Alain and Loïc Cailbourdin, 2023 Update

After yesterday’s dip into the world of Jonathan Pabiot, I thought I should take a look at the most recent releases from another vigneron I have long followed on these pages, Alain Cailbourdin.

In recent years Alain has been joined by his son Loïc, who is playing an increasingly significant role in the running of this family domaine. The Cailbourdin portfolio has long been based around three well-known cuvées (four if you include the oak-aged Triptyque), but Loïc’s influence is now coming through in the family’s range of wines. When I met up with them last year I was able to report on the introduction of the new Triptyque Calcaire cuvée, as well as a refashioning of the range with a new label and name for the old Les Cornets cuvée. This year we have another rechristened cuvée, as in the 2021 vintage we wave goodbye to the entry-level Boisfleury, as well as a new label for Les Cris.

Alain and Loïc Cailbourdin

In this report I take a look at the domaine’s core cuvées in both the 2021 and 2022 vintages, before dipping back into the 2019 and 2016 vintages for the two Triptyque cuvées.

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