Hubert Lamy, Saint Aubin Clos de la Chateniere 2012

The Saint-Aubin Clos de la Chateniere 2012 is in my view a step up in quality and mineralic complexity from Chez Edouard. In the nose delicate and pure fruit .. notes of pear, citrus with hints of exotic orchard fruits and white flowers … and spiced with a powerful yet quite filigree minerality. On the palate intense and powerful with a lovely nerve and mineralic tension. It’s focused with a long mineralic finish. Love the purity, energy and nerve … very impressive.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink From 2021) – Fine – (92p) – Tasted 17/03/2014 at the domaine.

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Comte de Vogue, Bourgogne Blanc 1999

The Bourgogne Blanc 1999 from Vogue is approaching full maturity. The nose is complex with notes of matured yellow fruit – hints of acacia, citrus, hazelnuts and apple – lifted by a chalky and stony minerality. On the palate still quite crisp with a medium weight midpalate fruit … matured but still vibrant and fresh. The finish is well defined and focused with a lovely display of minerality. A harmonious and mature white Cote de Nuits  …. love the minerality … a both lovely and interesting wine.

20120311-111932.jpg(Drink from Now) – Very Good – (90p) – Tasted 09/04/2014

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Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne Romanee 2010

The Vosne Romanee 2010 village from Sylvain Cathiard is a truly delightful wine … and still quite accessible. The bouquet is crammed with layers of refined fruit – notes of red berries, violets, peony rose and a discrete minerality. The palate is offering a rich, pure and silky display of cool pinot fruit. It’s very refined and harmonious with it’s finely grained tannins and sophisticated fruit – but not quite as focused as some of the single vineyard village wines. A beautiful and refined village – just love the delicate Vosne expression in this wine. Very impressive indeed.

20120309-125513.jpg(Drink from 2023) – Very Good+ 90p – Tasted 04/04/2014

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