Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru
    Bruno Clair

    Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru,



    Bruno Clair, Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru, 2005

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Bruno Clair, Savigny Lès Beaune, La Dominode, 1er Cru, 2005

    From a parcel of old vines, soe of which were planted in 1902, this is still going strong. A beguiling nose of flowers, cherry, plum and raspberry, equally fruity on the palate touches of cherry stone, juicy, linear and refined with a good clasping tannic grip providing backbone.

    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
    Good deep red. Spicy, primary black fruit, mocha and truffle aromas show a slightly roasted character but gained in freshness as the wine opened in the glass. Big, lush, sweet and voluminous, with so much baby fat that it appears to be less tightly wound than usual. But there's plenty of structure underneath. Finishes with powerful, dusty tannins and some very ripe suggestions of mocha, maple syrup and truffle. Today this wine seems very marked by the vintage. This will need a good six or seven years of cellaring and will probably be perfect alongside game dishes.
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    Bruno Clair

    Bruno Clair

    Bruno Clair started his own domaine in 1979 with small holdings in Marsannay, Fixin, Morey and Savigny Dominode. Alongside this sat his family's Clair-Dau estate, one of the great Burgundian domaines, however following the death of his grandfather Joseph Clair family disaggreements sadly lead to its dismantling in 1985. The following year, to add to his own small domaine, Bruno was entrusted with the vineyards of his parents, brothers and sisters which included those of Clos de Bèze, Cazetiers, Clos St-Jacques, Vosne-Romanée, Clos du Fonteny and Chambolle-Musigny. Bruno Clair’s wings are spread widely over the Côte d’Or covering nine appellations in total.

    Bruno, first and foremost, is a vigneron adopting an approach that involves back-breaking vineyard work and minimal intervention winemaking, using a mixture of large old wooden foudres and smaller barriques for the long slow ageing process. New oak, though used, is kept relatively low - rarely going above 40% even for the Grands Crus. Edouard and Arthur Clair, Bruno's sons, are an exciting, committed new generation gradually taking over, gently introducing a few enhancements such as increased whole bunch percentages and less sulphur usage. There is no doubt that Bruno Clair have upped their game over the last ten years and have well and truly broken into the top league of estates in the Côte de Nuits.

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