- Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014 Product #31805 (In Stock)
A very Meursault-styled Bourgogne Blanc made from Chardonnay vines averaging 30 years of age growing in and around Meursault. Fermentation and aging take place in barrel, with about 15% new wood adding spice and older barrels and gentle stirring of the lees adding richness and volume. It’s not a super-sophisticated wine, but it’s loaded with fruit and hazelnut and completely delicious to drink.
"Aroma is really quite complex for a Bourgogne – there’s fresh cedary citrus fruit but also something a little torrefied but not coffee, more nutty. Focused and direct and very good for the price." JancisRobinson.com 15.5/20 points
"An ultra-fresh and fruity nose combines notes of melon, pear and white peach hints that lead to racy, intense and delineated flavors that possess good volume before terminating in a delicious and refreshing if not especially complex finale."Allen Meadows 86 points
- Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Rouge 2014 Product #31808 (In Stock)
Less than 5% of Meursalut's vineyard area is planted to Pinot Noir, and almost all of that lies within the 1er Cru vineyards of Santenots and gets labeled Volnay. This is from a small Pinot vineyard just outside on soils higher in clay than Chardonnay likes (but perfect for Pinot). Fruit from 30+ year-old vines is partially crushed with about one-third the berries left intact in the fermenter. The whole berries plus very gentle winemaking accentuates the fruit aromas and flavors here, although there's plenty of earthy spice to enjoy, too. Very fine with meaty fish as well as poultry.
"Spicy cherry fruit. Very spicy and a touch earthy on the palate. Halfway between creamy and chewy. Rounded and fresh at the same time. Lots of pleasure if not great finesse." JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points
"A more restrained though not mute nose displays notes of cool red and dark berry aromas that exhibits hints of forest floor, earth and violet. There is good volume to the rich, seductive and caressing medium-bodied flavors that possess a sleek and vibrant mouth feel, all wrapped in a lingering if slightly less complex finale." Allen Meadows 88 points
- Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Blanc 2014 Product #31806 (In Stock)
A very, very, fine and satisfying bottle of Meursault Chardonnay that we think the critics are underestimating a bit. From 40 year-old vines grown in 11 parcels across Meursault, harvested by hand and carefully sorted so that only the most perfect berries reach the press. Fermented long and cool in 1-5 year-old barrels (no new oak here) with regular battonage (stirring of the lees) for creamy richness. This has plenty of Meursault richness and sweet fruit (peach, pear, apple) lifted by a bright beam of citrusy freshness. Give it a 30 minute decant right now and watch it blossom.
"Fine notes of fresh grapefruit on the nose, with a touch of steely minerality. The texture is creamy enough to balance the crisp acidity. Not particularly concentrated but nicely balanced with a long, fresh finish." JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points
"Outstanding. An ultra-fresh and attractively well-layered nose features notes of hazelnut, pear, white peach and floral scents. There is once again good volume coupled with excellent delineation on the tension and mineral-inflected medium-bodied flavors that deliver really lovely depth and length for a villages level wine. Recommended."Allen Meadows 89 points
- Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Volnay Santenots 1er 2014 Product #31809 (In Stock)
It’s a tragedy that one of the best sources of the epitome of Burgundian elegance, purity and grace keeps getting clobbered by hail storms in recent years. As in the past few years, Matrot lost much of their crop to weather here in 2014, but what they nurtured through to harvest is simply lovely. Santenots is actually within the commune of Meursault, but the clay/limestone soils are an extension of Volnay and all Pinot Noir bottled from these sites carries the Volnay name. Give this a couple of years to finish fleshing out and rounding off then enjoy with duck or lamb.
"Here the wood treatment is no longer subtle as the menthol character fights somewhat with the clear expression of the otherwise fresh, pretty and complex mix of plum, violet, earth and discreet spice scents. There is much better mid-palate concentration to the powerful and quite serious middle weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality onto the mouth coating and, somewhat curiously for Santenots, notably rustic finale."Allen Meadows 91 points
- Dom Thierry Et Pascale Matrot Meursault Blagny 2014 Product #31807 (In Stock)
As always, you’ll have no trouble telling you’ve stepped up to the permier cru level as soon as you start to sniff this lovely Chardonnay. Blagny is the hamlet at the top of the Meursault hill bordering on Puligny Montrachet. The vineyards are steep and laced with what Thierry calls "clayey-calcareous subsoils," and these 35 year-old vines always deliver a big mineral kick to Meursault's expected ripe orchard fruit and buttered nut character. There's a lovely interplay between rich, fruity, aromas and flavors, the almost salty mineral, and subtle touch of spicy oak. Decant now and best from 2018-2024.
"A little more obviously oaked than the village Meursault but it has the fruit to carry it. Tight, crisp and lively with green apple and citrus. The oak spice comes back on the finish." JancinsRobinson.com 16.5/20 points
"Outstanding. The ever-so-slightly riper nose consists of pretty floral and white orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in hints of wet stone and wood. There is once again excellent volume and mid-palate richness to the caressing but energetic medium-bodied flavors that exhibit excellent length on the textured finale where an interesting hint of fennel appears. This too is worth a look."Allen Meadows 91 points