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2009 Gambal Alex, Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles VignesMar. 2011
From the assembly tank. Very round with a dark, depth of fruit – lovely. Likewise in the mouth, round and begging to be drunk – like an eager to please puppy. Yum!
2008 Gambal Alex, Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles VignesApr. 2010
The aromas are both denser and darker after the bourgogne, also faintly spicy. There’s a little too much gas for too much detail; just to say that it’s fresh, long finishing and slightly creamy. Should be good.
2007 Gambal Alex, Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles VignesDec. 2008
Medium colour. This is a little more concentrated on the nose, fine with darker fruit. Fine tannin on the entry and again a good extra dimension of flavour on the mid-palate. Despite an extra width of concentration this is just a little more discrete than the bourgogne, but perfectly balanced.
2006 Seguin Manuel, Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles VignesJul. 2008
From vines averaging over 60 years-old in the flat part of the appellation., but still red. Again from more than one plot and elevaged in 1-2 year-old barrels. The nose is pure and focused. More forward acidity than the bourgogne, with good fruit in the mix. Mouth-wateringly long.
2004 Gambal Alex, Savigny-lès-Beaune Vieilles VignesMar. 2006
A lovely high-toned nose that mixes floral aspects with tart red-cherry. Again, in common with the whites, this is racy in style with very good acidity coupled to well mannered tannins. Lots of finishing interest here.
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