This is wonderful, especially for Burgundy at this price point. Much better than what i recall from previous three bottles. Wonderfully fragrant, floral yet intense. Fresh, fruity. Lot's of Fs! :) This seems rich and almost New World like yet very Burgundy. What has happened here? I would not have guessed 2007 or even village level. I would probably have guessed a 2002 1er Cru, possibly even a good Vosne?! Maybe I'm just having a very good day! ... I was only planning on half a bottle with Thursday evening dinner but so enjoyable I had to finish it off! I've figured out now that is it just very balanced, between fruit, oak, lightness that you expect in Burgundy especially 2007 yet a richness and intensity you like in New World, without being heavy. Absolutely à point.
Popped and poured and drank over 45 mins with chicken with tomato & herb and later cheese (brie and cheddar). Went well with both. Cherry, floral. Not given enough air for earthy flavours to develop as before. Good value in a Burgundy context. Following day (inert gas, fridge): this has lost its fruit and delicacy and is almost cooked or oxidised - hasn't kept well. The acidity also seems quite low. However this could be because I am drinking it following a very high-acidity and fresh 2010 white Burgundy - which is probably making this one-day old pinot noir taste much less fresh than expected. A little later with air and at a higher temperature (18C) there are some remnants of pinot noir. However this doesn't seem to keep well after opening. An excuse to drink the whole bottle next time!
On its own, just opened, 15C: nice creamy cherry but tight and seems quite young. Needs air. .. Opens up nicely with air (45 mins), food (mushroom soup, then roast chicken) and at 17C. Lovely creamy cherry, savoury but some nice oak influence and a faint hint of earthiness. Then closed down for half an hour, fragrance receded and palate was a very obvious oak. Then suddenly (two hours from opening) this really opened up, seeming to fall apart a little into a sour-sherbet mix, sweet cherry, earthy. Cherry starburst? Really interesting seeing a pinot noir 'turn' while in glass. This seems to be similar to previous experience looking at tasting note from last July.
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