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2009 Ramonet Noel, Chassagne-Montrachet Les VergersMay. 2011
Here the nose is both wider and higher-toned – lovely herbs. Full, very silky, growing with intensity and understated minerality. Very good wine!
2009 Moreau Bernard, Chassagne-Montrachet Les VergersDec. 2010
Assembled in tank for about three months – nothing more done. Probably to be bottled February/March. Fuller aromas, herbs and bread with just a hint of reduction. Full, round and concentrated with a hint of CO2. Lots and lots of mid-palate activity and interest.
2004 Colin Philippe, Chassagne-Montrachet Les VergersNov. 2006
Medium-pale lemon yellow. There’s a well-integrated nose of toasted bread and rich fruit. Very forward acidity is the initial impression. The acidity is very smooth and very mineral in aspect, initially rather dominating the linear fruit, but there’s no missing that sneaky and very creamy length. Once my palate adjusted (I don’t think the wine materially changed) I was able to see the extra kick of citrus edged fruit in the mid-palate and appreciate the super purity. Drink this today direct from the fridge or with a buttery sauced dish, alternatively store away for 5 years before revisiting. On day two there’s quite a honied aspect to this wine, and less intensity to the acidity. I preferred day 1.
2004 Amiot Guy, Chassagne-Montrachet Les VergersJul. 2006
Medium-pale yellow. The nose is broad and deep, a faint backgound of cream and bread, but no overt oak. Lovely intense and complex palate of rippling acidity and citrussy fruit – lovely extension of width on the mid-palate before slowly dying into the finish. Super and from such a youngster – this is a definite re-buy!
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