Continuing my theme that wines do not have to be frighteningly alcoholic to be good I was very pleased with this little number clocking in at 12.5%. It was lovely.
Vosne-Romanée 2002, Domaine Rene Engel
A fresh nose of complex, exotic fruit. It is quite beautiful and stylish. The fruit and minerality of the nose sing a lovely song of integration and balance. The palate is fresh and light, but not short of concentration. It is very long and very classy. This is a really lovely village-level wine.
M. Engel died last summer, on his yacht in Tahiti, just before I attempted to book a tasting chez Engel. He was a great source of affordable Vosne and will be greatly missed.