Chablis and Burgundy
Garratt Sullivan, Corbally Wines

1. 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 months. Great with a bit of fish.

2. Chablis, Agnès and Didier Dauvissat, 2010Half star
Beautiful, pale, sparkling-clear. Pears, limes, citrus. Beautifully balanced, clean, minerally. Great finish. 4 ha. No oak, 6-12 months on its 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.

4. St. Véran, Maison Lou Dumont, 2011  starstar
Rich, citrus fruit and minerality. Fresh and well-balanced. Needs some more time - maybe 3-5 years? Lovely

5. Pouilly Fuissé, Maison Lou Dumont,  2010 starHalf star
Much 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 value.

6. Bourgogne, Maison Lou Dumont, 2008 
A 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.

7. Nuits St Georges, Old Vines, Maison Lou Dumont,  2008. Half star
Wonderfuly 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

8. Chambolle Musigny, Maison Lou Dumont, Gevrey Chambertin, 2008. starHalf star
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.  starstar
Deep 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. Wonderful.

10. Corton Grand Cru, Maison Lou Dumont, 2001 
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 favourite.

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