Two amazing value Premier Cru Burgundies you should not miss

 

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Wonderful Premier Crus for around $60 a bottle! Remember the good old days!

There is one thing that is certain in Burgundy - prices do not go down. So I am always on the hunt for great value wines that deliver far more bang for the buck than one would normally expect.

Domaine Suremain in Mercurey certainly do just that. The domaine 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.

I tasted the 2016's earlier this year and was mighty impressed. How do they produce such quality for so little money? Their Premier Crus are similar in price to many generic Bourgogne.

Further confirming the quality is the way the wines age. Bottles from the 1990's and 2000's opened for me during my two visits illustrate the cellaring potential of this domaine's wines.

There were however, two 2016's that I thought stood above the pack. The Premier Crus En Sanzenay and Clos l'Eveque were simply fabulous (the domaine considers the 2016 to be one of the greatest En Sazenay ever produced). For around $60.00 a bottle I doubt you can buy better red Burgundy.

Our 2016's arrive in a couple of weeks and if you are looking for great drinking 2016 Premier Crus that won't break the bank I suggest you grab some at our Pre Arrival Prices. I have left the wines at a 25% Pre Arrival Price which is terrific value.
Mercurey 1er Cru En Sazenay 2016
Landed Price $83.50
Pre Arrival Price $62.50
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. Interestlngly, 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
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

Gold Medal Paris 2018 Gold Medal Concours General Agricole Paris 2018

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.


To view and purchase the wine on lines click here. You may also order by email to luke@grandmillesime.com.au. 

To view the full range of 2016's from Domaine de Suremain click here. Mix and match as you please. Free shipping in Australia for 12 or more bottles.

Cheers,
Darren 

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DSurup Homme Mort Label
Domaine Jean Durup Chablis 1er Cru L'Homme Mort 2014
Last 3 cases
It is going to be sad when all of our 2014 Chablis has sold. It is such a monumental vintage.
L'Homme Mort is a climat of the Premier Cru Fourchaume. Austin Biss, in his standard reference A Guide to the Wines of Chablis says "L'Homme Mort, a climat within  Fourchaume, is located at the northern end towards Maligny and is a special favourite particularly in the hands of Domaine Jean Durup who own a large parcel - the wine displays an attractive earthy flavour with an added dimension. Jean-Paul says that the name is attributed to the number of miscreants buried there after being hanged near the Chateau de Maligny just up the road, before he took over that is".
Montreal Gazette: A bit closed, so at the start, it is all chalk and little fruit. Give it some air and time, and notes of lemon and apricot begin to show, alongside a salty chalk note on the finish. Every time I drink one, I can't help but think what a wonderful and unique wine is Chablis. Residual sugar: 1.5 g/L. Serve at 10-12C. Drink now-2018. Food pairing idea: Apéritif, raw oysters, lobster.

Great drinking!

Normally $62.50
Special $53.00
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