2019 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Maranges La Fussiere Premier Cru
There is enough wood to comment on framing the riper aromas of both white and yellow fruit compote. I like the intensity of the well-detailed and nicely rich medium-bodied flavors that exhibit fine depth and persistence on the balanced finish. Drink 2024+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2019 Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière opens in the glass with notes of peonies, cherries, wild berries and spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and precise, with lively acids, fine tannins and a perfumed, mouthwateringly saline finish, it's a real success. This cuvée has grown, as the Bachelet brothers have acquired more parcels in this stony climat. Drink 2022 - 2040.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jul 2021)
The 2019 Maranges La Fussières 1er Cru Rouge, which contains around 30% whole bunches, has a well-defined nose with autumn leaves and tea leaf infusing the vibrant red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured opening, very fresh and brimming with tension, harmonious from start to finish with a liberal sprinkling of cracked black pepper on the very sustained aftertaste. Excellent. Drink 2023 - 2038.
Neal Martin - Vinous
If you don’t know or don’t rate Maranges, this wine is the wake-up call. The Bachelet-Monnot 2019 1er Cru La Fussière is really concentrated, with masterful intensity in all senses, but still with elegance. Perfectly ripe deep cherry-raspberry fruit with a long finish, fuller-bodied than ever in the past and without the trenchant acidity that used to be a feature sometimes.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy