Domaine Felettig 2017 Mixed Dozen featuring their full range of 8 Chambolle Premier Crus!

Domaine Felettig 2017 Mixed Dozen featuring their full range of 8 Chambolle Premier Crus!

Felettig 2017 Dozen
Burghound: "quality at this domaine has skyrocketed over the past few vintages...."
Don't miss our 2017 Dozen
Wines are about to leave France
 
Domaine Gilbert and Christine Felettig are one of the top producers in our portfolio. This small domaine is frequently spoken of as a superstar and their reputation rises with each vintage. If you have consumed some of the past vintages from your cellar you will know what I mean. The wines, at all levels, are simply superb.

Burghound has said "If you're not familiar with the wines, you owe it to yourself to make their acquaintance."

This year two clients have decided not to take up their allocation and we are in the unusual position of having some of their top wines available. Due to the limited quantities available we always offer the wines in a Mixed Pack to ensure fair distribution.
The Pack contains no fewer than 8 Chambolle-Musigny Premier Crus plus 4 Villages wines of quality. You can read tasting notes below for all of the wines from Jasper Morris MW and Neal Martin. I'm sure you will agree they are very fine reviews.
I should also mention that buyers of the 2017's will receive an allocation of the 2018's when announced. So if you want to get on to the Felettig bandwagon and secure some tremendous wines here's your chance.

2017 Domaine Felettig Dozen
Only 2 available
 
Comprises one bottle each (total 12 bottles). A fantastic journey through the Premier Crus of Chambolle-Musigny:

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuees
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Carrieres
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Combottes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Lavrottes
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru (a new cuvee)
Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
Nuits-St-Georges
Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice
Vosne-Romanee

Landed Price $2373.70
Pre Arrival Price $1999.95

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes 2017

Felettig Charmes label
Jasper Morris MW: Their holding is on the upper slope towards Les Amoureuses. This is very exciting, fresh purple colour and so much energy. Great elegance and great force. Bravo. This is my favourite Chambolle-
Charmes of the vintage, with amazing persistence behind. Mind you, Gilbert thinks his Carrières can be as good.
Tasted: November 2018. 93-96 Points. 5 Star Wine!

Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes 1er Cru, which comes from vines planted in 1965 by Felettig's father, is aged in 60% new oak. It has the most refined and nuanced bouquet among all of Felettig's Chambolles - a beautiful mélange of red and black fruit, hints of sous-bois and rose petals. Thepalate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin. There is a natural sucrosity to this Chambolle, even a hint of brown sugar and fig toward the complex, lingering finish. One of the best Chambolle-Musigny cuvée in 2017. (Drink between 2023-2045). 92-94 Points

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Feusselottes 2017

Felettig Fuesselottes Label
Jasper Morris MW: Actually this comes from Les Grands Murs but for some reason the authorities insist he labels it as Feusselottes. Whatever. Lots of small stones on top of the clay, with vines planted in 1956. Glowing purple, lively and exciting. This has a magical density to it, dark raspberry, and a silky sexy texture behind, this is exciting. Tasted: November 2018. 93-95 Points. 5 Star Wine!
Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Feusselottes 1er Cru, matured in two-thirds new oak, represents the Felettigs' smallest cuvée, at just three-and-a-half barrels. It has a very sensual bouquet of plush red fruit that becomes darker with aeration, touches of pressed iris and lavender emerging with
time. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. There is a symmetry about this Feusselottes, which is supremely well focused, delivering a lot of substance and grip on the finish while maintaining freshness. The finish is 
slightly chalky in texture but very persistent. Very, very impressive. (Drink between 2023-2040). 92-94 Points
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuees 2017
Felettig Fuees Label
Jasper Morris MW: From two equal plots at either end, these grapes always ripen but keep good acidity. Gilbert stresses that you eed to avoid too high degrees but I am not sure he has quite got the balance this year. Hugely dense black purple in colour, with a slightly brutal nose. There is a vast density of fruit, very ripe notes, plums and figs, wait and see if this calms down. Tasted: November 2018. 89-93 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Fuées 1er Cru underwent a relatively late malolactic and so had only recently been sulfured. Matured in 50% new oak, this has an intense, pure bouquet of black cherries, blueberry and violets, all very natural and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive sucrosity on the entry, matched by a fine line of acidity. There is density to this Les Fuées, and the lovely saline,
slightly licorice-tinged finish lingers long in the mouth. Excellent. (Drink between 2023-2040). 92-94 Points
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Carrieres 2017
Felettig Carrieres
Jasper Morris MW: A not quite monopoly for the Felletigs who are probably the only source who bottle it separately. It is clearly a cuvée close to Gilbert's heart. From barrel: dense colour if a bit more sombre than some, as is the nose, some torrefaction, then a thick red fruit, maybe a touch cooked, darkish. From wooden
amphore: Slightly more vibrant purple, nose fresher but not more open, much juicier and rounder, then good acidity. The first sample probably just needed freshening up a touch. Tasted: November 2018. 91-94 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Carrières 1er Cru comprises six barrels this year, plus one amphora that may or may not be blended. The barrel sample has a concentrated bouquet of ravishing red berry fruit mixed with iodine and violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a slightly chalky texture and a focused, quite Morey-like finish that lingers. There is something serious about this Les Carrières that suggests it will be for long-term consumption. I also tasted the wine from amphora. This has more sheen on the
nose, more polish, perhaps. The palate is medium-bodied with black cherry and cassis fruit, the fruit profile similar but the texture silkier than the regular blend. There are touches of pain grillé here, and the wood element is just a little more marked on the finish. (Drink between 2022-2036). 90-92 Points
 
