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2017 Burgundy

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Domaine Tawse

Canadian Moray Tawse bought domaine Maume in 2013. The wines which follow are all made from vineyards previously owned by Maume. Englishman Mark Fincham has day-to-day responsibility for vineyards and winemaking. The domaine is in conversion to biodynamic viticulture. Horses plough the grands crus and the trellising has been renewed and raised to increase leaf surface area.

The harvest lasted between 11th and 15th September for the Gevrey wines and red yields were about 42hl/ha. Mark destemmed a little more than in previous years as the grapes from the cooler Gevrey vineyards were less ripe.

Some will ask how the Domaine Tawse wines compare to those of Domaine Bertrand Maume. I bought both because I feel they are of equal quality. The Tawse wines are a little brighter, fresher, firmer and finer, while Bertrand Maume’s are rounder, softer and slightly more sensual wines.

7 Products Listed
Product Name Code Bottles Price Type

Domaine Tawse, Gevrey-Chambertin 2017

This is lovely. A cuvée of eight parcels including La Justice, Clos Prieur Bas and Combes, picked between 11th and 12th September, with firm fruit, good density and a fine, fresh finish. Drink from 2025 to 2030. 13%

BU71971 Bottles6 Price£175.00 Type

Domaine Tawse, Gevrey-Chambertin en Etelois 2017

An elegant 2017 with fresh and bright red-fruit flavours and good length on the finish. From a well-situated vineyard under grand cru Griotte Chambertin. Drink from 2025 to 2032. 13%

BU71981 Bottles6 Price£200.00 Type

Domaine Tawse, Gevrey-Chambertin en Pallud 2017

Made from 55-year-old vines, this is a lovely balanced wine with aspects of ripe fruit balanced by firm tannins and a fresh finish. Drink from 2027 to 2034. 13.5%

BU71991 Bottles6 Price£200.00 Type

Domaine Tawse, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Champeaux 2017

A fresh and pretty Gevrey with ripe red-berry fruit. This is from a cool spot in the Combe de Lavaux at 400m altitude, planted in 1983 on soils high in limestone, Champeaux was harvested on 13th September this year and the wine was made with 30% whole-bunch fermentation. Drink from 2028 to 2035. 13%

BU72001 Bottles6 Price£340.00 Type

Domaine Tawse, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques 2017

This is a little rounder and richer than the same producer's 'straight' Champeaux: old vines give an extra dimension of sophistication and beautifully silky tannins. No whole bunch. Drink from 2028 to 2036. 13.5%

BU72011 Bottles6 Price£380.00 Type

Domaine Tawse, Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017

Just two barrels were made in 2017. The 60 to 80-year-old vines produce small, concentrated berries, and the wine is dark in colour with an opulent, seductive texture and uncommon depth of flavour for the vintage. Picked on 15th September and made without whole-bunch fermentation. Drink from 2028 to 2038. 13.5%

BU72021 Bottles6 Price£700.00 Type

Domaine Tawse, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 2017

One of the summits of the 2017 vintage. This succulent, dense and powerful wine is made from three parcels of vines aged 35, 60 and 80 years of age, from shallow soil and good plant material known as pinot tordu (pinot with small yields but difficult to train as its growth habit is irregular and ‘twisted’). Picked on 15th September and made with 10% whole-bunch fermentation. Drink from 2028 to 2040. 13.5%

BU72031 Bottles6 Price£875.00 Type