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weekend wines – week 36 2017

A little harvest (if not wine!) pause, with friends who were visiting, in Pommard.

2013 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Remilly
Starting a little toasty – slightly reductive – becoming more open and prettier with air. Good line and even a little minerality here. A modest but tasty wine with a little finishing sweetness. Tasty.
Rebuy – Maybe

2012 Alex Gambal, Corton-Charlemagne
Ooh! Now this has a super nose with a profound bass line and very attractive top nose – this is exceptionally inviting. Volume, power, growing intensity and waves of stony fruit that (only) slowly fade into the distance. This has opened and relaxed versus the last time I had it. Simply top-notch Corton-Charlemagne and very yum!
Rebuy – Yes

2002 Nicolas Potel, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Gaudichots
My second bottle from this case – the first had some kind of problem so I had my fingers crossed for this – but it’s super. It really is in that ‘middle-age’ where the palate and aromas are a little pinched, but both are beautifully complex, focused and show excellent clarity. Really a brilliant wine in the making, yet at 15 years old it is still such a baby, but a beautiful one.
Rebuy – Yes

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