Henri et Georges Jayer Echezeaux 1998. Vines owned by Henri’s brother Georges. 2X with this wine. Richer and fuller in body(than the Jayer Cros Parantoux 1998 drunk alongside) and became silkier, more savory, and more elegant with time in decanter. Arguably not at apogee, although drinking fantastically now. — 15 days ago
As the name suggests this is sourced from 5 different terroirs in Gevrey Chambertin. Red fruits with a rhubarb note, decayed plant matter, forest floor a lovely perfume with a touch of rose petals. A mellow palate showing red fruits with resolved tannins. A great mouthfeel with more substance than you would expect - with depth of flavour and medium plus intensity. One of the best Village red burgundies I’ve ever had. A great vintage from a wonderful wine maker who sadly isn’t with us any longer. — 11 days ago
Very expressive and complex nose of dark fruits, black cherries, an earthy side, the nose shows some age as well as the delicious palate even it is feels still young, rich and full, without excess or being too extracted or too ripe, big caveat is the very ordinary and short finish not worthy of a real Grand Cru. 91-92
Un nez expressif et complexe avec des fruits noirs, cerises noires cuites, terreux, sous bois, montre unpeu d’âge, en bouche aussi, un style plein et riche mais sans exces, beau vin mais sans la longueur d’un vrai Grand Cru. Ne vaut pas le prix demandé aujourd’hui. — 3 days ago
IMO, MG makes one of the absolute best Clos Vougeot’s. This one drank very youthful and primary but all the material is there for this to be a fantastic bottle down the road. It showed much more producer and vineyard than it did the vintage. There was none of the overt greenness that you can often get with 2011’s. Along with Rousseau, Dujac and Tremblay, MG’s 2011’s are very impressive.
After an initial shyness it does reveal itself after a multi hour decant and begins to waft from the glass with aromas of dark fruit, florals and spices. On the palate it’s deep, elegant and pure with fine grained tannins, excellent focus and delineation. But you can tell it wishes to resume its slumber. It often went back and forth from showing great fruit expression to then aromas of woodsmoke and savory herbs. But the herbal qualities are not at all off putting and just add to complexity. I would love to check in on this again with more bottle age. It is clear that it will have a lot to offer those with more patience than me. — 14 days ago
Dark scarlet tawny. Barely translucent. Enticing, deep nose. Notes of raspberries, bing cherries, rhubarb, pepper, menthol and some tart strawberries. Noticeable fruit in the mouth, but it’s holding something back. Feels like it wants to be impactful but it’s too shy to announce it’s presence. Has a nice coolness with a hint of menthol in the nose and finish. There is probably upside in waiting a few more years on these, and if you open one today give it ample hours of decanter time. — 11 days ago
Without doubt, for the loot, Duband is my favorite producer in Burgundy.
This has relaxed and is now ready to drink. Subtly, elegance and grace define the core characteristics of this superb pinot.
The nose is understated, but still presents cedar, smoke and ripe cherries. Great, structured mid palate. Tannins are still prominent. Cinnamon notes and vibrant acidity bring home the excellent finish. This still needs more time in the bottle, and I predict further improvement in the long run. — 3 days ago
Tasted blind. Amber color, translucent and old looking. Sweet perfumed nose. Notes of cola, cherry, old leather, some spice and some old hickory desk. Nice fruit and structure in the mouth. Over the night this gets better and better with more air. Give the looks of it I guessed really old red burg, maybe 40’s. — 4 days ago
We absolutely love these. Light extraction, cherries, crushed flowers, spices, very elegant and well done but not light by any means. Can be had now and provides lots of pleasure. We think a couple more years and it will be even better. Lovely bottle !! — 11 days ago