Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru 2015, Taupenot-Merme
I tasted at this domaine in 2016 in the summer and the wines seemed to be glossy and voluptuous which is not the style (of wine) I am attracted to. So I thought it would be interested to put a bottle in a blind tasting and see how it fared. The answer? Very, very well. A medium red ruby colour is the prelude to a charming, sweet cherry nose which is peppered with savoury notes such as quartz, limestone and cherry stones. Gives the impression of a higher altitude vineyard. Superb fruit quality, crunchy, great length, good and charming. Very popular with the tasting group and just £32 per bottle from Lay & Wheeler. Scores 76/100 which is high praise for a generic 1er Cru from Auxey. Photo shows the pretty white steeple of the church in Auxey-Duresses.