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2001 Gros Michel, Nuits St.Georges 1er CruApr. 2011
A blend of Murgers and Vignes Rondes. There’s a layer of sous-bois to get through but below is good supporting fruit. In the mouth that fruit is ripe and sweet – nicely concentrated too. Tarry, staining flavours that are very long indeed. This needs a couple more years in the cellar but it’s frankly excellent.
2008 Gros Michel, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de NuitsApr. 2011
The nose has lovely inviting fresh-red fruit. In the mouth it’s also fresh with mouth-watering red fruits. An acid-led wine – but if you don’t mind – lovely – but I’d drink mine over the next couple of years!
2007 Gros Michel, Vosne-RomanéeApr. 2011
Round, the nose is quite ripe and spicy. In the mouth there’s good freshness for the vintage – strong flavour in the finish too. It’s a bit loose in the middle today but I admire some of the parts.
2007 Gros Michel, Nuits St.GeorgesApr. 2011
The aromas are more forward and fruity, a hint floral and fresher. Lovely raspberry fruit; cushioned long and fresh – lovely.
2007 Gros Michel, Nuits St.Georges Aux ChallotsApr. 2011
This is simply the villages Nuits with a little more elegance yet at the same time a little more intensity and minerality too – the villages was lovely, this is rather fine.
2004 Gros Michel, Vosne-Romanée Clos des RéasApr. 2011
The nose has plenty of oak and dark cherry, a little farmyard too – eventually developing high-toned aromas too – I see no vintage character, but oak can obscure that – all the same nice. Good texture; mouthfilling with plenty of well-mannered tannin. Long and darkly flavoured – a good wine for drinking now.
2007 Gros Michel, Vosne-RomanéeApr. 2009
Very floral, intense red fruit on the nose – certainly not shy! Sweet fruit that almost seems to have a salty edge to it. Good penetrating flavours and finally some oak texture on the finish. Really rather good.
2007 Gros Michel, Vosne-Romanée Clos des RéasApr. 2009
Deep and less floral than the ‘Vosne’, but again quite an intense nose. In the mouth there’s also intensity of flavour and reasonable tannin behind it. The acidity is just a little bright and there’s plenty of oak on the finish.
2007 Gros Michel, Vosne-Romanée Aux BrûléesApr. 2009
Deep and aromatic with herbs over tight red fruit. Concentrated with plenty of tannin. A good mid-plate punch and flavours that fade well. Short note, but good wine.
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