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Beaune Premier Cru Grèves Les Trois Journaux 2016, Château de Meursault
A unique tension and harmony
This plot takes its name from the soil that forms a group of small limestone chailles and sandy soils.
Among the 42 Premiers Crus of the capital of the wines of Burgundy, most of which remain too little known, this one is the archetype of the great Beaune that can compete with the terroirs of the Côte de Nuits.
A “Journal” (1/3 of hectare) represents the work surface that a horse can achieve in the vine per day.
The colour has a beautiful intensity and a marked brilliance. The aromas are sweet, “sunny” and elegant with red and black fruit, flowers and spices. The grain on the palate is tender, silky, refined, all with a beautiful persistence.
This first vintage is already very open and is already fully expressed after one hour of oxygenation. However, the 2016 vintage produced Burgundy wines with great aging potential.
Another few years and it will develop even spicier and empyreumatic notes like brown tobacco. After ten years in the cellar will be added notes of leather and undergrowth.
It will find its place at the table with a beautiful piece of red meat, a duck confit and it is powerful enough for game.
Vert de Vin Magazine : 16,5/20
Bourgogne Aujourd’hui – 15.5/20
Burgundy Report By Tim Atkin MW – 93/100
Allen Meadows – 93/100
Fine Wine Magazine – 92/100
Jasper Morris – Burgundy Report – 92/100
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