A “murger” is a pile of stones that a vigneron creates when clearing a patch of land in order to plant it. This is a strenuous task, made more disagreeable when the stones are as sharp as dog’s teeth, as experienced here. This is one of the village’s top Premier Cru sites, lying close to the Montrachet hillside. It is thanks to the plantation of these sites – En Remilly and this one – by the Clair family and other growers, that Saint-Aubin has progressed so much in recent years. It benefits from excellent exposure to the sun, gentle breezes and free-draining soils. Green-golden in colour, this 2017 has superbly fresh aromas and a richly complex, magnificent palate. It seems to bring together the best bits of all the other Premiers Crus – and then the flavours finish with incredible energy (for drinking 2020-2025+).
2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien, Domaine Françoise et Denis Clair
£427.20 per case
(£71.20 per magnum)
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