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  • 2015 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Tonnerre - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey 1er Cru (4/3/2018)
    A great value in Burgundy. Has some really nice cherry and floral notes on the nose with dark and deep flavors on its palate. While there is some density on the palate that is less attractive to me, its flavors are true and seemingly pure. Michel Juillot’s wines are routinely overlooked, but there are some very nice surprises. (88 pts.)

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His 2015 Bourgogne Rouge is nice also

For 30 bucks I cannot complain but I did not care for the rather ripe 1er cru Clos des Barraults nearly as much as 2010 and 2012 on release. Those had a firmness coolness and complexity that has led to great ageability, the 2015 seems out of character in comparison. Love this producer though.

You’ll definitely want to look at the 2016s in due course. Juillot is one a definite upward trajectory.