The Hedonistic 2015 Vintage from Domaine Guffens-Heynen

The 2015 vintage from Jean-Marie Guffens has just arrived in our cellars and we are delighted to offer these fabulous White Burgundies from this special vintage for the first time.

As many of our customers know, this is widely regarded as the greatest Domaine in the Maconnais region. Jean-Marie describes 2015 as a “special year” that has produced “timeless wines”. Thanks to perfect weather conditions and low yields (the Domaine achieved less than 30 hl/ha – half of what is permitted), these wines have exceptional concentration and are deliciously ripe and forward. Jean-Marie’s normal practise of sending his pickers through the vineyard several times over 3 or 4 weeks was deemed unnecessary as the fruit was picked at optimum ripeness in September. However, for each of his three appellations, he made two cuvées with the best being the “Premier Jus” from the first pressings of the highest quality grapes. Farr Vintners has only purchased and shipped these three “Premier Jus” wines.

These wines have received rave reviews in Decanter magazine and, when we tasted them last week, we were very impressed by their irresistible up-front personalities. These are wines to enjoy now and over the next few years whilst we wait for the more tightly structured 2014s to develop maturity and complexity.

The Macon Pierreclos Chavigne “Premier Jus” has a wonderfully peachy character and offers a gorgeous mouthful of fruit for early enjoyment. The yield here was just 23 hl/hectare. This has been matured exclusively in oak barrels of which 25% were new. Just £240 per 12 bottles in bond.

The Saint Véran “Premier Jus” has a production of just 150 cases and Jean-Marie believes that this is the most intensely fruity Saint Véran that the Domaine has ever made. Fantastic value at £270 per 12 in bond.

Finally, the top cuvée this year is Pouilly Fuissé “Premier Jus des Hauts des Vignes” and only 175 cases were produced. Despite the intense richness and viscosity of this wine, there is also a strong minerality. A stunning White Burgundy that would give most Premier and many Grand Crus a run for their money. £420 per 12 in bond.

 

Minimum order – 1 case (12 bottles)
All wines are in stock, immediately available for delivery


2015 Macon Pierreclos Premier Jus de Chavigne

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
Price
Per Score Help
Burgundy2015Macon Pierreclos 1er Jus de Chavigne, Domaine Guffens-HeynenBT259240.00cs93 WKAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

"A bouquet of pear, white peach and toasted wheat framed by oak, of which 25% is new oak. This is followed by a powerful, intense palate with a refined texture, great length and purity. Really excellent.”

93 points, William Kelley, Decanter Magazine

“Made solely from the juices of a light, first pressing in order to retain acidity and freshness, this 2015 has a nose of sherbert, salted lemons and peaches with a touch of smoke on the nose. Broad and creamy on the palate with a rich texture and creamy, velveteen stone fruit character of peach and apricot. Notes of sweet spice, pineapple and vanilla come through on the smoky finish which is ripe, round and long. Already approachable and delicious at this young age. This is a classic 2015 White Burgundy - plump, forward and delicious - drink before the more tight 2014.”

16.5 points, Farr Vintners


2015 Saint Véran Premier Jus

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
Price
Per Score Help
Burgundy2015Saint Veran 1er Jus, Domaine Guffens-HeynenBT49270.00cs93 WKAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

“There are a mere six barrels of this splendid St-Véran, the product of a gentle first pressing by Guffen's adapted Coquard press. Green and red apple, crisp melon and smoke mingle in an inviting bouquet, leading into a juicy, sapid palate of typical textural refinement and impressive length.”

93 points, William Kelley, Decanter Magazine

“Just 150 cases were made of this wine, taken from first pressings of Jean-Marie Guffens' top vineyards in Saint-Veran. The result is a peach blossom, ripe pineapple and apricot nose with hints of sweet vanilla. The palate is exotic, rich and viscous with superb concentration of juicy peach and apricot. The full bodied, powerful fruit is given texture by creamy, buttery notes and spicy oak, but there is still balancing acidity. This is open and approachable now with great intensity on both the nose and palate.”

17+ points, Farr Vintners


2015 Pouilly Fuissé Premier Jus des Hauts des Vignes

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
Price
Per Score Help
Burgundy2015Pouilly Fuissé 1er Jus des Hauts des Vignes, Domaine Guffens-HeynenBT239420.00cs95 WKAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

“A magnificent wine produced from first pressings of their highest altitude, stoniest parcels, this cuvée reveals a profound bouquet of citrus confit, crushed stones and white flowers, with subtle top-notes of melon, wheat toast and crème pâtissière. On the palate the wine is amazingly intense and pure, marrying tongue-tingling minerality with striking volume and amplitude which persists through the long finish.”

95 points, William Kelley, Decanter Magazine

“175 cases were made of this superb Pouilly Fuissé, which uses just the light, first pressings of Jean-Marie Guffens' top vineyards. Red apple, cream, tarte tatin, sweet vanilla, smoke and peach on the nose - this is rich, infinitely complex and melding sweet and savoury. The palate is concentrated, rich, powerful and yet fresh, lively and balanced. Juicy pineapple and peach are met by mineral struck flint, smoke and fresh acidity. Long and fresh for the vintage, this powerhouse is a triumph and comfortably one of the best 2015 white Burgundies we have tried, for a fraction of the price you would pay in the Cote de Beaune.”

18 points, Farr Vintners


 

Minimum order – 1 case (12 bottles)
All wines are in stock, immediately available for delivery