a productive weekend’s bottles…

Update 2.3.2016(1.3.2016)billn


A nice set of wines this weekend, in various stages of ‘open-ness…’

2011 Au Pied de Mont Chauve, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Maltroie
Large-scaled in both aromatic and in the mouth – but silkily so. Nice weight of both aroma and flavour with a good freshness too. Not super-energetic but with plenty of material. Tasty wine!
Rebuy – Yes

2007 Dublère, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets
Here the nose has a reductive, almost matchstick impression and a certain (also probably reductive) toast. Tasty wine of both line and fine energy. It seems to me that this is approaching full maturity – simply a super-tasty wine in a more traditional burgundy vernacular. Yum!
Rebuy – Yes

2005 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Volnay
Volnay in name, but a lot of 1er cru juice in reality! The nose, right since it was a couple of years old, is big and bulky, somewhat unyielding – deep red fruit but still not my favourite as it fails to captivate. In the mouth this has palpable concentration for the label and is much more open and interesting than the nose – still somehow a little blocky and lacking elegance, but there’s nothing shy about either the aromatics or the flavour, nor the fine line of acidity. Definitely tastier than it smells…
Rebuy – Maybe

2001 Bouchard Père, Beaune 1er Beaune du Château
Ooh – now that’s a gorgeous nose of very fine, elegant and complex fruit with a little floral activity too – very lovely. The palate has modest weight but flows nicely over the tongue with modest but tasty red fruit. Balanced but really a modest wine in all but aroma – but what aroma!
Rebuy – Maybe

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