Nose has lightly toasted brioche, recently washed lemon, lemon pith, dry limestone, pineapple core and yellow apple peel.
Palate has lime pith, squeeze of lemon juice, slight waxy notes, pulverized limestone and lingering ripe tropical fruits.
Medium finish, feeling like the concentration is coming up short, still enjoyable. 90m decant, we'll see how it evolves over the evening.
(Soured 100% from Meursault, seven separate vineyard plots.)
*R.I.P. Ellis Marsalis, "Bucky" Pizzarelli, Manu Dibango, Bill Withers, Kenny Rogers and Joseph Shabalala. It's been a tough few weeks of losses in the music business. Stay Safe out there everyone. — 3 days ago
Drank this during the CellarTracker Virtual Burgundy Tasting last night via Zoom. My first experience with any of the wines of Domaine Julien. This was a pop and pour situation and I wished I had given it more airtime because this was suuuuuuper primary and tightly coiled. Loads of tart, wild alpine strawberries, like the Smultron you find in a Scandinavian forest, taking center stage. Tongue pricking acidity. Beyond that, there isn’t much more at this stage in development. However, the purity is beyond typical for a humble Bourgogne and a few years in the cellar would do this a great service. I expect better things when the tannins better integrate and secondary characteristics begin to appear. Drink with an extended decant or hold until 2025. — 11 days ago
Vintage 1988 | opened without expectations. It’s a fragrant and delicate Old Lady! Pinot noir 32 years old: a smell with brushwood, truffle and plums. From a modest origin. Surprise, still very drinkable and no odd signs of wine that has passed away. I am lucky. | Paired with pasta porcini. It makes my day. — 2 days ago