The Poulleau from a couple of days ago was really good, but how good? Let’s contrast it to the wine of Thomas Bouley…
2010 Jean-Marc, Volnay Vieilles Vignes
Deeper colour than the Poulleau. The nose is a little spritzy/cola – CO2. I give the bottle a few shakes to release the gas and leave it to rest for an hour. The fragrance improves to a deep, dark cherry-skin but never the cliché of floral delicacy that the Poulleau offers. Here is depth, density and concentration wrapped up in a super-smooth, beautifully mouth-watering package – just very lovely – though shaded to the dark-red/black spectrum versus the pure red of the Poulleau. Just very fine wine.
Rebuy – Yes
Overall, I prefered the aromatics and colour of the Poulleau wine, but here Thomas has delivered far better balance and concentration – same label, very different styles – but styles of wine rather than barrel etcetera!