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  • Team JR
7 Jan 2017

See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture shows the village of Meursault seen from the fine vineyards to the south. 

TASTING NOTES ADDED FROM 7 JANUARY ONWARDS

  • Marchand-Tawse, Clos du Roi Premier Cru 2015 Beaune

    A bit demanding with high acid and not quite enough fruit breadth.

    Drink 2020-2027
    £135 per case of 6 ib Jeroboams
    16
  • Marchand-Tawse, Frémiets Premier Cru 2015 Volnay

    Very sweet and rather tough. Hard work.

    Drink 2020-2030
    £195 per case of 6 ib Jeroboams
    15.5
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Cask sample. Mid cherry. Ripe damson and cherry fruit, sweetly aromatic. Rounded but compact. Plenty of flavour, less in the way of elegance. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2028
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    16
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Les Faconnières Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Cask sample. Much more finely fragrant than the straight Morey-St-Denis and darker fruited. Fine-boned tannins, dry and restrained but with elegance. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2030
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    16.5
  • Marchand-Tawse, Les Tuvilains Premier Cru 2015 Beaune

    Cask sample. Lightish cherry red. Gently scented with red fruits and an attractive peppery lift. Light framework in harmony with the zesty, flirtatious fruit. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2023
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    16
  • Marchand-Tawse, Les Milandes Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Cask sample. Light to mid cherry. Aromatic sweetness of fruit and spice with perhaps a hint of stemmy herbal freshness. Really fragrant. Juicy, very fine tannins, lovely mouth-watering zest and length. (JH)

    Drink 2019-2025
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    16.5
  • Marchand-Tawse, Grand Cru 2015 Échezeaux

    Cask sample. Light to mid cherry. Again a lovely flirtatious fragrance and just very slightly stemmy. Juicy and gentle with some oak sweetness coming in on the finish. So gentle but has depth too, and length. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2028
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    17
  • Marchand-Tawse, Grand Cru 2015 Clos St-Denis

    Cask sample. Mid crimson. More savoury than the Échezeaux but still fragrantly fruity. Incredibly juicy and approachable for a grand cru. But I think it will have a longish life even so.

    Drink 2020-2035
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    17+
  • Dom Maume, en Pallud 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin

    Cask sample. Destemmed. Mid crimson. Inviting fragrance of dark-red fruit. Has a soft elegance - gentle but not wimpy. A savoury/rocky side that complements the fresh fruit. Subtle and long. (JH)

    Drink 2019-2025
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    16
  • Dom Maume, Champeaux Premier Cru 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin

    Cask sample. 40% fermented with the stems (usually destemmed but not in 2015).
    Mid to light cherry. So finely scented with the fresh herbal note of stems just showing in the dark fruit freshness. Dry but very smooth. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2028
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    16.5
  • Dom Maume, Grand Cru 2015 Mazis-Chambertin

    Cask sample. 40% stems. Much riper on the nose than the Champeaux. Sweet and spicy but with a dry, fine texture. Lithe and scented on the palate. Persistent too. Tightly woven. (JH)

    Drink 2022-2032
    £TBC per case of 12 ib Lay & Wheeler
    17
  • Dom Thierry et Pascale Matrot 2015 Meursault

    Organic. Delicate slightly woody/cedary (not oaky) nose. Real zip and intensity on the mid palate. Zesty and with some oak spice on the finish. A real palate wakener. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £375 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
    16
  • Dom Thierry et Pascale Matrot, Charmes Premier Cru 2015 Meursault

    Organic. Intense citrus with only a light oak overlay of spice and lees richness. Deep and creamy on the palate, with that spice coming through on the finish. Persistent. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £560 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
    16.5
  • Dom Thierry et Pascale Matrot, La Quintessence Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet

    Organic. A blend of Garenne and Chalumaux with a percentage of new oak, unlike the Meursault and Meursault Charmes, which are all used barrels.
    Subtle but very inviting aroma that seamlessly combines citrus fruit, oak spice and grapefruit zest. Dry but creamy, mouth-watering and long but should be approachable relatively young even though it has the potential for greater complexity. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2029
    £560 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
    17
  • Dom Thierry et Pascale Matrot, Vieilles Vignes 2015 Maranges

    Organic. Mid crimson. Gentle red fruit. Lively, juicy and fresh. Just the right tannin definition for the relatively delicate whole. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2023
    £170 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
    15.5
  • Dom Thierry et Pascale Matrot, La Fussière Premier Cru 2015 Maranges

    Organic. Light to mid crimson. Light notes of smoke and pepper as well as dusty, dark-red fruit. Finely textured by the dry tannins and fresh acidity. Modest but satisfying. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £225 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
    16
  • Dom Olivier Merlin, Le Grand Bussière 2015 St-Véran

    Not yet bottled. Rich and lemony. Lots to chew on. Made for the future. Serious stuff. 

