Why Big Red Diary?
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2008 Guyot Olivier, Marsannay Les FavièreMar. 2011
Dark fruit aromas. For an 08 this is full and very round. Understated tannin with dark fruit and a long finish. Lots to like here.
2008 Guyot Olivier, Marsannay La MontagneMar. 2011
Again aromas of dark fruit. More concentrated but the tannin that comes with it is less fine – yet this is far from rustic and delivers very good intensity – very tasty.
2009 Guyot Olivier, Chambolle-Musigny Les FuéesMar. 2011
Understated aromas, flowers and fruit – seems quite composed. This is very interesting indeed with impressively intense flavours that are long-lasting…
2009 Guyot Olivier, Clos St.DenisMar. 2011
Very forward aromas with a faint edge of reduction. This is a big mouthful of wine, rescued by a lovely, late-arriving wave of acidity – actually a very interesting wine.
2009 Guyot Olivier, Clos de la RocheMar. 2011
Dark ripe fruits that are rather distinguished. Very fine tannin, this is mineral and very intense. In a vintage like 09 I think I’d take this ahead of the Clos St.Denis.
2009 Guyot Olivier, Marsannay BlancMar. 2011
Ripe and aromatic. This is round in the mouth with nicely understated but balancing acidity. As Marsannay blanc goes, this has much to commend it.
2008 Guyot Olivier, Chambolle-Musigny Les CharmesMar. 2011
Darker fruit but this time with a higher-toned floral dimension. This is very pretty indeed with a similar floral element in the flavours to that of the nose. The tannin is fine and the intensity slowly grows. Lovely!
2008 Guyot Olivier, Gevrey-Chambertin ChampeauxMar. 2011
Dark fruit aromas. More obvious concentration after the ‘Charmes’. The tannin is relatively fine and has just a little grab to it. Long and very interesting.
2008 Guyot Olivier, Clos St.DenisMar. 2011
Lovely dark fruit – this is both pretty and complex. Plenty of slightly grainy tannin and lovely aspects to the fruit that combine with mineral elements too. Very interesting.
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