2012 Maison Ilan Morey St. Denis 1er Cru Les Chaffots

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Nuits
  • Morey St. Denis 1er Cru
Drink between 2018 - 2029 (Edit)
CT85.9 26 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • wineappreciation wrote: 91 points

    February 15, 2021 - Given the prior comments from others, I will note that the cork in this bottle was partially, but not fully, compromised
    On the nose, blackberry, raspberry, sous bois; round, but a little wild; some spices, weighty presence, with good long finish; fairly classic Morey and a pleasure to drink
    From 30 Minutes Onward: Fruit on the nose is beginning to disintegrate, with occasionally mushroom emerging and some notes of acidity; on palate not as firm of a structure as before but still lively and pleasing
    With an intact bottle I would say that this is in a good drinking window; it is not clear whether it will continue to develop well or fall apart but given the concerns about the cork it seems that the latter may be likely

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • BUBBA DAWG Does not like this wine:

    November 8, 2020 - Unfortunately I have one bottle remaining and another assorted case of Maison Ilan - I've yet to open a drinkable bottle - even the bottles that are not flawed are flat and lifeless - beyond disappointing - feel foolish buying into hype on release - open-empty-flush-repeat.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fingers wrote: 84 points

    November 7, 2020 - My final bottle and deservedly so. It had another compromised closure with an 80% saturated cork, which is surprising given the size and cosmetics of it, but no doubt that it contributes to the variability and accelerated decline of these wines. The color is rusty garnet with a good amount of sediment floating in the wine. The nose has taken on more mushroom earthiness and lost some florals that translates equally on the palate. There is still good acid/tannin/mineral structure, but the bouquet is on the fade. At this point it’s an $80 wine to match with $8 pizza.
    The CT drinking window goes out to 2030 on this, but I don’t think that factors in the cork issues so I say get after it now.
    3+11+14+6= 84

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  • Mtpisgah wrote:

    April 20, 2020 - Opened and decanted for an hour. The cork was soaked through to the top. These were purchased on release and kept in my active cellar. Bad shipping or bad storage before shipping.

    It was actually Somewhat good the first night The second night it had gone down hill a bit and then an hour later it was rancid. I bought these as birthyear wines for my niece and nephew, but they will not last that long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fingers Likes this wine: 90 points

    March 14, 2020 - A year and a half since my last taste of this. Notes after two hours open. Again, the cork was quite saturated and there is some seepage in the capsule. The color is as brown as it is ruby but it appears clear and sound.
    The nose is prettier than before with a full bouquet of roses, blackberries, sweet spices, and no intrusion of oak or reduction. Palate tastes a bit tired though, as the depth of fruit doesn’t live up to the tease of the aromas, or even the heat of the alcohol.
    Fortunately, things took a turn for the better around the 4 hr mark and the wine really found its pitch. I think a good decant is warranted. Of course, with the consistently compromised closures, who knows where this is going. 4+12+16+8= 90

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maison Ilan
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Chaffots
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Nuits
  • Appellation Morey St. Denis 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 28 (8%)
  • In Cellars 158 (44%)
  • Consumed 171 (48%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

roast pork, salmon braised in pinot noir w/ bacon and mushrooms, smoked ham, smoked salmon

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