October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
It’s best to let the Regnaudot wines speak for themselves. When Didier Regnaudot recently stopped by the Beaune office, I asked what he thought of his 2015 Fussière. Now, I knew the man was reserved, but as he searched for words (and, seemingly, the nearest exit), I was reminded that in the producer-importer relationship it’s our job to talk about the wine. Didier is not one to sing his own praises, but thankfully, his wines aren’t as shy as he is. Open this bottle and Didier’s gregarious alter ego emerges, big and powerful with surprisingly smooth edges. Expect mouth-filling ripe blackberry fruit and delightfully silky tannins. –Emily Spillmann
|Producer:||Jean-Claude Regnaudot et Fils|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1930, 1947, 1955, 1962, 1987; 1.12 ha|
|Soil:||Jurassic substrate, mainly black/grey marl|
I want you to realize once and for all: Even the winemaker does not know what aging is going to do to a new vintage; Robert Parker does not know; I do not know. We all make educated (hopefully) guesses about what the future will bring, but guesses they are. And one of the pleasures of a wine cellar is the opportunity it provides for you to witness the evolution of your various selections. Living wines have ups and downs just as people do, periods of glory and dog days, too. If wine did not remind me of real life, I would not care about it so much.
Inspiring Thirst, page 171