Incredible Value! The new 2016 Red Burgundies from Domaine Suremain

 

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Highly rated Premier Crus for under $60 a bottle! Remember the good old days!

In March I made my second trip to Mercurey to visit Domaine de Suremain. This time it was the 2016's that had been prepared for tasting. I remembered just how terrific the 2015's looked at my visit last last year and how surprisingly good, and ageworthy, the old wines served over a delightful dinner were.

What the 2016's confirmed that Domaine de Suremain is an unsung hero. The quality of the wines is tremendous and the prices are crazy low. Where else can you buy Premier Cru Red Burgundy for $52.50?

The Domaine de Suremain comprises 18 hectares of vines spread across some of Mercurey's finest appellations. The property has been in the same family for seven generations and is currently run by Yves and Loic Suremain. They have 6 different red Mercurey including 5 Premier Crus. They also have a white from the 1er Cru En Sazenay. 

Many of you purchased the domaine's 2015's which I hope you have tried. I wholeheartedly recommend the 2016's. They are serious wines each displaying a unique vineyard character.

I have decided for the next week to offer the 2016's at a 25% Pre Arrival Discount instead of the usual 15%. At under $60.00 a bottle for the 1er Crus these are a steal. Be quick!
Mercurey 1er Cru En Sazenay 2016
Landed Price $77.95
Pre Arrival Price $58.50
Suremain Sazenay Label Tim Atkin MW: 92 Points

Darren Harris: Spicy nose of cool fruits. It is complex, refined and pure. On the palate we have more juicy, cool fruits, a hint of smoke and a sublime balance with plenty of fruit density. The finish is long and fine and altogether serious. Beautifully structured. Not as powerful or muscular as some of the previous wines, En Sazenay is all about style, balance and precision. The top wine of a tremendous lineup. Interestlingly, the domaine considers this to be one of the greatest En Sazenay produced.

Mercurey 1er Cru Clos l'Eveque 2016
Landed Price $77.95
Pre Arrival Price $58.50

Suremain Eveque Label
Gold Medal Concours General Agricole Paris 2018
Tim Atkin MW: 92 Points

VertdeVin: 
The nose is aromatic, fine, racy and precise. It reveals notes of blackberry, strawberry and plum associated with touches of cassis, Zan, violet as well as a discreet hint of tobacco, sweet spices and an impercerptible touch of cardamom (in the background). After aeration appearance of cocoa hints. The Palate is fruity, juicy, well-balanced, elegant, precise and offers a slight mineral frame, a beautiful finesses, a small straightness, freshness, fat as well as a nice definition. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy cherry, flesh plum and slight notes of blackberry, raspberry, associated with slight touches of chocolate, caramelized oak and a subtle/discreet hint of liquorice and vanilla (in the backgound). Good length. A good wine! 93 Points

Darren Harris: 
Bottled November 2017. A more serious wine than the two previous (Le Crets and Les Croichots). This has deeper and darker flavours and a little more oak showing. We're in the blue-black spectrum with spice and earthy minerals. The tannins play a bigger part in this powerful, built to age Mercurey. Pop some in the cellar and give it a good five years.


Mercurey 1er Cru La Bondue 2016 
Landed Price $77.95
Pre Arrival Price $58.50

Suremain Bondeau Label Tim Atkin MW: 92 Points

Darren Harris: 
Being bottled tomorrow (the day after my tasting). Serious nose! Very dark fruit - black cherries, quality dark chocolate, spices. The palate is full and textured and the wine is mouthfilling with more cherry and dark chocolate bitterness. Multi-layered and powerful with a long finish.
Mercurey 1er Cru Les Crets 2016 
Landed Price $69.95
Pre Arrival Price $52.50

Darren Harris: Bottled the day before my tasting. Les Crets is always the most feminine of the domaine's 1er Crus. The 2016 is no exception. A very aromatic nose with soft fruits, mostly in the red spectrum (raspberry, strawberry), and flowers. There is a wafting delicacy to the nose. The palate is fresh and zippy with a lovely line of acid lifting the juicy, feminine fruit characters. Quite lovely.
Mercurey 1er Cru Les Croichots 2016 
Landed Price $69.95
Pre Arrival Price $52.50

Suremain Croichots label
Darren Harris: Bottled November 2017. A nose that is more cherry than raspberry. Sterner than Les Crets with deceptive power and more chewy palate. There is still juicy fruit but in this cuvee we see greater structure and much more minerality.




Mercurey 2016 
Landed Price $62.50
Pre Arrival Price $46.95

Suremain Mercurey Label VertdeVin:
The nose is aromatic, elegant and offers a slight richness as well as a slight straightness. It reveals notes of crushed black cherry, plum and a touch of blackberry combined with a hint of crushed strawberry, as well as fine chocolate hints, toasted touches/ caramalized wood and a discreet / imperceptible hint of flowers. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, juicy and offers a slight acid frame, elegance, freshness, precision as well as a nice guideline/definition. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy plum, crushed strawberry and slight notes of berries associated with a hint of blackberry, discreet touches of Zan, touches of toasted oak, flowers as well an an imperceptible hint of cassis bud and chocolate. Tannins are fine and well built. Nice persistence. 91-92 Points
Darren Harris: 
A blend of La Pillotte, la Bouthiere, La Vigne Blanche and Le Bourgneuf. Bottled November 2017. Nose of dark fruits. Fresh, tight and nicely structured with lots of character rarely seen at this price point. Finishes long and fine.

To view and purchase the wine on lines click here. You may also order by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au. Mix and match as you please. The wines are scheduled to leave France next month.

Cheers,
Darren 

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Dampt Chevalier Label
Vignoble Dampt Bourgogne Tonnerre Chevalier d'Eon Blanc 2014
Last few cases
2014 Bourgogne Blanc from the Chablis region.
This is a great little drink from the exceptional 2014 vintage. We will soon ship the 2016 so I would like to clear the last cases of the 2014.
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": All chardonnay. A mix of Portlandian and Kimmerigian, some parts almost Chablis, other parts only 10km from Champagne.
A relatively bright and nicely fresh nose - this could be a Chablis. Nice texture, slightly layered and still with a hint of salinity to edge the fruit. If I told you this was villages Chablis - you'd happily believe me.

Great everyday drinking!

Normally $30.95
Special $26.35
Case of 12 Bottles $297.00 (=$24.75 a Bottle)
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Drouhin-Laroze Beze Label
Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2014
3 bottles available
We have a second parcel of this wine coming and have just 3 bottles left. Remarkable value for this top Grand Cru.

Tim Atkin MW: Some Clos de Bèze wines can be closed and unapproachable in their youth, but this isn't one of them. It's another complex, nuanced, all-too-drinkable Grand Cru from Caroline Drouhin. Fine tannins, notes of fresh tobacco and red cherry and strawberry fruit underscored by minerality. 2019-25. 96 Points

Normally $389.95
Pre Arrival Price $331.50

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