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arlaud 2005 bourgogne roncevie

arlaud bourgogne2005 Domaine Arlaud, Bourgogne La Roncevietry to find this wine...
Medium-plus colour with more than a hint of purple at the rim. The nose is (for me) disappointingly more like Beaujolais than pinot – for 60 minutes it’s completely unchanging. If the aromatics don’t really impress, I have to say the palate is a little more interesting: A narrow, lithe entry, quite some depth and dimension plus there’s lovely acidity pushing the finish rather long – probably too long for gamay. Overall I’m a little disappointed – the wine ‘only’ costs around €12 but tastes like a (almost good) €10 Beaujolais – I think it’s sourced from Gevrey vines but I get little sense of pinot, never mind Gevrey. In the interests of fairness I left some for day 2; it smells more like pinot – still understated, but almost good – it’s well crafted and there are no hard edges. Perhaps then, it will be more interesting in 2-3 years.
Rebuy – Maybe

2 responses to “arlaud 2005 bourgogne roncevie”

  1. dwdj

    This makes for very interesting reading. I used to always seek this wine out following a brilliant ’99 and a very respectable 2000. However, all change after that. I still have some ’02 left and it’s frankly disappointing – tough as old boots to be precise…

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