Apparently this is a négoce wine from Arlaud – or maybe not – see Mark’s comment…
2012 Arlaud, Bourgogne ‘Oka’
Good, medium-deep colour. The nose is fresh but with a lovely bright and mainly red fruit nose note – it’s very inviting. In the mouth too there’s the same gorgeous fruit note – but – seemingly nothing else, just a fruit cordial impression. I should note that this wine came out of the fridge as we were enjoying 20°C+ temperatures. I decided to let it warm in the glass. Whilst still not very structured, the wine tightens up and certainly shows a little more grip as gets nearer to room temperature. The fruit remains lovely, quite unruffled by any fuss about serving temperature. A tasty-enough wine, but one that ultimately seemed a little facile.
Rebuy – Maybe
I also drank my last bottle of Maison Ilan 2010 Morey Chaffots; it was excellent, the reduction of youth largely now faded. I liked it very much. However, there seems to be too much of a circus surrounding this operation, so my very last bottle, the 2010 Morey Monts Luisants, will be consumed sometime in the next days/weeks…
After all my crowing about the beautiful weather in Burgundy, it seemed only fitting that I mention that today, it’s rained ‘on-and-off’ the whole day. Still a little warm for the time of year, but the colours are quickly becoming more and more autumnal.
It was sunny at the weekend though – in Emmental: