Monopole of less than 2.59 ha (6.4 acres). Monopole since the 12th century. Opposite the entrance to Dujac. Bought in the 1950s by Christophe’s grandad. Not in good nick so he started to renew it in 1955 and last phase of renewal was 1994. South of Morey. Lots of clay. 25% new barrels, 50% whole bunch. Barrel sample – this barrel from 2012. Deep crimson. Rich and deeply ripe but no hint of overripeness just a generosity of sweet dark-red fruit, a hint of Morey floral and peppery character. Open and expressive on the nose and rich and rounded on the palate. Firm, chewy, smooth tannins with a chalky finish. A big wine but scented and dense at the same time and finishes fresh. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035
Robert Parker 92
Revisited from bottle, the 2018 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Clos de la BussiÃ¨re offers up aromas of cherries, raspberries, Indian spices and creamy new oak. Medium to full-bodied, ample and muscular, it’s firm and structured, with rich, chalky tannins and a ripe core of fruit.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2050