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Wine group at A.D's 26/04/2010 (TNB)

Recent wines 24/04/2010 (TNB)

The Diary - April 2010

Wine group at A.D's 26/04/2010 (TNB)

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Recent wines 24/04/2010 (TNB)

  • Chablis 2008 (Domaine de Chaude Ecuelle) A new producer at Raeburn Fine Wines - Chablis Village is not an easy appellation from which to find something rewarding. But this is nicely dry, uninfluenced by new oak and has a pleasant hint of minerality. It's clean on the palate with none of the showy in-your-face presence of something trying to be what it is not. Just what you would hope for (but not often get) from a village Chablis. *** even
  • Savigny-les Beaune 1er cru Les Vergelesses 2001 (Jean Boillot) Quite a lot of oomph and decently concentrated, but this has a woody edge for me that I do not like so much. "Aromatic deviation" (the non-fatal version of pox), or is this just how it is? I have mixed feelings on this. Just ** at least for this bottle.
  • Barbaresco Montestefano 2004 (Rivella Serafino) Very pure and tarry, bags of succulent tannins. The real thing, I think. This will surely be excellent drinking in a couple of years. Perhaps even ***(*)
  • Morey St Denis En La Rue de Vergy 2001 (Lignier-Michelot) My last few bottles of this came to light while organising the cellar. It's quite high-toned, decidedly mineral, and generally scrumptious. I think I like this as much as the good but slightly less focussed wines that I have tried from the more prestigious vineyards of this producer. Perhaps I just like the intellectual quality of wines from further up the hill. ***
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 24/04/2010   Return to top