Pretty good actually. Generous, savoury and quite deep fruited Burgundy. Some sappy and earthy flavours, not overly complex but very satisfying and well made. Has enough of everything to cellar for a while yet. It was, however, much better on day 1, was starting to oxidise and lose its freshness on day 2.
Really great. Definitely imprecise and fat - very 2009. But so friendly and delicious right now. Beautiful cherry and Citrus. Exotic spices and smoke. Long finish. With blistered shisito peppers the wine felt spicy and explosive. A memorable food/wine combo.
2009 Savigny-les-Beaunes (Vin Vino Wine, Palo Alto, CA): Gorgeous nose, bright red fruit and floral notes. Medium+ bodied, the weightiest in the lineup. Black raspberry fruit with a great, velvety texture. Some fruit skin tannin but not as much as I remember from a year ago. Try one now and put the rest away to sleep awhile.
Nose is completely closed. Wonderful on the palate though, mixed berries, earth, spice, really nice balanced mouthfeel and some grainy tannins give it a rustic feel. Good now, would hope it improves with age.
2009 Cote de Beaunes (Vin Vino Wine, Palo Alto, CA): Pretty nose of red cherries, baking spice and a bit of earth. Medium bodied with medium+ acidity. Tart cherry, warm baking spice, moderate tannins. A tad rustic at this stage but really nice, with great acidity.