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Savigny-Lès-Beaune Hauts-Marconnets 1er Cru 2019 White

“Light shiny gold; fresh, elegant nose, notes of lemon verbena, slight wisp of smoke; clean, pure palate with zingy lime and grapefruit, bright acidity and herbal, ginger overtones. Great complexity and quality for this price point, and nicely balanced to boot.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Pernand-Vergelesses Les Caradeux 1er Cru 2019 White

“Unique mineral characteristics come from this East-facing mid-slop 1.9 ha vineyard close to the hill of Corton-Charlemagne. To look at the wine is light shiny gold; more intensity on the nose, complex and savoury, there’s a nutty element, nutmeg, coconut husk; wonderful balance in this wine with a richness and concentration to the fruit mid-palate, underpinned with lively acidity, then a complex mineral, citrus, finish. Shows off its fine pedigree at this early stage.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes 2019 White

“Shiny gold; complex nose with real power, citrus, apricot, hint of vanilla; on the palate the wine is really focused, dry and precise with a complexity and abundance of flavours, fresh citrus zest, saline, mineral, and finishes on a slightly richer, creamy note. Superbly balanced and really quite moreish.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2019 White

“Chanson is one of the major owners of Clos des Mouches. Shiny gold; the most floral and fruity of the four white wines tasted, quite subtle, hints of orchard fruit, citrus; the palate is focused, well-defined, fresh, quite ample in the mouth but perfectly poised with chiseled texture and really quite delicious.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses 1er Cru 2019 Red

“To look at the wine is medium ruby; the nose is intense and pretty at the same time, seductive aromas mingle of blue plum, cranberry, spices and a distinct orange peel note; there’s a lovely fresh entry which becomes more intense and muscular in the mid-palate, which is followed a dry stone-textured finish. The wine takes you on a bit of a journey but it is still focused and has terrific balance that is one of the characteristics of the new 2019 vintage.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Savigny-Dominode 1er Cru 2019 Red

“Dark ruby; the nose is intensely aromatic with wild bramble fruit, ripe red berries, forest floor, violets. On the palate the wine is complex with decent structure – there are ripe dry dusty tannins, lovely layered texture, great vibrant presence in the mouth, attractive violet and smoky blackcurrant note on the finish.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Beaune Clos des Marconnets 1er Cru 2019 Red

“To look at the wine is pale ruby; the nose is pretty with notes of cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, wet chalk cave; On the palate the wine is light to medium-weight, decent structure, nice crunch to the fruit, fine grained-tannins, flavours of cranberry coulis, blue plum skin, red plum flesh. Very pure and elegant with pretty ripe fruit framed with a firm structure and long, slightly spicy finish.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Beaune 1er Cru Grèves 2019 Red

“To look at the wine is light ruby, the nose is so completely different to the previous reds – slightly floral, red cherries, raspberry and a hint of cooking spice. On the palate the wine is luscious fresh and pure – like a  summer pudding with a dash of cream – and a distinct rosewater note on the lovely, fine-grained textured finish. Impressive.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2019 Red

“To look at the wine is light-mid ruby; the nose is ripe, intense, with complex and pretty aromas of red berries, rose petals, spice. On the palate the wine is light, with a dense, refined texture, nice register and grip on the palate, velvety tannins, the flavours of redcurrant and cranberry are succulent and fresh – pure, juicy red berry fruit with an undercurrent of minerality and saline. Stunning – drink now or cellar.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

Beaune Clos des Fèves 1er Cru 2019 Red

“To look at the wine is pale ruby; the aromas are complex and intriguing – red and black fruit, with much darker fruit than the previous red wines – black cherry, bramble fruit, earth and toasted spice. The palate has weight and intensity but is precise at the same time with terrific balance, layers of dark fruit and minerality. There is more flesh on the bones than Clos des Marconnets, riper fruit profile with more weight and intensity, and a long spicy finish. Really outstanding.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
3rd February 2021

 

Chablis 2017

“Full pears and lemons with a juicy, medium body and crisp acidity. Drink now. Made from bought-in juice.” 88 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
12th February 2019

 

Chablis Montmains 1er Cru 2014

“The 2014 Chablis 1Er Cru Montmains saw partial maturation in demi-muids. It has a very composed, mineral-driven, flinty bouquet that unfurls with aeration in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, though perhaps it is missing the depth and substance to rank alongside the best Montmains. Enjoy this over the next 4-5 years.” 88 points

Neal Martin, Wine Adocate
31st August 2016

“The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains saw partial maturation in demi-muids. It has a very composed, mineral-driven, flinty bouquet that unfurls with aeration in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, though perhaps it is missing the depth and substance to rank alongside the best Montmains. Enjoy this over the next 4-5 years.”

