With a southerly exposure, this 3.22 hectare vineyard is a mix of clay and lime. Oak barrels are used in fermentation bringing about soft and subtle tannins. The “Cellier aux Moines” parcel is very old with records dating back to 1258. With a terrific currant color, and a rich, intense fruit bouquet with aromas of ripe dark berries, this Pinot Noir has lots of sweet, pure fruit on the palate. It is a beautifully balanced, velvety wine that offers good power, backend persistence and a lingering finish. This is a wine that can be enjoyed after a long aging period.
Enjoy with grilled chicken, veal chops with mushrooms or grilled salmon
Third Party Reviews
The holdings of this 23 ha domaine are nothing short of remarkable plus their old cellars are among the deepest that I have seen in Burgundy. Moreover Domaine Baron Thénard is the second largest holder of the famed vineyard of Montrachet with an incredible 1.83 ha of vines located on the Chassagne side of the appellation. It was founded in the 19th C by Paul Thénard who was a member of the Paris Academy of Sciences. It was this serendipitous combination of being a vineyard owner and a scientist that both allowed, and motivated, him to discover a solution to the ravages caused by phylloxera in the form of carbon disulfide treatments. Today the domaine is owned and managed by Jean-Baptiste Bordeaux-Montrieux who is one of Thénard’s descendants. (from a remarkable holding of 4.49 ha – note that this does not include the 1.45 ha planted to chardonnay). A slightly more elegant nose features aromas of airy and ripe red currant and raspberry along with hints of earth, pepper and soft wood. The equally cool and pure medium-bodied flavors possess both good detail and fine verve, all wrapped in a complex and balanced finish that offers good if not truly special persistence. Score 88-91, Burghound, October 2014