I was a little torn by my lack of a recommendation – the bottle was warm on the shelf and could have been there for 12 months or more. Or was it just the winemaking…(?)
2007 des Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos des Varoilles
Deep colour. The nose is forward, indeed assertive, it’s quite deep too but has a roast character to go with the darker fruit. On the positive side, the last drops in the glass are beguiling. In the mouth this is concentrated, reasonably intense too but doesn’t really come across as a ‘whole wine’. The acidity is a little spiky, in-fact a long way from seemless. Is it the storage or has there been a little mucking-about in the winemaking(?) I certainly have the impression that it may have been less than successfully acidified. Shame in either, or both cases.
Rebuy – No