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Burgundy White 1 - Listed by DOMAINE

Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Alan Meadows (AM) from , Stephen Tanzer (ST) from and the Wine Spectator (WS) from 
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Since 1999 Domaine Chanson has been owned by the BOLLINGER Champagne  Group.
Maison Chanson is now directed by Vincent Avenel; who spent the last 15 years working with Bouchard Père & Fils and Domaine Faiveley.
The winemaking remains the responsibility of Jean-Pierre Confuron, the brother of Yves Confuron who is the winemaker for Domaine de Courcel

Jean-Pierre Confuron, Chanson’s Wine Maker, has been awarded the title of
Wine Grower of the Year 2014 by the famous Magazine
“La Revue du Vin de France”.

12 75cl Pernand-Vergelesses
'Les Caradeux'
 1er Cru

AM - Here too there is just enough reduction to partially mask the underlying fruit and in this case I would suggest giving this a quick but thorough aeration.
The bigger and richer medium-bodied flavours possess slightly better mid-palate density along with evident minerality on the delicious, citrusy and solidly complex finale.

2017 £36.00 AM90
10 75cl Savigny-Les-Beaune
'Haut Marconnets' Blanc
 1er Cru

AM - Firm reduction suggests that this would best be decanted first. There is a refreshing apple character to the lighter weight middle weight flavours that possess good vibrancy before terminating in a lingering, linear and slightly edgy finish that is borderline rustic.

2016 £28.00 AM88
12 75cl Beaune
 1er Cru

Not Reviewed; but a good value Beaune Blanc - well worth a try!

2016 £35.00 2020-29
10 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
1er Cru

AM - There is noticeable but not dominant reduction present on the otherwise attractively layered aromas of resin, walnut oil and yellow orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in a subtle application of wood.
The solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavours are powerful if not elegant with excellent depth and very fine length.
This isn't going to win any awards for refinement but it's a quality effort just the same.

2012 £39.00 AM91
1 75cl Puligny Montrachet
'Les Folatieres'
 1er Cru

AM - There is a very mild trace of reduction to the otherwise cool and restrained floral and white orchard fruit aromas that display background nuances of wood and spice. There is impressive volume to the quite seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of mouth coating extract that buffers well the moderately firm acid spine on the mineral-driven, dry and balanced finish. This is not presently super complex but the underlying material is certainly present to allow it to develop and my score awards the benefit of the doubt in this regard.

2011 £46.00 AM91
Excellent domaine, making really good Chassagne/Batard wines - Highly Recommended!
8 75cl Chassagne Montrachet
'Clos St Jean - Clos des Murees'
 1er Cru

AM - Reduction knocks down the nose but there is good vibrancy and freshness to the attractively detailed middle weight flavours that display a touch of minerality on the ever-so-slightly more complex finish that is clean, dry and refreshing. This is also a bit more structured and should reward another 2 to 3 years of cellar time.

2012 £39.00 AM90
12 75cl Criots Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru

AM - A similarly exotic if slightly riper and more complex nose introduces rich, dense and overtly muscular flavours that possess an abundance of palate coating dry extract on the balanced finish that is supported by a very attractive sense of underlying tension. I quite like this as it's generous yet more refined than it usually is though the refinement notwithstanding, note well that this will require at least a decade to reach its full apogee.

2014 £240.00 AM94
6 75cl Criots Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru

AM - Notes of pain grillé combine with mildly exotic aromas that are not dissimilar from those of the Caillerets though here there is a distinct petrol element as well. Despite the elevated ripeness displayed by the nose the palate impression of the attractively textured and concentrated flavours is quite cool and reserved, all wrapped in a complex, long and balanced finish that also exhibits a touch of sweetness.

2012 £240.00 AM92
6 75cl Criots Batard Montrachet
Grand Cru

AM - Criots, because of its amphitheatre-like shape that heats up, often is quite exotic. This version is not an exception though in this case it's less than usual as the yellow orchard fruit and dried floral aromas are wonderfully fresh. There is excellent volume to the focused, detailed and powerful medium weight plus flavours that brim with plenty of mouth coating dry extract that imparts a seductive palate impression to the impressively deep and long finish. This is sufficiently firm that it will need the better part of a decade to arrive at its full maturity but it should still be approachable after 5 to 6 years if desired.

2011 £235.00 AM93
One of the best Macon/Pouilly Fuissé growers, very good wine which is both rare and delicious!
14 75cl Macon Pierreclos
'Tri de Chavigne'

RP/William Kelley -
The 2018 Mâcon-Pierreclos Tri de Chavigne is the fruit of three successive passages through the vines over the course of a single week, and it's showing very well, displaying aromas of buttered orchard fruits and citrus oil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with terrific cut and a long, lip-smacking finish. Guffens explained that yields for this cuvée were in the region of 40-45 hectolitres per hectare.
2018 £37.00 RP/WK93
A Top domaine making expressive and long lasting wines.
9 75cl Corton Charlemagne
 Grand Cru
Hubert de Montille

AM -
The nose is quite reduced and impossible to assess. In the same fashion as the Perrières. There is a lovely sense of tension and complexity to the slightly denser and more powerful flavours that exude a note of green apple on the dry but not really austere finale. This too should benefit from a few years of cellar time to better harmonize but it should be worth the wait.
2013 £98.00 AM93
A Top negociant with own vineyard holdings - very good whites.
12 75cl Chevalier Montrachet
'Les Demoiselles'
 Grand Cru
Louis Latour

AM -
An emphatically floral and softly exotic nose displays top notes of mango, apricot, citrus, spice and oak nuances. There is incredible richness to the sumptuously opulent and concentrated big-bodied flavours that despite the richness retain a lovely sense of verve and punch on the beautifully complex and highly persistent finish. I would further note that this is so concentrated that it's almost chewy today and this is one of those relatively rare built-to-age wines that could actually be enjoyed in its youth thanks to the abundant dry extract.
2014 £240.00 AM94

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