Allen Meadows - USA -

2009 Bourgogne – Hautes Côtes de Nuits: A pretty and quite ripe nose of red and blue berry fruit nuanced by mineral hints

that carry over to the detailed, supple and utterly delicious flavors that possess fine length and more complexity than is typical

for the appellation. (84-87)/2012+


2009 Fixin “La Place”: A deft touch of wood sets off ripe and earthy red pinot fruit that is in keeping with the earthy, rich and

solidly voluminous middle weight flavors that possess a soft, supple and very round mid-palate that retains a good sense of

focus and punch on the balanced finish. (86-88)/2013+


2009 Chambolle-Musigny “Les Athets Vieilles Vignes”: A very fresh nose of upper register red pinot fruit and wet stone

notes that can also be found on the rich, delicious and well-delineated medium-bodied flavors that are not especially dense but

the balance is impeccable on the lingering finish. This is very Chambolle and more elegant than it usually is. (87-90)/2013+


2009 Nuits St. Georges “Au Bas de Combe Vieilles Vignes”: (from 50+ year old vines). Discreet wood mixes with ripe

aromas of warm earth and liqueur-like red currant that also evidences a hint of the sauvage that continues onto the rich and

attractively textured medium weight flavors that possess excellent dry extract that confers a velvety mouth feel onto the

unusually precise finish. This is lovely as it offers fine volume and concentration yet with almost no rusticity. (89-91)/2016+


2009 Vosne-Romanée “Le Vigneux”: (this vineyard is situated on the north side of the village next to Bas Maizières and

Tardy’s is the only separately declared example of which I am aware). An exuberantly expressive and alluringly fresh and

spicy nose speaks of cassis and plum aromas that precede rich and silky middle weight flavors that possess good mid-palate

fat that renders the firm supporting tannins almost invisible on the velvety and balanced finish. Despite the excellent level of

richness, this is essentially a wine of finesse and even better, it is quintessentially Vosne in character. (89-91)/2015+


2009 Gevrey-Chambertin “Champs Perriers Vieilles Vignes”: (from vines planted in 1957). A completely different

aromatic expression is present here with a very fresh and cool dark berry fruit nose that also evidences notes of damp earth,

humus and an animale hint that marry into rich, full-bodied and serious middle weight flavors that also possess sufficient midpalate

fat to completely buffer the firm tannins on the velvety, mouth coating and solidly lingering finish. Lovely. (89-91)/2016+


2009 Echézeaux – Les Treux Vieilles Vignes: A highly spiced nose features notes of anise, hoisin, clove and cinnamon as

well as attractively fresh and bright aromas of plum and black berry liqueur that complement well the equally spicy and

distinctly earthy broad-shouldered and seductively rich flavors that brim with an abundance of dry extract on the suave yet

solidly precise, balanced and powerful finish. This should effortlessly reward 10 to 12 years in the cellar. (90-93)/2019+


Jancis Robinson - UK

12 Janvier 2011

Dom Jean Tardy 2009 Hautes- Cotes de Nuits : Score 16

When to drink 2012 to 2016

Broad sweet perfumed fruit. More complex than some wines at this price.


Dom Jean Tardy, La Place 2009 Fixin  : Score 16.5

When to drink 2012 to 2015

Vigorous and sharply etched. Real power and sweetness. Strong liquorice flavours. Very pretty. Just

not that long. GV


Dom Jean Tardy, Au Bas de Combe 2009 Nuits- St- Georges : Score 16.5+

When to drink 2015 to 2022

Sweet and vibrant with good spine and interest.


Dom Jean Tardy, Les Athets 2009 Chambolle- Musigny  : Score 16

When to drink 2013 to 2018

Round and even a little too sweet. Tough end. Fresh though.


Dom Jean Tardy, Vigneux 2009 Vosne- Romanee : Score 16

When to drink 2015 to 2021

Hint of sweet cough lozenges. Not quite refreshing enough. Very chewy end. Ends very suddenly.


Dom Jean Tardy, Champerrier Vieilles Vignes 2009 Gevrey- Chambertin : Score 17

When to drink 2016 to 2023

His second year of production with 50- plus- year- old vines at good altitude. Mulchy nose. Lots of fruit

concentration and real personality. Very pure and fresh.


Dom Jean Tardy, Les Treux Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru 2009 Echezeaux : Score 17

When to drink 2016 to 2025

75- year- old vines. Very deep- flavoured. Dry end. Lots of complexity there. Pretty supple and subtle.


Neal Martin - UK -

2009’s :

2009 Jean Tardy Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Cuvee Maelie Rouge : Score 88

This has a soft, slightly jointed bouquet at first but coalescing nicely in the glass. The palate has a light, well defined entry, crisp tart red cherry fruit with pleasing weight on the finish. Fine. Tasted January 2011

2009 Jean Tardy Fixin la Place : Score 91

There is just a faint touch of cold tea on the nose, baked cherry and fresh strawberry. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, well integrated new oak, fleshy and alluring towards the gentle finish. Very fine and great value. Recommended. Tasted January 2011.

2009 Jean Tardy Chambolle Musigny les Athets : Score 91

This is a little closed on the nose, a little chalky at first but opening nicely with raspberry coulis and a touch of wild strawberry. The palate has a ripe entry, fleshy red-berried fruit with well-integrated new oak, smooth and harmonious towards the finish. Very fine. Tasted January 2011.

2009 Jean Tardy Gevrey Chambertin Champs Perrieres Vieilles Vignes: Score 92

The nose is quite similar to the Nuits Au Bas de Combe but with more accentuated cherry fruit. The palate is lithe and silky on the entry, very focused but clamming up a little towards the finish. Give this 2-3 years in bottle. Nice persistency on the finish. Tasted January 2011

2009 Jean Tardy Nuits St Georges Aux Bas de Combe : Score 94

The Nuits blossoms in the glass: blackberry, raspberry coulis and a faint touch of wet clay all with very good definition. The palate is well balanced with supple tannins, silky Vosne-like tannins with a sensual finish. Very good length and such a caressing texture. Very alluring. Tasted January 2011

2009 Jean Tardy Vosne Romanee Vigneux : Score 93

This has a wonderful, lifted bouquet with raspberry, blueberry, fine mineralite and a real joie-de-vivre. The palate is ripe with very good lift, succulent and plush with a fine lattice of tannins lending it poise and sophistication. A little smudged right on the finish, but even so, this is lovely. Tasted January 2011

2009 Jean Tardy Echezeaux les Treux Grand Cru : Score 93+

This has ripe dark cherry fruit on the nose that takes some coaxing from the glass. Underlying mineralite developing in parallel with crushed rose petals. The palate has fine grip on the entry, fine acidity and tension, very precise towards the finish with good length. Not quite as immediate as the 2008, but very good clarity and a wine that will demand bottle age. Tasted January 2011.