alex gambal 2006 les murgers des dents de chien

12.1.2009billn

alex gambal saint aubin 1er les murgers des dents du chien
Alex Gambal's St.Aubin 1er Les Murgers des Dents du Chien

Following on from yesterday’s Camille Giroud, here’s another updated label design that tweaks the old typeface a little, uses a smaller font size and generally looks very classy – well done Alex.  You will, however, probably require a magnifying glass to read ‘Appellation Saint Aubin 1er Cru Contrôlée’  in the very small and faint typeface that’s employed – but then you already know that this is a premier cru don’t you! A wine that I’ve been buying since Gambal’s inaugural 2001 vintage (I only missed the 2003), so here’s a first look at the 2006.
2006 Alex Gambal, St.Aubin 1er Les Murgers des Dents du Chientry to find this wine...
The colour is a medium, medium-pale lemon-yellow. Dense, though not lush, aromas that are supported with citrus fruit elements. In the mouth it’s round with nice concentration and in the mid-palate shows the typical extra dimension of this cuvée. It’s fair to say that (in the 2006 vernacular) that this is a little plump, but the acidity is enough that it doesn’t become wearisome. Nice length. Another good showing.
Reybuy – Maybe

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There are 2 responses to “alex gambal 2006 les murgers des dents de chien”

  1. Ray Walker14th January 2009 at 12:34 amPermalinkReply

    Bill, very interesting name to this bottling, any source for the name? Something about the teeth of the dog. Any thoughts on possible longevity, might this improve?

  2. billn14th January 2009 at 7:41 amPermalinkReply

    @Ray Walker – Murgers are the piles of rocks forming cairns or walls that you often see in the vineyards – particularly in the Côte de Beaune. The dog reference is to the small stones that you find in that vineyard which look like dog’s teeth – see easy this bugundy stuff!

    This is a well-made white burgundy and the only thing between it and a brighter future would be the p.ox. I have bottles as far back as 2001 and am in no rush to drink them.
    Cheers

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