This brightened up an interminable night of TV – David Attenborough’s new series being a tad too late for me – all I am left to view is cooking, dancing and the buying and re-selling of old tat; which could be the basic template for every night’s TV these days…
2009 Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Les Longeroies
Medium-plus colour. The nose has an intensity that majors on a fine and clear raspberry note. In the mouth this reminds me of a 2008 with a sweet-and-sour approach; fine sweet fruit with a powerful acidity that offers impressive balance. There is a nod to the vintage with a modest mid-palate padding that also shows a hint of cream to the flavour. Like the 09 Ladoix 1er of Ravaut, this has nothing of the facile nature of many 09s – very impressive wine, and one that is worth a special search. It may ‘only’ be a villages wine, but it will amply reward 15 years in the cellar, yet, I have the impression it will never be other than generous despite its coiled intensity. Certainly worthy of a 1er cru label. Yum.
Rebuy – Yes