]
  • Puligny Garenne (10/11 and 6/12): first bottle very good; later sample from same source turned oxidized after a few minutes of air [David Honig]
  • St Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien (May 2007): 2 good bottles out of 8 - the other 6 quite badly oxidised [Michael Warner]

2001

  • Batard Montrachet (Jan 2013): Not oxidized, excellent [MLT]
  • Chassagne (May 2009): mature but no oxidation [P Muto]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (September 2013): Not oxidized [David Kubiak]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Nov 2012): Advanced but still drinkable and interesting; on the front end of premox would probably be the fairest characterization. Wouldn't hold this more than another year or two. [MLT]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2012): Not oxidized, excellent and very young. Vastly better than the previous bottle [MLT]
  • Meursault Narvaux (5/08): Not oxidixed (David Honig)
  • Meursault Genevrieres, Hospices de Beaune Cuvee Baudot (12/15): Unfortunately oxidized [Jeremy Shanker]
  • Montrachet (Sept 2010): Not oxidized; hauntingly good [David Honig]
  • Montrachet (June 2012): Not oxidized, spectacularly good [MLT]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Le Trezin (27 Feb 2008): two bottles, both oxidized [Dave Dalluge]
  • Puligny-Montrachet Le Trezin (Nov 2013): fairly advanced, still drinkable but not all that interesting [MLT]
  • St. Aubin Chateniere (Apr 2014): Not oxidized, great wine, hugely outperformed [MLT]

2002

  • Bourgogne Blanc La Combe (October 2004): In retrospect clearly oxidised (at that time I wondered why Meadows gave it a favorable review - typical dark yellow color, brown sugar, caramelly notes detected) [Michael Eder]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Jan 2010): showing age, a bit darker than it should be, slight caramel notes (Bill Lawrence)
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (9/2007) : Nice, but colour and flavors were way advanced. [Andrew Hall]
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (June 2008) : Magnum. Not oxidized, almost colorless. Very young. Balanced, delightful. [David Honig]
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (Sep 2008) : Not oxidized, but color and flavors more advanced than prior bottles. Still a good wine [B Delancy]
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (Nov 2008): Not oxidized, cork has some bluing, fresh, vibrant, very tasty (Stephen Dreher)
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (Jan 2010) : Magnum. Similar to the experience 18 months ago with only the slightest advance in color, aromas and palate profile. [David Honig
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (Oct 2010): Not oxidized, bleached cork; blue tinge; silicone; really singing right now (Ben Delancy)
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (July 2011) : Magnum. Third visit in three years, just beginning to show faint signs of maturity, but absolutely no suspect oxidation. [David Honig
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (Dec 2012): Oxidized. [MLT]
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (June 2014): Certainly mature, not oxidized [Howard Cooper]
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (Dec 2012): Not oxidized but fully mature [MLT]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (March 2008): excellent wine; slight blue tinge on cork [Ben Delancy]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (Feb 2010): bleached cork slight blue tinge on cork; showing some age, but still good [Ben Delancy]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (Dec 2011): lightly oxidized at first but still drinkable; after 30 minutes quite oxidized. Somewhat golden in colour. [C North]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (June 2014): Excellent wine. Not at all oxidized. Color what is should be for 12 year old Burg. [Howard Cooper]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (Sept. 2014): Excellent wine. Color what is should be for 12 year old Burg. But, I would drink up. Seems like tiny hints of oxidation coming - not sure how much longer this will be good. [Howard Cooper]
  • Chassagne Vide-Bourse (June, 2007): Two bottles consumed in June. One was sherried and totally shot and the other was fresh and very vibrant.
  • Chevalier Montrachet (14 Mar 2010): not oxidized, but fairly mature and I think advanced. Portion kept in sealed full tenth was notably advanced the next day. [Don Cornwell]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2012): not oxidized. superb [MLT]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Apr 2013): not oxidized, another superb and very fresh bottle [MLT]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Jun 2013): two oxidized bottles [WL]
  • Montrachet (28-Nov-15): Oxdized [KS]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Dec. 2010): Oxidized. Two bottles, very dark color, totally oxidized. (Paul Klevgard)
  • Puligny Trezin (March 2010): not oxidized, mature. A very nice village wine. [Howard Cooper]
  • St. Aubin Charmois (four bottles between October 2004 to July 2006): 10/2004: In retrospect, clearly oxidised (wasn't aware of the problem back then, but remembered it tasting caramelly, brown apple like), 06/2005: Very good bottle, pale color, no oxidation whatsoever; 10/2005: Again clearly oxidized, dark yellow, brown apple, caramel, etc.; 2/2006: This again without any oxidation, pale color, very good wine; 5/2006: Again clearly oxidized, although not as advanced as some before (oxidation confirmed by adding metabisulfite solution which clearly improved nose and taste of the wine) [Michael Eder]
  • St. Aubin Charmois (Nov 2010): Showing very well, lovely wine which continues to be age-worthy (even two days after being opened it was in excellent shape). Color is yellow with a slight golden hue which worried me but there is no sign of oxidation in the flavor. If I had more of this the color would make me drink it sooner than otherwise, but there's no other sign of oxidiation. CellarTracker notes suggest some examples of oxidation already. (C North)
  • St Aubin Combes (July 2008) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • St. Aubin Montceau (March, July 2006): First was ok if a bit mature (but uninspiring), the second in July was clearly oxidised. [Michael Eder]
  • St. Aubin Montceau (November 2010): Oxidized. [Jonathan Gordon]
  • St Aubin Murgers des Dents de Chien (Oct 2012): Not oxidized. Spectacular wine. [MLT]
  • St. Aubin En Remilly (Dec 2011): Oxidized. [C North]

2004


  • Corton Charlemagne (May 2013): Not oxidized. Very good in a lean, minerally style [MLT]
  • St Aubin En Remilly (Dec 2010) Bottle 1 Oxidized, down the sink. Bottle 2 Initially better, but fell apart over three glasses. [Gareth Welch]

2005

  • Chassagne Caillerets (Mar 2009) : Not oxidised [Dennis Ward]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (Jan - Mar 2009): 4 bttls. Not oxidised [Dennis Ward]
  • Chassagne Encégnières (May 2012): Not oxidised but well developed. Drink up. [P. O'Neill]
  • Chevalier Montrachet (March 2013): Not oxidized but mature; drink up [Don Cornwell]
  • Meursault Narvaux (Apr 2014): Not oxidized, still showing a lot of sulfur, excellent [MLT]
  • St. Aubin Chateniere (Mar 2009) : 2 bttls. Not oxidised [Dennis Ward]*
  • St. Aubin En Montceau (Aug 2008) : Not oxidised [Dennis Ward]
  • St. Aubin Montceau (Dec 2008) : Not oxidised [Dennis Ward]

2008

  • Montrachet (March 2016) Completely oxidized at the 2008 Mostly Montrachet tasting [Don Cornwell]

2009

  • Batard Montrachet (July 2016): no premox (Adrian Latimer)

2010

  • Chassagne Vide-Bourse (Oct, 2015): no premox, very good (Adrian Latimer)
  • St Aubin Murgers des Dents de Chien (April 2014): no premox very good [GL]


2011

  • Chassagne Montrachet Champs Gains (April 2017) lovely wine [b.henry]