I’ve got 2006 to 2009 of this wine, and those bottles have shown both concentration and a very similar family resemblance. This 2010, by comparison, is rather blowsy and hardly shows that resemblance today – it remains a good value wine for the cost ex-domaine, but versus what I’ve experienced in recent vintages, this is (today, at least) a relative disappointment. It remains not that much more expensive than sought-after bourgognes so shows value for all that.
2010 Gilles Bouton, Blagny 1er Sous le Puits
Rather paler colour than previous vintages. The aroma is rather faint but with a warm, slightly dark sweetness. Some silkiness and a decent balance of acidity. The flavour is rather understated, and far from unpleasant – what’s missing is a little concentration and engagement. Quite pretty but missing much of what I expect from this producer’s version. Lifted only by a pretty red cherry fruit in the decently long finish.
Rebuy – Maybe