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Combottes 2017
Felettig Combottes Jasper Morris MW: Planted 1956, with apparently a certain amount of pinot beurot mixed in. Gilbert thinks that he and Ghislaine Barthod probably share the best part of this 1er cru. His holding also has old vines with good plant material. This is Gilbert's dea of classic Chambolle and it absolutely has that nose. Ripe purple,
very pretty perfumed fruit, very lively finish, lifted, very classy for Les Combottes. Tasted: November 2018. 91-94 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Combottes 1er Cru comes from vines over 60 years old and sees around 60% new oak. The bouquet is more introspective and the fruit blacker than the Les Fuées, featuring blackberry and bilberry tinged with earthy, sous-bois aromas. The dense, sinewy palate is mediumbodied with supple tannin and fine acidity, though I miss the finesse shown by the Les Fuées on the finish. Give this
several years in bottle. (Drink between 2023-2038). 90-92 Points
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Gruenchers 2017
Felettig Gruenchers label
Jasper Morris MW: Fine rich purple, with a very elegant, precise nose. Almost a Vosne of a Chambolle. Then the wine becomes quite powerful and punchy on the palate, with high class fruit, the oak (50% new) just a touch present but better integrated than the Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. Tasted: November 2018. 91-94 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Les Gruenchers 1er Cru, made from purchased fruit and matured in 50% new oak, has a well-defined bouquet of perfumed dark cherry, blueberry and light black currant fruit, becoming more floral with aeration. The oak here is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, crunchy tannin, a slightly chalky texture and fine delineation toward the finish. Very fine. (Drink between
2020-2035). 91-93 Points

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Lavrottes 2017
Felettig Lavrottes label Jasper Morris MW: From vines planted in 2000. Fresh bright purple, the nose is quite discreet but with a floral Chambolle elegance. I can tease out some violets too. The fruits stays elegant and discreet on the plate though for now the wood has quite a big role to play. Nothing to fear though. Promising. Tasted: November 2018. 92-94 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Lavrottes 1er Cru, which sees 50% new oak, was showing some reduction when I visited the domaine, though there appears to be fine fruit concentration. The fresh, vibrant palate is vivid and tensile, offering crisp, slightly chalky tannin and crunchy red fruit mixed with blueberry toward the finish. There is good backbone here, and so this will deserve at least four to six years in bottle. Excellent. (Drink between 2023-2040). 91-93 Points
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 2017

Felettig Chambolle Premier Cru label
Jasper Morris MW: This cuvée consist of 4 barrels, half his own fruit and half purchase. It comes from the
1ers crus Aux Combottes, Les Combottes (did you know they both existed?), Les Plantes and Gruenchers. Not one of
the deeper colours, the nose has some fruit but is a little bit disturbed. There is some youthful bitterness up front but also ample rich fruit behind. Needs time to marry with the 100% new wood. Tasted: November 2018. 90-93 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The maiden 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru comes partly from four parcels from Felettig's father, augmented by fruit from local friends (so half domaine and about half négoce) that underwent a slightly faster malo than other cuvées, matured entirely in new wood. It has to shake off a bit of reduction but eventually offers attractive brambly red fruit mixed with sous-bois and tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. A beautifully balanced Chambolle-Musigny that reveals touches of orange peel on the finish. This is a classy, sophisticated offering. (Drink between 2022-2036). 91-93 Points
Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2017
Felettig Chambolle VV
Jasper Morris MW: This cuvée is made of many small plots of old vines, average 45 years, matured 
using 30% new wood. This also underwent a very late malolactic fermentation which has made it difficult to taste. Powerful chunky stuff, dark fruit, cooked violets, redder fruit behind, good acidity. Tough at the back for now, but that could well just be the late malolactic interfering. Tasted: November 2018. 88-91 Points
Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes comes from vines between 40 and 60 years of age, spread over three hectares. It has a pure, harmonious bouquet of lifted dark cherries and iodine aromas that are very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp acidity and good substance, and the 30% new oak is deftly interwoven on the long, graphite-tinged finish. Do not overlook this. One of the best from the domaine. (Drink between 2022-2038). 91-93 Points

