Of all the Beaune 2010s tasted this time last year, this was the one I coveted the most – it had an almost ethereal perfume of violets – it was a wine I decided I could just sniff, no drinking would be necessary.
2010 des Croix, Beaune 1er Pertuisots
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts with what seems a whiff of oak – but 30 seconds and it’s gone. The purest of pure flowers has become more of a smear, a less focused perfume and perhaps a hint of stems too – though there were none used! – it’s very nice but it’s moved-on from the wine of my dreams. Round, with understated concentration and a faint rasp of tannin. For clarity of flavour you have to wait for the mid-palate and onwards into the finish – here it is very lovely. I bought a few for the cellar, I still think I’ll be rewarded!
Rebuy – Yes