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2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Marsannay BlancAug. 2011
Medium yellow. The nose has some very faint bread, a few higher tones and a denser core – perhaps more savoury than fruity. Density, again with a savoury flavour, there’s good acidity yet it seems to stand to the side rather than take command of the core – but there’s also a nice extra creamy flavour in the mid-palate. Quite full, indeed a little dense because the lack of authority from the acidity. Wait 90 minutes and the fruit comes more to the fore and takes on a better focus as the acidity integrates. Plenty of flavour here and eventually balance too – perhaps the screw-cap just needs a bit of aeration. A bit of a bargain.
2009 Guyot Olivier, Marsannay BlancMar. 2011
Ripe and aromatic. This is round in the mouth with nicely understated but balancing acidity. As Marsannay blanc goes, this has much to commend it.
2009 Boisset Jean-Claude, Marsannay BlancJan. 2011
The nose is fuller than the Puligny though still relatively understated. Another lithe wine that slowly widens in the mouth – energetic and flavoursome.
2007 Boisset Jean-Claude, Marsannay BlancJul. 2009
The third vintage for this cuvée. Very pale yellow. High tones, very fine yet an extra depth of fruit aroma. Again there’s a beautiful blend of acidity and sweetness. Finally a small savoury element in the finish – super (again!).
2004 Bourée Pierre Fils, Marsannay BlancJul. 2008
Made from purchased grapes. The nose is just that little bit finer and again with good depth. This is very tasty and has a nice lift to the acidity in the mid-palate. I liked.
2006 Boisset Jean-Claude, Marsannay BlancApr. 2008
50 year-old vines in the south of the appellation, raised in 20% new oak. The nose is wide and high-toned with an underscore of pineapple. Wow – explodes in the mouth! It’s not amazingly long, but it’s very attractive and shows excellent value.
2002 Pataille Sylvain, Marsannay BlancNov. 2004
Just a little oak on the nose to start with. Slightly more estery nose compared with the Bourgogne – apparently this was a very long fermentation, only finishing in June. The palate shows good fat and is carried very well by the acidity. Interesting length with some complexity. If I understood well, this wine also contains a little Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, a cepage de Marsannay if you like!
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