A new month, a new wine. Camille Giroud's 2008 Bourgogne Cuvées Lees is a blend of the lees of all the domaine's red wines - Maranges, Chambertin etc. - so can only be a bourgogne. I carried this back from the domaine on Monday so it's been upright for 4 days - not enough, it's still a little cloudy. Far from cloudy are the aromas and flavours - yum!
weekend commencing 1st October
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I'm hoping to open a couple of burgundies on Sunday for dinner:
2007 Drouhin Puligny 1er Folatieres
2000 Jadot Chambertin Clos De Beze
Both bought recently at bargain bin prices, so hopefully they will be good.
Be interested in Bèze Will. Despite alround applause for the Jadot version my 98 & 99s have been sort of okay. I don't make a big criticism because of their age, but I can discern greatness in other wines from the same vintage..!
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Les Charmes 2002 from Lignier-Michelot, full colour, ripe stylish nose, meaty and spicy, rich wine, elegant, beautifully resolved tannins, seductive and very long. I hope that my source has some more to sell.
I'm interested in the Bèze as well Will ??
The Beze showed well with lovely red fruits, earth, chalk. Nice length and good complexity on both the nose and palate. It opened up nicely over a few hours and was a joy to drink throughout. If I had any complaint I might argue that it lacked a little bit of weight but I really enjoyed it all the same.
Last Saturday we had a 1997 Bertheau Bonnes Mares with ham, rice and shallot stuffed quail.
The nose was full and jammy, not so floral, but dark, deeper and lush fruit driven with weight.
The first flavors were spicey and gentle pepper then morphing to darker fruit: plums and black cherries leaving a long, soft profile and light tannin end bite.
While not sharp or particularly focused, there was lots of depth and dimension and a serious punch to the middle fruit frequency.
I was glad to have waited rather than heed the advice of those who had warned of washed out fruit in 97s.
2001 Perrot-Minot - Mazoyeres-Chambertin - fresh plum nose, still fairly tannic. Sensing more of a Morey profile than Gevrey. Medium to full bodied. This has the potential to turn into a beautiful wine. No excess fat, but nicely balanced.
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