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2008 Pillot Paul, Chassagne-Montrachet La RomanéeOct. 2010
The aromas are more effusive but without loss of style. Fuller and rounder but the flavours are clearly more mineral than fruit. A reprise of flavour comes in the finish too when your mouth starts to water. Really fine – super!
2004 Fontaine-Gagnard, Chassagne-Montrachet La RomanéeDec. 2006
Medium-yellow. Initially, wide but not deep aromatics that hint towards melon rather than the citrus paradigm of 2004; with time, higher tones start to predominate, perhaps with a hint of smoke and citrus! If the nose doesn’t leave you thinking of 2004 the taste does; classical acid-driven citrus notes that run perfectly into a finish that’s just a little more savoury. Versus the best 1er Cru’s of 04 this doesn’t have that painful, moreish intensity, yet it’s very tasty and enjoyable; I’d still be happy to drink this anytime.
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