Sullivan, Corbally Wines
Petit Chablis, Agnès and Didier Dauvissat, 2010
Grapefruit nose. And more grapefruit
in the mouth with loads of fresh acidity and a lovely warmth in the
mouth.Nice mineral finish. .Left on its lees in stainless steel for 6-12
with a bit of fish.
Agnès and Didier Dauvissat, 2010
pale, sparkling-clear. Pears, limes, citrus. Beautifully balanced,
clean, minerally. Great finish. 4 ha. No oak, 6-12 months on
lees in stainless steel. This is outstanding at the price.
3. Chablis, 1er
Cru, "Beauroy", Agnès and Didier Dauvissat, 2010
Pale yellow. Jellied fruit and marzipan.Toasty (but no oak); dense fruit.
Luscious, complex - only starting on its journey. I'd love to try this
in 5-6 years.
2 ha only.
St. Véran, Maison
Lou Dumont, 2011
Fuissé, Maison Lou Dumont, 2010
Rich, citrus fruit and minerality.
Fresh and well-balanced. Needs some more time - maybe 3-5 years? Lovely
more buttery than the St. Véran but lower acidity - perhaps the extra
year? A very fine wine with a lovely, long finish. However, the St. Véran is better
Bourgogne, Maison Lou
clear, pale red. Some fruit gums, decent acidity, hint of something
medicinal. Though it will undoubtedly improve with age I think you can
do better at the price.
Nuits St Georges, Old Vines, Maison Lou Dumont,
fresh with loads of berry fruit and a touch of spice, tannins and a
hint of that maçeration carbonique effect of which I am not fond. Way
too young; wait 15 years or so
Chambolle Musigny, Maison Lou Dumont, Gevrey Chambertin, 2008.
Garnet colour. Violets on the nose. Strawberries
and farmyard; silky, meaty, complex and balanced. Lovely.
9. Gevrey Chambertin, 1er Cru, "Les
Champeaux", Maison Lou Dumont, 2005.
red; much darker than I'd expect from a Pinot noir. nose of berry
fruit, cedarwood and vanilla. Huge extract; full; spice,
farmyard, loads of fruit. Quite alcoholic (13.5%) and showing but that
will probably dissipate with age. Again, needs another 15 years or so.
Corton Grand Cru, Maison Lou Dumont,
Rich ruby. Aroma of prunes. Very complex wine with fresh
mouth feel and a long finish. However, I found it a bit sour. Not my
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