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 Chien
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