The 2002 Aux Boudots from Meo-Camuzet is somehow slightly disappointing. In the bouquet dark berry fruit, raspberries, liquorice and oak with the alcohol slightly forward in the nose. On the palate layers of quite dense and rather dark fruit – still quite restrained by the oak in this otherwise fruity vintage. It’s quite harmonius but still quite backward – and while the attractive sweet primary fruit has disappeard the oak and tannins are still very much present – was in my view better a few years back.… Read the full article →
Good+ (87 – 88)
The Meursault Sous la Velle 2010 from Anne Boisson is a quite lovely Meursault. The bouquet is open with aromas of apple and pear – notes of acacia flower and citrus. Quite intense on the palate with good crisp fruit, and a nice minerality. It’s a harmonious wine offering good drinkability and pleasure – but not a match for the 2010 village wines from the top producers. A lovely and quite elegant Meursault with no complications.
Lets face it … I’m not a big admirer of the Pernand Vergelesses terroir – but this effort from Mongeard is actually a quite lovely wine. The Pernand Vergelesses Les Vergelesses 1er cru 2010 from Mongeard-Mugneret is a very expressive and straight forward pinot. In the bouquet cool red fruit – raspberries and forest strawberries – with a clear hint of both the domaine style and origin. On the palate juicy red fruit – a quite good concentration – lovely balance with a firmness from the terroir.… Read the full article →
The Gevrey Chambertin 2010 village from Dujac Fils et Père is indeed a little beauty. The bouquet offer red berry fruit – pure and crystal clear red fruit – with notes of cherris and forrest berries. On the palate pure cool pinot fruit with a impressive transparancy and a quite vibrant energy. It’s medium bodied with a good focus and length. The finish is focused with a good display of terroir. Does not have the weight of the domaine wines from Dujac, but the crystal clear transparancy of this wine is impressive – a lovely wine … perfect for a light lunch.… Read the full article →
The Vosne Romanee 2011 is a really beautiful village wine. In the bouquet lovely Vosne spices and a fine expression of forest berries. On the palate lovely pinot fruit with a core quite sweet and lush red fruit – good energy and nerve. It’s well balanced with a good backbone from the fresh acidity and a good minerality. A lovely Vosne village in the making.
The Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru 2006 from Domaine Dujac is not showing well at the moment. The bouquet is rather closed with dark somewhat stewed fruit notes. On the palate quite tight dark fruit, again with slightly stewed notes. The volatile acidity seems slightly high – like in quite a lot of other 2006 wines – but is at a acceptable level. Need time unfold some red fruit and complexity .. good/very good rather than fine.