2017 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey-Saint-Denis 750ml
The Morey Saint Denis based Domaine Taupenot Merme is run by 9th generation winemaker, Romain Taupenot. With 19 labels produced from 17 different applications you are bound to find something to fit your palate from this fantastic producer. The 2017 Morey Saint Denis comes from vines planted in 1970 and 1986 on clay and limestone. The limestone really shows through with a clean minerality offering on the nose that sets the mood right. Immediately upon opening this wine you are greeted with notes of brambleberry, dark cherry, and blackcurrant. There is a overall nuance of dried flowers, like a bouquet left to dry in the Autumn sun. After decanting the wine for 25-30 minutes you will find a powerful palate brimming with dark fruit and a moderate level of tannin. A long finish puts the perfect exclamation point on this wine and tells me it has a long life ahead of it.