Burgundy 2015 – Q–R

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See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture shows tasting glasses at Domaine Armand Rousseau in Gevrey-Chambertin. 

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


CHÂTEAU DES QUARTS 

Ch des Quarts, Clos des Quarts 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé

The Lafon/Merlin joint venture.
Lots of density and drama. Serious stuff with a savoury skein and a dry finish. Lots of terroir here! 

Drink
2018
2024
£144 per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
16.5

DOMAINE NICOLAS RAGOT

Dom Nicolas Ragot, Champ Pourot 2015 Givry

Herby, grassy nose with fresh apple and something a bit more tropical – mango, perhaps? Lots of enjoyable fruit complexity here, plus a subtle chalky mineral finish. (RH)

Drink
2017
2020
£128 per case of 12 ib O W Loeb
16.5 +

Dom Nicolas Ragot, La Grande Berge Premier Cru 2015 Givry

Cask sample. Perhaps not quite so well-defined as their Teppe de Chenèves on the nose. The fruit is perfectly ripe, but a bit more of a stewed mix. Furry tannin. Should improve once bottled, I expect. (RH)

Drink
2019
2029
£174 per case of 12 ib O W Loeb
16.5 +

Dom Nicolas Ragot, Clos Jus Premier Cru 2015 Givry

Fragrant oak spice, generous and perfumed on the nose. Dense, compact black fruit on the palate and a very tannic grip which is well balanced by punchy acid. (RH)

Drink
2020
2030
£182 per case of 12 ib O W Loeb
17 +

DOMAINE RAPET PÈRE ET FILS 

Dom Rapet Père et Fils, Grand Cru 2015 Corton-Charlemagne

Wonderfully subtle approach, mostly stony and cedar freshness. Direct and focused and still with a creamy texture to soften the edges. Long and cool and already in harmony if not yet ready. GV for a grand cru. (JH)

Drink
2020
2032
£347.50 per case of 6 ib H2Vin
17.5

Dom Rapet Père et Fils, Vergelesses Premier Cru 2015 Pernand-Vergelesses

Cask sample. Mid crimson. Spicy sweetness with a hint of herbal freshness. Overlaid on the fruit is a light layer of vanilla sweetness, giving it a gentle quality even with dry, compact tannins and plenty of freshness. Less rich on the palate than I expected from the nose. (JH)

Drink
2018
2025
£306 per case of 12 ib H2Vin
16

DOMAINE FRANÇOIS RAQUILLET 
Admirably precise 2015s.

Dom François Raquillet Pinot Noir 2015 Bourgogne

Slightly crude red fruit here, crunchy and simplistic. There's a slight hint of reduction on the palate giving a rubbery flavour, but that is forgiveable. Inoffensive and easy to drink. (RH)

13%
Drink
2016
2019
£110 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
15

Dom François Raquillet, Vieilles Vignes 2015 Mercurey

There's a sweetness to the red fruit which almost evokes California, though at a lower volume. Nicely integrated oak spice adds some interest on the palate. Attractive clay-textured tannin on the finish and lovely precise acid. Worth laying down. (RH)

13%
Drink
2018
2025
£160 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
16.5 +

Dom François Raquillet, Les Vasées Premier Cru 2015 Mercurey

Brilliant mid crimson. Real depth to this. Broad spread of ripe fruit on the palate with crackling taffeta texture. Good lift. Quite delicate. Very appetising. Bone dry but not drying. Really rather sophisticated. Long. GV

Drink
2019
2025
Imported into the UK by Thorman Hunt
17

Dom François Raquillet, Les Veleys Premier Cru 2015 Mercurey

Cask sample. Sawdust and spice trumps fruit on the nose. There's a slightly sour edge to the palate, and the balance isn't quite so complete as their Les Nagues. Still very palatable, in a more austere style. (RH)

Drink
2019
2025
£200 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
16

Dom François Raquillet, Les Naugues Premier Cru 2015 Mercurey

Cask sample. Subtle but well-formed nose, showing the perfume and purity of Pinot. Lovely herbal notes on the palate, fibrous tannic feel on the finish, very slight medicinal hints on the finish. Very enjoyable, reflects the quality of the vintage and GV. (RH)

