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2008 Labet Pierre, Beaune MarconnetsJul. 2010
Blanc. Medium yellow. Hints of cream support ripe yellow fruit. The flavours are ripe too with a nice edge of acidity and of-course it’s longer finishing than the Bourgogne. Not too fat this Beaune – it’s well balanced.
2007 Remoissenet Père et Fils, Beaune MarconnetsDec. 2009
High tones of warm, ripe red fruit, hints of coffee. Sweet, fills your mouth with red fruit, raisined inflections and a hint of petillance. Long, and in contrast to the upfront fruit, the flavours are more mineral. A (heart) warming wine.
2005 Remoissenet Père et Fils, Beaune MarconnetsApr. 2008
Medium colour. Width but little depth on the nose – just a twist of oak early on, followed by nice soft red fruit and a slowly intensifying redcurrant. On the tongue it’s soft, no Pommard rusticity, tight, reasonably concentrated though not obviously intense. Understated length, lingering with mouth-watering acidity.
2003 Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune MarconnetsMar. 2005
This is a vineyard from the northern side of Beaune, according to Philippe often quite smokey in presentation – like Volnay Caillerets. Very forward fruit and quite high-toned for a 2003. The palate has a very ripe coulis of fruit, good tannins but not quite so sophisticated as the ’03 Clos de la Mousse that preceded it. A good, mouthwatering and very long finish – just a little raisin fruit on the end.
1999 Bouchard Père et Fils, Beaune MarconnetsMar. 2003
Assembled through successive purchases, BP&F now hold over 2.5 hectares of this vineyard which is almost on the border with Savingy. Medium colour. The nose is restrained, but shows ‘sugary’ red fruits. I find the fruit more intense on the palate than the previous 1er Cru blend, but also the tannins are significantly more prominent. Apparently year in – year out, Marconnets always provides a more tannic wine. A wine to wait for, it’s going to be a good one.
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