A fair comparison versus yesterday’s wine? I really don’t care, fair or not, this trounces the last wine, and would easily be worth 2-3 times the price if the latter wasn’t such bad value. The decision is a clear knock-out to the new Nicolas..
2009 Domaine de Bellene, Bourgogne Maison Dieu Vieilles Vignes
Medium, medium-plus colour. The mose has a hint of sweet, smoky, musky red fruits; it pulls you in for a sniff and then an exclamaition of ahhhh… In the mouth this is really round, sweet fruit, decent underlying acidity and even a hint of tannin. This is all puppy-fat today but I perceive steel below the surface. I would have drunk a little more but everyone-else liked it so much that I didn’t get the chance…
Rebuy – Yes