    Drink 2018-2022
    £84 per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
    16
  • Dom Olivier Merlin, Les Cras 2015 Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse

    Not yet bottled. Very aggressive acidity. Bright fruit with a hint of sweetness – too much? Dramatic but not that deep-flavoured.

    Drink 2018-2023
    £96 per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
    16
  • Dom Sébastien Magnien, Sous le Château 2015 St-Romain

    Big-boned and attention-grabbing. Hint of coffee. Lots of drama.

    Drink 2019-2026
    £TBC per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
    16.5+
  • Dom Sébastien Magnien, Les Meix Chavaux 2015 Meursault

    Leaner than the St-Romain (funnily enough) and with lots of exotic fruit. Rich and quite sweet.

    Drink 2020-2028
    £126 per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
    16.5
  • Dom Sébastien Magnien, Clos de la Perrière 2015 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

    Light and fresh but fully ripe and very flattering. Pure and ready. QGV. Savoury and very clean on the end.

    Drink 2020-2026
    £126 per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
    16.5
  • Dom Sébastien Magnien, Les Aigrots Premier Cru 2015 Beaune

    Heady and sweet. Firm finish but very pretty on the way there. Good structure. Lots of fine tannins on the end.

    Drink 2024-2037
    £TBC per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
    16.5+
  • Dom Méo-Camuzet 2015 Marsannay

    Bright cherry red. Really interesting combination of ripe fruit and refreshment. Masses of pure pleasure even at this early stage. Not exactly GV but not bad value for the sleekness of texture and earnestness of fruit expression. Bravo!

    Drink 2018-2025
    £120 per case of 6 ib Goedhuis & Co
    16.5
  • Dom Méo-Camuzet, Clos du Chapitre 2015 Fixin

    Dense and deep-flavoured. Lots of ripe, sweet, rather sultry fruit. Interesting terroir expression.

    Drink 2020-2030
    £210 per case of 6 ib Goedhuis & Co
    16.5+
  • Dom Méo-Camuzet 2015 Vosne-Romanée

    Heady nose. Pretty firm and structured but not painful, just ambitious. Pretty impressive for a village wine.

    Drink 2020-2030
    £330 per case of 6 ib Goedhuis & Co
    17
  • Dom Méo-Camuzet, Les Chaumes Premier Cru 2015 Vosne-Romanée

    Pure pleasure on the nose. Masses of ripe fruit. Lots of polish. Fruit trumps tannin in no uncertain manner. Long and dramatic.

    Drink 2022-2036
    £575 per case of 6 ib Goedhuis & Co
    17.5
  • Dom Méo-Camuzet, Grand Cru 2015 Clos de Vougeot

    Fairly light nose – unexpectedly. Broad, sweet, ripe fruit. Flattering. Lots of impressive ripeness and density. Bright and sweet.

    Drink 2025-2040
    £945 per case of 6 ib Goedhuis & Co
    17.5
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Light, tight and pretty simple. Even a bit pinched.

    Drink 2022-2028
    £125 per case of 6 ib Stannary St Wine Co
    15.5
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Vieilles Vignes 2015 Chambolle-Musigny

    Quite late-picked nose and then tight palate.

    Drink 2023-2029
    £155 per case of 6 ib Stannary St Wine Co
    15.5
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Les Faconnières Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Some headiness on the nose - quite rewarding! Smooth, useful restaurant wine with some satisfying undertow.

    Drink 2023-2030
    £210 per case of 6 ib Stannary St Wine Co
    16.5
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Grand Cru 2015 Clos St-Denis

    Quite grainy and tight - much less opulent that Ben Leroux's version! Not such GV as their Faconnières.

