It’s already week 30 2023 – fortunately there was wine!

Update 1.8.2023(31.7.2023)billn

Weekend 30, 2023, the wines...

Time is running – week 30 already. The weekend wines were all very worthy, fortunately:

2018 C&F Gueguen, Chablis 1er Vaucoupin
Open, and easy aromas – I think I may guess Chablis blind. In the mouth similar – a certain fluidity if concentration – but the extra 1er cru depth is sufficiently evident for the label. This is a wine that drinks very easily – it’s not demanding – bit it IS delicious – yum!
Rebuy – Maybe

2019 Berthaut-Gerbet, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Plantes
Not a commonly seen 1er but here is a very impressive invitation to drink – the aromas flex their muscle but with elegance and depth – very lovely. Sweetness of clean, balanced fruit, some barrel sweetness but that fades with plenty of air. Broad, fine and intense too – and simply lovely texture. This is very fine – and drinking very well already – I love 2019!
Rebuy – Yes

2021 Julien Brocard, Chablis Boissonneuse
My first from this 7(!)-pack.
Like another recent 2021, both the amount of colour and ripe concentration is obvious – yet, so is the fresh energy and juicy, delicious drinkability. Clasically Chablis and wonderfully delicious – more oomph than the 2018 1er above – a great villages.
Rebuy – Yes

2010 Camille Giroud, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets
I have quite a few vintages of this cuvée – I should start looking at them in a more serious manner!
Modest colour in our modern context but really without overt age. The nose is broad and faintly (warm-)spiced with a roundness to the red fruit – not overtly anything of age. Like most 2010s a juicy, mouthwatering fluidity over the palate that is just so satisfying. Versus 2010s from more renowned appellations, this has just a hint of austerity – call it a certain strictness. But the lip-smacking clean lines and still very modestly bitter bass-line in the finish has you searching for the next sip. That’s a very fine Savigny.
Rebuy – Maybe

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