I really wanted to like this – the back-label was giving me some feel-good factor. Unfortunately on the first night, the wine didn’t deliver – fortunately I had some patience!
2010 Rossignol-Trapet, Beaune 1er Les Teurons
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts quite tight, only after an hour does it become more communicative; high-toned, faintly sulfury, with a warm, slightly spicy, toffee-inflected pale red fruit, eventually a few floral notes try to liven things up. If the nose largely lacks distinction, then the palate struggles to make up for it. The impression is light but with a little too much oaky bulk in the mid-palate which brings a caramel/toffee taste in the finish, but eventually allied to a decently sharp red fruit. Initially it seemed close to volatile but this becomes less obvious in the glass. Not enough distinction or concentration I’m afraid. Day two and the palate has much more balance, the sulfur on the nose is gone and this is a rather drinkable package. I still feel it misses a little concentration and the slightly volatile impression remains, but I was more than happy to take a second glass – unlike on day 1!
Rebuy – Maybe