Cyprien Arlaud seems to be making better wine each year. This is quite good as his wines are very affordable. A good address.
Morey St. Denis 2005
Quite a pretty nose of fruit. It is a bit reduced. The palate is nice, though, with good fruit and reasonable length.
Prettier fruit and the Morey. Again it is a bit reduced. Palate has really good fruit, nice acidity and a charming finish.
Good concentration of fruit on the nose. Sexy tannins on the palate, quite sophisticated for a village wine. Nice.
Morey St. Denis Premier Cru Blanchards 2005
More concentration than the village wines. It has good complexity. Nice length. Very Morey. I like its vineyard character.
Morey St. Denis Premier Cru Millands 2005
This is really Morey-ish as well. Very perfumed with lovely, clean, pure fruit. Good tannic structure and nice fruit on the finish. Very nice.
Morey St. Denis Premier Cru aux Chezeaux 2005
This is quite a pretty wine, almost Chambolle-y. Nice length and the fruit, tannins and acidity are in good harmony. Nice.
Morey St. Denis Premier Cru Ruchottes 2005
Lovely perfume of dark, ripe fruit. Smells yummy! Great fruit integrated with lovely, ripe tannins. This is quite a serious premier cru.
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Noirots 2005
Now this has a pretty, charming nose. It is quite mineral too. It has a light, refined palate that shows good fruit. Nice Burgundy! Pretty Burgundy!
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Sentiers 2005
Nice fruit and whilst it shows good density it remains elegant. This is quite delicious.
Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru aux Combottes 2005
Very ripe fruit on the nose, clean and pure. It has good minerality, very good concentration and some refinement. A really good Gevrey.
Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2005
A really super-concentrated nose of ripe fruit and minerality. The palate has density too. Very ripe fruit is there. This is really delicious.
Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2005
A really charming nose of ripe cherries. It is quite mineral too. A really pretty palate of lovely fruit. It has concentration and length, but it is very charming.
Clos St. Denis Grand Cru 2005
Much concentration here, but the fruit is really very pretty. Very fragrant. The palate shows real concentration of fruit and is very long. Top bunny Clos St. Denis.
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2005
A very powerful, expressive nose. Loads of dark fruit. This was tasted from a new oak barrel, but it has the density of favour to hold the oak well. The palate is very dense and concentrated. Good acid and nice ripe tannins. A serious wine.