Domaine Felettig 2015, 2016 and 2017. In Stock. Scarce wines from a Burgundian Superstar

Domaine Felettig 2015, 2016 and 2017. In Stock. Scarce wines from a Burgundian Superstar

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Burghound: "quality at this domaine has skyrocketed over the past few vintages...."
 
Although small, Domaine Felettig is 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 says "As readers know, I have enthusiastically reported on the rapid rise of Domaine Felettig to increasing prominence as the quality has done nothing but improve. 2016 represents a cherry on top of the cake as I have never seen better wines across the board from the domaine. If you're not familiar with the wines, you owe it to yourself to make their acquaintance."

John Gilman, A View from the Cellar is of the same opinion "I am strongly of the opinion that the Domaine Felettig wines get a bit better each and every year, as Monsieur Felettig further refines
his style, with the use of whole clusters bringing more potential complexity to the wines, and the use of new oak getting a bit more seamless (perhaps with slightly lower percentages?) with each
passing vintage. This is really a fine source in Chambolle!"

Nearly all of our Felettig wines sell on allocation to past buyers. We do get a little extra of some wines and today we present 11 different from 2015, 2016 and 2017.

All wines are offered at a 15% discount. Be quick, quantities are limited.
Nuits St-Georges 2015
Normally $115.95
Special $98.50
10 bottles left

Felettig NSG
Wine Advocate, Neal Martin: 
The 2015 Nuits-Saint-Georges Village was cropped at just 25 hectoliters per hectare and saw 50% new oak (not that you could really tell). It had just a touch of reduction, although there appeared to be sufficient blackberry and bilberry fruit underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly chewy tannin that fortunately do not detract from the delineation or precision, whilst I particular enjoy the sorbet-like freshness and delicacy demonstrated by the finish, thanks to the fineness of the tannin. Just an outstanding village cru from Felettig. 90-92 Points

Nuits-St-Georges 2016
Normally $123.95
Special $104.95
16 bottles left
Felettig NSG
John Gilman, A View from the Cellar: 
As I mentioned in the introduction, two-thirds of the blend for the Nuits AC bottling come from vines on the Prémeaux side of the village, which were devastated by the frost, and one-third from the Vosne side, where the frost was virtually non-existent. Interestingly, despite the draconian yields on the Prémeaux side, the wine shows none of the structural coarseness of some badly-frosted wines, and this is another very, very strong and classy AC in the making. The bouquet offers up a superb blend of red plums, black cherries, venison, raw cocoa, excellent soil tones, a dollop of mustard seed and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and again, quite sappy at the core, with ripe, well-integrated tannins and a long, soil-driven and tangy finish. Classy juice. 2024-2060. 
91 Points
Nuits St-Georges 2017
Normally $128.50
Special $108.95
36 bottles left

Felettig NSG Vinous Media - Neal Martin: 
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 2015
Normally $126.50
Special $107.50
1 bottle left
Felettig Gevrey
Wine Advocate, Neal Martin: The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin la Justice has a pastille-like purity on the nose, not complex but nicely focused with black cherries, blueberry and iodine scents gently unfolding, the 10% whole bunch deftly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin. This is nicely focused with well-judged acidity, caressing and silky towards the long finish. If there is any justice, this should be in your cellar. 
90-92 Points
Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2016
Normally $128.50
Special $109.20
5 bottles left

Felettig Gevrey
John Gilman, A View from the Cellar: 
La Justice is one of my favorite villages level vineyards in all of Gevrey and Monsieur Felettig has made an excellent example of this fine terroir in 2016. The bouquet is pure and sappy, offering up scents of red plums, red and black cherries, cocoa, a fine base of dark soil tones, mustard seed and a nice touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very transparent in profile, with a sappy core, suave tannins and a long, poised and quite vibrant finish. This is a beautiful village wine in the making. 2023-2060. 
91 Points

Darren Harris: 
Deep Gevrey colour with very dark centre. Open fruit on the mid palate, quite spicy and nice length. Something of the black sheep of the family coming from so far north but this wine, from one of Gevrey's most interesting lieu-dits, is always a winner.

Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2017
Normally $132.50
Special $112.50
34 bottles left

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

Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2017
Normally $132.50
Special $112.50
16 bottles left

Felettig Chambolle VV
Vinous Media - Neal Martin: 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

Vosne-Romanee 2015
Normally $132.50
Special $112.50
1 bottle left

Felettig Vosne Label
Burghound: An overtly spicy nose consists of red and blue pinot fruit, sandalwood and violet scents. There is once again excellent volume and richness to the velvety medium weight flavors that terminate in a focused, energetic and relatively powerful finish. This too is a very fine villages and worth a look. A Sweet Spot wine. 2022+. 89-91 Points
Vosne-Romanee 2016
Normally $140.95
Special $119.95
2 bottles left

