Macon Pierreclos Tri de Chavigne, Domaine Guffens-Heynen 2013
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Chewy and chalky on the nose. Lots of vibrancy. Transparent. Not heavy. Exciting. Great tension.
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2016|
Here too the nose is quite reduced and all that can be detected is a subtle application of wood. The palate impression of the medium-bodied flavors is both riper and more concentrated with a really lovely transparency to the mineral-driven, refreshing, powerful and wonderfully long finish. Mâcon doesn't get a lot better than this though note that patience will be required. Drink 2019+.
Comment: Outstanding Top value
|Score: 90/92||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (56), October 2014|
(made from several passes through the vines, including later picks of fruit higher in potential alcohol): Medium yellow. Crystallized lemon peel, dried peach and a rocky, flinty quality on the nose, lifted by a strong floral component. A step up in concentration and definition from the "regular" Le Chavigne and more energetic too, with its density cut by brisk lemon and stone flavors. This fruit was picked later but cleaner, according to Guffens. Finishes with dusty minerality. This estate produced barely 25 hectoliters per hectare on average in 2013.
|Score: 90||Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, December 2015|
Rich, ripe fruit. Buttery, ample and fleshy. Strong minerality and freshness at the centre. Subtle creamy oak character. Opulent, long and tastes more like Meursault than Macon. Another very good wine from Jean-Marie Guffens that belies the appellation.
|Score: 16.5||Farr Vintners, November 2015|
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