For the next five wines, I recommend that you get what you can justify, and then thank me later. As I stated at the outset, the 1er crus of the Combe de Lavaux are some of the most complete and dynamic in all of Burgundy, and I’m a big fan….The Champeaux is on the northern side of the Combe, with the Magnien holding planted in the upper portion. In addition to its sense of fruit concentration meets freshness, I always get a kiss of a wild sensibility in good Champeaux, which Mark Ficham of Marchand Tawse also says resonates with him. He said that as the parcel is one of the last before you get the forest that abuts it, it’s as though you can taste a bit of that….a little star * awarded here.
“An attractive ruby purple. The bouquet is beautiful, a really stylish aroma which is on the floral side of a fine fresh raspberry fruit. This is exquisitely balanced on the palate, with enough ripeness of fruit to be sensual, yet refined tannins providing a graceful structure. Pretty and persistent. It is an early site so maybe prefers this style of vintage. Drink from 2026-2031. Tasted: November 2022” 92-94 Jasper Morris “Four Star” wine
“(from a .25 ha parcel of ~35-year-old vines). A mildly toasty nose also speak of plum and dark berries but with more evident sauvage and earth components. The less imposing but notably finer medium weight flavors flash plenty of minerality on the beautifully textured, balanced and sneaky long finish. While constructed to reward up to a decade of keeping, this should be approachable after only 5-ish years if desired. (90-93)/2029+” Allen Meadows ————> thingy, meaning, “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”