at last – a joyful pair: potel + dublère

22.8.2015billn

WP_20150822_14_11_47_ProAfter a few disappointing wines, these two really bounced back to show what enjoying burgundies is all about. Certainly the best bourgogne blanc drunk this year too:

2002 Nicolas Potel, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Petits Monts
This starts tight, but the nose opens up with direct, fresh, red fruit and spice – very inviting. In the mouth, this is sleek, has fine direct flavour, very good energy and decent complexity – it’s a wine of muscle and latent structure – young but very satisfying indeed. Young but very drinkable today.
Rebuy – Yes

2008 Dublère, Bourgogne (Blanc) Les Millerands
Medium-plus colour. This has a big nose, very Chassagne in style, with a little oak and a backing of modest reduction too. Lovely weight and energy in the mouth – fine texture and complexity here, again with a faint but becoming reductive flavour – this is lovely and punches way above its label – better than many younger villages wines. I think this may be my last bottle, if so, what a shame! How every white burgundy should be, but so sadly, rarely is…
Rebuy – Yes

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “at last – a joyful pair: potel + dublère”

  1. Tom Blach23rd August 2015 at 7:48 pmPermalinkReply

    I’ve also been through a disappointing patch recently, maybe it’s the weather, but Saturday’s wines were terrific, in particular Remy’s Chambolle Derriere La Grange 01, one of the very finest wines I have ever drunk.

    • billn26th August 2015 at 3:40 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi praise indeed Tom! I also like that cuvée very much, but (in general) I see my 2001 experiences as very volatile at the moment – some super, others very much the reverse…

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