You already met the M&C Lapierre, so time for the other two:
2010 Joseph Roty, Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire
This case of 12 has almost completely expired – just one, or maybe two, of these remain hidden in the cellar. The cork extracts in one.
Wow – that still smells so pure, clean and deliciously inviting – such a counterpoint to some of the 2019 Beaujolais in my cellar from producers who use next to no sulfur! This wine doesn’t quite have the extravagantly delicious energy that it once showed, but boy is this still a great bottle – despite supporting the base wine of this domaine’s whole range! Clarity of flavour, darker red fruit of energy and precision. Just a very easy but properly shaped wine. For the label, brilliant wine – bravo!
Rebuy – Yes
2018 Xavier Monnot, Meursault 1er Les Charmes
A faint toast to this nose slowly gives way to more yellow-citrus elements and a faintly creamy oak. Charmes and from 18 too but here is a wine of direction and some structure too. Not a concentrated Charmes but one whose shape and drinkability are never in question – I often complain about the creamy oak taste of many whites – I prefer to taste the wine! – but in this case it’^s just another moreish ‘extra.’ Simply delicious wine.
Rebuy – Yes