Maison Harbour New Releases | Summer 2018/19
As one of the handful of expats in and around Beaune, Maison Harbour have already established a great reputation with their micro-négociant business. Having released their first vintage in 2013, Colleen and Nicholas Harbour are sharing the unique climates of Burgundy through their terroir driven wines. The couple did not inherit a long-established Domaine, but rather pushed everything they studied and worked for to pursue their dream of producing pure, terroir-driven wines in Burgundy. Having secured some superb parcels in the Côte d’Or. The husband and wife team has been producing wines of highest quality and finesse in their tiny cellar in Savigny-lès-Beaune.
“I like the packaging very much here, the smart, black wax topped, bottles are all hand numbered and seem to offer a certain gravitas. Young winemakers or not, these are credible, tasty wines that deserve their respective vineyard labels. I can only say ‘well done!’” I The Burgundy Report, NOV 2015
“When I entered Domaine Harbour I did however sense something different – a spirit of love for the wines and for the area – and an innocent and a non-calculative way of approaching this project – this is certainly no marketing stunt or some smartass making Grand Cru Chambertin.
As ex-finance people I’m sure they know what they are doing – but the passion and affection for their project is unmistakably genuine and slightly hippie-like (in a good – and make no mistake perfectionistic way) ..
And as often said – the personality of the vigneron is often reflected in the wines.” I Winehog, Feb 2017
2016 Santenay 1er Cru 'Les Gravières' (sold out)
"Here too a petrol hint can be found on the ever-so-slightly exotic-tinged nose of white peach and lychee scents. The succulent, round and generously proportioned flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension before culminating in a subtle mineral and saline-infused finish. Lovely"
90 Points Burghound, June 2018
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 'Pressonnier' (sold out)
"A more deeply pitched nose combines notes of both red and dark cherry with those of newly turned earth and a whisper of the sauvage. While the mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors is a bit more muscular, it still remains relatively refined thanks to the sappy dry extract and, like the La Justice, the fine-grained tannins on the balanced finish."
Burghound, April 2018
2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 'La Justice' (sold out)
"Elegant and airy aromas of essence of red berries and a trace of earth lead to precise, delicious and energetic middle weight flavors that are shaped by ultra-fine grained tannins on the balanced, mildly austere and lingering finish."
Burghound, April 2018
2016 Corton Grand Cru (sold out)
Vinified with 50% whole cluster.
"A discreet application of wood sets off the even more deeply pitched aromas that include plenty of floral with plum, pungent earth and soft sauvage hints. The more concentrated and powerful middle weight plus flavors possess good richness and muscle before concluding in a firm, focused and bitter cherry pit-inflected finish."
92 Points, Burghound, April 2018