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2007 Chapuis Maurice, Corton PerrièresOct. 2010
The nose isn’t super-wide, but it shows a lovely, detailed depth. More power and structure, but it’s very well covered structure. A good burst of extra complexity in the mid-palate before the mineral finish. Very nice wine.
2008 Meuneveaux, Corton PerrièresOct. 2010
Medium colour. Fine, fresh and very pretty aromas. Wide, slightly plush, showing very good flavour combinations and a growing intensity in the mid-palate. Approachable and showing nice length, a mid-weight, well-balanced Corton – very tasty.
2007 Terres d'Arômes, Corton PerrièresApr. 2009
High-toned, some herbs and an undercurrent of ripe fruit. Fills the mouth, bathing your tongue with ripe tannin. There’s plenty of dimension though the impression is that the flavour narrows quickly from the mid-palate but then holds on very well. Nice wine.
2005 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Corton PerrièresNov. 2007
Limpid medium, medium-plus cherry red. The nose starts tight and unyielding. It slowly releases mocha/espresso high-notes and even over 2 hours remains stable without ever revealing more than a glimpse of fruit. The palate is lithe and athletic but with unforgiving concentration – there is much depth but this is clearly not a wine for today. The tannins are very well covered and the length is also quite espresso without ever becoming overly oaky. Not really all that closed, but an impressive and muscular wine that needs at least 5-10 years in the cellar. I think it will reward that wait
1984 Juillot Michel, Corton PerrièresNov. 2003
From magnum. Paling ruby with a brown rim. The nose is non-existent for around 15 minutes – becomes a sweet cooked plum and cherry pie with time, creamy coffee too. Perfect acidity, just a trace of tannin and exceptional length to the compote-like fruit. Very lovely. Who says you shouldn’t by job-lots of cheap wine with no provenance?! The cost was around 20 Euros.
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