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philippe livera (tilleuls) 2010 gevrey en champ

2010 Philippe Livera (Domaine Tilleuls), Gevrey Chambertin En Champ Deep colour. The nose starts with a deep waft of cushioned, dark oak – it really needs about 30 minutes for this to fade to ‘acceptable’ for my palate – but by which time, the wine is much more than acceptable! A dark cherry aroma is […]

pierre damoy 2002 chapelle-chambertin

Well, it’s almost Christmas, so why not another one! Overall, I have a preference for the 1996 today… 2002 Pierre Damoy, Chapelle-Chambertin Medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a blast of reduction, but it doesn’t stick around for very long. What remains is a heavy whole cluster aroma that twists and turns with almonds and […]

pierre damoy 1996 chapelle-chambertin

pierre damoy 1996 chapelle-chambertin

Always good to check in on an old vintage to see how things are going – rather well for 1996 GCs if this is anything to go by… 1996 Pierre Damoy, Chapelle-Chambertin Medium-plus colour. Deep, almost liqueur nose, slowly developing leaf note stays very much in the background – eventually something more beefy presents itself, […]

jean-marc pillot 2010 chassagne-montrachet clos st.jean

jean-marc pillot 2010 chassagne-montrachet clos st.jean

2010 Jean-Marc Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Clos St.Jean Medium-plus colour. High-toned dark fruit with herbs – seems quite Chassagne. If the nose hints at Chassagne, the flavours shout it – sweet dark fruit with a spicy depth and eventually a little barrel flavour as you hit the end of the mid-palate into the finish. Very good […]

david clark’s côte de nuits villages 2010

david clark’s côte de nuits villages 2010

2010 David Clark, Côte de Nuits Villages Medium colour – one might say relatively pale for such a youngster. Quite shy but some pretty red high tones peek through – strawberry. Quite smooth, then the acidity is next in-line before a twist of understated tannin. Clean and tasty with fresh red-fruit flavours. Understated, modest and […]

michel noëllat 2010 vosne-romanée

michel noëllat 2010 vosne-romanée

2010 Michel Noëllat, Vosne-Romanée Medium, medium-plus colour. The aromas are of barrel spice and (much fainter) vanilla – there’s just a suggestion of background reduction enhancing the depth of the nose too – whatever all that-lot sounds like, it’s quite appealing. Understated concentration – the acidity slowly wells bringing more fruit-flavour – again accented with […]

philippe livera (tilleuls) 2010 gevrey clos village

philippe livera (tilleuls) 2010 gevrey clos village

2010 Philippe Livera (Domaine Tilleuls), Gevrey Chambertin Clos Village Quite deeply coloured. The nose instantly brings one word to mind – wow! Deep, cushioned a little spicy with an espresso top. Despite the significant contribution from the barrels, this is setting high expectations. In the mouth it’s clear that the wine can’t deliver those grand […]

murat 2010 bourgogne hautes côtes de nuits les herbues

2010 Herve Murat, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Les Herbues Deep, perfumed nose, probably a few stems here – but very modestly so. In the mouth this is wide and filled with high-toned red fruit – probably a little CO2 to lose given the edge to the texture. There is just a faint astringency to […]

david clark’s last passetoutegrains

Of-course David sold his PTG so this is the last vintage – seems a good match for rösti and sausage I think! 2010 David Clark, Bourgogne Passetoutgrains A little reduction hangs around for no more than 2-3 minutes – good! Round, with reasonable depth, the aromas give little of their mixed parentage away, though eventually […]

benjamin leroux 2010 auxey-duresses

benjamin leroux 2010 auxey-duresses

2010 Benjamin Leroux, Auxey-Duresses Drank over two nights, this wine was lovely – a bit plumper if allowed to get too warm, but I only allowed that once! Medium-pale yellow. The nose has some depth of ripe lemon and even a few spice accents that might have me thinking of Meursault. Smooth and concentrated. The […]

digioia-royer 2010 chambolle-musigny

A strong wine from ‘dee-joy-er roy-er’… 2010 Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny Deep colour. The nose starts with a little cola from the CO2, but as it fades dark fruit comes to the fore with a delightful aroma of black cherries and violets too. Despite the nose cleaning-up, the palate needs longer for the rasp of gas to […]

bourgogne pinot noir – 2010 – buisson-charles

bourgogne pinot noir – 2010 – buisson-charles

2010 Buisson-Charles, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is quite dark red cherry with perhaps a raspberry acompanyment too. A ripe entry with more succulent sweet fruit than you have right to expect in all but the warmest vintages. Succulent is the perfect word, I think. Like the nose, the fruit is a […]

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