Burguet Alain

2009 Burguet Alain Vosne-Romanée Les Rouges du Dessus

By billn on December 13, 2011

Very high-toned aromas, indeed close to volatile. In the mouth there’s some good tannin that has just a twist of astringency, yet, again, I have the impression that the fruit is rather medicinal and seems a match to the nose. I hope this is an off bottle because it is far from my taste, even before taking into account the price asked…

2009 Burguet Alain Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favourites

By billn on November 26, 2011

There’s spice on the nose, over soil – eventually a core of fruit, dark fruit, builds from the glass, accented with coconut. In the mouth this is pretty wide, there’s a decent amount of tannin too, but in form that offers cushioning rather than abrasion. There’s plenty of extraction in this. The finish is fine enough. I find it a chewy mouthful rather than a wine to contemplate – but there is a place for that too.

2000 Burguet Alain Gevrey-Chambertin 'Tradition'

By on July 01, 2005 #asides

Medium ruby-red colour, some advanced amber at the rim. The nose is far from advanced with a primary and sharp black-cherry effect that eventually becomes a little diffuse. The palate starts with quite a bitter oak element, it softens with time but never completely fades. Good length and sweet fruit with a hint of cream. Drinkable, but merely almost good now, hopefully there will be an upside.

1999 Burguet Alain Gevrey-Chambertin En Reniard

By on July 01, 2005 #asides

Deep core of ruby-red. The nose starts with a burst then settles to a relatively subdued faint top-end and deeper, black-edged cherry, given time the nose becomes purer and redder and very nice indeed. Fresh acidity, very good density and well covered velvetty tannins. The wine is relatively long and quite sophisticated – it’s actually a bit of a smoothie – don’t get carried away though, this is very young – leave it at least another 3 to 5 years, it will be worth it. Easily the nicest Burguet of my aquaintence – a very good villages.

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