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Domaine Jacky Truchot, or sometimes seen as Domaine Truchot-Martin is one of the legendary producers in Burgundy. Jacky Truchot is famed for producing incredibly pure and fragrant Pinot Noir from Morey Saint Denis as well as a few Gevrey Chambertin and a Chambolle Musigny. Sadly Jacky Truchot retired after the 2005 vintage and sold all except one of his vineyards to David Duband through an investor. Jacky kept a small section of his Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Sorbes for his own consumption. 2005 was the last vintage of Jacky Truchot wines that are commercially available, his wines are as rare as hen’s teeth.

Brief History

Jacky Truchot joined his elder cousin Henri Mauffrey’s domaine after Jacky returning home from the Algerian war in 1961, then gradually took over the estate in 1973. Henri Mauffrey passed away in 1978 and Jacky Truchot officially took the reins in 1980. What is special about Jacky Truchot was he firmly believed in his traditional winemaking style and never changed it from beginning till his retirement.

Winemaking Style

Jacky truchot wines are old fashioned Burgundies, traditional winemaking – 100% destemmed, no cold soaking, no filtration, not much new oak and high yield on the vineyard. Yes, you read it right, Jacky Truchot did not do any crop thinning (green harvest) to reduce yields. In fact his wines are always close to the maximum yield the AOC allows.

Vineyard Holdings

Clos de la Roche (70 year old vines), Charmes Chambertin (planted in 1920), Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbes, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Blanchards, Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Ruchots, Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes, Gevrey Chambertin, Morey Saint Denis Vieilles Vignes, and Bourgogne.

Picture from Baron Wines

Tasting Notes

Bourgogne 2005

There is no wine like Jacky Truchot, and that is one of the main reason why the prices of his wines going through the roof after his retirement. This 2005 Bourgogne Rouge of is the last vintage of Jacky Truchot. Light and elegant without the depth. Normally, Jacky Truchot wines speaks loudly on terroir, but this is somewhat subtle, at most a mild Chambolle and Morey St Denis backbone. Delicate bouquet of strawberries, gentle ripe red berries and mild wood. Smooth. Maturing nicely. What an honour to try this wine even though it is just a humble Bourgogne rouge. (85/100)

Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbés 2002

One of the saddest moments in life is when you open a faulty bottle.. Slightly corked but still Jacky Trouchot style. Ultra elegant and pure fragrance. A romantic wine, a pity there is a mild damp cardboard smell on this ultra rare bottle. Not rated

Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Clos Sorbés 2003

Tasted blind – Perfumed nose, feminine yet rich and ripe, very old school Burgundy style of wine, the style of wine rings the bell. I guessed it was Echezeaux or Vosne Romanee Grand Cru because of the richness, but I forgot it could be a vintage characteristic! Darker and more brooding than other Jacky Trouchot I’ve tried, not surprising it came from 2003. The heat hid away some of the elegance of Jacky Truchot, nonetheless a sexy wine.(91/100)

Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru Les Sentiers 1999

Pure, exquisite, ultra elegant. No one in Burgundy makes wines like Jacky Truchot. High yield traditional style, no filter, light and extremely feminine. Cloudy like a barrel sample. Intensely fragrant raspberry cream and pure candid cherry, extremely pure and floral. Clearest reflection of Chambolle Musigny terroir. Very fresh and graceful, rose pedals, zesty, strikingly different. This won’t be a high scoring wine as it doesn’t have much concentration. But a 5🌟 style wine for me! (93/100)

Clos de la Rohe 2001

This 2001 Clos de la Roche is as feminine as Clos de la Roche can be. Sweet fragrance and sophisticated, extremely delicate and elegant. Very fruity and packed with purity. Not concentrated like the usual Clos de la Roche but very fragrant and graceful. (95/100)

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  1. Max Ward

    Great article Jammy. We love you!

    1. Jammy

      Thank you Max-san!

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