2005 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Corton-Perrières
Deeply coloured. The nose has depth and width; sinewy dark red fruit that plumbs deep bass notes. In the mouth there is muscle to match the sinew, but there are also layers of ripe, intense, but never jammy or roast flavour. This is excellent and is showing well today. A wine that will easily reward another 30 years of great storage, but is also no shame to drink today – indeed it was delicious!
Rebuy – Yes
2010 JC Boisset, Aloxe-Corton 1er Les Valozières
Almost as deeply coloured as the Corton, but, as it should be, a little younger shade of red. The nose is fresh and complex, even a little floral lift too – yum! In te mouth this lacks the weight of the last wine but has great, mouth-filling, shape. A complex and giving wine that offers a sweetness of flavour without the sometimes cumbersome weight of this cru. Excellent. A lesser wine than the 2005, but no lesser drink… Very yum!
Rebuy – Yes
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You drink well Bill.
The D-F sounds absolutely superb – another 30 years is ‘wow’ in that it will (most probably, if not certainly) outlive me. Before I became aware of D-F unfortunately. You’ve prompted me to think with concern though of Christine’s father, a lovely man, who I was told in Sept is very ill. I must check.
I’ve always liked the wines of Aloxe but regret not paying them more attention (memo to self). I’ve always kind of regarded Aloxe as the Gevrey of the Cote de Beaune finding them (loosely) similarly black fruited in taste. Ladoix is another terroir ‘ripe’ for more discovery I feel.
Ladoix – funny you should say that 😉