Why Big Red Diary?
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2009 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Vieilles VignesNov. 2011
The round nose has apparent richness and sweetness – just like the palate but here is also a acidity – just enough I think. The flavours cover the tongue with aplomb – long lasting flavour here.
2008 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Vieilles VignesJul. 2010
7,500 bottles – a little also sold to négoce. Patrick is looking for a little floral element in this wine. Medium colour. Depth that is topped by some floral and savoury elements. This is quite mineral in stance, concentrated too and delivers a long finish. Excellent.
1978 Buisson-Charles, Meursault Vieilles VignesJul. 2010
Served blind. As we taste Patrick muses – it’s not a wine for an aperitif, it deserves to be enjoyed with food. Golden colour. There is baked bread – raisin bread – and a faintly smoky aroma. Soft with a very pretty texture and a brulée sweet bread flavour in the mid-palate. Not unbelievably long but apparently still quite young, virile and melting across the palate – it is a beautiful glass – bravo! (For the record I guessed something ‘mid-1980s’!)
2008 Roche de Bellene, Meursault Vieilles VignesJul. 2010
Medium yellow. A faint toast quickly lifts to leave a wide and deep, but never heavy, curtain of ripe but fresh, sweet fruit. In the mouth there is perfect acidity and a sweetness that comes from perfectly ripe fruit. Wide but essentially linear flavours just add a hint of extra creamy width in the mid-palate – there’s no obvious fat here. Good length with still a hint of sweetness. A bottle that on a warm summer day empties very quickly indeed…
2007 Potel Nicolas, Meursault Vieilles VignesJul. 2009
Fermentations were started in oak tanks before being transferred to barrels. Finer, tighter aromas with just a hint of baked bread. Very nice in the mouth – beautiful, really excellent villages (was all I wrote!).
2006 Seguin Manuel, Meursault Vieilles VignesJul. 2008
From a single vineyard near the Clos du Cromin whose vines are 30 years old. The nose is almost tripping out of the glass to meet you. In the mouth it’s a little more understated and shows a subtle but impressive length.
2006 Potel Nicolas, Meursault Vieilles VignesApr. 2008
A bright nose that mixes forward and clean fruit with toasty brioche and faint nuts. Mouthwatering with quite some savoury extract on the mid-palate. Good acidity but today just a little un-knit – needs a little longer in bottle.
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