The Morey-Saint-Denis Blanchards 1er cru is another of my favorite wines from Domaine Dublere. In the bouquet complex and transparent layers of red fruits with notes of pomegranate, strawberries and raspberries – spiced with a earthy minerality. On the palate a silky but juicy fruit with layers of pure red pinot aromas – focused and quite refined for this appellation. It’s not a great mineralic terroir but it offers a gorgeous drinkability with it’s lovely fruit and crisp acidity. Get plenty … they seem to vanish from the cellar.… Read the full article →
The Clos de la Roche 1999 from Hubert Lignier is still very youthful and a real powerhouse. In the bouquet intense dark fruits, cherries, liquorice, oriental spices and a hint of sous-bois. On the palate quite dense and dark fruit, it’s rich but also quite rustic with abundant tannins … really need time to unfold. Love the weight and minerality … but it is a very muscular wine currently. A big but classic Clos de la Roche … old school Hubert Lignier at it’s best .… 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.
Th Clos des Lambrays 2002 is showing beautifully and entering a matured stage. The nose is filled with refined red fruit … wild berries – spiced with very delicate notes of sous-bois. On the palate medium bodied with a lovely cool and airy fruit – transparent and very harmonious. The acidity is crisp and adding a lovely nerve and vibrancy to the wine. Love the delicacy and refinement but it’s perhaps slightly on the light side for a 02 grand cru – nevertheless a gorgeous glass of pinot.… Read the full article →
The Morey Saint Denis Clos de la Bussiere 2010 from Roumier is really showing it’s potential. Lovely transparent nose with raspberries, cherries and blueberries spiced by a lovely earthy minerality. On platate very fine intense fruit … transparent .. cool and balanced – so typical for the 2010 vintage. It’s more dense and muscular than the Mugnier Marechale 2010 .. but perhaps lacking a bit of it’s airyness in the fruit. One of the best Bussieres I have tasted … lovely and showing much better than 6 month ago.… Read the full article →
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 →