Domaine A. et P. De Villaine Mercurey Les Montets 2007

Domaine A. et P. De Villaine Mercurey Les Montets 2007

Yes, the “A” in the wine name does stand for Aubert, the same Aubert de Villaine who is the co-owner and the co-director of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Based in the Côte Chalonnaise in Bouzeron, they produce several red and white wines from this region.

A light and clear red in colour. A delicate nose; lightly spiced and lifted red fruits, minerals, animalé, with a touch of clean earth. The fruits are in the red cherry spectrum with perhaps some softly pressed strawberries. The palate is pleasant, gentle red fruits with a fair vein of rich minerals cutting through them; a bit austere and underweight without food, but has purity and some charm. Now even though it is from what might be considered a lesser appelation, it certainly improved with time in the glass and especially overnight, and according to their website and the wisdom of Allen Meadows, it is a wine that should be able to take some medium term cellaring. So leave it alone!

Rated : 87+ Points
Tasted : Nov09
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $55
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2013+
Source : WineStar
Website : Domaine de Villaine

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2 Responses to Domaine A. et P. De Villaine Mercurey Les Montets 2007

  1. Neville says:

    I’ve been on the lookout for some decent stuff around Mercurey, Rully, Santenay to import. It’s not all cheap and it’s not all good 😉 Next time. Anyway, this is a classy looking bottle, eh? Just saying.

  2. Lincoln says:

    Yes, nice packaging.

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