Domaine Henri Clerc Gevrey Chambertin 1. Cru Les Cazetiers 2010 0,75
Dark red. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, meat, animal fur and violet. Dense, saline and tight-grained, with lovely energy and finesse to the concentrated dark raspberry flavor. Less black and powerful than the Beaune Greves but also more refined than the preceding Cote de Beaune wines. Finishes long and saline, with fine tannins.
Domaine Henri Clerc Meursault Les Narvaux 2010 0,75
From one of Meursault’s top village-level lieux-dits, the 2010 Meursault Les Narvaux du Dessous flows across the palate with rich, sensual fruit. Veins of vibrant minerality lend support and energy to the fruit in this enveloping, juicy wine. It’s all about balance and harmony in the 2010 Narvaux.
Domaine Henri Clerc Meursault 'Vieilles Vignes' 2012 0,75
Bright, pale yellow. Cool, stony aromas of orange, lemon, quinine and ginger. The palate offers a compelling combination of thickness and acidity, with underlying citrus fruit currently overwhelmed by saline crushed-stone minerality. Wonderfully chewy and concentrated but quite austere in the early going.
Domaine Henri Clerc Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts 1. Cru 2012 0,75
Pure stone fruit aromas show the site's proximity to the Meursault line. Sweet and pure, with nicely integrated acidity framing the concentrated citrus and white peach flavors. This tactile, chewy wine conveys lovely vivacity and a low-pH impression. This classic premier cru needs another three years in bottle to expand.
Domaine Henri Clerc Puligny-Montrachet Vielles Vignes 2013 0,75
Bright, light yellow. Exotic peach and sexy spices on the ripe nose. Densely packed but with a light/elegant touch, showing lovely inner-mouth perfume to its flavors of mandarin orange, peach and spices. A real fruit bomb, and more harmonious today than the Referts. Thanks to strong acidity, the finish really fills the retronasal passage.
Domaine Henri Clerc St. Aubin 1. Cru Murgers de Dents de Chien 2010 0,75
Scents of green tea, lime, and white peach waft from the glass of Girardin 2007 Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien. Even brighter, tarter, and seemingly more chalk-starched than the corresponding En Remilly, this preserves a compensatory sweetness of fresh white peach and a high-toned, "cool" herbal accompaniment that steer it clear of austerity. A long, refreshing, saline, chalky, yet also lemon- and peach-filled finish gives promise of 6-8 years of fascinating enjoyment.