Chateau de Monthélie / Domain de Suremain
Monthélie, a bit aside from Volnay, is one of the most unknown villages of the Côte, but at the same time it is one of the most idyllic one and definitely worth a visit. The village is almost built in the same way it was during medieval times. The Chateau de Monthélie, one of the finest Domains of the town, is the most representing building. Everything seems to be in peace and harmony with time, so one can imagine that the wines will mature in an excellent way.
Rully 1er Cru 1999
Beautiful yellow. In the fragrance apple and pear, honey and pineapple and southern fruit. In the mouth mineral, above all flint-stone and sand. Some wood and pear. In the aftertaste honey and slightly hot. Long finish. Fine Chardonnay.
Rully 1er Cru Meix Caillet
Similar colour. Aromas of peach, pineapple and apple. In the mouth fuller than the previous, more present acidity. Mineral and aromas of nut. Very good.
Chateau de Monthélie 1998
Dark, colours of blackberry juice. In the nose fir and dark fruit. Juicy. In the mouth dark fir-needles, dark fruit, velvet. Convincing. Very good.
Chateau de Monthélie 1999
Blackberry colour. In the fragrance earthy, forest berry and dark fruit. In the mouth very good tannins, good sweetness, perhaps just a bit shy acidity. Cooked fruit. Sexy.
Chateau de Monthélie 1er Cru Sur la Velle 1999
Similar colour, a bit more blue. Very closed. In the nose blueberry and forest. In the mouth rich body, good structure, dark full fruit, forest. Warm and long. Very good.
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