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
15th July 2016

“Scents of white flowers in happy mix with spiced pear and hint of vanilla-careful oak? This sensuousness is firmly anchored by beautiful minerality on the palate, a signature of this focussed vintage. Again, a fine counterpoint of roundness and tension ending in a riot of minerals. Classic stuff.” 90 points

NA, World of Fine Wine
1st April 2016

 

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2014

“Another chiselled linear expression in the modern idiom. Green fruits, especially lime, grapefruit, nicely enriched by honey and vanilla. Very subtle oak. Exceptional.” 96 points

NA, World of Fine Wine
1st April 2016

 

Viré-Clessé 2017

“Full candied-citrus character and just a whiff of smoke. Medium-bodied with some tannin that makes this quite a dry wine, in spite of the moderate acidity and rather creamy palate.” 89 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
12th February 2019

 

St Véran 2016

“An elegantly floral nose, with savoury stone fruits, papaya, and a chalky note. The palate is upfront and juicy, with mild creamy and spicy hints.” 88 points

Stephen Brook, Emma Dawson MW, Matt Wilkin MS, Decanter
22nd February 2018

 

Montagny 1er Cru 2017

“A well structured, elegant Rully with delicate pear character and a long and crisp mineral finish. Drink or hold.” 91 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
12th February 2019

 

Le Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

“A rich and juicy style of white Burgundy that has drive and tension from the acidity and an exuberance of fruit. A charming wine to drink now.” 88 points

NA, Decanter
1st November 2016

 

Meursault 2014

“Lime blossom, citronella, toast, vanilla and citrus flavors pervade this sleek, tense white. Opens with air, staying focused and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2024.” 92 points

Wine Spectator

 

Meursault 2013

“Lime blossom, citronella, toast, vanilla and citrus flavors pervade this sleek, tense white. Opens with air, staying focused and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2024.” 90 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator – web only
2016

 

Savigny-les-Beaune Hauts Marconnets 1er Cru 2014

“Much the smokiest of the Chanson whites so far, with inviting struck-match notes not overdone because the quince and citrus zest sings through. There’s even a touch of clementine here. Really intense on the palate without any loss of freshness. Lots going on even now but also a promising furture. This is always one of my favourite Chanson whites and the 2014 does not disappoint.” 17/20

Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson
11th January 2016

 

Beaune Bastion 1er Cru 2014

“Starts out with matchstick and petrol aromas, switching to lemon cake and white peach notes as this develops across the palate. Firm and chalky, presenting a lingering minerally quality on the finish. Drink now through 2025.” 93 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
28th February 2017

 

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Charmois 2012

“Bright fresh oaky citrus and spiced aroma. Broad and flavourful but quite light on the mid palate. Then surprisingly persistent. Relatively soft but still fresh.” 16/20

Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson
8th January 2014

 

Pernand Vergelesses Les Caradeaux 1er Cru 2015

“Drinks Business Chardonnay Masters 2017 – MASTER”

Patrick Schmitt, Drinks Business
8th January 2018

“Citronella, apple pie, peach and stone flavors are heightened by the vibrant acidity in this intense, detailed white.” 94 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
31st July 2017

 

Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes 1er Cru 2013

“Citronella, apple pie, peach and stone flavors are heightened by the vibrant acidity in this intense, detailed white.” 94 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
1st September 2016

“Light note of struck match, not quite toasty, but some hint of oak, mostly in the creamy oatmeal character. A great combination of flavours spreading across the palate and focus and clarity overall. Deep and long and satisfying.” 17.5/20

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
7th January 2015

 

Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru 2014

“Though buttery and lush, this white has a firm backbone, with lemon cake, apple, spice and pastry flavors rounding out the profile. Lively acidity keeps this focused and long. Best from 2018 through 2029.” 93 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator – web only
2016

 

Corton Vergennes Grand Cru 2011

“Amazingly heady and rich on the nose. Satin texture and so much its own boss. More refreshing than the Corton Charlemagne but certainly no leaner. Most impressive. Great white Burgundy! Crunchy and racy and complete.” 18/20

Jancis Robinson, Jancis Robinson
4th February 2013

 

Givry 2016

“The tannins and density of this wine are serious, dominating the fruit at this stage. Later, they will serve to support the ripe berry flavors and acidity. This wine should develop well and be ready to drink from 2022.” 91 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st April 2019

 

Marsannay 2017

“A firm and powerful wine with a pronounced, earthy character, the bold tannins giving it plenty of personality, too. Good length and no hard edges. Needs hearty food like cassoulet or boeuf bourguignon to give its best. Drink or hold.” 88 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
12th February 2019

 

Nuits-Saint-George 2013

“Features ample cherry, blackberry and violet flavors under a cloak of acidity and tannins, along with spice and earth accents. Finishes sharp, needing time to knit together. Best from 2017 through 2024.” 91 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator 
31st May 2016

