absolutely stunning minerality with flinty matchstick and superb salinity. my only concern with the 07 is that the fruit is somewhat shy. im hoping that it rounds out and builds some weight in the bottle, but it has not stopped me from buying as much of this stuff as i can!!!
12 th Burgundy tasting - Whites part I (Rotterdam, Netherlands): Another medium intense straw-coloured wine with a watery rim. While medium-plus intense, the nose is off-putting sulphurous at first, but impressions of peach, buttered toast, a hint of grilled nuts and a pebbly mineral streak soon shine through. The nervous character of the vintage keeps this wine from being full-bodied, as its pronounced acidity lends lift and finesse. Additionally, I really like the tension it imparts onto its impressively concentrated –yet not quite medium-plus intense– mid-palate flavours of again peach, but also citrus, wet pebbles and a cretaceous mineral spine. The latter continues to assert itself on the finish, which adds some fennel seed but also a slight phenolic edge that becomes somewhat bothersome around the 20 second mark.On the whole, this is a well-crafted village, which seems to need just a few years more in the cellar to fully integrate its structure. However, does this bottling see any new barrels? I’ll give 87 points for now, but unfortunately I can’t vouch for the future ....................... TN Mike de Lange!
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