Offered MAY 12th, 2017

“Domaine Albert Morot has been synonymous with the Beaune appellation since 1820. Albert Morot founded this benchmark property as a negociant, and in the wake of the phylloxera epidemic the family began buying their own vineyard parcels in the Côte de Beaune and built the charming Château de la Creusotte to house their cellars. The estate was passed down through the generations, and Françoise Choppin was the first to focus entirely on the vineyards and the estate-bottled wines. Upon her retirement in 2000 she passed the estate to her grandnephew, Geoffroy Choppin de Janvry.

 Geoffroy, an agronomist trained at the Université de Montpellier, has infused the family business with a new level of expertise. Farming eight hectares of premier cru vineyards in Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune, and one parcel in Pommard, he seeks to remain respectful of tradition while taking advantage of new techniques to bring out the best in the terroir. He immediately turned to organics and after a few years obtained official certification. Thanks to these changes and his meticulous, loving work in the cellar, the wines are achieving new heights and incredible purity of character. Geoffroy remains modest and retiring, but his improvements have garnered him praise as one of the masters of Beaune’s crus.”

Albert Morot Beaune Les Aigrots 2015
24 bottles available, $45 per bottle

(90-93) points Burghound: “A ripe, fresh and beautifully layered assortment is composed by notes of black cherry, cassis, violet and a hint of exotic tea. The exceptionally rich and velvety medium weight flavors exude a fine bead of minerality that adds a bit of lift to the mouth coating and sneaky long finale. While the supporting tannins are relatively firm there is so much dry extract that this could actually be enjoyed on the younger side.”

Albert Morot Beaune Cent Vignes 2015
24 bottles available, $45 per bottle

(90-92) points Burghound: “A ripe yet appealing fresh nose displays notes of black cherry liqueur, plum, violet and warm earth. The sleeker and more refined but not more concentrated flavors possess slightly better verve on the lightly mineral-inflected finish. I like the underlying tension though this needs to develop a bit more depth to merit the upper end of my projected range.”

Albert Morot Beaune Les Toussaints 2015
24 bottles available, $45 per bottle

(89-92) points Burghound: “Reduction presently renders the nose tough to assess but there is good freshness to the very rich, concentrated and mouth coating flavors that are also quite generously proportioned. The ample amounts of dry extract impart a velvety, even opulent palate impression that also buffers the medium firm tannins on the slightly warm finish. This easy-to-like effort should drink reasonably well early if preferred.”

Albert Morot Savigny les Beaune La Bataillere aux Vergelesses 2015
24 bottles available, $45 per bottle

(89-91) points Burghound: “A brooding nose only grudgingly reveals much earthier and more sauvage-suffused aromas of dark currant and violet. The impressively rich and well-concentrated medium-bodied flavors deliver fine length on the slightly warm and built-to-age finish. This generously proportioned effort will need at least some patience and should reward as much as a decade of cellaring.”

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