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2010 Buisson-Charles, Bourgogne Pinot NoirNov. 2011
Just a hint of reduction – but frankly nothing could take your attention from a double-dose of cassis on the nose. Quite full and round with a real base of tannin. The flavour has creamy accents – regardless of appellation, just a lovely wine.
2009 Buisson-Charles, Bourgogne Pinot NoirNov. 2011
Very high-toned aromas and quite some intensity of fruit – Patrick used 100% whole clusters. Full, supple structure and a slowly lingering finish. Absolutely bravo! For a Bourgogne Pinot Noir!
2009 Buisson-Charles, PommardNov. 2011
There’s a little more tannin here than the Bourgogne shows – no surprise, but the tannin comes with more flavour too, and lovely flavours at that. I’d almost say that there was a ‘finesse’ about this wine!
2009 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Vieilles VignesNov. 2011
The round nose has apparent richness and sweetness – just like the palate but here is also a acidity – just enough I think. The flavours cover the tongue with aplomb – long lasting flavour here.
2009 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Les CrasNov. 2011
The nose reminds me of a 2010 with it’s clean-cut aromas, in this case underpinned with a clear mineral aspect. Relatively loose, comfortable flavours that are more 2009 but the flavours become more stony and intense in the mid-palate – still a wine with real potential I think.
2000 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Les TessonsNov. 2011
There’s little iodine on the nose, otherwise this is clearly a wine of Meursault – if find lots of interest here. There is fine intensity here and some biscuit and savoury flavours too. Good power – lovely.
1999 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Les TessonsNov. 2011
A lovely golden colour. Lots of toasty bread and sweetness on the nose, edged with a faint spicy note. Just perfect wine across the tongue, with flavour leaching from every pore of your mouth. Just lovely!
2008 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Les CrasFeb. 2011
The nose has less depth, but significantly more width and complexity; initially perhaps a higher-toned hint of mint amongst warm, green leaves and a tight core of fruit. Wow, a narrower entry than the Bourgogne, but waxy smooth before opening – w i d e – and growing and growing in the very impressive mid-palate with a super-tasty, slightly creamy agrumes flavour. The finish is about pure mineral and it’s very long. It’s a beauty.
2008 Buisson-Charles, Bourgogne AligoteJul. 2010
18 months of elevage! Patrick thinks this more concentrated than the 2009. Ex-domaine this was only €6 – what a shame it is (long-time) sold-out. This is a hint creamy smelling and very complex! There is minerality and nervosité here, backed by lovely flavour, extension into the mid-palate and finally just the right amount of richness to lift this from compelling to covetable! An aligoté that is worth a special search – shame they are sold out at the domaine.
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