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  • Domaine A. & P. de Villaine Mercurey Les Montots 2017

    £41.99

    “The 2017 Mercurey Les Montots is also a success this year, offering up aromas of strawberries, plum pit, licorice and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety palate that’s attractively textural, succulent and charming. This derives from a warm site that sees all-day sunshine and a longer cuvaison. Drink: 2020-2035. 90 points

    It was a pleasure to taste again with Pierre de Benoist, as my last few visits to this important Côte Chalonnaise domaine had sadly coincided with his absence on travel. 2017 is a success at this address, and the emblematic Aligoté is worth seeking out; de Benoist describes it as a year whose classical profile might make it “the last of the Mohicans” in an era of climatic change. The big news is that the Domaine de Villaine has acquired some 16 hectares of vines in Rully, an investment that will soon start to bear fruit. I’m looking forward to reporting on the first vintage in due course.”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (07/19)

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  • Domaine A. & P. de Villaine Mercurey Les Montots 2018

    £41.99

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  • Domaine A. & P. de Villaine Rully Premier Cru Les Margotes 2017

    £45.99

    “From one of the village’s finest sites comes the 2017 Rully 1er Cru Les Margotés, a lovely wine that unwinds to reveal notions of pear, orange rind and almond paste. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and inciive, it’s elegant and chalky, with a penetrating, mineral finish. This is well worth seeking out, and it will evidently be a bottling to follow particularly attentively in future vintages. Drink: 2020-2035. 92 points

    I met the thoughtful Pierre de Benoist a few days before France went into lockdown due to COVID-19, and it was a pleasure to taste these new releases from Domaine de Villaine. As ever, the wines deliver what followers of this address have come to expect: tensile, mineral wines that are refined and understated. This was also my first encounter with one of the domaine’s new wines from Rully, where they have become major landholders and will soon be able to offer an enviably complete portfolio of the village’s finest terroirs.”

    William Kelley, Wine Advocate (06/20)

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