Why Big Red Diary?
17 notes
2008 Heresztyn, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles VignesJan. 2011
A blend from three parcels. The nose has beautifully clean lines; dark red fruit. Full, silky and grows in the mid-palate. There’s a little chocolate on the finishing note. Lovely balance – bravo!
2009 Heresztyn, Nuits St.Georges Les PerrièresJan. 2011
Also rather tight – slowly some high tones and coal come through. Wider, fuller and sweeter. There is quite come complexity here – a hint of licorice too.
2009 Heresztyn, Gevrey-Chambertin Les GoulotsJan. 2011
Wide and complex with hints of herbs and minerals. A little like the 08 Clos St.Denis, here is a mouthful of structure that to an extent obscures the fruit, but finally the fruit comes to the fore as you head into a very good finish.
2008 Heresztyn, Chambolle-MusignyJan. 2011
The nose is wider and only a little more delicate. Satin tannin and again the flavour grows in the mid-palate. Once-more with a little chocolate in the finish.
2009 Heresztyn, Gevrey-Chambertin Les CorbeauxJan. 2011
The nose is very tight, but in the mouth the flavours are very round, complex and fine. Admittedly there’s plenty of oak-derived flavour too but it doesn’t make it any less engaging. Whilst a little tannin sticks to your gums, it is more of an afterthought.
2008 Heresztyn, Gevrey-Chambertin Les PerrièresJan. 2011
Swirling and warming with the hands brings out dark red fruit with a hint of musk. This is quite silky, mineral too. There’s a lovely line of flavour that goes right through the core and out the other side in the finish – no chocolate here.
2009 Heresztyn, Gevrey-Chambertin ChamponetsJan. 2011
Again the nose is a little tight but it is both darker and deeper than the Corbeaux – slowly a warm core of fruit develops. Mouth-filling structure again forms something of veil between you and the flavours – which is released the moment you swallow – serious wine!
2008 Heresztyn, Gevrey-Chambertin Les GoulotsJan. 2011
This is very slow to open, eventually very precise and pretty berry notes lift from the glass. Again there is quite some minerality here, allied to elegance and quite some intensity though. After swallowing there’s a good evolution of the flavour – and only now a hint of tannin!
2009 Heresztyn, Morey St.Denis Les MillandesJan. 2011
Tight but with a smoky, mineral centre – but that centre seems quite distant. More mineral and mouth-filling again but also more linear than the previous wines. The veil is once-more lifted when you swallow. Again this is a very serious wine which will beg some aging.
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