2005 Vincent Girardin, Santenay Les Charmes
Medium-plus ruby-red colour. The nose started blocky with a little dark oak and roasted dark fruit – a little uncouth – but five minutes in the glass and it is transformed with very pretty flashes of red and black fruits. In the mouth it starts in a similar fashion; muddled dark fruits and oak but quite silky. This improves no end, though never becoming as captivating as the nose. Smooth dark fruit and an ever-present but not unfriendly dark oak flavour as undertow. Smooth and easy drinking once it’s open.
Rebuy – Maybe
- Notes from over 100 bottled 2006’s now online.
- New on Wine Terroirs – Bert visits Domaine Leflaive
- A fun trip around Burgundy
- It might not look so good for investment managers or people fixated with the ‘value’ of their cellar – for me it only means ‘how much cheaper will next bottle be?’ 😉