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a day in meursault plus a two-faced volnay…

It’s clearly an indian summer in the côtes – and we really have something of the golden hillside as a backdrop.

Three lovely visits yesterday, three more today and four appointments each on Thursday and Friday. I thnk I have just the one appointment on Saturday – that should be enough as ‘part recovery’ – when I visit Thomas Bouley. I’ll be able to ask him about the following…

2007 Jean-Marc Bouley, Volnay Clos de la Cave
This is a wine that changed so much over 30 minutes that it almost requires two tasting notes. Drunk over a dinner in the Ermtage de Corton. It started medium colour and with quite a stemmy and not particularly attractive nose. The palate was a little lightweight and I didn’t percieve that much balance. Moving on. From about 30 minutes onwards, I had the impression that the colour had deepened (probably a little more wine in the glass!) and the nose was padding out with more red fruit aromas around the core of stems – not ‘gorgeous’ but now quite engaging. The palate had also transformed, delivering more padding and flavour so at the same time easing the acidity. The last drops were quite balanced and those of a very nice wine. I expect Thomas will be recommending that I get a bit more air into his cuvées!
Rebuy – Yes

A Meursault Gallery – Pictures from 12. Oct. 2010

One response to “a day in meursault plus a two-faced volnay…”

  1. Mark Gough

    Lovely pics Bill, great to see plenty from you again.

    I’m not forgetting I owe you some pics of my own and prose
    from the vendange. Day job is impossible at the mo but coming
    to you as soon as.

    Intrigued to see the note on Bouley. Have been increasingly
    impressed with the Bouley wines over the last couple of years
    & thought the 2008’s very good indeed at the Jan 2010 London
    en primeur tastings (even allowing for the limitations of such
    events). Thomas is an engaging, sparky, character as well, isn’t he ?

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