Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - RVF
Wine rated (guide 2015) :
14,5/20 (millésime 2012)
Vineyard rated (guide 2020) :
(Ces très grands domaines, souvent dotés de terroirs fabuleux, sont des incontournables qui, par leur régularité et l'excellence de leur production, se doivent de figurer dans la cave des amateurs avertis)
About the vineyard :
We admire the work accomplished by Claude Geoffray, and his son Claude Edouard, arrived at the estate in 2007. Rare are the estates keeping a consistency through the different vintages. The wines show an exemplary confidence in style, finding its apotheosis in the last vintages. The body, the texture and the potential of the cuvées from the Côte de Brouily don't have a known equivalent. In ascending order of price, 7 vignes, blend of different terroirs, give a quite supple wine. Then comes La Chapelle, a parcel of 2 hectares located on the top of the hill, South exposed and steep, on a rocky soil. Generally denser, Les Griottes de Brulhié, acquired in 2006, benefits from a very sunny exposure. Finally, the cuvée Zacharie gathers a savvy blend of those different parcels. It is aged in oak, including 5 to 10% in new oak to be cellared.