In Bond per 6x75cl
Many of our customers who have travelled to Burgundy have met the irrepressible Bernard Reppolt, Director General at the completely re-energised Remoissenet Pere et Fils. There has been a huge investment programme at the house since its purchase in 2005 by the Milstein brothers, re-furbished cellars, vineyard purchases, new long term contracts for fruit and of course a new winemaker in the form of Claudie Jobard who is really finding her feet.
Remoissenet are on outstanding form and are starting to attract the plaudits that their investment deserves. The emphasis here is on lots of flavour but with no shortage of finesse. Fruit is sourced from a combination of their own vineyards and on long term contracts. There is lots to be excited about at this distinguished house.
Very reserved from cask but clearly a wine of tremendous power. The degree of finesse is exceptional this year. A superb Montrachet by any measure.
Allen Meadows 91-94/100
I tasted this trip with commercial director Bernard Repolt and winemaker Claudie Jobard as Pierre-Antoine Rovani was out of the country. As the scores and commentaries suggest, Remoissenet continues to make excellent progress and is now producing some lovely burgundies. Jobard described the 2012 whites as forward and fleshy with good concentration and supporting acidities such that they should make for enjoyable early drinking.
Here there are no such reduction or sulfur issues as the restrained and cool nose features notes of pear, apple, white flowers, spice and soft wood nuances. The palate impression is quite concentrated with powerful and opulent broad-shouldered flavors that coat the mouth with dry extract before culminating in a clean, dry and powerfully long finish. I would make the same observation here that I made about the Corton-Charlemagne in that there is not great complexity at present but given the underlying depth of material my predicted range implicitly anticipates that more may very well develop. If it does then the '12 Monty may indeed merit the upper end of my range. Tasted June 2014 www.burghound.com
Remoissenet have had a long standing contract with the Baron Thenard family for a quantity of their highly sought after wine from the great Le Montrachet vineyard. The Thenard family has owned more than 1.8ha of Le Montrachet since the 1870's (The second largest holding after the Marquis de Laguiche) and each vintage they release a number of casks to Remoissenet to undergo their elevage in their cellars in Beaune. The Thenard plots in Le Montrachet are in the Chassagne commune, alongside those of Romanee Conti, Jacques Prieur and Comtes Lafon amongst others. The Chassagne segment of Le Montrachet is noted for the great power with which it imbues its wines.
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