Nuits-St-Georges 2017
Felettig NSG
Jasper Morris MW: Two thirds Chaliots and one third Lavières, so the cuvée comes from both sides of the town. Attractive purple with a lighter rim, then a punchy nose with plums and raspberries, this has density but it is quite backward.
There is a firm mineral grip as well, perhaps reinforced by the late malolactic fermentation. Tasted: November 2018. 89-91 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Village comes two-thirds from Les Chaliots and one-third from Les Lavièves. It has a focused, detailed bouquet of wild strawberry and light cassis fruit, delineated and with commendable intensity. The palate is medium-bodied and silky-smooth in texture, the 50% new oak beautifully integrated, and the finish is sensual. This might be even better than the Vosne-Romanée Village. (Drink between 2021-2033). 90-92 Points

Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2017

Felettig Gevrey
Jasper Morris MW: Gilbert notes that La Justice always needs to be picked early as you have to watch the
ripening. The yield in 2017 of 40 hl/ha is a lot for this vineyard, which they have made since 1995, but he feels that such generosity has done the wine good. Fullish red purple, with a richer softer strawberry nose with a few darker more animal notes alongside. A touch firm up front, but there is a really engaging vibrant yet ripe red fruit behind. Excellent length, very promising. Tasted: November 2018. 90-92 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous Media: The 2017 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice, the first parcel to be picked by Felettig, has good fruit intensity on a nose of ample black cherries and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with quite chewy tannin. A bold La Justice with a sweet, figgy finish that occludes the terroir somewhat. Hopefully it will develop more restraint and terroir expression by the time of bottling. (Drink between 2022-2030). 86-88 Points
Vosne-Romanee 2017

Felettig Vosne Label
Jasper Morris MW: Mostly from Jachees (80%) and Chalandins (20%). Rich purple, a dense concentrated backward
nose, in the mouth this gets really interesting thanks to noble tannins and a really impressive intensity through the middle, and very good length for the vintage Tasted: November 2018. 91-93 Points

Neal Martin, Vinous Media:
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Village, matured in 60% new oak, has a very pure bouquet of dark cherries and boysenberry fruit, beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit and quite dense for a Village Cru. The engaging, minerally finish offers a surfeit of freshness and tension. This comes highly recommended, although it will require three or four years to assimilate the new oak. (Drink between 2022-2030). 88-90 Points
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Understanding the intricacies of Burgundy Dinner
Thursday 26 September 2019 at Yagiz

Discover your inner Burgundy...
 
How do you learn more about Burgundy? Reading is informative and a trip to the vineyards can be very constructive. But nothing is better than tasting and comparing wines and talking about them with like minded, enthusiastic wine lovers.

Our Understanding the intricacies of Burgundy Dinner is going to do just that.

We have assembled 7 Pairs of wines. Each Pair has everything in common - well, except for one variable. 

The difference might be maker, vintage, vineyard or level. But apart from that one element the wines are fundamentally the same - at least on the surface.

We will taste and compare each Pair of wines and discuss what makes the wines different. It should be a great exercise and I am sure will increase everyone's understanding of the intricacies of Burgundy. We'll do it over dinner at Yagiz where the food will be a great counterpoint to the wine.

School was never this much fun!
 
The wine list:
 
Domaine Jean Chartron St Aubin 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2017
Domaine Jean Chartron St Aubin 1er Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2017
 
Domaine de Suremain Mercurey 1er Cru Les Croichots 2016
Domaine de Suremain Mercurey 1er Cru Les Croichots 2015
 
Domaine Roblot-Marchand Chambolle-Musigny 2015
Domaine Roblot-Marchand Chambolle-Musigny 2012
 
Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey Volnay 2016
Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans 2016
 
Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru Les Fremiers 2016
Domaine Coste-Caumartin Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Boucherottes Monopole 2016
 
Domaine Jerome Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots 2015
Domaine Michel Noellat Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Boudots 2015
 
Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2014
Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux-St-Jacques 2012
 
Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Yagiz Restaurant
22 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141
Cost: $195.00 per Person 

To book seats on line click here.

 
 

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