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2009 Mischief and Mayhem, Aloxe-Corton 1erNov. 2011
From eighty year-old vines. The nose liberates nicely complex dark fruit. Full in the mouth, with understated tannin that still asserts itself with just a hint of ‘grab’. The tannin even grows a little in the finish, but it is a characterful addition to fruit that has more than one layer. Will be very good I think, but needs a little more patience than the Nuits.
2008 Ravaut Gaston et Pierre, Aloxe-Corton 1erDec. 2010
A blend of three premier crus. The nose has some higher tones and seems quite powerful. Full, satin texture and very nice balance. There is an extra density to the flavour and again, here’s a wine with a floral element to the finish.
2007 Chapuis Maurice, Aloxe-Corton 1erOct. 2010
High-toned, faintly estery fruit. Nice padding and very pretty fruit. An understated wine – just like the length.
2008 Meuneveaux, Aloxe-Corton 1erOct. 2010
The nose is yet finer and wider, showing pretty red berries and eventually a hint of cream. Fuller, still fresh with good complexity and longer finishing.
2002 Ravaut Gaston et Pierre, Aloxe-Corton 1erMar. 2006
Medium ruby-red. The nose starts deep, but is nicely round with complimentary high tones – quite pretty and fresh. The palate also has more than a hint of freshness, narrowly avoiding being ‘too fresh’! Tasty red fruit of reasonable length and benign tannins make this an interesting wine that just might be better in its youth than 5 or 8 years down the line. Enjoyed.
2002 Ravaut Gaston et Pierre, Aloxe-Corton 1erMar. 2005
Medium cherry red to the rim. The nose is mainly red berry fruit as opposed to cherry. The palate is a medium bodied elegant red fruit expression, redcurrant and raspberry in the main – particularly intense in the mid-palate. The acidity is in the background, as are the finely grained tannins. Just a little creaminess to the finish too. Elegant and perfectly formed at a bargain price.
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