I cannot lie, these days I’m having a bit of a love-hate relationship with dissolved CO2 in young wines – I can only love the wines when it’s gone – before I hate them…!
2009 Maison Ambroise, Bourgogne
I like the screw-cap – it’s quick and easy – there, the wine is already in my glass. I have to say, don’t like the smell though; there’s the toasty oak of Bordeaux – or Pousse d’Or – and the CO2 backed sweetness makes me think of well-known carbonated beverages, not wine – all I can say is, at least it’s not reduced! The advantage of a screw-cap, though, is that you don’t have to get your finger wet: put the cap back on and shake for all your worth! After half an hour, this is real wine, and not oaky wine either; there’s a friendly red cherry and a hint of herb too – actually it’s quite nice now the oak smell has left us. In the mouth the overall stance has a decent focus, more than adequate concentration (for the label) and the balance is fine. There are no wines from Ambroise in my cellar, and that’s down to my perception of their oak, but once it fades, you are left with a very successful wine, I really rather liked it!!!
Rebuy – Yes