Gault et Millau - 2011

Since 1987 Françoise and Denis Clair have worked their 14 hectares of vines essentially located on the appellations Saint-Aubin and Santenay. Constantly improving, the domaine is more and more reknowned. The red wines often offer a very nice aromatic definition.
  • Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge 2008 : 16,5/20

    Bravo for the crisp of a full and generous vintage. A wine that is delicious, slightly acid and long, but charming with its spicy and warm flavours on the finish.
  • Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru La Garenne 2008 : 17/20

    Magnificent wine, raced, with almond, chestnut, buttery and then iodized notes. It expresses itself on a great length. The apparent thinness quickly gives way to the power of the vineyard. Very deep and ample.
  • Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Sur le sentier du clou Blanc 2008 : 15/20

    This Saint-Aubin develops roasted pop-corn notes with a lot of freshness caused by the mineral nunaces of the terroir. On the palate, the balance is very good despite the presence of the ageing that will attenuate in two years.
  • Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 2008 : 16/20

    This Saint-Aubin has the race and personnality of vintage wines from Puligny Montrachet. The palate is long, creamy, slighlty toasted, freshened by the minerality that makes the grandeur of this appellation. Bravo !
  • Santenay Clos Genet 2008 : 17/20

    A remarkable precision for a very racy Santenay with a rich but never heavy fruit. This wine seems velvety, powerful and ample but also floral and delicate. A magnificent marriage between power and freshness.
  • Santenay Premier Cru Clos de la Comme 2008 : 16,5/20

    Rich nose with red fruit aromas : Morello cherry and raspberry. The palate is dense, fruity and elegant. One spends a nice moment with this wine, even in its tasty length.
  • Santenay Premier Cru Clos des Mouches 2008 : 16,5/20

    A real fruit bomb where a juicy wine shows, with cherry and cassis aromas. The palate is deep and dense, with soft tannins. A lot of pleasure.
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