nicolas rossignol’s 2010 beaune clos des mouches…



Having seen the previously linked, semi-accurate, story about no harvest in the Clos des Mouches the other day, I thought I would open this one in sympathy – or should that be solidarity(?)

2010 Nicolas Rossignol, Beaune 1er Clos des Mouches
The nose starts with toasty bread, faint reduction and some CO2. I give it the Fourrier shake and wait an hour. Medium, medium-plus colour. Now the nose is much higher-toned and there’s red-fruit that’s half-fruit and half flowers – it’s understated but it’s pretty and the reduction and toast is only a memory – slowly it becomes fuller, a little powdery and padded. In the mouth this has some padding and plenty of silk. The fruit seems quite modest at first but there’s an understated but long line of acidity delivering you into the finish and as you follow it, the fruit grows progressively wider, sweeter, more concentrated and more complex and interesting, perhaps even hinting at a whole cluster or two in the mix. Intensity with hardly any fireworks – there’s some mid-palate action – but a wine that doesn’t need to shout. Personally I’d leave this in the cellar for a while, I expect further rewards…
Rebuy – Yes

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