A complex nose typical of the appellation, with a strongly identifiable character, and notes of black cherry, strawberry compote, rosemary, slightly wild hints of leather, tobacco... Palate: pure and structured, long finish... A very nice cuvée.
François de Nicolay
François de Nicolay, child of the ‘70 vintage and head of Domaine Chandon de Briailles, today embodies the renewal of this historic estate, straddling the line between modernity and respect for tradition. A family property since 1834, located four kilometres north of Beaune, the estate extends over 13.7 ha in the communes of Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. After graduating from business school and several experiences in Europe, the United States and Hong Kong, François began a gradual return to the family business. He’d then open a wine shop in Paris, distributing the wines from his family’s estate and other great Burgundian names. The arrival of François and his sister Claude at Chandon de Briailles has injected new life into the estate, as the complementary duo seek to reveal the particularity of each of their climats, vintage after vintage.
A splendid nose with notes of red and black fruits, and hints of undergrowth... Palate: racy, structured, rich, with great length on the palate, and a mineral, sapid finish. Astonishing. We’ll have to wait a few years before this cuvée reaches its peak.