Dominik Mueller

Wine is my hobby. Fine wine tasting notes and experiences.

2013 Collovray et Terrier Verger des Feuillants

Tasting note

2013 Collovray et Terrier Verger des Feuillants Mâcon Rouge

Shining, transparent ruby red that is turning discreetly crimson towards the rim. Fragrant nose of medium intensity. Strawberry, raspberry, and wild berries with hints of spices. I also find secondary and tertiary aromas in the form of smoke and earthy notes, respectively. The bouquet is inviting overall, though not overwhelmingly so. In the mouth, typical for Gamay, this is a light-bodied wine with soft tannins and a direct and straightforward acidity. Again fruity flavours, particularly red cherry and raspberry. Cherry yoghurt, perhaps. The finish is on the shorter side of medium and is carried by the fresh cherry flavour. Uncomplicated and still going at just over ten years of age. It just shows that, if well-stored, even lighter wines can age well.

There's a lot going on in terms of aromatics in this Mâcon Rouge, however, and I find myself wondering whether everything is playing hand-in-hand as it should. While neither the tanning structure nor the acidity stand out badly, the different aromas and flavours are not perfectly in harmony. The flavour in particular is missing depth. Perhaps a result of the difficult vintage.

Drink through 2026.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 11 February 2024.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
87Wines with a DM87 to DM89 rating are very good wines, more or less above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They have no flaw whatsoever. Moreover, they have a good balance, elegant tannin structure and a well-integrated acidity. These are wines that I will happily drink up and buy for my own cellar. Then what keeps them from getting a rating in the 90s? While above average and good in practically every way, wines in the DM87 to DM89 range may still not be exceptional in a way that they make you pause and think 'What a wonderful wine this is!' In WSET terms, wines with a DM87 rating tend to be at the lower spectrum of a 2.0 WSET score.
/ 100
WSET:
2.0Wines with a 2.0 WSET rating are 'good' wines according to the WSET scoring system, where we consider balance (B), intensity (I), length (L) and complexity (C). In terms of my personal rating system, wines with a solid WSET score of 2.0 usually get around 87 to 88 DM points.
/ 4.0
Stars:
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.

Jasper Morris of InsideBurgundy.com inspired me to use his 'Five Star Scale' in my tasting notes, too. The limitation of the standard 100-point scale is that in certain appellation hierarchies, such as Burgundy village versus premier cru, the lower-end wines will typically score less than the wines higher up the hierarchy. The five star scale therefore wants to compare a wine to its peers from the same category. It allows for very well-made wines to stand out.
/ 5

Wine details

Vintage: 2013
Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Gamay
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Collovray et Terrier
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Subregion:Mâconnais
Appellation:Mâcon AOC
Vineyard:n/a
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