Theulot Mercurey 1er Cru Les Combins 2004
The younger generation are firmly in control at this 12 hectare domaine. Whilst carefully respecting the different terroirs and their parents well proved traditions, they are not afraid to experiment. Half the estate is in premier crus and their house style is for supple wines with crisp red and black fruit flavours backed by 25% new oak. This is well balanced in fruit and acidity and has a decidedly delicate, almost floral, quality to it. The bottle age has certainly reaped dividends softening the tannins and bringing the fruit to the fore.