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2009 Ramonet Noel, Chassagne-Montrachet La BoudriotteNov. 2011
Cork, quite a long cork. Aromas of herbs and pure red fruits, eventually with a warm edge; there’s also the typical 09 top notes that are close alcoholic. Rather silky though the intensity grows quickly delivering a little texture in the finish – this is beautifully detailed but rather boisterous, delivering a whack of mid-palate flavour that couldn’t really be described as elegant, despite the lovely texture – but today I don’t need elegant, excellent will do and this fits the bill.
2009 Ramonet Noel, Chassagne-Montrachet La BoudriotteMay. 2011
The nose is like that of the Morgeot but with an extra twist of herbs. This is also rich but with a mineral vein that offers counterpoint and balance. I think this is lovely – a good lingering flavour too…
2008 Gagnard Jean-Noël, Chassagne-Montrachet La BoudriotteDec. 2009
From within Morgeots – 2002 was the first ‘separation’ from the Morgeots cuvée. Aromas of herbs and flowers, high-toned and a little cream. Very nice texture. Clearly a wine of concentration, but a concentration that slowly creeps up on you – really impressive flavour in the mid-palate. Super.
2002 Ramonet Noel, Chassagne-Montrachet La BoudriotteNov. 2004
Medium, medium-plus cherry red colour, shading to purple. The nose still has sweet medium-toast oak in the ascendant but below is blue skinned fruit – takes about 30 minutes for the oak to fade. The palate is a blast, ripe high toned fruit, really super acidity and plenty of furry tannin. The finish is still slightly bitter – but this wine is fun, fun, fun – with a serious side. Less full with food, but very good.
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