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mid-week, back in the saddle

Getting back into the swing of things:

2015 Louis Max, Rully Les Plantenays
Well, there’s something of creme brulee nose here – attractive, yet I’m now anticipating plenty of oak. The palate retains a freshness and deliciousness, despite some padding – an oak augmentation to plenty of lemony action. Super in its oaked vernacular which means that I don’t think I’d want to take two glasses in a row, but I’m very happy with the one!
Rebuy – No

2010 Raveneau, Chablis 1er Butteaux
Not really stony like the the 2012, rather the nose has a cushioned depth of fresh lemon. The attack is the first impression, backed-up by a richness and silkiness of texture and concentration – hand in hand. The mid-palate just melts over your tongue in absolutely delicious fashion. Certainly mineral and beautifully proportioned in the finish. Magnificent 1er cru…
Rebuy – Yes

1993 Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Boucherottes
I don’t know many bottled Boucherottes – I’ve seen this, there’s Le Grappin and (I think) AF Gros, and…
A good, strong cork despite being quite wine-soaked. Good colour – ie plenty of depth but no browning. The nose is tarry, slowly adding floral components, before slowly adding deeper, dark fruit references. The palate is, likewise, a tarry affair but with fine dark cherry fruit. The complexion is fresh, with a growing intensity but is also very silky. Truth be told, this is still a very young wine, but I’ve no problem refreshing the glass. Yum!
Rebuy – Yes

2 responses to “mid-week, back in the saddle”

  1. mark8fatfat8

    So the Louis Max, too much oak??

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