2005’s from nicolas potel pt.2

Update 31.1.2007(2.2.2007)billn

nicolas potelMany apologies for the ‘piece-meal’ approach to delivering these notes, but frankly I don’t have the time available to write them all in one shot – besides it might get a little boring around here if I gave you 20 notes and nothing else for the next week 😉
The wines below are all Côte de Beaune reds and were tasted after bottling. I have notes from another 3 bottled wines from the Côte de Nuits and lastly 8 sampled from barrel about 2 weeks before bottling which will followin the next days. I’d buy any othe wines below – no problem – but special mention (for my preferences) goes to the Volnay 1er Caillerets.
2005 Nicolas Potel, Volnay Vieilles Vignestry to find this wine...
Medium-plus cherry-red colour. There’s a concentrated core of red fruit on the nose, pure but linear. The palate is very serious; there’s plenty of faintly grained and slightly astringent tannin. The acidity is fine, and leads to a very good, mouth-watering length. Super villages.
Rebuy – Yes
2005 Nicolas Potel, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuilletstry to find this wine...
Again, medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose is about sweet, focused fruit, plus occasional hints of malo. Sweet and ripe, the palate remains very fresh. Quite narrow in the mid-palate, but much longer finishing than I was expecting. Very nice, but certainly needs at least 1+ year to integrate…
Rebuy – Yes
2005 Nicolas Potel, Volnay 1er Cailleretstry to find this wine...
Medium-plus colour – almost purple. A wide and really interesting nose of black-shaded fruit over a base of coffee. The finest tannins yet – they are only faintly astringent, despite their abundance. The fruit on the palate is very clean and understated yet very long. This is a fantastic wine and worth a special search.
Rebuy – Yes
2005 Nicolas Potel, Pommard 1er Rugienstry to find this wine...
A nose of real depth with forward black fruit and just a touch of reduction. The palate shows real concentration and plenty of tannin, but the tannin is amply covered by black shaded fruit. The fruit widens and widens into the finish. Large-scaled and concentrated without being over-blown. Impressive juice.
Rebuy – Yes

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