Philippe Bouzereau Auxey Duresses 1er Cru 'Les Duresses' 2019
"Here is a very attractive and perfumed nose – yes! Hmm, this is great – easy but with clarity of flavour, incisive without being sharp. Really an excellent wine, modestly touched by tannin on the end of the tongue in the finish...
The 2019s showed really very well indeed – the oak is not really visible in Philippe’s 2019 elevage and I see clarity, minerality and a fine energy. The reds start relatively easy, but there is much to admire here too. An address to keep following…" Bill Nanson, The Burgundy Report
Situated in the Cote de Beaune near Meursault, Auxey- Duresses (Burgundians pronounce it Orssay -Duress), produces generous, immediate and flavorsome Pinot Noir. It’s a particular favorite Village of mine and good 1er Cru for this price is a rarity! TC
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Auxey-Duresses
Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml
There are a number of Bouzereaus in Meursault and all are cousins. All have been associated with the vines, and for many generations – though one of Philippe’s grandmothers was from Chassagne-Montrachet!
Philippe cultivates about 17 hectares of vines from Chassagne-Montrachet all the way to Aloxe – but principally from Meursault. You may link Philippe to the Château de Cîteaux – now a hotel – and its associated Clos (Meursault Vieux Clos) in the centre of Meursault. Both were bought in 1995 by Philippe’s father who replanted the Clos but the hotel was later resold – “You can really only do hotels or wine, not both!” says Philippe who has been responsible here since 2006.
No sulfur is used until the malos are done here. Philippe has some new foudres in the cellar, some 300-litre barrels too, otherwise, the elevage generally uses standard 228-litre barrels.