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2020 Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot Gevrey-Chambertin
It is exceptionally rare to happen upon a new Burgundy domaine that is both set for greatness and firmly under the radar in equal measure. Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot (CLF) is such a property, however given they enjoy an enviable collection of six Grand Cru vineyards, and the exceptional winemaking skills shown by the talented Thomas Colladot, CLF won't remain hidden for long. For many years the grapes from the property were sold to negociants, however as these contracts begun to expire in the early 2000's they started taking back the production, and brought on Thomas Colladot in 2010 to oversee winemaking duties.
While not certified, organic practices are used in the vineyards, with all fruit hand harvested and whole cluster fermentation used where and as desired depending on the plot and vintage conditions. New oak varies between 30-50% for most wines, and élevage lasts between 15 and 18 months, before bottling is conducted in-house. The wines of Domaine Coquard Loison Fleurot are characterised by their purity and transparency of their terroirs.
This Gevrey-Chambertin is sourced from the lieu-dit of Les Champs Perriers in Brochon plus parcels in En Songe and Vignes Belles.
This is aromatically similar to the Morey but with more earth influence that extends to the sleek, vibrant and slightly bigger medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent depth and persistence on the youthfully austere finale. This is a very fine Gevrey villages and worth considering. Drink from 2028+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, which comes from three lieux-dits, has another intense bouquet with dark cherries, violet and touches of cassis fruit, a light sea spray scent in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy, quite pepper entry. Just a little disjointed towards the finish, nevertheless, it should cohere by the time of bottling and there is fine persistence. Drink 2024-2038.
Neal Martin - Vinous
Rich full purple, a heady but attractive nose, holding up well. Still mostly in the raspberry register but there is a firm structure and some freshness to the finish. 20% whole bunch is helping. Good long finish. An early malolactic makes this wine easier to read.
Jasper Morris MW - Inside Burgundy