Jamie Goode reviews Le Rêveur 2012 by Gavin Monery

Dr Jamie Goode is one of the U.K's best wine journalists and wine show judges, with countless articles numerous books to his name. A proper wine geek with a PhD in Plant Biology and a keen understanding of the science of wine, Jamie kindly reviews our 2012s below:

Le Rêveur Puligny Montrachet 2012 Burgundy, France
Wild yeast ferment and neutral oak, from 60 year old vines. Warm, sweet, mealy, spicy nose with subtle toasty notes. Ripe pear fruit dominates. The palate is nicely balanced with textured, spicy, fresh pear and white peach fruit. Rich yet fresh with a lovely lemony finish that’s quite lively. Stylish wine. 93/100

Le Rêveur Gevrey Chambertin 2012 Burgundy, France
From 45 year old vines, with a small proportion of whole bunch and a 3 day cold soak. Slightly reticent nose of sweet red cherry and plum fruit with some savoury, spicy undertones. The palate is quite structured and mineral, with a taut grippy edge to the red fruits. Currently the savoury structure is winning out against the fruit, but there’s lovely purity here and potential for development. 91/100

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Jancis Robinson reviews Le Rêveur 2012 by Gavin Monery

Jancis Robinson is one of the most respected wine journalists in the world, and last month gave us our first ever review. An author of the reference works The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine and recently Wine Grapes, Jancis is a Master of Wine with a regular column in the FT, as well as being curator of the wine review site JancisRobinson.com

Le Rêveur 2012 Puligny-Montrachet

13 Feb 2014 by JR

Rather attractive combo of creaminess and struck match character on the nose. Hint of pears and apples with much more depth and palate richness than many a Puligny. Should provide fun drinking relatively early. Lovely drink. Hint of spice on the finish. Already very charming. 16++

 

Le Rêveur 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin

13 Feb 2014 by JR

Mid cherry red. Light nose with hints of bitter cherries. Clean, cossetted, super-clean fruit with real energy even if without much depth or richness.  Maybe it will take on weight in classic burgundian style. Dry but not drying finish and clean as a whistle, just not yet totally charming. Rigorous and correct. I'd love to see this towards the end of 2014. 16+