2013, Taupenot Merme, Morey Saint Denis Riotte

Morey Saint Denis, Burgundy, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 89

Drinking Dates: 2021+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 15-Jan-2016

Initially there is a whiff of reduction present but aggressive swirling eventually liberates an exuberantly fresh nose that blends notes of earth, spice and floral elements with those of various red berry fruit scents. The rich, round and beguilingly delicious middle weight flavors possess a highly seductive mouthfeel thanks to the abundant dry extract that serves to buffer the ripe tannins on the lingering and well-balanced if more obviously structured finish. This powerful yet refined effort will also require at least a few years of patience. 92/2027+