En Primeur | Domaine Chandon de Briailles

The delightful château and its gardens designed by Le Nôtre are a beautiful backdrop for this historic estate, which has been in Nicolay family ownership since 1834. The wines, like the property, have an extraordinary elegance and poise to them. They are impressive without excess. The family can be rightly proud of being one of the frontrunners practicing organic farming from the early 1990s and, since 2005, they have moved across to biodynamic viticulture.

2020 Savigny lès Beaune Aux Fournaux Chandon de Briailles - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2024 - 2035
  • Domaine Chandon de Briailles
  • 6x75cl
  • Savigny-lès-beaune, Red Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£225.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Claude describes their Fournaux as a “super village cuvée”. They have combined their 1er Cru parcel (2/3rds of the blend) with their village plot of Fournaux because of the small crop this vintage. Unsurprisingly, this punches well above its weight. With sweet fresh strawberry on the palate, this is graceful and harmonious. The tannins are subtle and the finish is packed with bright, precise red fruits. A very lovely style.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 86-88

    The 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Fournaux, is a blend of one plot 2.10ha that includes both Premier and Village Cru (it was previously bottled separately.) Juicy red fruit on the nose with touches of orange blossom, this just needs a little more delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly powdery tannins, quite austere for the vintage but with decent length. Drink 2023 - 2033

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 90-92

    An ultra-fresh nose features notes of both red and dark currant that enjoy pretty top notes of violet and rose petal plus a touch of earth. There is excellent precision to the super-sleek and precise middle weight flavors that terminate in a balanced finale that is less rustic than usual and with only a touch of rusticity. This offers especially good quality for its level and is recommended. Drink 2027+

  • Jasper Morris MW, January 2022, Score: 90-93

    Two thirds premier cru, one third village, both planted in 1956, with massal selection from Domaine Tollot-Beaut. Young vines are kept out of the blend for the moment. Lovely royal purple with a fabulous nose, almost still vinification aromas. Very sensual at the same time, cream of cherry, with a slightly stricter feel at the back, as the tannins kick in. But there is a velvet grace throughout.

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2020 Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Ile des Vergelesses Blanc Chandon de Briailles - 6x75cl

  • White
  • 2024 - 2030
  • Domaine Chandon de Briailles
  • 6x75cl
  • Pernand vergelesses, White Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£325.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    A charming expression of Chardonnay from the clay limestone soils of Pernand Vergelesses. White floral character with a sprinkling of jasmine and cracked hazelnut. Its soft creamy mouth feel is kept perfectly in check by a line of mineral salinity. Excellent purity with a long persistent finish.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 86-88

    The 2020 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru Blanc has a perfumed bouquet with scents of yellow plum, jasmine and a hint of lavender. The palate is well balanced, quite primal and grapey and is missing some mineralité towards the finish and as such, I suspect this will be suited for early consumption. Drink 2023 - 2029

  • Jasper Morris MW, January 2022, Score: 90-92

    Apparently, it was Michel Bettane’s advice to plant some white in the Ile de Vergelesses vineyard. This has not been my favourite wine (because it is taking the place of the stunning red) but I am forced to admit that this is very good in 2020. The vines are getting towards 40 years old. Claudse notes that they find small grapes at the top of the plot, fatter below. The soil is a similar limestone to Charlemagne but gives off pear notes. Beginning to find its character which I used not to find. Good acidity too and a little lemon to finish.

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2020 Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses Chandon de Briailles - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2025 - 2036
  • Domaine Chandon de Briailles
  • 6x75cl
  • Pernand vergelesses, Red Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£230.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    A lower lying plot situated on predominantly clay soil. This bursts with small, wild, dark berry intensity. Highly concentrated, with sweet ripe fruits. A granular tannic core flows into a fresh finish showing off its Pernand origins.

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 90-93

    An earthier and not quite as spicy array is comprised by notes of red and dark berries with a similar plethora of pretty floral nuances. The mouthfeel of the medium weight flavors is again super-sleek thanks to the moderately fine-grained tannins supporting the firm, youthfully austere and sneaky long finale. At least some patience advised. Outstanding. Drink 2030+

  • Jasper Morris MW, Janaury 2022, Score: 90-92

    Located at the junction of three villages, Claude ascribes the fruit to Savigny, some spice from Pernand, with the weight of Aloxe. Clear bright purple, racy and spicy for sure, a fine depth of fruit on the palate, a weight which covers up the stems, more liquorice in with the dark raspberry fruit, balanced with good acidity. Well done!

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2020 Savigny lès Beaune 1er Cru Les Lavières Chandon de Briailles - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2024 - 2037
  • Domaine Chandon de Briailles
  • 6x75cl
  • Savigny-lès-beaune, Red Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£265.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    This fine vineyard was planted in 1956. A very scented wine, with a touch of Provençal lavender and violets. Tremendously graceful, it is all about poise and balance, and the taut line of tannins have a refreshing feel. Understated but quite wonderful.

  • Neal Martin, December 2021, Score: 91-93

    The 2020 Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Lavières 1er Cru has a pure, perfumed bouquet with scents of raspberry and peony, the 100% whole bunch barely perceptable. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins, a fine bead of acidity, cohesive with fine backbone and a slightly peppery, clove-tinged finish. Wonderful. Drink 2024 - 2038

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 90-93

    Cooler and more restrained aromas include those of spicy dark berries and an array of elegant floral nuances. The rich but racy medium-bodied flavors possess excellent volume as well as evident minerality on the slightly more complex and persistent finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. Outstanding. Drink 2028+

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 17

    Juicy, ripe, clean and bold, this is a super wine, and it is forward, too, so it will be a real favourite for restaurants. The acidity is bright and crunchy, and the tannins are very controlled, and the result is a rather nice little wine.

  • Jasper Morris MW, January 2022, Score: 90-93

    The plot lies parallel to the road, benefitting from cool air coming down the valley from Bouilland, on a granular clay. Very pure purple. The whole bunch adds something vegetal which is temporary. Superb in the mouth though, it must be said, with this sublime sensuality and a lovely lingering finish.

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