Domaine François Mikulski
Villages White 750 ml
Tasted: Jun 15, 2018
Note: from Meix Chavaux, Limozin, Les Pelles Dessous, Moulin Landin and Chaumes de Narvaux, which means that much of this blend is from up slope vineyards
Producer note: François Mikulski plaintively, if understandably, described the 2016 as one where “the frost killed us even if the losses were highly variable. For example we lost only around 25% in Charmes, Perrières and Genevrières but then the loss rates climbed to 50% in Poruzots, 60% in Santenots, 70% in various parcels of Meursault villages and 80% in Goutte d’Or. Overall I would estimate the losses at around 60% and as a result we didn’t make some wines. The good news is that the quality is really quite good and frankly much better than I expected, I just wish that there was more of them!” Mikulski noted that his 2016 whites, with the exception of the two examples of Bourgogne, were bottled in December 2017 and January 2018. (Becky Wasserman & Co., www.beckywasserman.com, Beaune, France; M.S. Walker, www.mswalker.com, MA/RI/NH, Fine Vines, www.finevines.com, IL, Terroir Imports, www.terroirimports.net, CO, Little Guy Wine, www.littleguywine.com, MI, Classified Wine & Spirits, LLC, www.classifiedwine.net, TX, Elite Wines Imports, VA & DC, 703.339.8150, and Skurnik Wines, www.skurnik.com, NY, all USA; Enotria Wine Cellars Ltd., www.enotria.co.uk, Bordeaux Index, www.bordeauxindex.com, both UK; L’Imperatrice Fine Wines, www.imperatrice.com.hk, Hong Kong/China).
Tasting note: Pungent aromas are comprised by notes of petrol, apple, hazelnut and a whiff of zest. There is yet again excellent richness and mid-palate density to the attractively saline, clean and dry citrus-infused finish.