TN: 2012 Meix Foulot Mercurey 1er cru clos du chateau du montaigu monopole

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TN: 2012 Meix Foulot Mercurey 1er cru clos du chateau du montaigu monopole

#1 Post by Greg Mitrakas » May 17th, 2019, 6:09 pm

Well there's a mouthful of a tagline! Not sure how I ended up with this bottle first time trying this producer. This is some really good QPR juice. Elegant and pure cherry nose with some earth. Lightish weight and bricking at edge belies its excellent core of fruit. Juicy acidity gives the wine a wonderful lift. Good finish and all in all a really good wine for this appellation. Certainly will go several years further but if you have any is drinking good now


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#3 Post by Thomas Keim » May 31st, 2019, 10:35 pm

This is one of those treasured estates of the Cote de Chalonnaise that EVERYONE should be aware of. A long time Neal Rosenthal selection (which is why you rarely see them for sale), every single wine they produce is worth seeking out. I love their Mercurey Blanc as well -

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#4 Post by William Kelley » June 1st, 2019, 1:18 am

2017s are especially strong here FYI
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#5 Post by Nathan V. » June 4th, 2019, 8:14 am

William Kelley wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 1:18 am
2017s are especially strong here FYI
William, how do you find the Chalonnaise vintages tracking the rest of the Côte d'Or? More like Beaune? For vintages like 2013 where I really like wines from the Nuits, but many of the wines from Beaune are much more difficult I'm trying to figure out how to think about vintage sin a Chalonnaise context. For Meix Foulot particularly, I have to order them without tasting them which makes it a difficult proposition. I know the wines, but don't have enough experience to know how well they do in difficult vintages, especially those with hail and rot pressure.

Would be interested in your thoughts about recent vintages there, especially 2012-2014.
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#6 Post by William Kelley » June 6th, 2019, 12:52 pm

Nathan V. wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
William Kelley wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 1:18 am
2017s are especially strong here FYI
William, how do you find the Chalonnaise vintages tracking the rest of the Côte d'Or? More like Beaune? For vintages like 2013 where I really like wines from the Nuits, but many of the wines from Beaune are much more difficult I'm trying to figure out how to think about vintage sin a Chalonnaise context. For Meix Foulot particularly, I have to order them without tasting them which makes it a difficult proposition. I know the wines, but don't have enough experience to know how well they do in difficult vintages, especially those with hail and rot pressure.

Would be interested in your thoughts about recent vintages there, especially 2012-2014.
Nathan,

While there are some broad similarities, they don't necessarily track: in 2015, for example, the Côte Chalonnaise was drier than the Côte d'Or, so you're more likely to taste firm tannins from vines suffering from hydric stress that retarded phenolic maturation; and in 2016, for instance, the Côte Chalonnaise (to generalize) was not as badly frosted as the Côte de Beaune, meaning that in 2017 the vines compensated less and they yields were a bit more measured than in some spots further north. But as ever, the best thing to do is to follow the producer. This is where my ability to help you ends, as I have not tasted Meix Foulot between 2012 and 2014; and indeed, the domaine hadn't been reviewed by my publication between 1990 and when I resumed covering them with the 2015s. My intuition would be that, of the three, 2012 would be the best adapted to their style of winemaking and sites, but that is merely an informed guess. I can also reiterate that the 2017s are a particular success and worth seeking out when they are available.
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#7 Post by Mike Grammer » June 6th, 2019, 2:16 pm

Much thanks Greg and others, as we *very* occasionally see that producer up here and I've been hesitant to buy. I will hope it comes in again.

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