Vincent Dancer

M. Dancer has only been making wine since the 1996 vintage; he seems to have got very good at it very quickly. Like Roulot his wines have a definite house style, polished and very detailed. This was the first time I tried his wines and I hope to be able to do so many times in the future.

Meursault Corbins 2005

Very ripe nose. The palate is quite round, but has good acidity. It is quite balanced for a voluptuous wine.

Meursault Grand Charrons 2005

Very mineral nose. Again the nose seems quite round and fat. Real complexity here. Very stony. Nice length. This is quite a grown up village wine.

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot ‘Tete de Clos’ 2005

A very rich, stony nose. Real concentration and intensity. Rounder than the Meursaults. This is lovely. Long, round, intense and charming.

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru la Romanée 2005

Again this is quite a dense, intense wine. It also seems quite detailed and precise. This is a bit special.

Meursault Premier Cru Perrieres 2005

Still fermenting. Difficult to judge but it seems quite mineral to me.

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2005

Really mineral nose. It smells very detailed. It is very concentrated and detailed on the palate. Very long. Real complexity. Very stylish. Excellent.

Bourgogne Rouge 2005

Nice fruit, seems ripe enough. Good tannins. Even some length. Perfectly drinkable.

Beaune Rouge Premier Cru Montrevenots 2005

Bright and fruity, but good concentration for young vines. Shows a bit of heat-stress, but it is a nice drink.

Pommard Perrieres 2005

Village-level wines just below the Clos des Epeneaux and you can tell it by the fruit and slightly spicy character. Nice structure for a villages. It is pretty good.

Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Premier Cru Morgeot 2005

Lovely fruit and a good mineral character. Very clean. It is quite complex with good length. This is really quite good.

Pommard Premier Cru Pezorelles 2005

Very clean, fresh fruit. It is nice and ripe. It also has a good spicy character to it. Good complexity. Good length. Good wine!

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2004

Again this has real definition and focus. It smells really complex. It tastes really complex, too, with brilliant length and a lovely, detailed texture. This is superb. Brilliant Burgundy.

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