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 →
Fine (91- 92)
The 02 Hautes Maizieres from Prieure Roch is a gorgeous effort. In the bouquet red and dark berry fruit .. airy sous-bois, discrete vosne spices with hints of violets and rose petals. On the palate quite intense fruit … lush but still slightly unresolved with a focusing core of darker fruit. Less developed than the last bottle I tasted … need 3 to 5 years to reach a sufficient level of maturity. After one hour the red sweeter fruit becomes more dominant … and the complexity increases … the 02s from Henri Roch are magnificent.… Read the full article →
The Clos des Corvees 1999 has entered a quite matured stage and is showing good form. In the nose organic red and dark berry fruit – spiced with cinnamon, allspice and hints of tar. On the palate quite intense fruit … fine length with a very nice mineral backbone. Love the terriors in the southern part of Nuits-Saint-Georges. A lovely wine … but these wine should not be enjoyed after transport … they need to settle down … in this case the sediments was stirred up, adding a slight volatile note to the wine.… Read the full article →
The Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru 2008 from Pacalet is extrovert and very accessible. In the nose cinnamon, all spice, red berry fruit with notes of strawberries and rhubarbs. On the palate quite rich opulent organic fruit .. openly knit .. with a crisp and powerful underlying acidity. It’s very forward and expressive with a quite intense display of it’s organic low SO2 styled fruit. A lovely wine .. enjoyable now .. but will be even better after 5 years in the cellar.… 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 2000 Ruchottes Chambertin from Domaine Armand Rousseau is a quite delightful effort for the vintage. In the bouquet quite airy red berry fruit with hints of sous-bois, truffle and cinnamon. On the palate expressive and quite juicy fruit with a nice intensity for the vintage. Not a big and dense wine – but harmonious and quite refined with a lovely eathy minerality. Love the energy from the terroir – a lovely 2000 approaching maturity.
Les Fuees 2012 from Mugnier is a step up in complexity from the village Chambolle. In the nose a slight reduction but also a gorgeous red airy fruit and a delicate Chambolle minerality. On the palate a very delicate balance and tension between the energetic fruit and the quite filigree minerality. Really love the expression of this wine – the essence of a true Chambolle terroir.
First vintage of the The Nuits Saint Georges Clos des Grandes Vignes – and it’s a good start. The Clos des Grandes Vignes 2012 is a very refined and harmonious effort. In the bouquet rich red berry fruit with a floral touch, a hint of gun powder and a nice earthy minerality. On the palate rich and refined red and dark fruit – nicely focused by the harmonious earthy minerality and the energetic acidity. It’s a very harmonious and refined wine with a lovely inner energy – will be very exiting to follow this wine.… Read the full article →
Les Suchots is perhaps not my favorit wine from Liger-Belair – but the 2012 version is showing a fine potential. In the bouquet a quite delicate collection of red and darker berries – quite floral (15-20% whole cluster) with the oak slightly more present. On the palate very good focus, a deep fruit and a fine balance from the crisp acidity and the quite powerful ripe tannins. The whole clusters have shaped the wine, and the floral spiciness and delicate fruit aromas of the 2012 vintage also suits the terroir.… Read the full article →
Les Chaumes is surprisingly crisp and energetic in the 2012 vintage – no doubt helped by the 18% whole cluster. The bouquet offer rich confit fruit of red berries – notes of raspberries, forest strawberries drizzled with discrete Vosne spices. On the palate quite weigthy fruit – it’s rich and almost creamy with a beautiful core of red fruit – supported by a lovely acidity. The minerality is there – but not as forward and crisp as in Clos du Chateau – but the expression of fruit is very charming.… Read the full article →
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 Musigny Vieilles Vignes 1970 from Comte de Vogue is a rare treat and a lovely glass of mature Burgundy. In the nose rich and quite expressive red fruit with notes of sous-bois, tar and a hint of mushrooms. On the palate still quite ample fruit for this age – it’s quite juicy and fresh – build on a foundation of strong but refined minerality – a remarkable achievement in this quite average vintage. It is perhaps lacking a bit transparancy and focus compared with bigger vintages – but is drinking very well and offer true pinot pleasure.… Read the full article →
The Morey Les Blanchards 2011 from Domaine Dublere is a very juicy glass of pinot. In the nose red and dark berry fruit – notes of red and dark cherries, pomegranate with a slight hint of blueberries and supported by a nice earthy minerality. On the palate ample fruit – cool and pure – structured by fine ripe tannins and a very nice acidity. Lovely drinkability and balance .. a very beautiful wine.
The Chambolle 1er cru 2011 from Vogue is a lovely display of Chambolle minerality. It’s made from young vines – below 25 years – on the Musigny grand cru vineyard – and this origin gives a special wine. It has some of the muscular minerality of the Musigny, but lack some off the weight, focus and power due to the young age of the vines. In the bouquet lovely red fruit – strawberries, raspberries and pomegranate – displayed with a lovely intense minerality.… 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!
The Chambolle 1er cru is one of my favorite wines from Pacalet – and the 2011 edition is in my view quite adorable. In the bouquet red berry fruit – pure and crisp – with notes of framboise, strawberries, cinnamon and a slight hint of sous-bois. On the palate quite intense fruit – focused – with good support from the finely grained tannins in the long and persistent finish. Love the Chambolle expression, the balance and airyness. A fine effort from PP.… Read the full article →
The Beaune Clos des Ursules 1996 from Jadot has entered a matured stage. The nose offer lovely red forest berries, sous-bois with hints of truffle and citrus. On the palate quite rich and cool fruit with a fine backbone from the citrus infused acidity of the 1996 vintage. It’s very harmonious for a 1996 with rounded tannins and a nice earthy minerality – quite elegant and refined without the somwhat rustic notes found in some 1996s. Will keep 10 years more – but is already a great glass of matured pinot – love the fine match between the rich earthy terroir and the crisp acidity of the vintage.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Marechale 2010 from J.-F. Mugnier is a truly gorgeous wine. The nose is very open with a delightful play between red and dark fruits – strawberries, blueberries, red cherries and raspberries – slight hint of sous-bois. On the palate quite weigthy and muscular, with a beautiful transparancy and balance. It’s intense and offer layers of airy and delicate fruit – quite lightfooted with a lovely display of terroir. By some margin the best Marechale I have tasted – drop dead gorgeous.… Read the full article →
The 04 Bonnes Mares from Domaine Dujac is quite charming for the vintage. The nose offer a lovely range of berry aromas – raspberries, blue berries with notes of forest strawberries spiced with sous-bois – quite refined. On the palate quite rich with a dense midpalate fruit – powerful with fine length. A lovely 04 without the somewhat austere character found in some wines from this vintage. Need a few more years in the cellar to gain further complexity.
(Drink From 2016) – Fine (92p) – Tasted 03/07/2013.… Read the full article →
The Corton-Bressandes 2011 from Remi Poisot is showing fine promise. In the bouquet spicy red berry fruit – intense and rich – but somewhat closed when tasted just prior to bottling. The palate offer rich and weighty flavors – with a nice complexity and length. The fruit is ripe and lush with a matching backbone of finely grained tannins and minerality. A muscular but quite charming wine … very typical for the terroir.