Tasting Notes

The 2014 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru comes from two blended parcels and sees around 20% new oak. It has more density than the village cru on the nose: blackberry and light stony scents, perhaps just a touch of oyster shell from the limestone soils. The palate is a delight: quite grippy in the mouth, good backbone here for an Auxey-Duresses with tightly-wound, sappy black fruit towards the finish. This is very well crafted. Ten barrels produced. Neal Martin