Felettig Vosne Label
John Gilman "View from the Cellar": This was another of the fortunate cuvées at Domaine Felettig in 2016, as there was virtually no frost here and the wine has also turned out very, very well for its level. The nose is pure and expressive, wafting from the glass in a classic blend of black raspberries, black cherries, gamebird, Vosne spices, a lovely base of dark soil tones and a touch of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very mineral in profile, with a sappy core of black fruit, excellent focus and balance, fine-grained tannins and impressive lift and backend tension on the well balanced finish. Another really good villages. 2023-2060. 91+ Points
Vosne-Romanee 2017
Normally $145.50
Special $123.50
18 bottles left

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

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru 2017
Normally $222.95
Special $189.50
17 bottles left

Felettig Chambolle Premier Cru label Vinous Media - Neal Martin: 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

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Clos des Lambrays 1998-2016 Grand Cru Dinner. Wednesday 4 March 2020 at Ryne
3 seats available
Clos des Lambrays has an illustrious past. It first appears in a property certificate by Cîteaux Abbey in February 1365, named as "Cloux des Lambrey". The Abbey used to own many vineyards around the villages of Gilly and Vougeot as well as in the rest of the Côtes and their role in designating the terroirs of Burgundy is of immeasurable importance. During the middle ages Citeaux and its Abbey provided the heartbeat of Bourgogne's influence and prestige.
 
The origin and the meaning of the name Lambrays is unsure. Some say that archivists have found evidence of the existence of a family named Lambreys as early as the 13th century. Above all, Lambrays is the name of the eponymous plot of vines, located at the heart of the current Clos. The unique name of Lambrays is used for the whole of the property. On an 1879 map, the plot is mentioned as the "Pièce des Lambrays". The very first labels with the name Lambrays date back to the end of the 19th century. Since 1938 at least, the expression "Clos des Lambrays" has been used permanently.
 
Following the French Revolution, the Clos des Lambrays as we know it today, started to be divided. In the mid 19th century, there are more than 70 different owners! Over the years the vineyard has been pieced back together and today there are only two owners. The vineyard is 8.84 hectares in size. Of this the Domaine des Lambrays own 8.66 hectares. The tiny remaining parcel of 0.18 hectares parcel belongs to Domaine Taupenot-Merme.
 
The property was ranked as a "première cuvée" in the 19th century, but when Burgundy's appellations were created in the 1930s, the vineyard had fallen on hard times and it was not granted Grand Cru status. (Both Clos de la Roche and Clos Saint-Denis in Morey-Saint-Denis obtained Grand Cru status in 1936, with Clos de Tart following in 1939.) When Renée Cosson purchased the Domaine des Lambrays in 1938 from Albert Rodier, the grandson of Albert-Sebastien, the new owner did not seek Grand Cru status since that would have resulted in higher taxes. Subsequently, Cosson-and her son Henri during the 1970s-for the most part neglected the estate during their 40+ years of ownership. Although some outstanding wines were made during Cosson's ownership, such as the '37 and the '45, the vineyard was in disarray by the end of their tenure as many dying vines had not been replanted. Some vintages in the 1970s were not even bottled. By then, the locals commonly referred to the property as Clos Délabré (dilapidated). Never-the-less, in 1981 the vineyard was elevated to Grand Cru status.
 
I have had the pleasure of drinking some magnificent bottles from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. But for a Grand Cru vineyard (which is almost a monopole) the wines of the 1960's and 1970's simply weren't up to scratch. At the end of the 1990's the domaine showed signs of a resurgence which has continued from that time. In the 1980's a program of replanting commenced to replace vineyards were replanted and a huge number of changes were made in the vineyards and winery
by Thierry Brouhin.
 
The recent sale of the domaine to the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group for around 80 million Euros has no doubt seen an injection of capital that will surely see the domaine retain its lofty position of yesteryear. However, considering the amount of Clos des Lambrays produced each year it is a gigantic investment.
 
Clos des Lambrays is the steepest of the Morey Grand Crus. What many do not know is that the vineyard has three climats, each bringing a different character to the final assemblage. The soil contains many rocks and is rich in iron oxide which explains the elegant, blue fruit and mineral style of the vineyard. Thierry Brouhin, responsible for the rise of the domaine, was engaged for a few years and has produced the outstanding 2014, 2015 and 2016 Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru. They are arguably the finest Clos des Lambrays of the last 50 years.
 
The resurgence of the vineyard, and the fact that for a Grand Cru that is all but a monopole prices are for the moment reasonable, has prompted me to put together a very special dinner.
 
I have long been a fan of the vineyard and my personal cellar contains a good run of vintages from thestart of domaine's recent rise.  I've assembled a lineup of these and combined them with the three most recent vintages to create this Grand Cru event.
 
The dinner will be at Ryne on Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm start. There are nine seats including myself so we all enjoy a decent pour of the wines. Needless to say Grand Cru tastings are far from the norm these days and this dinner provides a not-to-be-missed opportunity to taste 10 vintages of Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays spanning 1998 to 2016.
 
The wine list:
 
Champagne on arrival
 
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 1998
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 1999
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2000
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2001
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2002
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2003
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2005
 
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2014
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2015
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2016
 
Something sweet
Date: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Ryne, 203 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North 3065
Cost: $595.00 per Person

To book yours seat email tracey@grandmillesime.com.au.

 
 

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