2011 Maison Ilan Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Monts-Luisants

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Morey St. Denis 1er Cru
Drink between 2017 - 2025 (Edit)
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Label borrowed from 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Peter Kleban Likes this wine:

    April 19, 2021 - ***

    Well, well, well. Bought this at the time of the big Maison Ilan 2012 flap, just to see. Didn't expect much, but in fact it's really good--this bottle at least.
    C: Very pale red with a distinct brownish tinge.
    N: Not much
    P: Opened a bit too acid and slightly disjointed. After 20 min or so it came together. Very light, lively, cheery and eminently drinkable. Reaches out to you as you raise the glass. Notes of red fruits, predominantly cherries. Very good length and excellent fruit/acid balance. Burgundy as I like it!

    Finished this off after a night on the counter under N2 (Cork Pops Wine Preserver). Again, took a few minutes to come in focus. And it had developed a bit. Deeper, darker and not quite so cheery. But still very interesting, pulled you right in.
    Although, thinking about it, this much change seems a sign of instability.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • SimonG wrote: 90 points

    March 6, 2021 - Typically light in colour, but so vibrant and pretty. Floaty, very floral bright nose, a touch of autumnal interest starting to develop; good acidity giving a bright and knife-like line to the silky red berry fruit. Previous bottle at the Medlar offline was somewhat vegetal but this one is clean and pure, very much like a brighter, slightly tighter fruited version of the 2010, with a far less evolved sous-bois character. ***1/2. Overnight this loosens slightly and softens a little with the fruit taking on a sweater, less sour character, pushing ****

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • benhalton wrote:

    December 10, 2020 - I have drunk 6 bottles of the 2010 vintage of this wine with enormous pleasure. This is a slightly herbaceous, slightly more dilute version of that. Very gentle extraction, no tannin at all, ready to drink now but no rush. The style is so gentle it will not be for everyone but I think the lack of "winemaking" accentuates the vintage variation in a desirable way. Slightly more persistent than a bottle a couple of years ago. Worth the approx 30 quid I paid for it. ***

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    June 22, 2020 - Tasted over 2 hrs
    -semi-translucent mild bricking
    -heavy reduction mingles with some berry and faint mature elements
    -med- acidity, med/med- weight with hollowed out mid-palate followed by a nicely sappy berry cherry residue on the finish with med- tannins
    -a bit flabby for the vintage, probably as good as it will be

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fingers wrote: 89 points

    August 7, 2019 - Dark ruby/garnet color of very light saturation with a wide rim, no sediment or haze. Profound nose shows a little bit of sulphur to start but it gives way to big notes of smoky oak and toasted walnut, brambles, and some zippy spice and berries with a lot of complexity.
    The bouquet almost fully translates to the palate but it feels just a touch flat and lazy compared to the energy I sensed on the nose. I would like just a tiny bit more acidity. Seems like there is still some tannic effect, too, which might smooth out with more time. Not bad at all... I guess I got a good bottle. 5+12+14+8= 89

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maison Ilan
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Monts-Luisants
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Morey St. Denis 1er Cru

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  • Pending Delivery 23 (6%)
  • In Cellars 190 (50%)
  • Consumed 169 (44%)

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