It’s been a long time since I posted, and I think there have been too many “harvest” entries and not enough slurping – so here is a TN for you.
It may have been the occasion – a pique-nique en famille – or merely the fact that this bottle was a gift (and therefore free of intellectual investment on my part) – but this one simply delighted, and delighted simply. Highly recommended, and adds its modest weight to my personal view that 2006 is going to turn out to be a very pleasing vintage for the lover of red burgundy – a vintage I continue to buy for my personal cellar.
2006 de Montille, Bourgogne Rouge
Pale bright cherry red, with a broad paler rim showing pinkish still. Bright but slight, spicy cherry, nose. Fresh youthful and rustic, it makes me think of rolling in hay. Mouth entry is pure and sweet, but very small. Nice flavours – very fresh red fruit and spicy, bubblegummy, earth. The mid-palate shows good acidity and grip but no real size, and then it ends. Not quite clipped, but certainly short, though in a way that leaves you wanting more, rather than dissatisfied. Not a serious wine, but just the ticket for a picnic or a roll in the hay.
A week or so later we tried a bottle of the 2004, which was a different kettle of ladybirds. Not one to drink now, but I will hold and hope.