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gilles bouton 2009 (red) chassagne les voillenots dessous

2009 Gilles Bouton, Chassagne-Montrachet Les Voillenots Dessous Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has depth plus a range of top-notes taht immediately have me thinking of Chassagne; dark red fruit of some clarity augmented with Chassagne herbs. In the mouth this starts short of a little sweetness and showing ahint of astringency. Aeration opens it up […]

daniel rion vosne 1er 2007 beaux-monts

daniel rion vosne 1er 2007 beaux-monts

I waited before returning. But this is really starting to sing now… 2007 Daniel Rion, Vosne-Romanée 1er Beaux-Monts Medium colour. A nose to wallow in; faintly spicy with dark plummy fruit and flashes of clean red fruit. In the mouth there is now a nice balance, understated acidity and a good core of dark stony […]

gilles bouton 2009 st.aubin 1er en remilly

gilles bouton 2009 st.aubin 1er en remilly

Bingo – super wine, stunning price. 2009 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Remilly Medium, lemon yellow. This has a depth of aroma matched by fine high-tones – it’s rather pretty. Width, depth and roundness of texture are obvious, coupled to fine acidity. Currently this is, by far, the most impressive and intense of these St.Aubins […]

gilles bouton 2009 st.aubin 1er murgers dents du chien

I’ve bought a stash of these well priced wines, some interesting reds too. Hopefully I’m drinking them in some sort of hierarchical order as this is a step up from the Chatenière of the weekend. I don’t get the impression that the quality is at the same level as Gambal’s Dents du Chien, but this […]

pascal marchand 2008 corton

pascal marchand 2008 corton

Hmm – when was the last time that I drank such a lovely young wine? Clearly there’s a bit of slightly intrusive coconut oak in the background but mixed with a musky stemmy aroma – yum, yum, yum, yum – and a from baby Corton too! What a shame that there are (were!) only 300 […]

gilles bouton 2009 st.aubin 1er la chatenière

gilles bouton 2009 st.aubin 1er la chatenière

2009 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er La Chatenière Medium, medium-pale lemon yellow. A very pretty, slightly waxy aroma with a equally pretty sweet yellow fruit with just the occasional sensation of sulfur. Across the tongue there is a mineral flavour and just enough acidity. There’s not the greatest of intensity and frankly I’d like a hint […]

dark skies over pommard and chassagne (thursday 19th)

dark skies over pommard and chassagne (thursday 19th)

I said the weather would change! Light rain in Meursault on Thursday morning was followed by lunch in Pommard against the backdrop of a leaden sky to west. After an hour of rumbling and occasional flashes of lightening the clouds opened over Chassagne at about 4:00pm – heavy rain – it didn’t last too long […]

santenay pics (wednesday 18th)

santenay pics (wednesday 18th)

Continuing the blue-sky theme, though that will change…

m&mm (meursault and mainly monthélie pics wednesday 18th)

m&mm (meursault and mainly monthélie pics wednesday 18th)

I guess all that blue sky is getting a little boring – huh? 🙂

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