Why Big Red Diary?
2 notes
2003 Clair Francoise et Denis, Santenay Clos GenetJul. 2006
Deep colour. The nose obviously 2003 but is broad and interesting, plenty of good fruit and almost an edge of raisin fruit too. Concentrated, and like most 2003’s below 20°C seems quite fresh. The tannin is reasonably refined too. Medium finish but long on value at ~€12 – very strong quality at this level.
2001 Clair Francoise et Denis, Santenay Clos GenetMar. 2006
Medium cherry-red colour, heading to a more ruby hue at the rim. Wide, if fairly diffuse, red fruit covered by some higher tones – given time, a rather good and piercing red berry-fruit note comes through. The fruit is broad-shouldered, less obviously ripe than the ’99, but nicely sweet as it enters the mid-palate and seemingly just a twist of licorice / oak-toast in the finish. Certainly less precise than their 99 Santenay, but still well-made and a bit of a bargain.
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