Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Chambolle Les Amoureuses 2012

The 2012 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses from Domaine Comte de Vogüé is exuberantly delightful . The bouquet is bursting with refined redberry fruit – delicate notes of strawberries, raspberries and pomegranate – brought forward by an expressive minerality. On the palate layers of almost silky red fruit – so delicate and transparent – with a gorgeous focusing minerality and acidity. Love the balance, tension and energy in this wine, with it’s vibrant pomegranate notes. Very refined indeed… what a beautiful wine.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2027) – Very Fine+ – (94 – 95p) – Tasted 24/10/2014


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Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Chambolle-Musigny 2011

The 2011 Chambolle village from Domaine Comte de Vogüé is a delicate effort. In the bouquet fine red and dark berry fruit – loads of cherries, pomegranate, elderberries, blueberries … fruit driven with a nice filigree minerality. On the palate fruity, transparent – good intensity but still quite lightfooted. A charming effort with a nice transparancy and expression of terroir.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2022) – Very Good – (88p) – Tasted 19/10/2014


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Louis Carillon, Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres 2004

The Carillon Puligny Les Perrieres 2004 is really showing well. The nose is offering matured fruit .. still fresh … with a delightful flinty minerality infused with some spicy citrus notes. On the palate beautifully balanced between structure and richness … very nicely focused by the fine minerality. A gorgeously balanced effort.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink from Now) – Fine+ – (92p) – Tasted 20/09/2014


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Terroir Insight: Domaine de Montille Malconsorts Cuvee Christiane

One rarely see a producer in Burgundy making two different wines from the same vineyard, unless it’s a declassification of young and younger wines.

Etienne de Montille has however decided to make two cuvees from Vosne-Romanee Aux-Malconsorts – one regular cuvee made from two plots inside Malconsorts and a special cuvee made from a 0.4765 ha plot located on the southeastern corner of La Tâche Joly de Bévy – he has named this cuvee after his mother Chistiane .. so it must be something special .. and it is in my view.


So lets go walkabout in the La Tâche outskirts.

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