Why Big Red Diary?
7 notes


2009 Gambal Alex, Fixin BlancMar. 2011
The nose is a little savoury. This is quite nice; there’s a punch to the flavour and nice, slightly sweet tropical fruit – yet with balance.
2009 Boisset Jean-Claude, Fixin BlancJan. 2011
Quite a big wine this one. The flavours to start and finish are quite savoury – seems to be the way for Fixin – but good length.
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Fixin BlancApr. 2010
10% pinot blanc in the mix. There’s a width of tasty fruit here – and some extract too. A ’small wine’ after the Clos Blanc de Vougeot, but a good wine.
2008 Gambal Alex, Fixin BlancApr. 2010
The fruit aromas are slightly greener and towards the melon end of the spectrum. In the mouth there is a little more impact and density – wide across the mid-palate – it keeps a good balance. Good, slightly savoury length. Nice wine.
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Fixin BlancJul. 2009
90% chardonnay, 10% pinot blanc. Wide and fresh aromas. The pinot blanc seems to provide a little more density. Some baked bread flavour in the mid-palate adds to relatively savoury flavours. Good length – quite nice I would say.
2007 Gambal Alex, Fixin BlancDec. 2008
Bought from the same supplier ’sur pied’ – they do all the vineyard work and decide when to pick – since 1999. Pale colour. Good depth with faint brioche. Wide and acidity-driven – will need to soften in bottle, but the track record here shows that they do. Mineral and fresh – unlike other Côte de Nuits whites. Very moreish.
2006 Gambal Alex, Fixin BlancApr. 2008
The team continue to offer this rare bottling. A forward nose that mixes melon and pineapple. Good, quite forward acidity with a similar density to Bourgogne Prestige but there is more dimension and a slightly longer finish. 30-40% new oak was here and I think it needs to integrate a little more, but the base material is nice and fresh.
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