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"Part of Richoux's 2017 Irancy was bottled in November 2018, with some more waiting in tank for a later bottling. Offering up aromas of spicy cherry fruit, woodsmoke and rich soil tones, this Irancy is medium to full-bodied, ample and supple, with fine but youthfully assertive tannins, succulent acids and a persistent finish. This is a charming wine that will be accessible comparatively young.
As I wrote last year, Thierry Richoux's Irancy's are nothing short of a revelation. While one might assume that this northerly appellation would be the source of tangy, light-bodied wines, the amphitheater of hills that surrounds this charming medieval village are in fact capable of producing a decidedly virile, characterful style of Pinot Noir. Indeed, in sunny vintages such as 2015 and 2003, Irancy can be decidedly rich and gourmand. Richoux realize's the region's potential, limiting his yields, harvesting by hand and raising his wines for two years: the first year in foudre and tank, the second in smaller oak barrels. This fastidious approach combined with several unusually concentrated vintages means that there is a wealth of superb wine waiting in the wings at this excellent addresswaiting, because Richoux believes in aging his Irancy for several years before selling it. This is a domaine with which all serious Burgundy lovers will want to acquaint themselves, and the wines come warmly recommended. 2017 is the first vintage in which Domaine Richouxwhere Thierry is gradually handing over the reins to sons Gabin and Flixwas certified organic."~William Kelley
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