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robert arnoux 1997 vosne-romanée 1er les reignots

robert arnoux 1997 vosne-romanée 1er les reignots

1997 Robert Arnoux, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Reignots The nose starts broad and faintly of dark oak – slowly a pungent, dark, coconut cream begins to fill the glass, only very slowly are the granular, spicy notes one expects of Vosne to be found. In the glass this starts with a silky texture and a slightly […]

alain michelot 2009 nuits 1er champs-perdrix

alain michelot 2009 nuits 1er champs-perdrix

Another from Alain Michelot and frankly, just as good as the first! 2009 Alain Michelot, Nuits St.Georges 1er Les Champs Perdrix The nose is quite different to what I remember of the Chaignots – different vines so a good thing – certainly higher toned though perhaps a little more diffuse because of that. This is […]

2007 guillot-broux macon-cruzille les genièvrières

2007 guillot-broux macon-cruzille les genièvrières

2007 Guillot-Broux, Macon-Cruzille Les Genièvrières The nose has slightly more than ample brioche notes, eventually the notes go deeper and sweeter improving complexity though not at the expense of impact. Large-scaled flavours, where, to start with, the acidity plays a subtle supporting role – still there is tons of creamy complexity in the mid-palate and […]

alain michelot 2009 nsg 1er les chaignots

alain michelot 2009 nsg 1er les chaignots

2009 Alain Michelot, Nuits St.Georges 1er Les Chaignots Rather deep colour. Ooh – now that’s nice – beautiful fruit here, maybe even a hint of gooseberry. Full in the mouth, with a not too generous helping of tannin plus very pretty fruit that seems a mirror of that on the nose. Simply a very tasty […]

2009 lejeune pommard 1er les argillières

2009 lejeune pommard 1er les argillières

Hmm, starting with a cold methinks – perhaps the last bottle for a day or two. This was anyway a good one and always outstanding given its modest pricing… 2009 Lejeune, Pommard 1er Les Argillières Here is a quite lovely red-fruit-driven nose. In the moth this is a combination of equally red pretty fruit and […]

jean tardy 09 nsg au bas de combe

jean tardy 09 nsg au bas de combe

Does it get a little monotonous, all these 09s being so good? The only criticism that you could justly make is that they all have a very ’09’ taste and aroma to them, but if you don’t drink only 09s… 2009 Jean Tardy, Nuits St.Georges Au Bas de Combe Vieilles Vignes High tones, some herb […]

pierre damoy 2009 gevrey-chambertin clos tamisot

pierre damoy 2009 gevrey-chambertin clos tamisot

Pierre Damoy consistently makes a great villages wine from this plot, and for a while now. The personality has been very consistent too; premier cru standard aromatics and everything else at a good villages level. 2009 Pierre Damoy, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot This has a beautiful nose; pure dark cherry and more higher-toned red fruit. Lithe […]

jean tardy 2009 chambolle les athets

jean tardy 2009 chambolle les athets

2009 Jean Tardy, Chambolle-Musigny Les Athets The nose has a really nice depth, cushioned with a little musk. This seems nicely round in the mouth and shows a very nice concentration for a villages. There’s just a little grab from the tannins, but they are quite understated. Balanced with a nice finish – there’s a […]

marc roy 2008 gevrey clos prieur

marc roy 2008 gevrey clos prieur

The wines of Alexandrine Roy are not exactly cheap, but in terms of absolute quality they are something of a bargain – I’d pay this again without blinking… 2008 Marc Roy, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has a depth of dark red fruit with just a faint sweetness and eventually a characterful […]

j-n gagnard chassagne-montrachet 1er blanchot dessus 2008

j-n gagnard chassagne-montrachet 1er blanchot dessus 2008

I just had two of these and the first was disappointing versus the Caillerets – clearly that bottle had a problem. This is exactly how I remember them tasting in Chassagne. 2008 Jean-Noel Gagnard, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Blanchot Dessus Full, round and very complex aromas – never a classic wine of Chassagne to me – but […]

ponsot 2008 griotte-chambertin

ponsot 2008 griotte-chambertin

2008 Ponsot, Griotte-Chambertin The nose has some herbal notes to begin with; building and building in the glass to offer aromas that show a very impressive depth of cushioned red fruit – very fine indeed (some might say). Round, with very fine acidity, the tannins have just a little grip but are pretty-much overwhelmed by […]

two red 2009 ramonets

two red 2009 ramonets

2009 Ramonet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir A plastic ‘Nomacork’. This has a fresh but forward nose of dark red cherries. The flavour is also quite forward and shows a sour cherry impression – certainly not sweet but refreshingly moreish. This has a very decent intensity and I absolutely love it. Rebuy – Yes 2009 Ramonet, Chassagne-Montrachet […]

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