In order to gain maximum benefit from fermenting and ageing in oak barrels, while avoiding oaky flavours impinging on the wine’s character, Patrick Guillot uses 500-litre casks – more than twice the normal size. For this, one was new, and one had previously served for the 2017 vintage. This is mid-deep, green-gold in colour, with fine, impressive ripeness on the nose. Its fruitiness is intense, with rich structure and creamy, appetising length (for drinking 2020-2023+).
2018 Mercurey blanc 1er Cru Les Veley, Domaine Patrick Guillot
£208.80 per case
(£17.40 per bottle)
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