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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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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Comte Lafon, Meursault Clos de la Barre 2004

Yes! … this bottle of Lafon Meursault Clos de Barre 2004 is really singing. In the nose fresh matured fruit, citrus driven minerality … with lovely complex notes of hazelnuts on the top. On the palate fresh and vibrant fruit … quite weighty with fine energy and focus. No sign of the 04 dense flavours .. just pure, crisp and delightful matured fruit – lovely juice.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink from Now) – Very Good+ – (90p) – Tasted 24/09/2014


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