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2008 Muzard Lucien et Fils, Santenay BeauregardsDec. 2010
Medium colour. Medium width too, and some reduction for the first hour; eventually a nice red dominated-berry fruit and the last drops have a lovely acid-cherry impression. In the mouth there is a freshness that dovetails nicely with the width – again emphasising an acid-cherry note. There was again plenty of CO2 making this almost shiraz-like for thirty minutes or so, but sixty minutes in there was no mistaking the provenance of this wine. More elegant and finer than the Maladières but equal fun. Enjoyed!
2008 Belland Roger, Santenay BeauregardsDec. 2010
Depth, width and seemingly almost a texture to the nose. Fuller, everything is ‘extra’ versus the previous wines; flavour, balance, structure. This decays with less obvious flavour than the Gravières, but no less length.
2008 Muzard Lucien et Fils, Santenay BeauregardsDec. 2010
From just below Santenay’s windmill. The nose shows pretty red fruits, much redder than the ‘Mouches’, this one does show a little reduction too. Fuller, round and flavour-packed. There’s plenty of tannin and just a little astringency as you near the finish – but no problem – good wine.
2008 Belland Roger, Santenay BeauregardsDec. 2010
Depth, width and seemingly almost a texture to the nose. Fuller, everything is ‘extra’ versus the previous wines; flavour, balance, structure. This decays with less obvious flavour than the Gravières, but no less length.
2006 Belland Roger, Santenay BeauregardsDec. 2008
Medium colour. Higher-toned aromatics, again with a red fruit dimension. In the mouth this is a little more controlled, but there’s still plenty of action, including a burst of interest in the mid-palate before fading into the finish.
1998 Potel Nicolas, Santenay BeauregardsJul. 2004
Medium-plus cherry red. The nose is red – a lovely blend of raspberry and a little strawberry. Straight from the bottle the palate’s a little coarse, but softens with some aeration. Succulent fruit with faintly drying tannin and good acidity. This is a big-fun wine, save it or dunk into a decanter and drink now.
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