weekend wines – week 26 2018

Update 1.7.2018(26.6.2018)billn

Three winners this weekend, including two honorary Burgundians, one of whom sadly missed:

2014 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Fourchaume
Relatively pale colour. The nose has a small vibration of minerality but is relatively tight. Wide over the palate but with such a ripe, almost honied flavour that I’m surprised I’m drinking a 2014, not a 2015. The flavour holds long with something of a nougat style note in the finish. A wine of width rather than of line – and I was looking for line today. Delicious nonetheless…
Rebuy – Yes

2012 Le Grappin, Beaune 1er Boucherottes
A rare DIAM-sealed wine where the wine has traveled halfway up the ‘cork’ – but clearly not to the detriment of this particular bottle.
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has admirable purity – starting red-fruited but the shade deepening with aeration. Good volume in the mouth and a fine, layered delivery of fresh flavour – slowly mouth-watering with just a faint anecdote of tannin. Pleasingly long. Simply a delicious wine – with almost a black fruit – more open and less strict than it was a couple of years ago and certainly a wine of line rather than depth or texture – it went great with half a roasted Bressé chicken from the Beaune market!
Rebuy – Yes

2008 David Clark, Vosne-Romanée
Hmm – some of David’s other 2008s are a little acid-forward right now – but not this one, not a bit! Directly a pure, fresh, faintly spiced Vosne nose – so inviting! So delicate, and softly complex – but with beautiful definition and also with faintly floral anecdotes in the finish – beautiful! Whilst a long way from ‘mature,’ this is already ravishing…
Rebuy – Yes

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