The 2017 Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Chezeaux 1er Cru has a more candied bouquet than the Aux Charmes, with more red fruit, though still a little reduced. The palate is fleshy and caressing in texture, offering layers of lightly spiced, succulent red fruit and fanning out gently with hints of Moroccan spice toward the voluminous finish. Maybe earlier-drinking than the other Premier Crus from the _ domaine_, but well-crafted.
(90-92) points, Vinous (January 2019)
Sitting between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny, this little appellation can sometimes get a little lost in between. Although, not because of their quality - the wines are a perfect bridge between Gevrey-Chambertin (for structure and tannins) and Chambolle-Musigny (with elegance and velvetiness).
The appellation contains 4 main Grand Crus (5 if you include a small portion of Bonnes Mares which it shares with Chambolle-Musigny) including the Clos de la Roche.
The wines of Morey-Saint-Denis join the soft delicacy of Chambolle, its neighbor to the south, with the power and structure of Gevrey Chambertin, to the north. They are rather deeply coloured, with a powerful bouquet of small red and black fruits (pin cherry, blackcurrant). The crus of Morey-Saint-Denis are more complex, with woodsy, spicy, and animal aromas. They are full bodied and fleshy, often with a very long finish.