Whatever he is given by nature is rendered to wines of transparency unfettered by winemaking artefact. The 2015 vintage really suits the Raphet style as they have all the usual heady attraction and a little more plushness and sweet fruit which resulted in a bracket of sumptuous wines that are full of pleasure now but will develop more nuance with a little time.
We love these wines for their pure fruit, their persistence on the palate and their fidelity to the terroir that the Raphet family has worked for generations—they are classic, beautiful wines that because of their balance and purity will age very well, too. Ridiculously limited. Indeed of all our Burgundy partners, Raphet inspires the most emotion when trying to describe what exactly makes these wines so captivating. Raphet Burgundy surprises and delights; it opens the possibilities of what great, old-vine Burgundy can do, and just how intimate and special that experience can be. KERMIT LYNCH
*Stocks of the Grand Crus and Premier Crus are extremely limited. First come, first served. Following allocation you will be invoiced for 50% of the total. The balance payable when the wines are ready to ship in July.