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ilan’s 2010 morey 1er les chaffots


2010 Maison Ilan, Morey St.Denis 1er Les Chaffots
Medium, medium-plus colour. There’s obvious CO2 and just a little reduction on the nose, so I give the bottle a quick shake – actually quite a lot of CO2 is released! The shake does its trick as the nose is more composed and quickly loses that reductive thread – 5-10 minutes is all that’s needed. I don’t know if this wine was made with stems, or how many stems, but the nose says so with a musky, smoky sweet aroma – it is not very Morey, it’s its own thing, but it is very compelling. Wide, lithe, understated yet concentrated with an undertow of furry tannin. The fruit complexion is fresh and very dark red, maybe not quite black fruit – but it’s close – that’s fairly Morey-ish! Just a very excellently made, tasty wine.
Rebuy – Yes

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