Brick with a pale rim. Classic Pinot nose with a mix of red fruit and rose petals, intermingled with a hint of "farm-yard". Not a complex bouquet, but a very pleasant one. Palate is round and fruity, slightly dry but not tannic, with a slight spicy/peppery feel on the medium length finish. Didn't expect too much from this somewhat unloved GC, but was pleasantly surprised.
Pale crimson, clear and bright. The nose quite muted. As light floral note but that's about all. Opens up totally on the palate. Very expressive, strawberries, blueberries and ripe summer fruits. Little in the way fo tertiary flavours but underneath a note of mushroom beginning to emerge. Light tannin. Fresh and good acidity. Well balanced, harmonious. The finish slightly short but a nicely developing wine.
Colour liquid light burgundy, nose sort of cedar box, taste rather nice - slightly fruity. Have to say that we could not leave it alone. Found it in the wine fridge when looking for something else. Ideal for a quiet night with friends playing bridge if only 2 of you are drinking
1998 Burgundy Grand Crus - Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Singapore, Chapitre de la Printemps (Harbour Grill, Hilton Hotel): Always one of Rosseau's weaker Grand Crus, this was decently good, but certainly not great. Rather clearly identitifable as the Rousseau in the pack once we were told this was a Charmes flight I thought, but the others in the table were so disappointed by the general standard that they guessed otherwise. Nose showed lots of sappy, sweetish red fruit smells, all deep and fragrant, with some meat at the edges. Quite nice indeed. Palate was rather simpler and less layered than the nose suggested though. Again, sweetish red fruit, nice purity, well balanced, but all rather leanish for a Grand Cru. Still though, I appreciated that nice sense of poise and balance on the wine, and the way it was very nicely integrated, transitioning rather seamlessly into a longish, open finish.
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