Why Big Red Diary?
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2010 Mikulski François, Meursault PoruzotsJan. 2012
The first wine with a hint of reduction on the nose – slowly a little bread and ginger are released – though I’m not sure it’s ‘gingerbread’. Lithe and silky, this is another wine that fights with your palate trying to force you to swallow. Super finishing intensity. This is going very well!!
2010 Mikulski François, Meursault CharmesJan. 2012
The nose is wide and squeaky clean, more gingerbread – it’s quite understated but undoubtedly pretty. Fuller and rounder yet very well balanced. Brilliant Charmes.
2010 Mikulski François, Bourgogne PassetoutgrainsJan. 2012
From a selection of vines planted in 1929. Good depth on the nose. First impression is that there is good intensity of fruit though clearly not the over-ripe version. Just a hint mouth-puckering but the overall balance is very good.
2010 Mikulski François, Meursault Les GenevrièresJan. 2012
The nose is fine and rather lithe. Intense with lovely balancing acidity yet the intensity grows and grows. Top marks again.
2010 Mikulski François, Bourgogne RougeJan. 2012
From the same 1929 vineyard as the Passetoutgrain, but of-course just the pinot this time! Very, very pretty aromas that offer both depth and a precocious intensity. Likewise intensity of flavour and a hint of tannin grab too. I’d relish this young!
2010 Mikulski François, Meursault PerrièresJan. 2012
’It was missing from my range so I buy some grapes’ smiles François The nose is a little tight and undemonstrative. Actually this is a little less tight than some of the other wines, but this time I mean tight as in focus – it seems like Perrières but without the cut and focus I would have expected after the previous wines – yet there is a very impressive length. This is simply a good wine in the context of excellent wines. I took a chance and told François what I thought and… he agreed. “It just shows you can buy great looking grapes, but it’s not same as doing it yourself” he said.
2010 Mikulski François, Volnay Santenots-du MilieuJan. 2012
The nose is similar to the bourgogne (ie very, very good) but with even more depth and a certain plushness that gradually fills out with a dark mineral note too. Gorgeous width and depth with a little plushness again. Perfect acidity – love!
2010 Mikulski François, Meursault CharmesJan. 2012
Cuvée 1913. As you might have guessed, this particular parcel of vines is coming up to a special anniversary. The nose has a dense core of fruit, again that characteristic note of ginger too. The fullest and roundest of the wines with a density and weight of extract that is clearly of grand cru level. The flavours just keep on going. This is simply a knockout wine.
2010 Mikulski François, Meursault Les CailleretsJan. 2012
A red wine! Here the nose is much tighter, eventually a few dark berries are released from the glass. This is lithe and very silky. Just a super expansion of intensity in the mid-palate. This is a tad shorter than the Santenots I think, but I love the sleek racehorse style – it is just a little Corton-esque – lovely.
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