Burgundy 2016 – Mi–O

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See the full guide to our coverage of Burgundy's 2016 vintage. 

 

DOMAINE MICHELOT, Meursault 

Dom Michelot 2016 Meursault

Stewed apple, clove and cinnamon, and a chalky texture giving flesh to the persistence. A few flashes of flint and slate give this a typical 'mineral' style. (RH)

Drink
2018
2026
£275 per case of 12 ib Jeroboams
17

Dom Michelot, Charmes Premier Cru 2016 Meursault

Bright, snappy apple fruit on the nose, with plenty of concentration on the palate, but restrained weight and a savoury, refreshing finish. Enjoyable salinity on the aftertaste. (RH)

Drink
2019
2029
£510 per case of 12 ib Jeroboams
17 +

DOMAINE FRANÇOIS MIKULSKI, Meursault 

Dom François Mikulski, Porusot Premier Cru 2016 Meursault

So little wine that he bottled it all in magnums. Tank sample.
Tight and bright but not simple. Dry, stony finish. Lots of citrus fruit at the core. Mouth-watering and good length. (JH)

Drink
2020
2026
£375 per case of 3 magnums ib Handford Wines
17

DOMAINE MILLET, Chablis

Dom Millet 2016 Petit Chablis

Dusty citrus nose. Dry, bright and correct, with a slight sweet taste on the finish (though it is dry). (JH)

Drink
2017
2018
£119 per case of 12 ib Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants
15.5

DOMAINE JEAN-MARC MILLOT, Nuits-St-Georges

Dom Jean-Marc Millot 2016 Savigny-lès-Beaune

Cask sample. Pretty red-fruited aroma, pure and lively but not simple. Is there a proportion of stems in here – seems to be that edge of stemmy freshness. Gorgeous on the palate, supple, scented and charming but with length and fruit depth. GV (JH)

Drink
2020
2026
£199 per case of 12 ib Handford Wines
16.5

Dom Jean-Marc Millot, Les Suchots Premier Cru 2016 Vosne-Romanée

Cask sample. Mid crimson. A definite oak note at the moment slightly obscuring the fruit aroma. On the palate, firm, fine-grained but smooth and seductively textured, with a long (currently oaky) finish. (JH)

Drink
2021
2028
£132 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
16.5

Dom Jean-Marc Millot, Grand Cru 2016 Échezeaux

Cask sample. Mid cherry red. Aromas of woody spice and dark-red fruit. Dry and already surprisingly smooth tannins. Dry and just a little bitterness on the finish to indicate it needs more time. Plenty of fruit in the middle and a long finish. (JH)

Drink
2022
2030
£750 per case of 6 ib Lay & Wheeler
17

Dom Jean-Marc Millot, Grand Cru 2016 Clos de Vougeot

Cask sample. Mid crimson. Gorgeous red-fruited aroma, lifted and scented. The fruit soaring beyond any oak aroma. More savoury on the palate, more oak spice. The tannins already gentle even if not yet ready for drinking. Long, juicy finish. (JH)

Drink
2021
2031
£TBC Lay & Wheeler
17
 

DOMAINE ANDRÉ MOINGEON, St-Aubin

Dom André Moingeon, Les Champlots Premier Cru 2016 St-Aubin

Pale green/gold. Smoky, oaky nose at first that mellows. Some reductive/struck-match notes. Big palate – the oak is significant and quite raw but still in balance. Needs time. GV (EL)

Drink
2020
2028
£230 per case of 12 ib The Sampler
17

DOMAINE DES MOIROTS, Bissey-sous-Cruchaud

Dom des Moirots 2016 Givry

Aged in oak, about 30% new. Bottled.
Light to mid cherry. Peppery, lightly and attractively dusty fresh fruit. Riper, richer and more dense than I expected on the palate. Straightforward pleasure and VGV. (JH)

Drink
2019
2026
£66 per case of 6 ib Howard Ripley
16

Dom des Moirots, A Vigne Rouge Premier Cru 2016 Givry

Aged in oak, about 70% new. Bottled.
Much darker than the Givry village wine. Darker-fruited on the nose too. Not a lot more intense than the village wine though definitely a little firmer and longer. Just fresh enough. Needs time. GV (JH)

Drink
2021
2028
£105 per case of 6 ib Howard Ripley
16.5

DOMAINE MONGEARD-MUGNERET, Vosne-Romanée 
RH: Characterful and occasionally esoteric styles here.

Dom Mongeard-Mugneret, Les Plateaux 2016 Nuits-St-Georges

Strongly aromatic nose with spice and red fruit leaping forth – but also a glue aroma (possible acetic influence?). Firm, grainy tannins and bright acidic finish. (RH)

Drink
2019
2029
£TBC imported by Liberty Wines
16.5

DOMAINE DE MONTILLE, MAISON DE MONTILLE and CHÂTEAU DE PULIGNY-MONTRACHET, Puligny-Montrachet 
JR: Étienne de Montille says he is thrilled by what they may learn in their adventures in southern California and Hokkaido, Japan. 2017 was the first vintage for him and winemaker Brian Sieve in California. The wide range offers very solid, well-made...