Why Big Red Diary?
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2005 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les FourneauxJan. 2011
Deeper and darker, just a little tighter too. More mineral, more direct and more linear – also more intense. This is a wine of considerable power. Very, very good, but drink the Bourgeots in preference today.
2006 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune BlancJan. 2011
Fresh aromas of agrumes. The palate is quite full but there’s the requisite acidity behind. Nicely round mid-palate and with good flavour too.
2005 Bize Simon, Corton-CharlemagneJan. 2011
Deep, dense aromas – lack a big bag of children’s sweets. Full, round, very silky. A lovely mid-palate ‘growth’ of flavour. Just at the moment I’d look for the impression of a bit more freshness (I’m the same with most 05s), but maybe that will come as the density delineates. Clearly a wine to wait for.
2008 Bize Simon, Aloxe-Corton Le SuchotJan. 2011
Medium colour. Lots of width that hints of fruit conserve. This is a light-bodied wine but I have to say, one which really holds your interest.
2007 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux VergelessesJan. 2011
Pretty red aromas. Like the 2009 the flavours are very mineral, tannin starts as merely a background impression, though comes to the fore in the mid-palate, it seems only as part of a general crescendo of flavour leaching from every nook and cranny of your mouth. Excellent!
2006 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Grands LiardsJan. 2011
The grand Deep and interesting fruit aromas – it’s lovely dark-red shaded fruit. In the mouth there is velvet tannin that you can almost chew and a very good balance.
2006 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les MarconnetsJan. 2011
Medium, medium-plus colour. Dark and slightly roasted fruit fruit impression. Very silky wine, perhaps tightening a little.
2005 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les BourgeotsJan. 2011
Slight confiture, but very appealing and forward red fruit aromas. Full, ripe fruit dovetails with plenty of balanced, ripe tannin. Bravo – very nice indeed and not obviously tight.
1997 Bize Simon, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les MarconnetsAug. 2007
(Magnum) Medium-plus colour. The nose is understated – actually quite tight. The palate is equally tight, the only forward aspect is the grainy astringency of the tannin, the fruit gives little away, though it’s ripe enough and shows no roast characteristics. In this format I wouldn’t be rushing to drink bottles, but I wouldn’t be searching them out either.
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