Okay; this is the last of my 09 Bourgogne Rouge excursion – for a while anyway. Time to revisit a favourite and put it into context with the other 09s recently ‘downed’.
2009 Ramonet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir
‘Nomacorked’. This has a fresh but forward nose of dark red fruit with a mint-leaf impression too – quite like the Potel but with more depth and balance. The flavour is also quite forward and friendly, the acidity giving the impression of sweet and sour in combination with the fruit. In the mouth the impression is of roundness, and I have to say it’s rather delicious too. Far from the concentration of the Camille-Giroud or the Pataille, but more effortlessly drinkable today.
Rebuy – Yes
So; drink the Bellene and Ramonet today (in that order); keep the Pataille and Camille-Giroud in the cellar for certain enjoyment a few years hence. And the Potel? Simply avoid…
LASTLY: A fine (beginning) article about the DRC 09s from Alder Yarrow. I have to say it’s the first time in a while that I can recollect the publication of what is clearly a ‘transcript’ of somebody’s words – I remember Jamie Goode getting in hot water for accurately reporting what Michael Broadbent once said – yet there’s nothing at all controversial here (so far) unless you’re looking for ‘men drink DRC- shock!’
[Archive of part 1]
And here’s what I assume is part 2.
[Archive of part 2]