Weekend 31 – some wines…



2008 Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Le Chapitre
Medium plus colour. What a lovely nose – almost a coal-style mineral impression, and a fine red fruit edged with reduction. Fresh, mouth-filling, growing in intensity – really growing! This has a lovely texture and lots of flavour complexity. It’s really a beauty, holding onto a good note in the finish too. Very yum indeed!
Rebuy – Yes

2010 Camille Giroud, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Tête du Clos
Quite a deep colour. The nose is full and gunpowder reductive. In the mouth this explodes over the palate, leading with a lovely intensity of acid-led flavour that melt with sweetly-acidulated fruit. Quite a big wine and one that brings an extra wave of flavour in the finish. Big, almost brusque, but deeply involving. Really super!
Rebuy – Yes

2012 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Clos Berthet
Here I definitely took my own advice – this is already the last bottle from the case, and each has been excellent – keenly priced too! Medium-pale colour. The nose is never massively endowed, but offers fine, nicely defined, pure fruit notes, fresh fruit. Wide and fresh in the mouth; a growing intensity of penetrating flavour. Rounder on style than, say, St.Aubin, but ingraining flavour and no lack of mineral, stony finishing flavour. Simply excellent, a bottle that always emptied very fast…
Rebuy – Yes

1998 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Les Grèves
Here a négoce bottling.
Here is a good and deep fruit, mineral inflected in a coal way that reminds me of the Pataille – just with more age. Wide in the palate – and quite fresh too. There is the last vestige of what may have been slightly astringent tannin, but today not-so. Certainly there’s a little bitterness in the finish, but more towards bitter-chocolate than outright (not nice) bitterness. Over time in the glass, the mineral component diminishes if never leaves, the fruit gets redder and adds a suggestion of flowers. Still slightly young, but definitely entering an early-drinking phase.
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 2 responses to “Weekend 31 – some wines…”

  1. Wolfgang Frey9th August 2016 at 11:52 amPermalinkReply

    2008 was the first vintage of Chapitre rouge, I still remember the taste from the Barrel, so fresh. Hope I can keep some bottles for some more years. They all have been gone so quickly… 😉

  2. Marko de Morey9th August 2016 at 12:18 pmPermalinkReply

    Is that bottle of the Chapitre 2008 a well travelled one of those from a certain Yorkshire (UK) Dales country house hotel car park Bill 🙂 ? Or am i getting confused with the 2009 🙂 ?

    Managed to keep my hands off mine so far – I must resist (a while longer) !

    Think i managed to miss the 2012 Clos Berthet but always a winner, absolutely in the terms you describe, in other vintages (as is the Sous Fretille) and just a beautiful vineyard site.

    • billn9th August 2016 at 4:15 pmPermalinkReply

      Yes indeed – it was a mix of 08s and 09s 🙂
      I remember them being quite hard, young(er), but this is beginning to drink quite well!

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