rossignol-trapet’s 2011 savigny bas liards

12.1.2014billn

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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!

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There are 2 responses to “rossignol-trapet’s 2011 savigny bas liards”

  1. kent milani14th January 2014 at 5:03 amPermalinkReply

    I have come to believe that the early stages of cork taint is loss of fruit in the nose, as you suggest.

  2. Peter Bamford14th January 2014 at 12:54 pmPermalinkReply

    Agreed that cork taint can do that. However, I think the 2011s in general are looking decidedly odd. Along with excellent-tasters Andy L and Bernard C, I had the Domaine Dujac, Morey-S-D ’11 with lunch yesterday. “No aroma” was their immediate reaction; and it didn’t go anywhere across the meal. And we all love Dujac! An introverted, pink-purple vintage…

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