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great reds but more p.ox too…

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I wasn’t really picking on M&M in the last couple of weeks, it’s only that their bottles were close to hand. The Pillot that follows was still fabulous a couple of years ago, but not today…

2008 Paul Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachtet 1er Les Caillerets
Bottle #1: Dark colour – oops. The nose has a kind of oxidised honey aroma. The palate is flabby and not the tastiest.
Bottle #2: Similar colour but much less obviously oxidative. In the mouth there’s just a small oxidative character, but this wine retains it’s intensity of line and just sufficient interest that I take more than one glass. Day 2 this is completely dead.
Rebuy – No

2005 Lignier-Michelot, Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes
What a great wine! This needs a little aeration before the nose tends more to elegance, but this is full in the mouth, with fine texture and shows super waves of concentrated flavour in the mid-palate. It’s really still a baby, but it’s open and super-tasty. Bravo!
Rebuy – Yes

2006 Chenu, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Haut-Jarrons
Medium red. The nose has a similar medium red-coloured berry that’s attractive, fresh and inviting. This is also fresh and red in the mouth, with an engaging complexity – these 2006 Chenus are really showing well right now – not a hint of sous bois but complex and fresh, aided by hint of phenolic. Just really tasty, medium-bodied wine.
Rebuy – Yes

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