The Meursault Poruzots 2008 from Mikulski is a focused and bone dry effort with all the extrovert charm of the 2008 vintage. In the nose citrus infused yellow fruits .. notes of apple, pear, grape … spiced with a tremendous mineral note from the lovely terroir. On the palate very focused with a fine midpalate weight and a long mineralic finish. Love this terroir with it’s crunchy minerality, love the extrovert drama of the vintage and the purity of Mikulskis vinification.… Read the full article →
The 2011 Corton Charlie from Boillot is both gorgeous and impressive. The nose is open and expressive with lovely orchard fruits – notes of apple, pear, citrus – spiced with gun powder, a intense minerality and quite ample oak. On the palate very fine concentration and weight … it’s focused, pure and refined. Love the balance and the rewardingly rich fruit – it’s big and quite powerful but still delicate and focused with a long mineral infused finish. This seems to be a very fine vintage for Charlies … and Boillot certainly nailed this one – a beautiful wine.… Read the full article →
The 2004 Puligny-Montrachet Les Demoiselles 2004 from Domaine Guy Amiot is in a beautiful spot. In the nose lovely complexity with notes of apple, pear, hints of hazelnuts and oak. On the palate crisp and balanced with a lovely delicate fruit and a very fine supporting minerality. The display of terroir is quite impressive in the long mineral driven finish. Very refined for the vintage … with a lovely freshness and balance. Will keep but is delightful now … a gorgeous Puligny 1er cru.… Read the full article →
The Corton Charlemagne 2012 from Domaine Dublere is a gorgeous effort. In the bouquet rich orchard fruits with notes of pear, pineapple and citrus – supported by a crisp and focused minerality. On the palate rich and almost opulent fruit – beautifully balanced by the powerful minerality and the very crisp acidity. Love the balance and the expressive fruit – it’s a quite charming and forward Charlie – but still very precise and focused with impressive length and intensity. A very fine wine in the making.… Read the full article →
The Chassagne Chenevottes is a somewhat deeper and more dense than Les Chaumees. The bouquet is slightly closed and reduced/yeasty at the moment – but with underlying notes of white orchard fruits and a citrus infused finely grained minerality. On the palate quite deep and intense fruit – a bigger wine than the Chaumees – but perhaps lacking a bit of the energy and tension found in the gorgeous Chaumees. This is nevertheless a fine Chassagene in the making.
(Drink from 2020) – Fine (90 – 92p) – Tasted 12/09/2013 from cask.… Read the full article →
The Chassagne Les Chaumees is a mineralic powerhouse … a beautiful terroi driven wine. In the bouquet rich white orchard fruits, with a quite stony minerality and citrus notes. On the palate a lovely rich and deep fruit – excellent acidity and a very crisp minerality. Love this wine with it’s crystal clear fruit and powerful minerality – this is how Chassagne should be – bravo!
The Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Terre Blanc” is a charming effort. On the nose slightly aloof and reduced, with notes of melon, pear and different citrus aromas. On the palate quite rich and outgoing but framed by the slightly edgy minerality from the Cote de Nuits terroir. The rich 2012 fruit really suits this wine – a good effort.
The Savigny Les Vergeless is a lovely effort from this appellation. In the nose lovely orchard fruits, crisp citrus notes and a nice chalky minerality. On the palate quite rich and opulent fruit – balanced perfectly by the lovely acidity and the interesting minerality. It’s very focused and long for this level. I know … white Savigny!! … but give it a chance – it’s a bargain.
The Bourgogne Blanc 2012 is a very charming wine for this level. The nose is offering quite expressive notes of ripe orchard fruits balanced by a lovely citrus notes and hints of minerality. On the palate rich fruit for this level finely balanced by the crisp acidity. A truly lovely Bourgogne Blanc.
The 2007 Batard-Montrachet from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti is a sensational wine – and among the best white Burgundies I have tasted. The bouquet is crammed with orchard fruits – very intense but still cool, crisp and airy with a beautiful supporting mineral note. It’s young but the complexity is nevertheless stunning. On the palate very intense and beautifully structured by the very precise and powerful 2007 acidity. Layers of fruit on the midpalate supported by a vibrant and firm minerality – incredibly well balanced and long.… Read the full article →
The 2002 Meursault Clos des Ambres is slightly introvert and reserved. It’s made from the village terroir En l’Ormeau – old vines with a average age of more than 50 years. The nose is offering notes of apple, gunpowder … slightly backward and austere. On the palate very focused with a quite powerful acidity for the vintage – it’s tight and slightly lean. Is not really in decline … but think it had more charm and nerve three years ago.
First white from Louis-Michel – from the newly acquired vineyard Clos des Grandes Vignes in the southern Nuits-Saint-Georges. The wines were re-grafted with Chardonney in 2010 – so this is a fairly new vineyard for the whites. Around 35% new oak is used. The bouquet is quite expressive with notes of pear, melon and citrus – the oak is present but delicate and the finely grained minerality is showing well. On the palate crisp and pure fruit, a fine midpalate weight and richness – supported by the fine broad minerality and the crisp acidity.… Read the full article →
The Bourgogne Blanc 2011 from Comte de Vogue is showing beautifully. In the bouquet lovely pure and crisp white fruit – with notes of acacia flower, pear and a quite intense citrus infused minerality. On the palate quite rich fruit supported by a crisp acidity and the slightly edgy but filigree minerality of the big Musigny terroir. The harmonious and fruity vintage really suits the powerful terroir – producing a lovely crisp mineral driven wine – with a lovely pure fruit supported and balanced perfectly by the discrete oak.… Read the full article →
The 2000 Meursault Clos de la barre from Comte Lafon is now reaching maturity. In the bouquet mature yellow fruit with notes of pear, almonds and a citrus infused minerality – discrete hints of belle de boskoop and coffee, On the palate zappy acidity and a lovely mature fruit – focused with a lovely minerality. It’s complex and harmonious with a impressive length and focus for this level. A perfect bottle of a very good wine – immensely delightful.
The Bourgogne Blanc 2011 from Antoine Jobard is a very balanced and harmonious wine – made from the three village climates Sous la Velle, En l’Ormeau and La Monatine. The bouquet is fresh and youthful with pear and some more exotic elements of peach and mango – spiced with a discrete minerality. On the palate very harmonious with a fine and delicate fruit and a very nice minerality for this level. Is lacking some weight compared to the 2010 – but a lovely glass of Meursault ..… Read the full article →
The Meursault Les Vireuils 2010 is a gorgeous Meursault village. In the nose crisp citrus infused fruit and minerality – slightly floral and quite expressive. On the palate very pure and quite rich fruit …. long, focused and concentrated for this level. Love the balance and intensity – a quite stunningly pure Meursault village … bravo!