some weekend wine, week 25 2021


week 25 2021 - weekend wines

Note to self – must slow down with the Trapets – a case of 6 2016 Riesling Beblenheim purchased last week – already two bottles waiting for recycling!

2005 Lejeune, Bourgogne
A case of these bought on release – I was stimulated to buy due to their unusual 50cl size. Concentration was never an issue here but they took their time to open up – I’d say that they are absolutely ready now – and delicious too – luckily a bit more than half of the (12!) case remains…
Ooh – now that’s a nose! Concentrated, faintly with a small sous-bois, some suggestions of well-matured whole-cluster vinification and, overall, a really great, nicely maturing invitation to drink. There’s now an energy and clarity to these flavours that was hidden in the first years when released. Mouth-filling, concentrated, nicely textured and with a finish that expands and deepens in a way that’s typically incompatible with a Bourgogne label – the excellence of the vintage gave me the confidence to buy – and that confidence has been rewarded – such great wine for the label – bravo!
Rebuy – Yes

Plus a couple from the previous week(end) that I didn’t yet get around to posting:

weekend 24 2021 the wines

2014 Verret, Chablis 1er Beauroy l’Ame du Domaine
Hmm, now that’s a proper Chablis nose – iodine and salty-seashore minerality – with a twist of citrus! The flavour comes in fresh, delicious waves – that a relatively little-known maker of Chablis (in Saint-Bris) has such a super wine here simply emphasises that I didn’t buy enough Chablis from 2014 – silly me. Super wine.
Rebuy – Yes

2019 Perrot-Minot, Chapelle-Chambertin
The aromas here starting deep, concentrated – pure – though a little tight. Beautifully shape in the mouth – but rather tight to start – like the nose. With aeration there is more depth and width to the aromas – the fruit here is now so vivid. In the mouth, there is more width and an impression of more energy too. Such a delicious wine. Ignoring the cost of such a bottle (if you can) gorgeous drinking, even at this age.
Rebuy – Yes

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “some weekend wine, week 25 2021”

  1. Stephen Dowd1st July 2021 at 11:36 pmPermalinkReply

    I am surprised that the Grand Crus is so accessible now.

    • billn2nd July 2021 at 6:39 amPermalinkReply

      In almost all vintages the reds are open and drinking in the first few months, even a year or two after bottling. it’s after that that they start to tighten. Even more-so open and for longer in the recent run of warm vintages since 2015.

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