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2007 Dublère, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Peuillets BlancApr. 2012
Medium lemon-yellow. Wide, inviting, clean citrus fruit and flower notes. After the M&M 06 Puligny, this is much more mineral and lithe – as much the vintage as the vines. Lovely acidity is smoothly rendered and underpinning the intensity and leaving a mouth-watering finish. Excellent
2007 Dublère, Beaune Blanche FleursMar. 2012
I still have a few bottles of this and it has been unremittingly lovely at home. The nose offers of a wide perspective of relatively complex but perhaps a slightly diffuse interest. In the mouth this is the lovely middleweight I recall; wide, subtle and complex – just a very pretty glass of wine.
2008 Dublère, Beaune Blanche FleursMar. 2012
There are aromatic similarities between this and the 2007 – wide, interesting yet perhaps just a little diffuse – the fruit just needs a little polish to bring it completely into focus. In the mouth this is a little less like the 07 – clearly there’s another level of intensity, the flavour just grows and grows. Different in character but with similar interest.
2009 Dublère, Beaune Blanche FleursMar. 2012
Today there is more obvious barrel note on the nose, some herbal complexity too – I find more clarity though than for 07 and 08. Apparently not the same level of intensity delivered by the 08, but there is an understated complexity and a very impressive finish indeed.
2008 Dublère, Charmes-ChambertinJul. 2010
It needs some swirling to lift a little reduction. Dense fruit, but much tighter than the preceding Morey. Instantly this is from a different category; it starts narrow but widens, showing a super cream-framed depth. Long, mouth-watering and very, very successful.
2008 Dublère, Bourgogne BlancJul. 2010
Cuvée Millerandes. Fresh with a super-intense core of fruit. Plenty of acidity but it has the foil of a rippling width of flavour. Stony fruit in the mid-palate. One critic ordered 6 cases after tasting this – I ordered a more modest one, which was clearly a mistake as they lasted only 2 months – then the domaine was sold out! One of the bourgognes of the vintage.
2008 Dublère, Chassagne-Montrachet Les ChauméesJul. 2010
Dense, wide Chassagne fruit aromas. Mouth-filling, again (like the others) there is a good width. This is both classic and very good Chassagne.
2008 Dublère, Corton-CharlemagneJul. 2010
The aromas have width, are super-dense but deep and fresh. This has really 1st class texture. It is linear and mineral, the intensity growing all the time. Truly excellent – chapeau!
2008 Dublère, Chablis Les PreusesJul. 2010
There’s a dense core of fruit on the nose. It’s wider and more mouth-filling than the (slightly) austere Charlemagne. Very good intensity in the mid-palate too. Heavenly.
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