Burgundy 2015 – Ma-Me

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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. 

Now that the wines have been sorted into groups by producer, you can sort the wines within those groups by score or appellation.


DOMAINE MICHEL MAGNIEN
 

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

DOMAINE SÉBASTIEN MAGNIEN 
Very dramatic wines, A petit Drouhin-Laroze?!

DOMAINE STÉPHANE MAGNIEN 

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 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
£126 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
16

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

DOMAINE DES MALANDES 

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, 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
2030
£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

DOMAINE JEAN-PIERRE MALDANT

Dom Jean-Pierre Maldant, Les Chaillots 2015 Ladoix

Lightish crimson. Savoury, slightly smokily reductive in the short term. Moreish and smoky on the palate too but there’s dark-red fruit underneath. Refined structure and good length without massive intensity. (JH)

Drink
2018
2024
£177 per case of 12 ib Clarion Wines
16

MARCHAND-TAWSE 

Marchand-Tawse 2015 Marsannay

Mid cherry. Dusty, mineral dark-red fruit and the freshness of some whole bunch (or so it seems). Chewy, dry and almost earthy in texture. Unpolished but satisfying. Firm, dry finish. (JH)

Drink
2019
2025
£160 per case of 12 ib H2Vin
16 +

Marchand-Tawse 2015 Chambolle-Musigny

Mid cherry. More scented than the Marsannay. Dusty fragrance. Then lovely red-fruits freshness on the palate. Fragrant, elegant and long. (JH)

Drink
2018
2025
£352 per case of 12 ib H2Vin
17

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
£222 per case of 6 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
£144 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
16

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
2030
£600 per case of 6 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
£630 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
17 +

DOMAINE DES MARRANS 

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. Firmly 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

CHÂTEAU DE MARSANNAY 

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, 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, 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

DOMAINE THIERRY ET PASCALE MATROT 

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, 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

DOMAINE MAUME 

Maume by Dom Tawse, 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
£216 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
16

Maume by Dom Tawse, 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
£360 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
16.5

Maume by Dom Tawse, 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
17

DOMAINE DU MEIX-FOULOT 

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
2017
2018
Imported into the UK by New Generation McKinley
15

DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET and MÉO-CAMUZET FRÈRE ET SOEURS 

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 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, 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

DOMAINE OLIVIER MERLIN 

CHÂTEAU DE MEURSAULT 

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 Champ 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, 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 +