some weekend 49 wines…


2015 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Combettes
A lovely sweetly oaked nose, but more importantly sweet yellow citrus too. Large-scale in the mouth, but with fine acidity. There is richness but also a little minerality. The package is big, but impressively tasty!
Rebuy – Yes

2014 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Pernand-Vergelesses Clos Berthet
Hmm – vs the Jomain, this is a more structured, faintly phenolic, faintly reduced, mineral nose – really inviting but a world apart. In the mouth this has agrume and minerality – seemingly more structured, but with mouth-watering flavour. If anything, it starts with some austerity, but it gets better and better the longer it is open. More obviously young than the Puligny, but fine. Open at least an hour before drinking, or decant (or both!)
Rebuy – Yes

2014 Françoise André, Beaune 1er Les Reversées
Both aromatically, and in the mouth, this is a real honey. The aromas and flavour are layered and have real depth – top 1er cru performance. Dak-red fruit that is simply delicious. Really a fabulous wine!
Rebuy – Yes

2013 Armelle et Bernard Rion, Chambolle-Musigny Les Echezeaux
Hmm. The nose has a few Chambolle floral traits, but also a darker depth that seems more balsamic. The palate is much more interesting – good depth of flavour, a little more overt structure than the Beaune and a good freshness. This tastes quite good, but aromatically it could be better.
Rebuy – No

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