Why Big Red Diary?
7 notes
2009 Roy Marc, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos PrieurDec. 2011
Ooh – deep, ripe fruit, perhaps a hint of cola, actually more than a hint. In the mouth I find this has quite nice acidity, intensity comes in tandem – the flavour is long too for a villages. Clearly the fruit is very ripe and the tannin has a little rasp to the texture – unlike both the 2008 an 2010. Tasty, and certainly I prefer the flavours to the aromas, but overall I’d much rather drink the 2008 today – I expect also in 10 years but I’m happy to have the bottles to allow for that possibility
2008 Roy Marc, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos PrieurDec. 2011
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has a depth of dark red fruit with just a faint sweetness and eventually a characterful twist of tobacco. This is lovely; a depth of fresh dark fruit, just enough texture to give a slightly cushioned satin impression and tannins that are oh-so silky – one of Alexandrine Roy’s signatures I think. Long for a villages with just a hint of aniseed and blue fruit flavour. A wine that was very, very much appreciated.
2010 Roy Marc, Marsannay Champs PerdrixNov. 2011
A wine that hardly ever goes through malolactic fermentation. The nose is direct and mineral, showing hints of pineapple and very faint toast. Silky, with a little fat yet a little spritz on the end of your tongue – here is the malic acid I think. Faintly creamy flavours. Quite pretty…
2009 Roy Marc, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos PrieurNov. 2011
More density on the nose versus the 2010s – I won’t go as far as to say clumsy by comparison but clearly there is not the same deft focus. Another very silky wine, whose concentration slowly grows into an understated whole. Very good wine and far from the facile impression that some 09s currently present…
2008 Roy Marc, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles VignesApr. 2010
Bottled in August. Dark, fruit-driven aromas, little oak. There’s plenty of dimension and energy. Fine wine this and no overt oak.
2008 Roy Marc, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos PrieurApr. 2010
The aromas are deep and dark, mixing earth and dark cherry. In the mouth there’s an additional dimension of flavour versus the Gevrey VV. Lots of interest and a very good finish too.
2008 Roy Marc, Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée AlexandrineApr. 2010
Medium-plus purple colour. There are faint herbs and glossy but understated fruit on the nose. Very supple, silky tannin and an excellent mid-palate explosion of flavour. The flavour lingers very well. Not perhaps a grand cru standard, but definitely better than ‘villages’ standard. Excellent!
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