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2008 roche de bellene meursault vieilles vignes

My first wine at home from Nicolas Potel’s new stable…

2008 Maison Roche de Bellene, Meursault Vieilles-Vignes
Medium yellow. A faint toast quickly lifts to leave a wide and deep, but never heavy, curtain of ripe but fresh, sweet fruit. In the mouth there is perfect acidity and a sweetness that comes from perfectly ripe fruit. Wide but essentially linear flavours just add a hint of extra creamy width in the mid-palate – there’s no obvious fat here. Good length with still a hint of sweetness. A bottle that on a warm summer day empties very quickly indeed…
Rebuy – Yes

2 responses to “2008 roche de bellene meursault vieilles vignes”

  1. Nigel Bruce

    Bill,
    Just organised a couple of tasting qwith Nicolas Potel here in HK. His 2008s were stunning – esp. the grands crus Clos de la Roche, Bonnes Mares and Grands Echezeaux. His Santenay Champs Dessus 2007 was just delicious – and 2006 Corton Charlemagne sumptuous. A very friendly and communicative winemaker. He had quite a bit to say about premox – agreeing with the latest Burghound article (which I passed to him). Seems the wine being put in bottle lacks the “autoimmunity” conferred by oxidative elements – what you do with the the must seems to carry the secret.

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