 

Gevrey-Chambertin 2013

“There’s purity to the cherry, strawberry, herb and spice flavors in this elegant and tightly wound red. Well-balanced and long on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2024.” 90 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator 
30th April 2016

 

Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2014

“Full, dark red. Knockout nose combines dark raspberry, cranberry, orange zest, rose petal, pepper and sexy oak tones, plus a slightly wild meaty quality. Densely packed and seamless, offering youthfully reserved flavors of cranberry, spices and mocha; really bulletproof fruit here. Finishes with substantial, tactile, essentially fine-grained tannins and subtle rising length. This Clos de Bèze should unfold beautifully over the next 15 to 20 years.” 93 points

Stephen Tanzer, Vinious
March 2017

 

Beaune Bastion 1er Cru 2013

“A rounded wine, this is a blend of different premier-cru vineyards in Beaune. It packed with raspberries and red cherries. The acidity, typical of the year, is restrained here by the ripe fruitiness. Tannins give the wine just the right amount of support.” 91 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st August 2016

 

Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses 1er Cru 2013

“Always an impressive vineyard, it has produced a dense wine in this vintage. It’s full of both intense, perfumed red fruits and smoky, dusty tannins that give an elegant structure.” 92 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st August 2016

 

Savigny-Dominode 1er Cru 2011

“A four-acre parcel in the middle of this premier cru yields a wine with richness. Tannins are well-embedded in the red fruits and the wine shows good freshness at the end. It’s already delicious and perfumed, with a firm, dry core. Drink from 2017.” 90 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st August 2016

 

Beaune Teurons 1er Cru 2015

“Generous with a lot of black cherries, but also with a hint of something gamey. Medium to full body, fruity yet firm with some good acidity underneath. Drink or hold.” 93 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
12th February 2019

 

Beaune Teurons 1er Cru 2014

“More complex than the Clos du Roi – there’s fine red fruit, a light note of spice but it is far from simple. Tannins show some grip, though they are smooth. Depth and embryonic complexity. Well sustained and at the moment thickly textured. Freshness just right.” 16.5/20

Julia Harding MW, Jancis Robinson
11th January 2016

 

Beaune Grèves 1er Cru 2011

“This is a blend from ten different parcels of the Grèves vineyard. It’s beautifully smooth, hiding its structure behind generous red fruits as well as a fresh, crisp texture. It’s complex, warm, very perfumed and elegant. Drink from 2017.” 93 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st September 2014

 

Beaune Clos des Fèves 1er Cru 2012

“A beam of marinated cherry steams ahead in this vibrant, silky red. Vanilla, olive, earth and tobacco accents add complexity, while the finish tightens up. A pleasant, stony inflection lingers. Best from 2017 through 2026.” 91 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
15th November 2016

“Fragrant red-fruits nose, showing delicacy and charm. Sleek and elegant, yet concentrated, with firm tannins beneath. Has fine texture and excellent length.” 93 points

Stephen Brook, Decanter
1st April 2016

 

Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 2011

Firm and structured, this dense and dark wine offers ripe black fruits and a concentrated texture. It also shows good acidity and the fruitiness of 2011, giving a wine that is both rich and fresh. Age and drink from 2017.” 93 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st September 2014

“Ripe and rich, this full-bodied wine retains minerality as well as attractive acidity. Crisp lemon flavor is rounded out with peach and apple skin fruits. The wood, already integrated, gives richness and smoothness. Drink from 2016.” 93 points

Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
1st September 2014

 

Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2016

“The 2016 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches wafts from the glass with a classy bouquet of wild berry fruit, rose petal, spices and rich soil tones. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a sapid core of fruit, powdery tannins and mouthwatering acids. This is a definite success chez Chanson.” 92 points

William Kelley, Wine advocate
30th April 2019

“Excellent floral fragrance – open, spicy, expressive. Pure red fruits too – redcurrant, cranberry. Smooth and rounded in texture, yet with enough tannin to support long ageing. Superb length.” 17,5/20

Jancis Robinson
28th November 2017

 

Fleurie 2013

“Mellow with a lovely redcurrant scent and lightly spiced Victoria plum flavour. Delicious with Chinese five-spice duck.”

Susy Atkins, Sunday Telegraph Stella
22nd February 2017

“We can enjoy it in this very fine example drawn from the Lieu Dieu vineyard in the warmest southern part of Fleurie, another good summer bargain.”

Tomas Clancy, Sunday Business Post
14th August 2016

 

Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2014

“A fragrant style, featuring sandalwood, rose, olive and sweet berry aromas and flavors. Elegant and complex, with fine harmony, though this needs a few years to come together. Shows finesse and a terrific aftertaste. Best from 2022 through 2040.” 95 points

Wine Spectator

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