89 Points

Friday, July 27, 2012 - Mr & Mrs Vinosapien visit FV (Falsterbo): Supertuscan sangiovese nose, or like an oaky brunello. Dark cherry/plum fruit with gravel and a hefty dose of oak with obvious toasty notes. The taste is big and rounded with dark fruits, lots of structure and dry tannins that may have to do with extraction - ten years ago Perrot-Minot used a lot of saignee to concentrate the wines - but most likely come from new wood that wasn't air-dried for a long enough time. The active winemaking sadly masks typicity here (remember that La Richemone is close to the great Vosne-Romanée Aux Malconsorts!) Food - preferrably grilled meat - is paramount to drinkability. When the bistecca fiorentina arrives at the table, La Richemone luckily excels, and is our preferred choice among three quite oaky wines. Well, it wasn't a great vintage and Perrot-Minot have come a long way since those earlier days.

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