two mid-week tipples…



Two worthy wines, one of which offered much more pizzazz…

2011 Nicolas Rossignol, Volnay 1er Roncerets
There’s just a trace of oak on both the nose and flavours to this wine – nothing overdone, it’s just a faint accent. The wine itself is much more subdued than all the other 2011s I’ve drunk from Nico. It’s a tasty wine yet it’s also a wine that makes me think that I’m missing something. Quite possibly it has been scalped by the cork.
Rebuy – Maybe

2007 Camille Giroud, Chapelle-Chambertin
I seem to remember that the last time I tasted this wine it was a bit tight, surly and young. That’s really not the case today. The colour is rather light – certainly more-so than last weekend’s Camille Giroud 07 Cazetiers. This nose is almost but not quite as good as that wine – there’s a hint of a harder minerality in the aromas here – but wonderful depth of aroma too. In the mouth this belies its colour, offering dimensions of flavour with great clarity. Actually I’d still put it behind the Cazetiers for clarity, precision and deliciousness, but this is way improved on the last time I tried! And still yum!
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “two mid-week tipples…”

    • billn9th September 2016 at 3:59 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Mark
      Scalping is when there is cork taint below the level that you can smell or taste it, but enough that it flattens the wine and takes away much of its energy…

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