roulot bourgogne blanc 2005

Update 9.6.2007(7.6.2007)billn

roulot bourgogne blanc
Maybe it was the lunchtime samosas but the first night it didn’t taste right. Here’s with the benefit of day two:
2005 Domaine Roulot, Bourgogne Blanctry to find this wine...
Plenty of toasty bread and brioche on the nose. The palate is very much about a savoury intensity wrapped with excellent acidity. There’s little here for instant gratification, rather a linear, mineral wine constructed for the longer term. I have no issue with the style and the quality is undeniable, but find it out of place in a bourgogne – even an expensive one such as this. Bourgogne’s should be fun, this will require a few years of slumber to provide that.
Rebuy – Maybe

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There are 2 responses to “roulot bourgogne blanc 2005”

  1. dwdj8th June 2007 at 9:39 pmPermalinkReply

    Interesting – but surely you’d be gutted if having spent the money it was all-the-fun-of-the-fair right out of bottle? Then you might as well save yourself the extra and look to Louis Latour or Olivier Leflaive? I agree opening grumpy Bourgogne is no fun but surely the other great thing about generics is when you open one (after a few years) that transcends its appellation – as those of F. Jobard & A. Ente can…

  2. bill nanson9th June 2007 at 10:21 pmPermalinkReply

    But I want all the fun of the fair from a bourgogne blanc – and in the main that’s what 2005 is about, but this wine is in the Coche-Dury mold – savoury and precise – but (today) little joy. If I contrast to the 1999 version (and I still have a few bottles) that was real fun and more succulent.

    Agree on transcending appellations, but that joy comes from an unpretentious (read cheap) bourgogne, not a wine that’s trying to be something else i.e. one that has already transcended the appellation from a price perspective – such as this one. I note that the 05 is 30% more expensive than the 1999, that’s actually not so bad I suppose, 6 years etc..

    For all that, great quality…

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