Hard to believe, but the lull here was due to skiing, curtailed today by too much snow! Back home this afternoon, it was 22°C in the garden, no-wonder:
Bud burst happened a few days earlier than in 2007. A precocious start to the growing season. pic.twitter.com/tpZdr58wyf
— Jeremy Seysses (@JeremySeysses) April 10, 2014
But following my evening jog – replacing one kind of (leg) ache with another – time for a little MSD 1er Cru action!
2006 Pierre Amiot, Morey St.Denis 1er Les Rochots
Medium, medium-plus colour. It starts modestly, but it’s still a nose to sink into; a classic Morey nose of herbs, backed with dark fruit and maybe a little blood-iron for good measure too. Just an ounce of padding below the silky texture and flavours that are detailed, fresh and focused. Not a powerful wine this – you will find a number of villages wines with the same heft – but long and very interesting. And note, it costs less than most ‘name’ Vosne villages these days! Very tasty!
Rebuy – Yes
And a little Austrian action too:
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I had similar impressions of this wine last year. Notwithstanding the lack of power you note, I was surprised that the tannins seemed fully resolved!? Recent vintages I have tried suggest a very different evolution.