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2009 Latour Henri, Auxey-DuressesDec. 2010
This is very expressive, with yellow fruit and flowers. Fuller in the mouth with more flavour and a good extra extension of that flavour in the mid-palate. Sweetness, nice length – a very nice wine.
2008 Latour Henri, Auxey-DuressesDec. 2010
Again, ripe yellow-fruit notes. The sweet/sour of the St.Romain is on a higher level here – yet with balance. This really does show a lovely mouth-watering mid-palate and finish.
2008 Taupenot-Merme, Auxey-DuressesApr. 2010
Dark, faintly herbal aromas. Edgy black / red fruit with a sweet coating. Balanced, and with a very nice finish.
2001 Coche-Dury, Auxey-DuressesApr. 2008
Medium-pale colour with a hint of amber at the rim. The nose is soft, with a suggestion of undergrowth and pretty violets. The palate is mineral yet soft, not so deep but a fine width and a savoury finish. An altogether lovely aperitif if you can get a good price.
1997 Jadot Louis, Auxey-DuressesAug. 2007
Pale yellow. A deep oaky nose. Lots of dimension on the palate and quite some depth too. The acidity is just a little spiky, but this is serious and very interesting – oh and tasty too!
2004 Comte Armand, Auxey-DuressesApr. 2007
Medium yellow – perhaps already with a glint of gold. The nose started rather exotic and ripe but quickly settled to a core of brioche and sweet pastry with a faint pineapple rim. Almost lush in texture this gives the impression of being from a much riper year than 2004. Reaching the mid-palate the texture is a little less smooth and rolls into a medium finish. Nice, but probably just a little heavy in the mid-palate for a rebuy chez Nanson.
1997 MacMahon, Auxey-DuressesJul. 2004
Golden. The nose is a mix of slightly alcoholic high tones plus a little green-skinned fruit against a pungent base of honey. Starts a little out of sorts and slightly bitter, but comes round quickly to reveal a good, fat palate of mature, primary fruit and almost good acidity. The finish is of reasonable length. Quite a good wine that is unlikely to get better so I’ll be drinking and enjoying mine over the summer.
1997 Jadot Louis, Auxey-DuressesNov. 2003
Golden colour. Toasty, oaky nose with a sweet background creaminess and a hint of spent fireworks. A lovely intense palate with pear and peach and a little nutty, still marked by oak. There’s good acidity and a long creamy aftertaste. Voluptuous rather than elegant, I’d be quite content to leave this in the cellar for another year or two to let the oak fade a little more. Rather good.
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