Domaine Taupenot-Merme

Romain Taupenot is the seventh generation of his family to be involved in viticulture, although this specific domaine was founded as recently as 1963 by his father, Jean Taupenot, who had married Denise Merme. With vineyards from both sides of the family the domaine now features 18 different appellations, with vineyards in both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits. Romain has been in charge of winemaking since 1998 and has overseen a move into the top echelons of domaine hierarchy. The domaine works organically and great importance is attached to the expression of vineyard character. As a self confessed ‘terroirist’ Romain avoids heavy handed techniques in the cuverie and keeps new oak at sensible levels (between 25% - villages - and 50% - Grands Crus) so that the wines can best express their origins. With so many top sites this makes perfect sense and as the vines have got older so the nuances of each have become more pronounced. Recent vintages have been stunning and the purple patch looks set to continue.

Winemaker: Romain Taupenot

Hectares: 13 hectares

Parcels:
Gevrey Chambertin 1,6389 Ha, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Bel Air 0,4301 Ha, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 0,5730 Ha, Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru 0,8535 Ha, Morey Saint-Denis 0,3910 Ha, Morey Saint-Denis 1er Cru La Riotte 0,5684 Ha, Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Le village 0,0570 Ha, Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 0,0430 Ha, Chambolle-Musigny 0,8577 Ha, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La Combe d`Orveau 0,45ha, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Pruliers 0,53Ha, Corton-Rognet Grand Cru 0,4074 Ha, Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Les Duresses 0,22Ha, Auxey-Duresses 1er cru Les Grands Champs 0,31 Ha, Auxey-Duresses rouge 0,4054 Ha, Auxey-Duresses blanc 0,6135 Ha, Saint Romain rouge 1,3035 Ha, Saint-Romain blanc 1,2547 Ha, Bourgogne Rouge 0,4880 Ha, Bourgogne Passetoutgrains 0,9320 Ha, Bourgogne Aligoté 1,0262 Ha

Wines

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    This is a blend of 2 1ers Crus, with an emphasis on mineral, red fruits and balance rather than broad, overripe flavours. Will evolve into a delightful lunch time Pinot, although there is plenty of punch here. Drink from 2016.

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    Romain blends 2 vineyards (Les Duresses and Les Grands Champs) together to make this very stylish Auxey. This is very much on the red fruits with fresh, brambly aromas and flavours. Drink from 2017

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    This is a blend of 2 1ers Crus, with an emphasis on mineral, red fruits and balance rather than broad, over-ripe flavours. Will evolve into a delightful lunch time Pinot. Drink from 2015.

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    This is a blend of Les Duresses and En Champs. The tannins are wonderfully supple and the red fruit ripeness is very charming. The brightness of fruit that so typifies the vintage is really on show here and this shows very well, with good length and persistence. Drink from 2018.

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    This is a blend of two 1ers Crus and is a fine example of how this vintage has added a delicious level of exoticism to appellations that can traditionally be a touch austere. The stony soil of the vineyard provides drive and energy whilst the warmth of the vintage brings lush, red fruits that fill the mouth. Drink from 2018

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    The key to producing good Auxey rouge is to maximise the fruit content as it tends to have good matural minerality and vibrancy and Romain does just this, keeping the red fruits bright and crunchy. Drink from 2015

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    This is exceptional for the appellation. The vines here are 70 years old and the fruit comes mainly from one parcel. It has minerality but also complete ripeness. The tannins are perfect and really stylish. Excellent vlaue.

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    Fresh raspberry and strawberry fruit, subtle mineral flavours with a fine and elegant tannin. Drink from 2013.

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    From fruit from Chambolle and Morey, this combines the aromatic charm of the former with the spicy, structured intensity of the latter. Harmonious and grown up. Drink from 2016

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    This is very Chambolle in style, showing nicely cultured tannins and plenty of fragrance. There is a gentleness to the wine but no lack of concentration. Drink from 2016

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    This comes from two excellent vineyards, La Bussiere, just next to Morey, and La Taupe, which is just above Combe d`Orveaux. The attack is rich and intense with excellent intensity and plenty of stuffing yet the cool, silky Chambolle character shines through.

