I have always enjoyed the Jayer-Gilles wines – perhaps it’s time I knuckled-down and investigated further.
This is frankly a benchmark Bourgogne that would give many villages wines pause for thought – but for a Bourgogne, it is simply too expensive, at least 50% too expensive; I would personally rather spend 33 Swiss francs on a good villages wine – but if I can find it at a normal price…
2009 Jayer-Gilles, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits
High toned aromas and no obvious oak – very good width too – this is very nice. Very fine, quite narrow but mated to a fine acidity and intensity. I like the fruit very much and it has interesting, rather than heavy-handed, oak accents. Neither a super-ripe nor a fluffy textured 09, simply a stunning Bourgogne – excellent.
Rebuy – Yes