13%
Drink
2018
2028
£200 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
17

DOMAINE GASTON ET PIERRE RAVAUT  

Dom Gaston et Pierre Ravaut, Premier Cru 2015 Aloxe-Corton

Cask sample. Mid cherry. Ripe but not overripe red cherry fruit. Just a light hint of oak spice. Smooth, dry texture. All in proportion between fruit and structure. Straightforward and all in place. (JH)

Drink
2020
2030
£147 per case of 6 ib Clark Foyster Wines
16.5

Dom Gaston et Pierre Ravaut, Grand Cru 2015 Corton-Les Bressandes

Cask sample. Mid cherry. Deep, rich in dark-red fruit. Smells generous and velvety. And the palate is the same: dense with fruit, smooth – just chewy – tannins. Tight and compact and all still to come. (JH)

Drink
2025
2038
£237 per case of 6 ib Clark Foyster Wines
17 ++

JÉRÉMY RECCHIONE 
I found these wines rather sweet.

Jérémy Recchione, La Combe Bazin 2015 St-Romain

Easy and appley on the nose and then very sweet, chewy and concentrated on the palate. Lots of fun – even if not nearly as fresh and nervy as a typical St-Romain. Almost Californian!

Drink
2017
2019
16

Jérémy Recchione, Hervelets Premier Cru 2015 Fixin

Bright crimson. Smells of damp rope and is extremely sweet on the palate. Probably not a long-term traveller but it certainly takes maximum advantage of the richness of the 2015 vintage. Easy and with some freshness as well as all that sweetness. Just a little drying on the end. 

Drink
2017
2021
16

HENRI ET GILLES REMORIQUET

DOMAINE CHANTAL REMY 

Dom Chantal Remy, Clos des Rosiers 2015 Morey-St-Denis

Monopole. Mid to light cherry. Lifted red fruit. Sweet and flirtatious on the nose. Sweet and spicy on the palate too. Supple, rather gentle, not particularly fresh on the finish. (JH)

Drink
2019
2027
£325 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
16

Dom Chantal Remy, Grand Cru 2015 Clos de la Roche

Mid cherry red. Peppery dark fruit. There’s dry finesse here given a slight austerity at the moment yet promising elegance with time. (JH)

Drink
2025
2035
£550 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
17 +

Dom Chantal Remy, Grand Cru 2015 Latricières-Chambertin

Mid cherry. Subtly and deliciously perfumed with dark-red fruit. Supple and relatively light on the palate, not obviously grand cru intensity but all in harmony for a mid-term future. (JH)

Drink
2022
2032
£650 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
16.5

Dom Chantal Remy, Grand Cru 2015 Chambertin

Smudgy mid-cherry red. Much riper and more spicy on the nose than the Latricières. Some dried-fruit notes. Fuller on the palate too. Bolder and less elegant than the Latricières, packs more of a punch. (JH)

Drink
2025
2035
£900 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
16.5

DOMAINE JOËL REMY 

Dom Joël Remy, Les Beaumonts 2015 Chorey-lès-Beaune

Modern, sleek, fruit-driven nose. Simple but fully ripe and with firm but integrated tannin, plus a squeeze of floral perfume on the finish. (RH)

13%
Drink
2017
2020
£150 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
15.5

Dom Joël Remy, Les Combes 2015 Aloxe-Corton

Lively red cherry fruit on the nose, although the palate has a rustic, farmyard sort of edge that leaves a very slight sourness to finish. (RH)

13%
Drink
2017
2022
£220 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
15

Dom Joël Remy, Les Vignots 2015 Pommard

Better perfume than their Beaune and Aloxe-Corton, giving the nose a violet floral character. Good fruit ripeness, but perhaps a little on the light side for Pommard? And the complexity on the finish is fairly limited too. (RH)

13.5%
Drink
2018
2025
£235 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
16

DOMAINE JEAN RIJCKAERT and JEAN RIJCKAERT
I couldn't resist...