Background information

  • Vinification (of the Domaine Wines): Grapes are hand harvested and pressed as whole berries. Fermentation occurs entirely in oak barrels, 30% of which are new. Aging lasts 12 months in oak followed by an additional 5 months in stainless steel prior to bottling. The complete wines are lightly fined and filtered.
  • In vintage 2003: less batonnage than usual
  • In vintage 2004: "did almost no bâtonnage at all"
  • In vintage 2006: Per Allen Meadows: "raised the at-bottling free SO2 levels to between 40 and 45 ppm."
  • In vintage 2007: Per Allen Meadows: free SO2 dialed back to 40 ppm

Wines


1990

  • Puligny Hameau de Blagny (Aug 2005): not oxidised but tired [WK Choy]

1994

  • Montrachet (05/ 2006): not oxidised ,very good [Martin Buttinger]

1995

  • Corton Charlemagne (Nov 2005): not oxidised [WK Choy]
  • Criots Batard Montrachet (June 2014): Not oxidised [Gareth Miles]

1996

  • Meursault Charmes (Jul 2004): (2 bottles) 1 oxidized, 1 badly corked [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Sept 2007): (2 bottles) oxidized [Peter Muto]
  • Meursault Charmes (Oct 2007) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Meursault Charmes (Nov 07) oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Bienvenue Batard Montrachet (April 09) Badly oxidised (Kelly Walker)
  • Corton Charlemagne (April 2010) not oxidized (E. Christenson)

1997

  • Rully Les Clous (Feb 2006): no oxidation [S Grant]

1998

  • Puligny Folatieres (Nov 2005): oxidised [Michael Lux]

1999

  • Chassagne Les Chumees (June 2010): Not Oxidised [Paul Raiche]
  • Puligny Folatieres (Nov 2005): (2 bottles) both oxidised [Michael Lux]
  • St Aubin en Remilly (Nov 2005): (375ml) oxidized [Karl Wee]
  • Montrachet (June 2012): surprise! no oxidation, delicate, floral, fine (Adrian Latimer)

2000

  • Chassagne Montrachet Les Blanchots (14 March 2007): not oxidised, rather closed, with a touch of sulfur [Frederic Panaiotis]
  • Corton-Charlemagne (Apr 2008): not oxidised [Dennis Ward]
  • Criots-Batard (April 2011): not oxidised, but very advanced and dark [Stu Jakub]
  • Meursault Narvaux (May-Sept 2007): (24 bottles) all over the place; 1/4 oxidized, some overly mature, some great [Dana Gaiser]
  • Pernand Vergelesse (Jul-Aug 2004): (12 bottles) none oxidised but 3 corked [WK Choy]
  • Saint-Aubin Dent de Chien (Aug 2007): not oxidised [Dennis Ward]

2002

  • Meursault Les Tillets (14 March 2007): no oxidation at all, delicate and perfumy nose [Frederic Panaiotis]
  • Puligny Montrachet (Summer-Fall 2005): every bottle delicious, opened 2 cases so far [Michel Robert Abood]
  • Puligny Montrachet (Fall-Winter 2005): returned a case but it was cooked, not oxydized [Michel Robert Abood]
  • Puligny Folatieres (June 2007): 1 bottle, no oxidation, delicious [John Osburn]

2004

  • Puligny Montrachet (January 2010): not oxidized [Bill Lawrence]
  • St Aubin Charmois 1er (May, 2011). Oxidised. A previous bottle last year from the same purchase was young. [G. Miles]
  • Corton Charlemagne (Aug 2011) Corked, badly. Quite musty on opening (Greg Fisher)

2005

  • Clavoillon (july 2009) oxidised, nuttiness dominating otherwise normal nose and palate, drinkable (don osborne)
  • Puligny Montrachet - Village (June 2012): Not oxidized. But fading. [NTyson]
  • Corton-Charlemagne(Dec 2013): Very young, opened up a little with 12 hours of air. Not oxidized. (FYC)

2007

  • Puligny Montrachet - Village (Dec 2011): Not oxidized. A delightful surprise, competing well above its weight class. [NTyson]
  • Puligny Montrachet (Oct 2014): Not oxidized. [N. Lau]
  • Puligny Montrachet (Nov 2014): Not oxidized. [N. Lau]
  • Meursault (May 2017): Not ox (Adrian Latimer)