    Drink 2025-2040
    £415 per case of 6 ib Stannary St Wine Co
    16.5
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Cask sample. Strong medicine element to the nose here, and quite a sour tang to the fruit. Seems underripe. (RH)

    Drink 2017-2020
    £265 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
    15
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Cuvée Aux Petites Noix Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Cask sample. Crisp, vibrant, tart. Certainly refreshing, and there's nothing unripe to the palate - yet the whole thing has a leanness and tension that lacks flesh. (RH)

    Drink 2019-2029
    £395 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
    15
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Les Faconnières Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Cask sample. Has the ripeness of fruit that is missing from their Morey-St-Denis wines, but remains similarly lean and stringy in structure. It's all in balance, but delivered in a style that is missing the generosity of some other 2015s, for me. (RH)

    Drink 2019-2029
    £440 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
    16
  • Dom Stéphane Magnien, Les Sentiers Premier Cru 2015 Chambolle-Musigny

    Cask sample. Glossy black fruit, liquorice and fennel, with a bit of volatile acidity. Very soft tannin - has the gentleness of Chambolle - but could use a bit more conviction in fruit and complexity. (RH)

    Drink 2018-2035
    £495 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
    16.5
  • Dom des Malandes 2015 Chablis

    From 8 plots, 40-60 years vine age. Subtle and stony on the nose, dry but with a citrus foundation giving depth. All present and correct and with good length. (JH)

    Drink 2017-2020
    £20.50 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16
  • Dom des Malandes, Cuvée Tour du Roy Vieilles Vignes 2015 Chablis

    60-year-old vines, near Vaudésir. A hint of vanilla sweetness on the nose but mostly stony freshness. Mouth-watering citrus fruit, already approachable but with the density to age in bottle. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £22 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16.5
  • Dom des Malandes, Vau de Vey Premier Cru 2015 Chablis

    30% oak. More stones and cedar here combined with a leesy creaminess. Seems softer and less concentrated than the Côte de Léchet.

    Drink 2017-2023
    £26.75 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16
  • Dom des Malandes, Côte de Léchet Premier Cru 2015 Chablis

    Unoaked. More expressive than the Vau de Vey. Dusty citrus aroma and real fruit intensity on the palate,fruit as much as site, it seems. Ripe, juicy and fresh. Impressive depth and length. (JH)

    Drink 2017-2025
    £27.25 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16.5
  • Dom des Malandes, Montmains Premier Cru 2015 Chablis

    30% oaked, various ages of barrel. Cedary green fruits. Creamy texture and rich in fruit (for Chablis). Rounded, fresh but overall pretty gentle. (JH)

    Drink 2017-2023
    £29 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16
  • Dom des Malandes, Fourchaume Premier Cru 2015 Chablis

    Expressive with wet stones and green fruits. A steely intensity that was missing from their Montmains. On the palate, too, more drive, though less immediate fruit than the Côte de Léchet. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £30 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16.5
  • Dom des Malandes, Mont de Milieu Premier Cru 2015 Chablis

    This shows a little more oak on the nose (50% but not much new) than the Fourchaume. Cedary, herbal. Gentle texture but very crisp acidity. Overall has the approachability of the vintage but it is complete and correct. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £32.50 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16.5
  • Dom des Malandes, Vaudésir 2015 Chablis Grand Cru

    100% oaked but not much new. This is really site more than fruit - stony, cedar aroma and a herbal note. Seems to have more power and intensity than the Mont de Milieu and very good length. Really persistent and a big step up from the Mont de Milieu, showing its grand cru pedigree. (JH)

    Drink 2019-2028
    £55.75 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    17.5
  • Dom des Malandes, Le Clos 2015 Chablis Grand Cru

    100% oaked but not much new. Dusty and restrained but prefiguring the intensity on the palate. More obvious fruit on the mid palate than the Vaudésir but I find the latter more penetrating and persistent. This is more rounded and gentle.(JH)

    Drink 2019-2025
    £58 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    17
  • Ch de Meursault, Clos des Grands Charrons 2015 Meursault

    Monopole. Gentle, mealy, creamy aroma. Then more power than I expected on the mid palate, though it falls away a little on the finish. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2024
    £220 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    16
  • Ch de Meursault, Les Charmes-Dessus Premier Cru 2015 Meursault

    More power than the Clos des Grands Charrons. Deeper and longer. Zesty, precise fruit and good length. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2024
    £320 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    16.5
  • Ch de Meursault, Champ Canet Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet

    Half a hectare. Intense, zesty aroma – piercingly fresh with just a hint of cedary oak. Not particularly intense on the palate but well balanced between a leesy soft texture and bright citrus fruit. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2022
    £360 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    16
  • Ch de Meursault, Grand Cru 2015 Corton-Les Vergennes

    Quarter hectare. Oatmeal and lemon fruit combined with a light, stony quality. This has noticeably greater depth and richness than the Champs Canet, as you might expect (from the appellation and the price). Firm fruit, light grip, good length. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2030
    £730 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    17
  • Ch de Meursault, Grèves Les Trois Journaux Premier Cru 2015 Beaune

