d’ardhuy 2005 vosne-romanée 1er les chaumes (+ being boring!)

Update 9.2.2010(10.2.2010)billn

I realised that I have become rather predictable after tidying in the cellar this weekend – I started to dig out bottles that needed revisiting, only to realise that almost every second bottle came from Vosne-Romanée. I had a similar feeling last year when most came from Gevrey…

I suppose that I have at least made a token move south in the Côte d’Or, but maybe I need to to make a late new year resolution – only to buy wines from south of Vosne for the rest of 2010! I certainly don’t have enough Nuits, Ladoix, Aloxe, Pernand, Beaune………

2005 d’Ardhuy, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Chaumes
Deeply coloured. The nose has dark, brambly fruit and plenty of spicy, herbal aspects. In the mouth the acidity has become a little forward though far from overwhelming. A lovely borderline ripe flavour that has a hint of mint to go with its piercingly long finish – there’s added depth through the mid-palate. Rather smooth, this is very good now – even if it’s on its ‘sleeptime downslope’. Very-much enjoyed.
Rebuy – Yes

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 3 responses to “d’ardhuy 2005 vosne-romanée 1er les chaumes (+ being boring!)”

  1. Ed10th February 2010 at 1:06 pmPermalinkReply

    Definitely buy more Pernand. I had a bottle of Champy’s 06 blanc PV the other day. Just a steal.

    I know it would be a terrific generalizaton, but when do you suspect “sleeptime” upslopes for a 1er from 05?

    • billn10th February 2010 at 7:10 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Ed – you remind me of Champy! I really enjoyed the 2006s I tasted there – I’ve just never seen them on the market.

      Re 2005s starting to open again – I’m not expecting anything ‘meaningful’ before 2020…

  2. Mark Gough10th February 2010 at 10:14 pmPermalinkReply

    LOL !!!

    Ed, you beat me to it ! I was reading the article thinking ‘Bill, more Pernand, Savigny & Aloxe’ and you were already there re Pernand (my 2009 vendage paradise – quick dream here of Sous Fretille terroir).

    Aloxe – am curently drinking a gorgeous Tollot-Beaut Aloxe 1er cru Les Vercots 1997 – totally black fruited number this one. Almost a Gevrey from the Cote de Beaune.

    Bill, Dubreuil-Fontaine Volnay ? A true QPR bargain ?

    Mark G

    • billn11th February 2010 at 7:10 amPermalinkReply

      Ha – but hasn’t the T-B Aloxe become incredibly expensive in the last few vintages! For me, the QPR wine from T-B has always been their monopole Savigny Champs Chevrey.

      The D-F Volnay only disappointed from the perspective that I bought it too late for early enjoyment – it is clearly a classy wine, and my delivered price was only about £15 per, for a full case. The 2007 is available for £1 cheaper…

  3. David Bennett11th February 2010 at 5:04 pmPermalinkReply

    Just 2 words for Pernand

    “Sous Fretille”


    • billn11th February 2010 at 5:52 pmPermalinkReply

      oops – too late – tonight it’s Dominode!

      Ouch – corked 99 Dominode…

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