Why Big Red Diary?
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2001 Camus, Latricières-ChambertinNov. 2011
The colour is similar to that of the Gevrey – mature looking. The nose showing a musky, textured, almost cushioned depth. In the mouth this has a growing intensity and whilst very linear it quietly impresses with its length. There are no fireworks, but they’re not needed – this is very tasty.
2002 Trapet Père et Fils, Latricières-ChambertinJul. 2010
I just knew the football would turn out badly after I opened this hideously corked bottle. A 1998 Antipodean shiraz served as a less than adequate replacement, much like the bunch of people who were supposed to be England footballers…
2008 Giroud Camille, Latricières-ChambertinJul. 2010
The aromas are wider again and dominated by red fruits. There is plenty of intensity here and a super mineral length too.
2006 Drouhin-Laroze, Latricières-ChambertinDec. 2009
Decanted 1 hour before pouring. Only a little more than medium cherry-red colour. The nose starts as a relatively forward blend of red cherries and darker oak-toast and herbal aromas. Time releases a more floral note, suggesting violets. Fresh flavours that also show a dark-oak edge and medium-grained tannin with a little astringency, the mid-palate has a little saline impression. The finish is quite narrow – linear – but very long, giving only a dark mineral/saline oaky impression. Interesting, though missing a certain ’spark’ to make me consider bolstering stocks…
2003 Lachaux Pascal, Latricières-ChambertinDec. 2009
Medium-plus colour. Brooding aromas of dark cherry and cassis that are framed with warm, sweet coffee. Mouth-filling, slightly acid-shy but good texture and fantastic length. There’s a slight bitterness that mingles with the creamy fruit in the mid-palate, tannin is fine with the merest leading-edge of astringency. Really, this a bottle to wallow in rather than intellectualise over, yet the IQ is there if you want to challenge it. Very impressive indeed.
2006 Bichot Albert, Latricières-ChambertinJul. 2009
Medium cherry-red colour. High-toned, slightly volatile red fruits over a faintly gunflint and vanilla base. Red fruit that is not so concentrated, but pretty striking. Plenty of oaky flavour and really impressive length, though that’s also a little heavy on the vanilla. Softly textured, this has the intensity of a 1er cru, but it really does have the complexity of a grand cru. It’s a relatively cheap bottling, at that price it’s an easy rebuy nomination.
2007 Potel Nicolas, Latricières-ChambertinJul. 2009
A very pretty nose, almost a glossy dark-fruit compote. Ripe with very silky texture and darker flavours – really quite complex. The finish is excellent – full-power, then slowly lingering. This is a very good Latricières!
2007 Bichot Albert, Latricières-ChambertinApr. 2009
Some reduction with ripe red-fruit aromas – just a little diffuse. Fine tannin that sticks to the mouth, helping prolong the red fruit and savoury finish. I think this is not showing very well…
2005 Boisset Jean-Claude, Latricières-ChambertinApr. 2008
Deep aromas edged with a little dark oak. Some spritz, linear and perhaps not as fat as some but linear and muscular and shows excellent length.
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