On the left bank of Le Serein and on the middle of the slope, Vaillons is a particularly well-positioned site that enjoys an excellent reputation thanks to the work of several key growers. The Domaine works with vines planted in 1974 in Les Epinottes (a cooler part of the vineyard) and Roncières (which provides more opulence). Then, a parcel of 75-year-old vines in Sécher usually accounts for 30% of the blend and provides intense mineral cut and structure. Each parcel was vinified separately before being blended. The wine was fermented and aged in both tank and older barrels.
This is a lovely Vaillons with more chiselled, zingy freshness than last year. A cool stone fruit nose—woven with jasmine, buttercup and oyster shell aromas—is backed up by svelte texture and wonderful citrus verve. The finish is wonderfully long and sustained, with a grapefruit character and energetic freshness. An absolutely delicious Vaillons.
“Fresh mid yellow. Lively nose, close to the stones as ever, very good intensity behind, fruit keeps returning. A coating of velvet on the enamel. This fine Vaillons as maintained the necessary tension alongside the ripeness of the fruit.” 90-93 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy