ready-improve2016 Beaune, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Domaine de Montille

Product: 2016-0750-00-1047996
  • Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will improve


Beaune was one of the areas most hit by frost in 2016, although, placed towards the north of the appellation, Les Perrières fared better than some. Historically the limestone content would favour Chardonnay here but, according to Brian Sieve, warmer vintages in recent years have led to a softer, riper style of Beaune. He used one-third whole-cluster this year, scaled back from 2015. Very succulent, there is a lovely cherry and violet, perfumed lift to the finish. Drink 2020-2025.

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{ratings} [] Wine Advocate:: 89-91/100
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