Gay Michel

1999 Gay Michel Savigny-lès-Beaune Les Serpentières

By on December 01, 2006 #asides

Medium-plus ruby-red. The nose is forward and deep but to my taste unfortunately pruney – though there is a core of red fruit. The wine is concentrated and well textured – there’s plenty of wine here, ripe and sweet but again there’s that rather blocky, pruney element in the mid-palate, some raisin too. As said, there’s a lot of wine here, unfortunately I don’t like it very much…

1999 Gay Michel Aloxe-Corton

By on September 01, 2006 #asides

Medium red, still with a twist of cherry colour. The nose bounds from the glass, wide, quite high-toned and with a sweet cooked apple centre. Rather forward acidity that needs just a little helping density than is apparent. The flavour is found from the mid-palate onwards but mingles with slightly bitter tannin. Length is good, just a suggest of dried currants. Reading this note, I think I’ve made the wine sound less appealing than in reality it was, but overall it seems to need a little more density to balance the structure – perhaps it has already peaked(?)

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