Why Big Red Diary?
8 notes
2008 Roche de Bellene, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesJul. 2010
From 80 year-old vines. Very good colour. Aromatically there’s a good depth of red fruit. Riper than the bourgogne, the fresh fruit is backed by plenty of structure.
2008 Labet Pierre, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesJul. 2010
Blanc. François’ ‘baby Charlie’ – 300 metres from ‘vrai Charlemagne’. The aromatics are denser here. This wine is fuller than the Tillets but sizzles along on very good acidity – lots of dry extract here. I like this – lots to recommend here.
2008 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesApr. 2010
Nice to fine a wine with a red-fruited nose in this vintage. In the mouth even if it’s not so deep there is good width and a lovely flavour in the mid-palate. Balanced and with a good finish.
2006 Dubreuil-Fontaine, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesMar. 2009
MOre compact but denser aromatics – rather impresses. There’s real depth here and the fruit has a sweeter profile. Quite understated structure but good balance. Super.
1997 Jacob Lucien, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesAug. 2007
Pale gold colour. The nose remains rather understated, majoring in high-tones. Soft texture with lowish acidity but seems nicely put together. Quite nice.
2002 Potel Nicolas, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesMar. 2006
Drunk to follow the Bichot village Savigny. Medium-plus cherry-red colour. The nose is initially more about forest floor than fruit, even a concern about taint, but it doesn’t develop on either the nose or palate, eventually (2+ hours) good, high-toned red fruit. The palate is less about the austere precision of the Bichot, and more about an earthy (from a texture perspective) and exciting complexity of sweet fruit – exactly the same contrast as in these two producer’s 2004 Malconsorts – grainy tannin and just an edge of blackness, perhaps a hint of toast too on the finish. Frankly the texture makes me think of brett, perhaps how the nose starts substantiates that – perhaps not. Right now this is still a good wine of real value.
1996 Jadot Louis, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesMar. 2003
Deeper colour than most of the 2001’s. The reserved nose still shows deep black cherry. A black fruit flavour profile – blackcurrants. The tannins and acidity are very similar to the 2001’s. Still very young.
1989 Morot Albert, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les VergelessesFeb. 2003
Restrained nose still has surprisingly primary berry fruit. The palate has good volume and acidity but is less interesting than the nose. Almost good.
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