Why Big Red Diary?
5 notes



2004 Lupé-Cholet, Nuits St.Georges Château GrisApr. 2009
Lots of 2004 character on the nose. Ripe and actually quite rich flavours. Good tannin and a nice red-fruit flavour in the finish. Currently compromised, but the base is super.
2007 Lupé-Cholet, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de NuitsApr. 2009
Medium, medium-plus colour. A ripe, fresh and forward nose. An equally ripe mouthful of concentrated fruit – super impact for a bourgogne. The finish is merely ‘okay’, but for €8.50 on the day, super!
2006 Lupé-Cholet, Côte de Nuits VillagesApr. 2009
Narrower entry onto the palate versus the Bourgogne but widens nicely in the mid-palate. At a ‘today’ price of €12.50, this is another winner.
2006 Lupé-Cholet, Chablis Les BlanchotsApr. 2008
There’s a little hidden depth to the nose overlayed by faint citrus notes. The entry is rather soft – no attack – but it fills out nicely in the middle and brings a good length of finish – though it seems mainly of savoury, oaky elements.
2005 Lupé-Cholet, Clos de VougeotApr. 2008
Also not much aromatically – just a little dark oak. Linear, lithe with well-manged tannin and more high-toned fruit. A decent finish – also austere!
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