For the rest of these alphabetically grouped tasting articles, and more general articles on Burgundy 2018, see our guide. Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac in Morey is pictured here.
The wines are grouped alphabetically by producer (sur)name and within those groups are ordered whites before reds, ascending from generic through village, premiers and grands crus. You can change the order as you prefer using the menu below.
Domaine Daniel Dampt (Chablis)
Green fruits and lime-leaf freshness. Chalky and fresh with a chalky texture on the finish. Calm and persistent. (JH)
Riper and more citrusy than the Lys. More creamy on the palate too. Deeper, broader but about the same level of intensity as the Lys. Quite different. Lovely creamy finish. I am not sure it is for the long term. (JH)
Ripe fruit tempered by a fine steely/stony aroma. Deep but fresh too. Creamy and rather gentle but more persistent than the Léchet and Lys. (JH)
Lovely spicy and open aroma. Firmly textured but lacks freshness – not sure how it will age so my dates are conservative. (JH)
Domaine Sébastien Dampt (Chablis)
Sébastien's biggest crop since he returned to Chablis in 2007.
Bottled. A little looser than the Dom d’Henri wines but good chiselled structure underneath the less-disciplined fruit. No-one would be disappointed by this.
Bottled. Slightly honeyed nose – definitely a 2018! But chiselled and attractively challenging on the palate. Still quite chewy.
Bottled. Floral and round. Just a bit too ripe for my taste in Chablis. But clean and refreshing. I wouldn’t refuse it but I probably wouldn’t buy it. Bit of chew on the end.
Domaine Vincent Dampt (Milly-Chablis)
Bottled. Intense nose and clear-cut crystalline wine. Light floral note but true to the appellation overall. Maybe just slightly sweeter than some vintages.
Bottled. Edgy and green but with an extra dimension of fruit and interest. Juicy green fruits.
Bottled. Very perfumed and slightly rich, with an undertow of structure.
Bottled. Quite a deep colour. Rich and broad. One of the fatter premiers crus Chablis. I wouldn’t mind a little more tension. 16.5 24-32
Malo and some ageing in used (fourth-use) 350-litre barrels from Bachelet-Monnot, a friend. Bottled November 2019.
Amazing the imprint that the oak leaves! Nowhere near ready. Sweeter and spicier than the regular version which seems positively nervy after tasting this.
Domaine Henri Darnat (Meursault)
Green veg plus a hint of popcorn on the nose – is this Sonoma Coast?! Pretty severe acidity on the palate for the moment but some nice texture. But I would leave this for quite a while ….
Distinctly smoky nose. Quite closed at the moment, the fruit seems a little mute, weighty and drops off a touch on the finish. (AC)
Creamy lemon fruit, really creamy with a touch of spice. Rounded, smooth and persistent – direct, tight and super-fresh, the sour freshness giving very good length. Mouth-watering. (JH)
Slightly tropical hint and has high dry extract – a touch phenolic and weighty. (AC)
Monopole. Lightly smoky nose. Then distinctly salty on the palate – curious! Quite refined but definitely new school (= a mite austere) Meursault.