Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Domaine et Maison Marchand-Tawse (Nuits-Saint-Georges) -- 2014 Part III: Red Grands Crus Tasted from Cask

As my two previous postings have indicated, the reds on both Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits at village and premier cru levels were most successful. In general, 2014 is a vintage of compression (that is, not that much difference in quality as one goes up the ladder of quality), so one might expect that the grands crus were not much above the premiers crus; but that’s not the case here. The wines are outstanding, and in particular the Clos Saint-Denis, the Charmes-Chambertin, the Chambertin-Clos-de-Bèze, and the Chambertin. (Continue reading here.)