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.

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So lets go walkabout in the La Tâche outskirts.

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Domaine Prieure-Roch, Clos de Vougeot 2010

The Clos de Vougeot 2010 from Domaine Prieure-Roch is a gorgeous effort and a impressive Clos de Vougeot. The bouquet offer expressive red and dark berry fruit spiced with cinnamon, violets and all spice. On the palate quite weighty midpalate fruit … seems quite lightfooted .. but still power through a set of 2011 top end Bonnes Mares. Love the nerve and the energy in the long and intensely vibrant finish – 2010 is indeed a legendary vintage.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2024) – Very Fine – (94p) – Tasted 24/10/2014

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