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voillot volnay fremiets – 2005

2005 Joseph Voillot, Volnay 1er Fremiets Medium colour. A deep, soft, faintly chocoloate covered fruit greets your nose – wide and quite impressive. Fresh, lithe and showing a very nice and subtle extra dimension in the mid-palate that flows into the finish. Background tannins are well covered and finely grained. This is very, very nice. […]

2005 tollot-beaut, chorey-lès-beaune

2005 Tollot-Beaut, Chorey-lès-Beaune Quite deeply coloured. The nose is deep, broad and significantly oaked – but it’s rather impressive and fun too relative to the price and appellation. Directly after the Voillot Rugiens there is similar density but nothing close to the clarity, focus or intensity – but then we’re at 40% of the sticker […]

2005 voillot pommard 1er rugiens

I think it’s a measure of the 2005 vintage and the early slumbering of many cuvées from this vintage that, of the three bottles of Joseph Voillot 05’s that I’ve opened, my enjoyment has been inversely proportional to the Burghound scores. Below is a 92-95 monster – NOT – it’s understated, very well made and […]

domaine robert-denogent

domaine robert-denogent

Domaine Robert-Denogent is a domaine whose wines I’d never tasted. Given that they also lie outside the ‘true’ Côte d’Or – way out in Pouilly-Fuissé – I’ve never felt the need to travel that far afield. But a couple of weeks ago I had the chance to taste, and the wines were really excellent – […]

voillot volnay champans – 2005 style

voillot volnay champans – 2005 style

2005 Joseph Voillot, Volnay 1er Les Champans Medium and a bit depth of colour. The nose is deeply red with an impression of soft oak in the background. It’s a narrow entry, right through into the finish where it suddenly widens and shows a lovely length of flavour. The fruit is a mix of beautifully […]

barthod 2005 bourgogne rouge

barthod 2005 bourgogne rouge

2005 Barthod, Bourgogne Rouge Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. Slightly volatile and high-toned, but these notes mainly disappear with swirling to leave a deeper, cream-edged base – it’s then quite impressive. Fresh in the mouth, dense and slightly furry with very good fruit that follows through into the finish. Very impressive – average 2004 villages quality here […]

2005 tollot-beaut, savigny 1er champ-chevrey

2005 Tollot-Beaut, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Champ-Chevrey Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. Wide, sweet and interesting on the rather yummy nose. There’s plenty of grainy tannin, but it doesn’t overwhelm the lovely fruit background that slides slowly into a good, less obviously creamy and oak inflected finish than the 1er Lavières. I almost always like this cuvée and here’s […]

2005 tollot-beaut, savigny 1er les lavières

This very adequately followed a half-bottle of Billecart-Salmon…2005 Tollot-Beaut, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Lavières Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. A deep and impressive nose that’s edged with dark cherry and darker oak. The palate is very well concentrated, soft tannin and excellent acidity. The fruit is dark shaded, buttressed by oak flavour and has a nice creamy medium […]

ouch – potential p.ox from a benchmark wine

ouch – potential p.ox from a benchmark wine

Thursday was just your average evening: me gatecrashing a dinner in Beaune with 3 former ‘harvest (07) mates’, plus two winemakers and someone ‘ITB’ (in the business) from Australia… Prompted by an earlier Henri Boillot bottle that was more than a little tired I had decided that I had to open a 2001 Corton-Charlemagne. I […]

ghislaine barthod 2005 chambolle-musigny

This Barthod has a small problem – it is from a domaine with ever-more renown, hence, prices are on the up – this is a great wine but in a vintage like 2005 the value certainly lies elsewhere; the previous Volnay 1er Brouillards from Voillot costs the same and frankly is such a massive step […]

2005 voillot volnay 1er brouillards

2005 voillot volnay 1er brouillards

Burghound went overboard (perhaps) on the 05 Voillots so I was happy to find a few bottles – if this, the ‘smallest’ bottling is any benchmark then Burghound was ‘on the money’ and I can’t wait to try the higher scoring wines. Seems I did very well to pick up a few magnums!2005 Joseph Voillot, […]

dureuil-janthial 2005 nuits st.georges 1er

dureuil-janthial 2005 nuits st.georges 1er

2005 Dureuil-Janthial, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos des Argillières Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is wide and fresh, faintly creamy but far from effusive and goes through quite a sulfurous phase before smelling more of violets. In the mouth there is a plush background to soft and creamy red fruit that lasts well into the finish […]

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