Dark garnet colour, maybe some browning. Typical Pinot profile, but on the darker fruited side reflecting the warmer vintage: blackberries, cherries and undergrowth. Some heat on the finish. Good wine but not super complex - it is only a Bourgogne after all. Still somewhat youthful, but I'm on the fence as to whether this will improve or become more alcohol dominated with a couple more years in the cellar. We'll see.
On the first day a bit unnevingly fruitful, disjoint, ripe, dark and smokey. Still very juvenile. On the second day still a ripe kind of Pinot. Pretty much a 2009er. However far more integrated. I had cherry coke, dusty dark chocolate, some dried beef and hints of assorted, slightly brown appearing, herbs. If you are not into hyper fruitful Pinots, I suggest to give it some air. It will benefit! First day: 84 P, second day 87 P
Clear, Med Ruby, rim going to a slightly watery rim Med+ Intensity, Youthful Vibrant Red fruit of Raspberry Jam [Good not Jammy], with a med intenstiy dark meatiness mixed with savory notes, and Floral undertones Med+ Acid, med Body, med- Tannin, Med/+ Intensity, Med+ Finish Dark Red Cherry mixed with some raspberry, cocoa undertones and hints of flowers
Light garnet colour. Pretty nose - undergrowth, mushrooms and red berries. The palate is balanced, but it was initially dominated by woody, greenness that I didn't like, but this went away with about an hour of air. Nice wine. I am optimistic about its potential to age. I had the 2006 of this wine at the 5 year mark and it was going strong. Looking forward to dipping into the rest of my supply over the next several years.
Ripe dark fruit, rose petal, a hint of meatiness. On the palate, similar to the nose, with medium bodied, silky tannins, medium finish. Slightly extracted for my taste and could use a bit more freshness. Drink now, at peak.
C: med+ ruby A: med/to med+intensity, youthful Dark Savory notes so interesting it draws you into the glass. licorice but take away that sweetness, a Dark floral note maybe. dark mineral T: dry, med+ acid, med+ body, med+int, med tannin, medtomed+finish Dark Chocolate, Bright Dark Red fruit, more of that dark savory note
Conc: Solid AC Bourgogne wine will buy more if not sold out
France 2011 - Côte d'Or; 7/8/2011-7/13/2011 (Beaune): Tasted at the Domaine. This cuvee sees approximately 15-20% new oak and 50% of the bunches were destemmed. The vines were planted in 1922. This has a very nice nose of dark fruit, spice and floral notes. Deep and ripe flavours with good acidity and a fairly long earthy finish. Nicolas says this cuvee is always deeper and more complex than regular Bourgogne level wines and I would agree. This will be even better in 3-5 years. Very good. 88+