last weekend’s wines…


Quite a nice selection – the 2011 was a baby but a tasty one, the 2005 was a bit more porty and more volatile than I remember, but very good. Lastly the 2008 was the same as always!

2011 JC Boisset, Clos de la Roche
Quite a deep colour. The nose is fresh, mineral and seems a little muscular. In the mouth this entirely reflects the nose – no fat, decent concentration and plenty of interest. As a vintage it’s some way behind its equivalent in 2012, but in its own right a good and tasty wine.
Rebuy – Maybe

2005 Bertagna, Chambolle-Musigny Le Village
This was originally a magnificent example of 2005 Chambolle (I think Chambolle the pinnacle of 2005!); today I find the wine just a little more volatile and porty – though that could be this single bottle – but the weight, texture and depth of flavour remain on a brilliant level. Still, very good wine.
Rebuy – Maybe

2008 Marchand-Tawse, Corton
I may not be a fan of textural oak or high-toast aromas, but despite the obvious big dose of oak that’s still here, I am remain smitten. I know the coconut shouldn’t be there – but this wine tastes soooo good! The fruit is cool and silky, the intensity is excellent and the bottle lasts minutes (okay, quite a few minutes!) – but, gorgeous drinking. I think I may now have only 4 left – shame!!!
Rebuy – Yes

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