- Maison Nicolas Potel
- Bonnes Mares
- Pinot Noir
- 2012 - 2020
- Case size
- Available Now
The tightest of the grand crus, this wine has wonderful concentration and balance and an amazing knock out finish. Drink: 2009 - 2018
Burghound, January 2006,
Reduction. This is completely different texturally than the Chambertin twins with concentrated, densely tannic and robust tannins which are in stark contrast to the suavity of the former. This is a big wine with ample youthful austerity and outstanding length and while this is unlikely to win awards for elegance, it's serious, packed and should develop well for at least a decade and drink well for another. Drink: 2014+.
Maison Nicolas Potel
Nicolas grew up amongst the vineyards of Domaine de la Pousse d'Or where his father was winemaker and part owner for years. Unfortunately, Burgundy vineyards cost more than gold, so when Nicolas decided to set out on his own, he realised that the only feasible way would be to buy grapes from other producers and work as a négociant. He differs from others in the region in that most of his grapes now come from only 8 domaines that he manages himself. As a result, he is able to grow the grapes according to his specifications. Being a perfectionist, his parameters include organic farming methods as well as notably small yields.
Perched between Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny in the heart of the Cotes de Nuits this Grand Cru appellation can balance the best characteristics of both. Bonnes Mares wines combine fragrance and femininity with body and power. A seductive combination indeed.