Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More from the notes book

2006 Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault-Genevrieres 1er Cru Burgundy France

Nice, rich, young, mineral, quite opulent and complex with some toasted oak nuances, present but not overwhelming, which add flavors and contribute to the overall structure of the wine. The viscous, mineral and textured mid-palate gently expands toward the long finish. A bit young still (kind of weird for me to say that while I normally like my whites to be younger and fresher, yet that is my opinion for this one) but already full of potential and promises. Liked it a lot.

2006 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Cote de Nuits Burgundy France 

Great cherry nose with lovely minerality, classic Gevrey Chambertin mouth-feel,  light to medium bodied yet rich and complex, enhanced by refreshing acidity, combining excellent texture and structure with a very long finish. I loved it. Here again, still very young and ardent, definitely a wine to revisit in a few years. Keep up the good job Mr. Mortet, I love your wines.

"CLIMATS En Motrot Representing a tiny climate of 7,200 square metres, “En Motrot” meaning “little lump of earth” is situated between the church and Château de Gevrey-Chambertin, close to Clos Saint-Jacques and after La Combe Lavaux. Its soils are stony, deep and compact. Au Vellé Au Vellé or “Au village” is situated right next to the church and Château de Gevrey-Chambertin. This climate, previously a clay quarry, is situated on a sleep slope facing directly east. At the bottom the soils are deep with some gravel and clay. At the top they are less fertile and peppered with smaller stones. Sometimes there is a bit of sand. Without a doubt this is one of the great climates among the AOC Villages. STYLE En Motrot offers structure, matter and spicy perfume. En Vellé produces freshness and suppleness. The blend of the two climates produces a wine that is both solid and fruity alike." - courtesy of Denis Mortet website at

2007 Cos d'Estournel white Bordeaux
Light, bright, lemony with a good balance and acidity with aromas and flavors of white and yellow fruit, predominantly zest lemon. Nice and easy, racy and pleasing. Lovely as an aperitif or with Hors d'Oeuvres.

2000 Cos d'Estournel 2eme Cru Classe Saint Estephe Bordeaux France 
More opened on the nose than the last one I tasted, but riper and oaky(er) in the palate. More expressive nose with notes of eucalyptus  menthol, combined to the dark fruit aromas and toasted oak, coffee and bitter chocolate. In my opinion, the wood notes are still too predominant for my taste and need to settle down. In any case, the wine is still very young. It needs to be decanted and will only integrates with a few more years down the road. The classic earthiness and austerity of Saint Estephe also explain the tightness of the tannins too. To be revisited.

To be continued with a few more wines from my notes book...


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