Friday, May 6, 2016

Domaine Catherine et Claude Maréchal (Bligny-lès-Beaune) -- 2013s Tasted from Bottle

Through the years, Claude Maréchal has proved himself with wines that provide significantly more than the appellations on the label promise. He’s now beginning to get the attention that he’s long deserved with his wines being featured in outstanding restaurants and wine shops around the world.

I did not visit in 2014 to taste these wines in cask or tank, but from bottle they offer plenty of interest. What is tragic is that 2013 was the second of three consecutive hail vintages. And those vintages had followed on the small-quantity vintages of 2010 and 2011, and were succeeded by small quantity in 2015 and undoubtedly 2016, too, with the frost this year on April 25-26. There hasn’t been a full vintage for Maréchal or many other Côte de Beaune producers since 2009. (Continue reading here.)