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2009 Lamarche Francois, Clos de VougeotApr. 2011
The nose is more intense – a hint of chocolate in there too. Full in the mouth; the structure is softer than the Echézeaux – but there’s still plenty of it. Just so intense that you have to swallow or spit – you can’t dally. “Wonderful” murmurs somebody – and why not indeed!
2009 Lamarche Francois, Grands-EchézeauxApr. 2011
The nose is much more understated than the last couple of wines but it really pulls you in with its extra floral dimension – very lovely. In the mouth this is full-on – don’t be deceived by the nose but the structure is quite soft. The flavour expands in the mid-palate bringing the high-toned floral notes of the nose into play – a long slow diminuendo of a finish – very lovely.
2009 Lamarche Francois, La Grande RueApr. 2011
The nose has still-more flowers than the Grands-Echézeaux, blended with mixed spice and perhaps cloves too. It’s a lovely high-toned, almost perfumed, mid-palate. There’s just a gorgeous line of clear fruit right through the core of the wine into its finish – beautiful!
2009 Lamarche Francois, BourgogneApr. 2011
Dusty cherry aromas. Good acidity, likewise the fruit is beyond expectation for the label. The tannin is a little harder but this is very young – super Bourgogne.
2009 Lamarche Francois, Vosne-RomanéeApr. 2011
Fruit for this wine was blended from five parcels. Darker fruit with an obvious spicy Vosne context plus a little oak. This is fuller, rounder and more supple than the Bourgogne, extra intensity too of darker fruit – some licorice and hints of cedar. Good wine!
2009 Lamarche Francois, Nuits St.Georges Les CrasApr. 2011
The nose has core of pure dark-red fruit. There is more fine tannin; again this is intense but more linear and mineral than the Vosne. The last drops have taken on a floral and redcurrant aspect – very pretty.
2009 Lamarche Francois, Vosne-Romanée Les ChaumesApr. 2011
The nose is quite lovely, if a little understated after the last wines – more high-toned and elegant. There is more tannin again and a flavour that is nicely Vosne; good freshness and long-lasting dark fruit and mineral flavour to finish.
2009 Lamarche Francois, Vosne-Romanée Les SuchotsApr. 2011
After the Chaumes this nose has more impact of dark, up-front fruit. Silkier, intense and dark flavours cross the palate – staining. Large-scaled structure but not overwhelmingly so – no fat, just power.
2009 Lamarche Francois, Vosne-Romanée Les MalconsortsApr. 2011
Dark and brooding fruit on the nose – warming the glass brings a burst of dark spice. Full and wide in the mouth – plenty of structure too; the tannin has a hint of dryness, but that’s wood tannin and will fade the quickest.
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