Quite a disappointing showing. While the wine had nice complexity the alcohol level was too pronounced. I assume this was chaptilized for the alcohol to show up this much for a 2011 vintage. Loved this producer's 1er cru champonnets Gevrey bottling but for a grand cru level this is not up to snuff. — a month ago
I'll start of by saying that this is going to be a rant - one about intent and expectations. Don't get me wrong, this was a tasty wine but it got me thinking.
This entry-level Bourgogne took 3 days to uncoil itself. Extreme rubbery reduction when first opened, which pervased through the nose and palate. I tried decanting it, mind you, but to no avail. So back in bottle and fridge it went and day 2, it was the same thing. It was only at the end of day 3 when the wine starting unfurling its dark red fruits, smoky, spicy oak, cocoa, and hints of minerality in the finish. The intensity and texture's quite excellent for a Bourgogne. But really... 3 days for a Bourgogne to show itself. To me, that's way too long. In that time frame, it could have well ended up in a volatile mess.
It begs the question of intent: Did the father and son team intend to make a wine like this? Should a Bourgogne be made ready-to-drink? Should I have expected that? Perhaps this was just on the unlucky end of bottle variation. I don't know. Or maybe the question's about reduction - is it ok? Generally, I don't mind it, but there are cases like this where I would have loved to be able to enjoy the wine there and then - where was the copper coin when I needed it 🤣
NB: Third time having this producer, and I think it's just not my cup to tea. Nevertheless, Guillon's been getting quite a few rave reviews. Les Graviers comes from a vineyard just outside Chambolle. Ripe fruit, partial whole-cluster fermentation, a long maceration, and 100% new oak for aging. I guess the winemaking does give an insight on the intent of this wine 🤔 — a year ago
Heard many good things about la petite chapelle. Didnt dissapoint. Silky smooth and a fine line of minerality. Raspberry and redcurrant fruits. Floral but slightly short. Crushed rocks but not as complex. Has spice notes but slightly hollow bitter finish — 9 months ago
Vintage 2011 / tuilé colour rim, half transparant, inviting smell, true to type #pinotnoir with layers: mocca, coffee, autumnleaves, cedar, spicy, impressions of stable, rich and noble. Good acidity and really good balance. Tasted three years ago, has developed excellent. A very sumptuous wine, great to start this year. Noble wine with long aftertaste. Happy New Year! #marsannay — a year ago
Wonderful nose....explosively aromatic. Perfume and bright red fruit. Taste on par with nose, but wine was thin and a little too acidic. But definitely worth it for the olfactory experience alone!! — a year ago
@ pierre et jean — 2 years ago