The Morey-Saint-Denis Les Blanchards 2010 from Domaine Dublere is a lovely wine – but not performing 100% on this occation. In the bouquet red berry fruit – with notes of forest strawberries and raspberries – a disturbing hint of ruhbarb compote – and spiced with a quite playfull minerality. On the palate very juicy and vibrant fruit with fine intensity. It’s nicely focused with a lovely acidity and a good grip from the finely grained tannins. The transparancy is fine with a lovely presentation of the charming quite terroir.… Read the full article →
The Morey-Saint-Denis Les Blanchards 2009 from Domaine Dublere is a lovely effort for the vintage. In 2009 Blair used 50% whole cluster for this wine, to match and structure the very rich fruit in this vintage. The bouquet is offering pure quite delicate fruit – sweet with a candied note – lovely quite cool aromas of cherries and strawberries. On the palate rich and quite lush fruit, well focused by the tannins and a fine acidity for the vintage. It’s a impressive effort for the vintage – very drinkable and quite cool in the fruit.… Read the full article →
The Morey-Saint-Denis Les Blanchards 2008 from Domaine Dublere is a very juicy and transparent wine. In the bouquet crisp red berry fruit with notes of red cherries and raspberries – spiced with a lovely energetic minerality. On the palate very crisp and vibrant fruit with a fine backbone of acidity and minerality. It’s a very transparent and acidity driven wine, with limited amounts of tannins. A very interesting wine with food, as the acidity driven style really open up for some interesting combinations with rich food like seared foie gras.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Roche 2000 from Domine Ponsot is a lovely fully mature wine. The bouquet is open and expressive with red berry fruit and sous-bois – notes of orange and truffles. On the palate mature red fruit – quite rich and transparent for the vintage. It offer a fine complexity and a good display of terroir – but is fading slightly after some time in the glass. A typical 2000 – very harmonious but lacking a bit of focus, depth and energy.… Read the full article →
The Morey-Saint-Denis Les Blanchards 2010 from Domaine Dublere is a true beauty. In the bouquet red berry fruit – with notes of forest strawberries and raspberries – spiced with violets and a lovely playfull minerality. On the palate very juicy and vibrant fruit with very fine intensity on the midpalate. It’s focused with a lovely acidity and a good grip from the fine tannins. The transparancy is outstanding and the presentation of the charming terroir is quite impressive. Tasted after Armand Rousseau Les Cazetiers 2010 – and showed as the better wine on the day.… Read the full article →
I have always been ambivalent about Clos de la Bussiere from Roumier – as it lacks the playfull minerality of the Chambolle wines from Roumier. But when it reach full maturity it really delivers pleasure and drinkability. The 2010 edition offers quite cool red and dark fruits in the bouquet, with notes of red and dark cherries, cassis and hints of forest berries. On the palate slightly on lush and dense side for a 2010 … not displaying ultimate transparancy at the moment.… Read the full article →
The Morey-Saint-Denis Les Blanchards 2010 from Domaine Dublere is very expressive and showing very well. In the bouquet red berry fruit – with notes of forest strawberries and raspberries – spiced with violets and a lovely playfull minerality. On the palate very juicy and vibrant fruit with very fine intensity on the midpalate. It’s focused with a lovly acidity and a good grip from the fine tannins. The transparancy is outstanding and the presentation of the charming terroir is quite impressive.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Roche 2002 from Hubert Lignier is still quite young and undeveloped. It’s made from 35 to 45 year old vines located in the parcel Monts Luisants – and the 2002 vintage is one of the very last made by Romain Lignier who sadly passed away in 2004. In the bouquet cherries and dark berries – but starting to show a few sweet red notes. On the palate quite tight with a fine concentration and length. The fruit is still young, dark and quite backward for a 2002 – with a strong backbone of tannins and acidity.… Read the full article →
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.
The Clos de la Roche 1999 from Domaine Dujac is one of the most impressive wines I have tasted from this fine domaine. It’s still young but starting to unfold the potential it showed from cask back in 2000. In the bouquet blue and red berry fruit – with pure notes of raspberries, strawberries and forest floor. On the palate very airy ripe fruit, perfectly balanced with extraordinary depth. Very pure and cool fruit for the vintage, without the slightly rustic notes found in quite many wines from this vintage.… Read the full article →
The Morey-Saint-Denis Blanchards 1er cru is also one of my favorite wines from Domaine Dublere. In the bouquet it’s offering lovely complex red fruits with notes of red currant, strawberries and raspberries – spiced with a earthy minerality. On the palate a very sophisticated juicy fruit with layers of pure red pinot aromas – focused and elegant. It’s very well balanced and intense with a beautiful finesse. A truly lovely wine.
The Clos de la Roche is the odd one out in the Rousseau lineup – a beautiful wine – but quite different from the Gevrey wines. In the bouquet red and darker fruit notes – dark cherries and forest berries with hints of vanilla. On the palate deep and pure fruit, more roundly structured and finely balanced with a quite powerful acidity and minerality. A beautiful Clos de la Roche in the making.
The Clos de Tart 1990 is now fully mature … but still a somewhat rustic and big wine. In the bouquet fine slightly rustic red fruit with notes of raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, tobacco and leather. It’s not 100% pure as it starts out with some rustic cheasy notes … this do however disappear after some time in the glass. On the palate very good fruit and midpalate concentration, but is still rustic and quite tannic. Is drying a little in the finish – and will most likely not improve with further cellaring.… Read the full article →
The Clos de Tart 2005 is a big almost massive Burgundy. In the nose loads of ripe dark and red fruits – spices, coffee, a earthy note and a quite strong impression of oak. Somewhat closed but still with a powerfull expression. On the palate layers of dense juicy ripe fruit, loads of silky but firm tannins. The oak is quite present also on the palate, but will without doubt be absorbed by this massive wine. A huge slightly rustic and currently not very refined Burgundy that needs time and will offer complexity and good drinking after 15 years or more in the celler.… Read the full article →
The 1999 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru fom Hubert Lignier is an old school Lignier – dark, slightly rustic, pure and with a good terroir expression. In the nose mostly dark fruits, liquorice, and hints of tar. On the palate quite lush, rich and dense dark fruit. Nicely structured with good acidity and a fine underlaying minerality. It’s still very dark with quite some grip from the tannins – After two hours the tannins soften and red fruit notes starts to appear. Need approx 10 years or to reach a matured level.… Read the full article →