Domaine Taupenot-Merme Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2021 (Morey-Saint-Denis, France) - [BH 91-94] [VM 91-93] [JM 91-93]

Domaine Taupenot-Merme Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2021
(Morey-Saint-Denis, France) - [BH 91-94] [VM 91-93] [JM 91-93]

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About the Winery:

Romain Taupenot is the ninth generation to run this family domaine in Morey-Saint-Denis. While records show his ancestors practiced viticulture as far back as the 17th century, the domaine as we know it today truly came to be after the marriage of Romain’s parents, Denise Merme and Jean Taupenot, in 1963. The domaine’s diverse vineyard sites across both the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune can be traced back to this union of holdings from the Taupenot family, based in Saint-Romain, with those belonging to the Mermes, from Morey-Saint-Denis.

Notes from the Winemaker:

All fruit is harvested by hand • Naturally low yields • Extensive sorting during harvest • Grapes are completely de-stemmed • 10-day cold-soak before fermentation to extract aromas and color • Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 8-13 days • Punchdowns and pumpovers are carefully conducted for gentle extraction, determined by tasting • Wines age 12-15 months in lightly toasted barrels • New wood is used judiciously: up to 40% for the grand crus, 30% for premier crus, 25% for village-level wines • Wines are racked to tanks for 3 months before bottling • Wines are bottled unfined and rarely filtered

Ratings & Reviews

91-94 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
“There is a touch of wood spice on the more elegant if not more complex nose that offers up notes of cool red currant, spice and subtle floral scents. There is a refined mouthfeel to the supple, intense and well-detailed medium weight flavors that possess good mid-palate density as well as fine punch on the attractively persistent and youthfully austere finish. Lovely and this too is fashioned in an understated style.” (Jan 2023)

91-93 Points - Vinous Media:
“The 2021 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru is represented by a "whopping" 170 liters, the usual volume for this monopole-busting cuvée. The bouquet is beautifully-defined, focused and becoming more floral with time. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannins, fine acidity, white pepper and black pepper, quite persistent on the finish. A sappy delight.” – Neal Martin (Jan 2023)

91-93 Points - Jasper Morris' Inside Burgundy:
“Medium to pale crimson ruby. A lighter bouquet than either Charmes or Mazoyères. A sweeter red fruit opens out on the palate, then a peppery note at the finish. Drink from 2027-2032.” (Nov 2022)