I needed to take the oxidative taste from my mouth. With the exception of 2003, I’ve bought every vintage of this since its inaugural 2001 – my expectations are high:
2007 Alex Gambal, St.Aubin 1er Murgers des Dents de Chien
Pale greeny-yellow. Effusive, wide, fresh but there’s a serious core – even if the layers above do much to obscure it. It’s hard to talk of texture because the acidity, ‘augmented’ by a hint of petillance, means that the wine doesn’t hang around on your tongue for long. Plenty of extra dimension in the mid-palate and the fruit has a very nice tang to it. Slowly lingering flavour. This wine certainly exhibits the rawness of youth so needs a little cellar time to settle down but I’m sure the wait will be worth it – on day two everything was much more composed!
Rebuy – Yes