A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 782: Domaine Queylus

Friday, February 5th: Visited Domaine Queylus for a tasting with John Nadeau.

Domaine Queylus Pinot Noir La Grande Réserve 2017
Deep ruby in colour; lifted, high-toned nose of raspberry; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured; earthy, raspberry flavour with evident but ripe tannins. Good length, but still tight. Needs a couple of years (90–91).

Domaine Queylus Pinot Noir Réserve du Domaine 2017
Deep ruby; spicy, lightly reductive, red plum and raspberry nose with a floral note; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, firmly structured, raspberry flavour; Volnay-like; beautifully balanced with a fine mouth-feel. (92)

Domaine Queylus Sept Terroirs 2017
60% Pinot Noir, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot. Ruby colour; lightly cedary, toasty nose of red berries; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, plum and redcurrant flavours with evident but pliant tannins.  (89)

Domaine Queylus La Grande Réserve Cabernet Franc Mason Vineyard 2018
Deep ruby colour; vanilla, spicy, cedary, raspberry and plum bouquet with a note of sweet herbs; medium-bodied, dry, well integrated oak, fruity and forward. (90)

Domaine Queylus Summus Cabernet Franc 2017
Deep purple-ruby colour; cedary, lightly spicy, red plum nose; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, well-extracted flavours of red and blackcurrant with oak spice; great mouth-feel. (91)

Domaine Queylus La Grande Réserve Merlot 2018
Deep ruby in colour; lightly cedary, spicy, black cherry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, plum and cherry flavours with lively acidity and ripe tannins. (89)

Domaine Queylus Droite 2018
70.5% Merlot, 20.5% Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby in colour; vanilla, cherry nose with graphite (pencil lead) notes; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, well-integrated oak with a tannic up-tick on the finish. Lovely mouth-feel. (90)

Domaine Queylus Summus 2018
50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Merlot. Deep ruby colour; cherry nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, firmly structured, well-extracted earthy, black cherry flavour. Beautifully balanced with a lingering finish. (90)

Domaine Queylus La Grande Réserve Pinot Noir 2016
Ruby colour with a tawny rim; lifted, lightly floral nose of raspberries and violets; medium-bodied, dry, tight and somewhat closed with strident tannins. Needs 2–3 years. Should develop well. (88.5)

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