Olivier Merlin

Vieilles Vignes Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse Chardonnay

8.78 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Mâcon La Roche-Vineuse, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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The 2019 Mâcon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes is completely barrel fermented; however, since ‘03 Merlin has utilised less new oak, currently using around 10-15%. The 2019 is well-defined on the nose with hints of white flowers and orange blossom. The palate is quite spicy and peppery, a powerful Mâcon with just a light touch of honey towards the finish. Very fine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, November 2021)

The 2019 Mâcon La Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes is completely barrel fermented; however, since ‘03 Merlin has utilised less new oak, currently using around 10-15%. The 2019 is well-defined on the nose with hints of white flowers and orange blossom. The palate is quite spicy and peppery, a powerful Mâcon with just a light touch of honey towards the finish. Very fine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, November 2021)

Nov 12th, 2021
Tim Lebrasseur

Had it after the clos mosny la taille aux loups... well it doesn’t compare at all so maybe I’m biased

Had it after the clos mosny la taille aux loups... well it doesn’t compare at all so maybe I’m biased

Jul 21st, 2019
Ambrose Wilkinson

Buttery and creamy. There's a herb note of verbena and ginger/honey

Buttery and creamy. There's a herb note of verbena and ginger/honey

Jan 19th, 2017
Todd Abrams

All the crisp apple has turned to apple butter, in a good way. Fun stuff if you're into older white burgundy.

All the crisp apple has turned to apple butter, in a good way. Fun stuff if you're into older white burgundy.

Jan 9th, 2014
Marcy Simon

Amazing wine list

Amazing wine list

Jul 16th, 2014
Marc Vacossin

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Dec 17th, 2018
Fahed Sultan

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Apr 22nd, 2017
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Dec 27th, 2014
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Dec 10th, 2014
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Dec 11th, 2013