Well, I’m certainly not going to ‘trash-talk’ this wine from the perspective of P because I didn’t find any – and that’s the first 2011 in while that seems clean to my nose – yet I remain a little unsatisfied. Could there have a been a little below the radar cork taint? I don’t know, but for now, I will assume that this bottle isn’t representative…
2011 Rossignol-Trapet, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Bas Liards
A pretty and bright medium, medium-plus colour. What can I tell you about the nose(?) – tough – there doesn’t seem to be one! There’s no oak or reduction (quite common for this domaine) but there is no fruit and hardly anything else either – strange. In the mouth this has a nice round shape and a little padding to the texture – no obvious CO2, and a baseline of soft, sweet-enough red fruit. Okay acidity, short finish and little obvious tannin. Day two (I try to be fair…) and there is a hint of a nose – something with a faint minerality but nothing more. The palate seems to have grown a little velvet tannin and maybe the finish has a very understated minerality. Almost an anti-wine – if it was three years old I would say it was closed!
Rebuy – No idea!