2006 Mischief & Mayhem, Puligny-Montrachet
Medium yellow. Here is a wine that is out of sorts, or compromised by the cork – it has a slightly odd nose, redolent of the cork itself, but not TCA, more a savoury note. The wine is drinkable but seems tired, the acidity is not its usual self either – just a bit of harshness creeping in there. Drinkable, but as noted, compromised.
Rebuy – No
2007 Mischief & Mayhem, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Caillerets
Medium lemon yellow. The nose is tight, faintly chalky and with a tight core of ripe yellow fruit. That could be a concise description of the flavour too; a rather tight, mineral wine but with very fine mid-palate intensity – I liked it! Certainly it was more open after a couple of hours, but this wine begs a much longer timescale in the cellar – I hope it can cope with journey…
Rebuy – Yes