Hmm, I realise that I haven’t opened a bottle for a bit. Mid-week crisis! Oh-well, there’s one way to dispose of that notion – how about something from Thomas Bouley?
2010 Jean-Marc Bouley, Volnay Clos de la Cave
Maybe a hint more than medium colour – maybe. On first pouring there’s a faint trace of reduction that makes you think of oak but it quickly fades with a stemmy anecdote. Five minutes and the aromas are completely changed, offering a soft strawberry impression. Round with depth, detail and just a little plushness to the texture – but with fine acidity. The tannin is sticky rather than grainy and once you find that tannin, you will also have found another layer of flavour, also with a sweet hint of stems. This is a wine that offers more and more if you have the patience to let it evolve in your glass. VV Good!
Rebuy – Yes
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The 2010 bourgogne is simply the best $20 red burgundy out there…If you can find it.