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2009 Roulot Guy, Bourgogne RougeDec. 2010
Possibly the last vintage due to yields of 15hl/ha in 2009, practically a wine only one vintage in five. Nice red berry top-notes. A round wine of width, sweetness and a great taste – good intesity. Not very long but very satisfying.
2009 Roulot Guy, MonthelieDec. 2010
Just a hint of reduction. Nice fruit and some structure – this time with good length, though I prefer the texture and flavour of the Bourgogne!
2009 Roulot Guy, Auxey-Duresses 1erDec. 2010
A blend of two premier cru vineyards; Les Duresses and Grands Champs. Also a little reduction. More richness and a lovely freshness. Good fine tannin. I find this lovely.
2009 Roulot Guy, Bourgogne BlancDec. 2010
A blend of several plots from within Meursault if not the appellation – but each plot touches on ‘villages Meursault’ plots. There is nice depth, and a clean-cut impression. A width of very pretty flavours, good focus and nice acidity. This would be a really super buy.
1999 Roulot Guy, Bourgogne BlancMar. 2010
2006 Roulot Guy, Meursault PerrièresMay. 2009
Pale to medium yellow. The nose is just a little tight, ripe but tight. In the mouth there’s width, density and a very sneaky extra dimension in the mid-palate – it’s very impressive. What’s less impressive is an apparent lack of energy – I think it really needs a bit more acidity. Very nice, but no wow.
2006 Roulot Guy, Bourgogne AligoteJul. 2008
Maybe it was because I was just back from a 10 mile run, but this is/was a wonderfully refreshing drink. Soft and high-toned. Perfect balance and reasonably concentrated in the mouth – the acidity plays wonderfully across the tongue. On the negative side it’s rather simple for its price-tag – all the Roulot Bourgognes are priced above their quality level now – but it is a super drink.
2005 Roulot Guy, Bourgogne RougeAug. 2007
Another 05 bourgogne that’s deeply coloured and quite purple. Close your eyes and the first sniffs could convince you that it’s white wine in your glass – lightly toasted bread and well mannered oak of some depth – you have to concentrate to spot the background black cherry. The palate is fresh, showing plenty of mouth-watering acidity, some astringent tannin and good length with a faint edge of bitterness. Lots of personality again and again recommended, but at €16.50 it certainly doesn’t show the value of the Lignier-Michelot – or if your prepared to wait, the Arlaud.
2005 Roulot Guy, Bourgogne BlancAug. 2007
Plenty of toasty bread and brioche on the nose. The palate is very much about a savoury intensity wrapped with excellent acidity. There’s little here for instant gratification, rather a linear, mineral wine constructed for the longer term. I have no issue with the style and the quality is undeniable, but find it out of place in a bourgogne – even an expensive one such as this. Bourgogne’s should be fun, this will require a few years of slumber to provide that.
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