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2009 Burguet Alain, Vosne-Romanée Les Rouges du DessusDec. 2011
Very high-toned aromas, indeed close to volatile. In the mouth there’s some good tannin that has just a twist of astringency, yet, again, I have the impression that the fruit is rather medicinal and seems a match to the nose. I hope this is an off bottle because it is far from my taste, even before taking into account the price asked…
2009 Burguet Alain, Gevrey-Chambertin Mes FavouritesNov. 2011
There’s spice on the nose, over soil – eventually a core of fruit, dark fruit, builds from the glass, accented with coconut. In the mouth this is pretty wide, there’s a decent amount of tannin too, but in form that offers cushioning rather than abrasion. There’s plenty of extraction in this. The finish is fine enough. I find it a chewy mouthful rather than a wine to contemplate – but there is a place for that too.
2000 Burguet Alain, Gevrey-Chambertin 'Tradition'Jul. 2005
Medium ruby-red colour, some advanced amber at the rim. The nose is far from advanced with a primary and sharp black-cherry effect that eventually becomes a little diffuse. The palate starts with quite a bitter oak element, it softens with time but never completely fades. Good length and sweet fruit with a hint of cream. Drinkable, but merely almost good now, hopefully there will be an upside.
1999 Burguet Alain, Gevrey-Chambertin En ReniardJul. 2005
Deep core of ruby-red. The nose starts with a burst then settles to a relatively subdued faint top-end and deeper, black-edged cherry, given time the nose becomes purer and redder and very nice indeed. Fresh acidity, very good density and well covered velvetty tannins. The wine is relatively long and quite sophisticated – it’s actually a bit of a smoothie – don’t get carried away though, this is very young – leave it at least another 3 to 5 years, it will be worth it. Easily the nicest Burguet of my aquaintence – a very good villages.
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