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Classic Beaune Premier Cru Reds from the great 2016 vintage at easy to digest prices...
5 different Premier Crus at around $100 a bottle! That's great buying in today's Burgundy market
 
Domaine Albert Morot has been one of our long standing imports. Run by the charming Geoffroy Choppin de Janvry, this small domaine of only 8 hectares, produces a fine range of Beaune Premier Crus from old vines in some of the commune's best vineyards.
Great care is taken both in the vineyard and winery to ensure the terroir and freshness of the wines are retained.
 
Earlier this year I tasted the 2016's at Domaine Albert Morot. They are classical Beaune reds from a very fine vintage.
As with all producers in Beaune and Savigny, Morot was badly affected by the frost in late April 2016. No wine was produced from Grèves, Marconnets, Dessus des Marconnets, or the white Savigny vineyard. Overall, the estate produced 23 hl/ha.

Harvesting began on 21 September. All grapes were destemmed in 2016. About 30% new oak is used, a combination of Chassin Père & Fils and François Frères, and the toast is medium.
Today we feature these 2016's. Considering the problems with frost in 2016 and extreme losses in the Cote de Beaune I am simply amazed at how the prices at this lovely small domaine have remained remarkably constant. 
 
All wines are now certified biologique.

Beaune 1er Cru Les Cent-Vignes 2016
Landed Price $114.95
Pre Arrival Price $97.50

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The Fine Wine Review: The nose of the Cent Vignes has lovely, pure dark fruits and a roundness. The mouth is smooth and pure with dense dark berry fruit, length, medium weight, and excellent balance. 92 Points
Vinous: Stephen Tanzer: 
(14 hectoliters per hectare): Bright, dark red with ruby tones. Initially a bit minty and high-toned on the nose, but showed more classic aromas of bitter cherry, dark berries and licorice pastille with a bit of air. Energetic, precise and linear but also conveys an attractive element of sweetness to its intense black cherry and spice flavors. Finishes juicy and long, with rather suave tannins. 89-91 Points
Darren Harris: Planted in 1957. Deep red. Nose of very deep red fruits with lots of cherry and woody spices including cinnamon. Excllent acidity provides lift and freshness. The tannins are there but are well coated by rich, low cropped old vine fruit ensuring an an excellent mouth feel.

Beaune 1er Cru Les Toussaints 2016
Landed Price $114.95
Pre Arrival Price $97.50
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The Fine Wine Review: From a vineyard sandwiched between Cent Vignes and Grèves, the Beaune-Toussaints is a bit broader than the Cent Vignes, but shows similar dark berry fruits. 91 Points
Burghound: 
This also sports moderately generous wood influence on the spiced plum liqueur-like aromas. There is fine delineation to the more refined medium-bodied flavors that are a combination of focused power and a lovely minerality, all wrapped in a dense, serious and once again sneaky long finish. This too is going to require at least some bottle age as it's pretty tightly wound today. 2023+. 91 Points
Darren Harris: Planted 1968. Tiny yield of 16hl/ha in 2016. Whole clusters but no stems. Dark colour. A silky nose of dark fruit with notes of what I would have thought were stems. Really complex and very appealing. The palate is long, spicy and very fine. Discernable but refined tannins. Serious stuff, and a standout in 2016.

Beaune 1er Cru Les Aigrots 2016
Landed Price $114.95
Pre Arrival Price $97.50

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The Fine Wine Review: The Aigrots is quite mineral with blackberry fruit, smoothness of texture, and round tannins. This wine drinks well now and also has good aging potential. 92+ Points
Burghound: 
(from a 1 ha parcel of 15+ year old vines). An attractively fresh and bright nose features notes of pretty red berries, plum and distinct earth scents that are also trimmed in noticeable wood. The rich, delicious and solidly intense mineral-driven flavors possess fine depth and length on the moderately firm finish where the wood influence telegraphed by the nose reappears. 91 Points
Darren Harris: Red-puple in colour. More lift and greater structure than the Toussaints before it. Once again what looks like a touch of stems. Fresh and bright, the fruit a little lighter on its feet but very deeply flavoured and multi-layered. Concentrated, balanced and full of style. The tannins are once again beauifully coated. I like this a lot.

Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes 2016
Landed Price $125.95
Pre Arrival Price $106.95

Morot Bressandes
The Fine Wine Review: The Bressandes is smooth and round with some breadth and dark fruits. It's a very good expression of the terroir of the Bressandes
vineyard. 92 Points
Burghound: 
Generous wood and menthol fight somewhat with the elegant and manifestly cool nose that displays essence of various red berries, humus and appealing floral hints. The middle weight flavors aren't quite as dense but they're finer still with a succulent mid-palate before concluding in a naturally sweet, dusty and balanced finish that flashes a touch of youthful austerity. Lovely stuff and particularly so thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins. 2023+. 91 Points
Darren Harris: Bright garnet. Dark fruits, liquorice and woody spices. Not quite as open today but once can see the layers before the wine concludes with dusty, fine grained tannins and very good length.

Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons 2016
Landed Price $125.95
Pre Arrival Price $106.95
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The Fine Wine Review: Last in this group, the Teurons is dense and pure with dark fruit and excellent penetration. There's more tannin showing here than in the others, not surprising, as this wine is from the southern part of Beaune, not far from Pommard. 93 Points
Burghound
Here too there is enough wood and menthol characters to remark upon framing the denser if less elegant aromas of red cherry, dark raspberry and forest floor nuances. There is excellent volume and mid-palate concentration with an abundance of dry extract that does a nice job of buffering the noticeably firmer tannic spine shaping the powerful, youthfully austere and ever-so-mildly rustic finale. At least some patience strongly advised. 91 Points
Darren Harris: Expansive nose with dark cherry, spice. liquorice and minerally earth. The palate is rich, powerful and chewy displaying more tannin and muscle than the other wines here. Plenty of extract and destined for a long life.

Stock up whilst you can. Burgundy of such quality at this price is seldom this affordable.
 
You can view the wines and order on line by clicking here. You may also order by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au or by telephone (03) 9326 5737. 
 
Cheers, 
Darren 

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