Poor old Christophe had bust his foot whilst on his bike, so was hobbling around on crutches. I say ‘hobbling’, but he seemed to be moving around faster than me.
This was an amazing selection of wines; the 2008s are studded with a sparkling intensity which will charge these wines with pleasure throughout their lives. I did taste obscenely well on this trip.
Lovely, lovely fruit on the nose, and that fruit continues on the palate. Quite lovely. Yum.
Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Clos de la Bussiere 2008
Bit reduced but again the fruit seems very nice. Its got that Morey fruit/tannin tension. Good acidity and good concentration too.
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Cras 2008
Expressive nose of beautiful fruit. The palate has real elegance and refinement with lovely fruit and great balance. Love that finish, man.
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Amoureuses 2008
The nose is a bit quaquaversal, but the palate has super elegance and is really silky. Great length and purity. Oh yeah, this will be special. Special in a good way.
Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2008
There is a hint of liquorice on the nose, which I rather like. Lots of cherry and generally ripe red fruit there. All the power of a Grand Cru but fresh and delicate. Super lovely.
Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2008
It is a bit subdued on the nose, but you can tell its profound beauty. Super attractive triple plus. Indeed, the palate is so beautiful and harmonious I feel somewhat lost for words. I’m grinning a lot.
Really quite ripe. Incredible fruit. I defy you to find even two more delicious village wines.
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Amoureuses 2007
Ripe again but as sculpted and beautiful as a Sarah-Jane Selwood reconstruction. Silky and smooth tannins, but with bright, fresh acidity. This is sex-tastic.