Tasting. Floral start with good orchard fruit. Palate shows good textures and ripe apple and peach flavors. Good acid and minerality help bring good textures and length. Well done for its level and price.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet
Tasting. Floral start with big, ripe fruit aromas. Fruit-driven overall with good balance and acidity in support. Very good for its level, but a tough wine to buy when I see it priced at $60 or higher on Wine Searcher.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Tasting. Floral aromas to start with ripe stone fruit. Powerful peach and apricot flavors, very ripe and fat, along with some apple hints. Moderate acidity and length vs. other vintages of this same wine. This will probably be best to drink young while holding its 2007 and 2008 counterparts in the cellar.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
Wine tasting. Also showing ripe peach aromas with some apple in background. Palate also quite ripe but with good overall balance, acidity and textures, coming together for a finesse-driven finish with good length.
France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Maranges 1er Cru
Tasting. Black fruit aromas, very dense. Same on palate, very firm and highly structured. I don't know exactly what to expect from Maranges 1er, but this will need at least 5 more years resting in the cellar.
Tasting. Very bright red cherry aromas, accompanied by some black cherry as well on the palate. Ripe fruit with good structure and overall balance. Vibrant and long for its level. Very good Villages level.
Tasting. Slightly floral with lean strawberry and red cherry aromas. Linear and precise on palate with similar fruit, a bit simple for now but good substance, length and textures for its level. Better in a few years.
Tasting. Lush and super ripe red fruit with blue fruit hints. Modest spice. Good overall start on palate with moderate length and density, but another very good Villages. I slightly preferred the Chambolle VV also just tasted.
Wine tasting. Jammy black fruit aromas with huge intensity. More interesting and restrained palate shows the same black fruit, but with good acidity, lovely tannins and overall good balance, seeming to soften and become more elegant towards long finish.