En Primeur | Domaine Rapet

Domaine Rapet, founded in 1765, boasts 20 hectares of some of the finest vineyards in the northern end of the Côte de Beaune. They have 21 different cuvées from 5 different villages around the town of Beaune, including an enviable two-hectare parcel of Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne. The current incumbent Vincent assumed responsibility for the domaine in 1985 at just 21, so with 35 vintages under his belt, he is very much a senior statesman in the village of Pernand Vergelesses.

2020 Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru En Caradeux Domaine Rapet Père et Fils - 6x75cl

  • White
  • 2023 - 2030
  • Domaine Rapet Père et Fils
  • 6x75cl
  • Pernand vergelesses, White Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£180.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    This impressive 1er Cru faces the hillside of Corton Charlemagne. The cool east-facing white marl slope makes it an ideal site for growing Chardonnay, particularly in a warmer vintage such as 2020. Vincent likes to age this wine in larger 350 litre barrels to protect its pure fruit character. With aromas of pear and white fruits, this is very perfumed and floral in nature. It has a great zest of freshness and long controlled finish.

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

    A lovely clean lemon and lime colour, quite racy with a bit of bacon fat, punchy behind, some flesh, ripe citrus alongside the white fruit, wears its concentration lightly and is pleasingly long. Excellent finish.

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2020 Beaune 1er Cru Les Cents Vignes Domaine Rapet Père et Fils - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2022 - 2035
  • Domaine Rapet Père et Fils
  • 6x75cl
  • Beaune, Red Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£175.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Striking purple colour, with a flamboyant nose of spice and blackberry crumble. This is a very composed example of Pinot Noir; it has an earthy structure and darker red fruit flavours of loganberry and a touch of blueberry. Bright and pure, with a gentle sweet fruit finish.

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2022, Score: 17

    This is a bright, accurate and non-nonsense Beaune, and it literally does what it says on the tin. Smooth, pure, clean and cherry-like, this is a lovely wine, and it will please all-comers.

  • Jasper Morris MW, January 2022, Score: 91-93

    Glowing red in colour. This has noticeably more stuffing than the Clos du Roi and though the raspberry has a luxurious, indeed lush quality, it is not at all cooked and it works very well. The structure behind, tannins, have ripened properly, this is a fine example.

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2020 Corton Grand Cru Domaine Rapet Père et Fils - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2025 - 2039
  • Domaine Rapet Père et Fils
  • 6x75cl
  • Corton, Red Burgundy
  • En Primeur
Pricing
£345.00 In Bond
  • Goedhuis, December 2021

    Rapet’s Corton comes from 2 different parcels on the Aloxe Corton side of the hill. The vines here are planted on red iron soil providing substance and backbone to the naturally harmonious style of wine for which Vincent strives. This is a glorious cuvée, bright scarlet in colour, with a mass of damson and wild fruit, and touch of fruit compote. The graceful volume is in unison with the ripe textured tannins. Superb length and very layered.

  • Burghound, April 2022, Score: 92

    This is notably more floral in character with its pretty and ripe blend of red and dark berry aromas that are trimmed in plenty of warm earth elements. The delicious, vibrant and well-detailed flavors are not especially dense though they do flash good minerality on the noticeably firmer, moderately rustic and sneaky long finale. Despite not being particularly concentrated, this is sufficiently structured that it will very likely need more than a decade of cellaring to arrive at its apogee. Drink 2032+

  • Jasper Morris MW, January 2022, Score: 92-94

    Deeper in purple but also definitely fresher both in colour and on the nose. This is delicious, really well poised, little alpine strawberries and fresh raspberries, just a touch of acidity, much less in the way of tannins. Medium plus persistence, the sort of Corton which if only it has originally not been classified as grand cru we would have a much greater reverence for.

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Pricing

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Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.