As mentioned in the intro, the villages level wines here proved to be positively outstanding, with a sense of crystalline individual character and class that are rarely found at their station on the totem pole. When you factor in the quality/price question, I think that these should be on value minded Burgundy lovers’ short list…..I didn’t taste the Morey villages ’17, but I did try the Gevrey and Chambolle ’17, and I was blown away….Allan was a huge fan of the ’16 Morey, with his superlative and appetizing note below. I have to imagine that the Morey is in line with the villages wines that I was able to taste…..This is principally from les Porroux (3/4), a wonderfully placed parcel on the southern Chambolle border that I harvested with David Clark when he was still around. This is his smallest surface area villages wine, by a good bit at just .39 hectares, which is probably why Romain didn’t show it to me…..
“(from Les Porroux and Les Crais). An exceptionally pretty nose is composed primarily of red fruit scents, in particular cherry, along with wisps of lavender, anise and earth. There is excellent volume to the caressing, round and pliant middle weight flavors that tighten up somewhat on the dusty, balanced and solidly complex and persistent finish. This is a very good Morey villages and worth considering. (89-91)/2023+” Allan Meadows for the 2016 —–> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”