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    All the sweet fruit one would expect from Chambolle but with a little bit of extra structure and power. There is plenty going on here and this is really quite serious. Drink from 2020. 93 points, Tim Atkin MW

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    2 main plots here and a lovely purity of fruit. Classically Chambolle with nice elegance and freshness but with added weight of the vintage. Long and plenty to come. Drink from 2019.

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    This is quite punchy for a Chambolle with perhaps added concentration and volume due to the smaller harvest. Structured with a fair amount of tannin. Very promising.

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    This is one of the oldest plots in the domaine, the vines being ow 65 years old. Lying adjacent to the holy grail that is Musigny, this is a very superior 1er Cru. Great aromatics but on the nose and in the mouth and wonderful cohesion and harmony. Stunner. Drink from 2019

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    This is a terrific 1er Cru, neighbouring the mighty Musigny. The vines are forty years old now and the wine show lovely typicity and intensity, with a fresh, flowing spine throughout. Drink from 2016

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    As with so many wines in this vintage the natural fragrance, freshness and minerality of the Cru works beautifully with the opulent character of the 2012s. Drink from 2016

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    This is one of the oldest plots in the domaine, the vines being 65 years old. Lying adjacent to the holy grail that is Musigny, this is a very superior 1er Cru. Great aromatics but on the nose and in the mouth and wonderful cohesion and harmony. Stunner. Drink from 2019

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    This is one of the oldest plots in the domaine, the vines being ow 65 years old. Lying adjacent to the holy grail that is Musigny, this is a very superior 1er Cru. This has an evolved bouquet with fresh raspberry and orange rind, the prelude to quite a savoury wine. Attractive, a divine mouthful. Very classy. Drink from 2019.

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    This is one of the oldest plots in the domaine, the vines being ow 65 years old. Lying adjacent to the holy grail that is Musigny, this is a very superior 1er Cru. Great aromatics but on the nose and in the mouth and wonderful cohesion and harmony. Stunner. Drink from 2019

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    Sadly production of this gem was well down in 2015. The vineyard neighbours Musigny itself and this wine is a lovely expression of the appellation. Controlled, energetic, fragrant yet with a cunning understated power. Lots of scope here. Drink from 2022.

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    Sadly production of this gem was well down in 2015. The vineyard neighbours Musigny itself and this wine is a lovely expression of the appellation. Controlled, energetic, fragrant yet with a cunning understated power. Lots of scope here. Drink from 2022.

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    2001 is such a nice vintage, especially for the better 1ers Crus and Grands Crus, which are really very close to the 2002s qualitatively. They are wonderfully fresh and pure with a sense of transparency and cool. This is beginning to drink very nicely and shows excellent elegance and bite. Drink from 2015

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    This is more backward than the Corton, and shows quite broad, powerful fruit at this stage for a Charmes, though not too overtly masculine. A stylish structure adds real depth and a proper core to this wine. Very promising and lots of potential. Drink from 2020

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    Another wine from the library stock at the moment. This needs a few moments in a decanter to really open up and then shows very intense, quite elegant earthy fruit character with some secondary aromas. This vintage was one of the last before the Mazoyères and Charmes went their separate ways. Drink from 2015

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    This is very Charmes in style, showing good underlying depth but plenty of bright, pure fruit flavours. There is good structure and punctuation and lots of length. Drink from 2016

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    This is more backward than the Corton, and shows quite broad, powerful fruit at this stage for a Charmes, though not too overtly masculine. A stylish structure adds real depth and a proper core to this wine. Very promising and lots of potential. Drink from 2020

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    Chambertin’s apart in 2000 this Charmes has become more charming and more dainty with every passing year. It’s as if it’s now been given the freedom to really express itself. The 2007 is gorgeous right now, so pretty, but this will be so much better in time. An exciting prospect indeed. Drink from 2022.

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    This is more backward than the Corton, and shows quite broad, powerful fruit at this stage for a Charmes, though not too overtly masculine. A stylish structure adds real depth and a proper core to this wine. Very promising and lots of potential. Drink from 2020

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    Romain makes one of the most sophisticated Cortons around with a hint of the Côte de Nuits about them. The tannins are refined and display the polished, earthy red fruits of the palate with panache. Drink from 2016