My daughter Julie joined the estate this year, so we continue the adventure together !
2015 is still a vintage with low production but of high quality and exemplary ripeness of tannin. We feel the vines’ happiness despite the low rainfall.
Red wines have a black and spicy fruit enhanced by notes of violets. We can drink them young thanks to their fullness and sweetness but they seem also to be built for the future.
White wines are fleshy with hints of peaches, hawthorn and citrus and have a sweet bitter finish. They are flattering and with great ageing potential.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015: The Wine Advocate
Drink Date 2017 – 2024
The 2015 Bourgogne Pinot Noir, which comes from vines between Nuits Saint-Georges and Flagey-Echézeaux, saw up to 40% new oak due to the tannins. It has an attractive bouquet with lightly spiced black fruit, touches of limestone and freshly tilled soil emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, the new oak neatly integrated with good substance towards the quite elegant finish. This is one of the best Bourgognes that I encountered from the 2015 vintage.
Chambolle Musigny 2015 : The Wine Advocate:
Drink Date 2018 – 2028
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny la Combe d’Orveaux has a fragrant bouquet with raspberry preserve, wild strawberry and mulberry scents – not the most complex you will come across in Chambolle, but I appreciate the purity of fruit. The palate is well balanced with red cherry and mulberry, gentle and harmonious, an easygoing and self-effacing Chambolle-Musigny that should give drinking pleasure soon after bottling.
Vosne-Romanée 2015 : par “The Wine Advocate”
“The 2015 Vosne-Romanée Les Barreaux has a very harmonious bouquet with redcurrant, cranberry and blackcurrant fruit that is well defined, conveying fine mineralité (perhaps more than the Chambolle-Musigny at this stage). The palate is very well balanced with supple tannin, veering more towards red fruit here with a harmonious and tensile, raspberry preserve and strawberry finish. Excellent – this comes recommended.”
Drink Date 2019 – 2030
note : (90-92)
Echezeaux 2015 : par “The Wine Advocate”
“The 2015 Echézeaux Grand Cru, which comes from the lieu-dit of Les Loachausses, has a very expressive bouquet with vibrant red and black fruit, overtly classic in style, perhaps more reserved than previous vintages that I have tasted, yet conveying the terroir in convincing fashion. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, cedar, touches of white pepper with fine structure and tension all the way through to the finish. It needed time to open so I would afford this 3-4 years in bottle.”
Drink Date 2020 – 2040
note : (91-93)
Clos Vougeot 2015 : par “The Wine Advocate”
“The 2015 Clos Vougeot le Grand Maupertui has a distinctly more floral bouquet than many others than I tasted from barrel, iris and crushed violet petals infusing the black cherry and blueberry fruit. I admire the precision and terroir expression here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe, red and black fruit, a hint of mulberry and white pepper developing in the glass. It has a grainy texture, firm structure and natural balance and poise on the sustained finish. Persistent in the mouth, this is an excellent Clos Vougeot from Anne Gros.”
Drink Date 2019 – 2038
note : (93-95)
Richebourg 2015 : par “The Wine Advocate”
The 2015 Richebourg Grand Cru was actually more immediate on the nose compared to the Echézeaux (usually it is the other way round). Matured in one-third new oak, it offers quite intense yet pure aromas of blackberry, briary, incense, potpourri and crushed stone all with very impressive delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, red and black fruit intermingling and embroidered with orange zest and minerals. I love the delineation and poise expressed by this Richebourg, and the length is one of the best that I have encountered in almost two decades visiting the domaine. Do not, on any account, underestimate this Richebourg.
Drink Date 2022 – 2045
note : (96-98)