    Mid to light crimson. Slightly leafy red fruits. And dry, light tannins but creamy texture. Soft and still fresh on the finish with just a hint of spice. Lively and straightforward. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2025
    £210 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    15.5
  • Ch de Meursault, Clos des Epenots Premier Cru 2015 Pommard

    Mid cherry red. Lifted, dark-red fruit with a fine rocky cast adding subtlety. Firm, dry tannins with a dark savoury note on the finish. Elegant Pommard with juicy fruit escaping around the tannins. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2028
    £330 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    16+
  • Ch de Marsannay, Montrecul 2015 Bourgogne

    Sweet, simple but fragrant red fruits. Just a slight herbal/stemmy note. Light, fresh, fine-boned. (JH)

    Drink 2017-2021
    £90 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    15
  • Ch de Marsannay, Les Favières 2015 Marsannay

    Deep cherry red. Gently chewy and still rich in juicy dark-red fruit. Not particularly long but plenty of fruit on the mid palate. (JH)

    Drink 2018-2024
    £145 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    15.5
  • Ch de Marsannay, Clos du Roy 2015 Marsannay

    Mid cherry. Sweet and ripe with some oak spice. Dry and a bit too oaky on the mid palate giving a toughness overall. (JH)

    Drink 2019-2024
    £185 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    15
  • Ch de Marsannay, En Orveaux Premier Cru 2015 Vosne-Romanée

    Mid cherry. More red-fruited and pure in aroma than the Clos du Roy. Still with some vanilla sweetness. Gentle, supple, harmonious and all rather restrained and yet there’s a long, scented finish. (JH)

    Drink 2019-2027
    £450 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    16.5
  • Méo-Camuzet Frère et Soeurs, Les Feusselottes Premier Cru 2015 Chambolle-Musigny

    Dusty, dark-fruited. Definite oak notes giving a savoury rather than a sweet quality. Then sweeter and more oaky on the palate. All closed and a little bit tough on the finish. Needs lots of time. (JH)

    Drink 2025-2035
    £500 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
    16.5+
  • Dom Michel Magnien 2015 Fixin

    Cask sample. Lovely richness and boldness to this fruit on the nose. Superb perfume – full of vim and spring. Attractive medicinal notes on the palate. Pliable structure. Moderate length. I’d drink this relatively young to enjoy that fantastic fruit. (RH)

    Drink 2018-2023
    £225 per case of 12 ib Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants
    17
  • Dom Michel Magnien 2015 Morey-St-Denis

    Vivid red cherry fruit. Firm tannin and quite dark, compressed flavour on the palate. Has better ageability than their Fixin – but less immediate charm. (RH)

    Drink 2020-2030
    £295 per case of 12 ib Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants
    17
  • Dom des Marrans 2015 Fleurie

    Deep cherry red. A little smoky and with oak sweetness but overridden by a fine savoury depth of dark fruit. Firm, dry, chewy and all in embryo but very elegant even now. Fabulous dry texture. (JH)

    Drink 2019-2029
    £18.50 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    17
  • Dom des Marrans, Vieilles Vignes 2015 Chiroubles

    Cask sample. Deep cherry red. Smoky and dark fruited. Lovely depth of fruit, dry tannins but still juicy on the finish. Richer in fruit than the Fleurie and equally dry in tannin texture. Needs time but has great potential and is beautifully balanced. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2035
    £18.50 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    17.5
  • Dom des Marrans, Corcelette 2015 Morgon

    Higher site than Côte de Py and a less robust style, according to neighbour Richard Rottier, who is kindly pouring the wine.
    Deep cherry. Flirtatious red fruit on the nose but then deep and rich and ripe on the palate. Frimly textured. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2028
    £18.50 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    16.5
  • Dom des Marrans, Clos du Pavillon 2015 Fleurie

    Cask sample. Deep crimson. Dark and savoury, almost leathery on the nose - I would not have put it in Fleurie if I had tasted it blind. Ripe, dark and chewy. Real integrity here but needs time. (JH)

    Drink 2020-2030
    £21.75 Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies
    17
  • Dom du Meix-Foulot 2015 Mercurey

    Rounded, smooth texture with apple fruit that is lacking enough concentration to really keep the attention. The oak spice is nicely integrated, but the overall impression of flavour is thin. (RH)

    Drink 2016-2017
    Imported into the UK by New Generation McKinley
    15