Jacques Parent et Cie, Monthelie 1er Cru (Burgundy, France) Les Champs Fulliot 2022 

($65, Jeanne-Marie de Champs):  Alongside Domaine Parent, run by Anne Parent and her sister Catherine, is a small négociant business, called Jacques Parent et Cie.  The domaine is known best for their masterful array of Pommard that reflect the diversity and beauty of the appellation’s vineyards.  Anne’s meticulousness that she puts into the domaine wines is readily apparent in the négociant bottlings.  Take this suave 2022 Monthelie 1er Cru Les Champs Fulliot, a vineyard that is basically an extension of Volnay’s Clos des Chênes.  Pure and long, it is concentrated without a trace of heaviness.  It simultaneously dances and explodes on the palate.  It is seductive to drink now to savor the rich panoply of fruit, but I suspect it will close within a couple of years only to reopen within additional complexity in a decade.
93 Michael Apstein Jan 30, 2024