Bunches of bright red fruits, rose petal and just a hint of cinnamon carry through from the nose to the palate. The exceedingly bright, fresh flavours balance with a depth of flavour and a supple, silky tannin structure. This would be absolutely perfect to drink right away but will also be rewarded by a further one to three years of cellaring, to develop slightly more nuanced flavours.
Fragrant, with a rich silky texture bursting with Morello cherry and Damson fruit- lovely long and balanced finish
Biodynamic since 1997,Rossignol Trapet is a Domaine which has earned a great deal of respect ingrowing years. A perfumed nose, with an added peppery sappiness when tasted a month later. Bright red berries on the palate, which is crunchy and precise. 10to 15% new oak.
It has a slightly earthy nose, sultry when tasted from barrel, with raspberry preserve and subtle iodine scents, almost like a Marsannay. The palate is medium bodied with crunchy blackberry and blackcurrant notes, sprinkled with black pepper and a touch of graphite towards the edgy finish. I appreciate the energy conveyed here, although the edges need to be smoothed down.
Exquisitely pretty Marsannay. Not particularly complex, but that is not the point of this wine, it’s all about pure, unadulterated pleasure. An open, generous array of fruit flavours of damsons and cherries with a floral violet perfume. Soft, generous, and velvety. 30% whole bunch fermentation.
There is more whole bunch (70%) in the 2016 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru les Champonnets, the highest used by the domaine in this growing season. Now this has a very mineral-driven bouquet, terse and linear at first, though the fruit soon comes to the surface—blackberries, briary and a hint of cassis. This is very seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, weight and persistence.
Le Fou' translates to 'The Madman,' as the notion of producing a Pinot Noir in the warmer Languedoc region was thought to be an impossible endeavour. However, the producers have proved everyone wrong with this delightful, fruit-filled Pinot.
Bright ruby red, with upfront aromas of freshly picked raspberries and an underlying savoury leesiness. Fleshy red fruits continue to the palate and are joined by fine tannins and juicy acidity.
This 2017 Nuits-Saint-Georges comes from 2 hectares of vines in this famous Côte de Nuits appellation farmed organically and aged for 14 months in oak barrels, 40% new. Rich and robust with deep, dark and red fruit aromas, evolved spice and dry earthy notes leading onto a medium-bodied, silky smooth and structured palate. Fine tannins and a long, lingering finish round off this delicious, nicely mature red Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits.
Based in Nuits Saint Georges, the Ambroise family estate dates back to the 18th century.and farming organically since 2013.
This Pinot Noire is both unfiltered and un sulphured. The wine has been aged for 15 months in oak casks and is full bodied with great length. Very meaty and leathery, lots of spices and a vaguely medicinal quality. On the palate a dense and plummy style, a touch of roasted cocoa bean, freshening acids.
Located on the Pommard side of the village, Les Angles is a warm site which is always picked first to ensure the grapes do not become over ripe.
WINESPECTATOR / JAMES SUCKLING (92)
The cool essence of red cherry, currant, floral and discreet wood nuances leads to detailed, punchy and precise medium-bodied flavors that possess a silky texture, all wrapped in a sappy and impressively long finale where a hint of cherry pit emerges. Good stuff.