Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru les Referts 2000, J-M Boillot
Quite a nutty, oaky nose. The palate is quite full-bodied and concentrated with some nice acidity and fruit. Seems as ready to drink as it ever will be. Nice enough, but by no means brilliant.
Barolo Nei Cannubi 1997, Luigi Einaudi
Fresh, red fruit nose. It smells reasonably mature. The palate has loads of acidity, but enough fruit to balance it. It is reasonably complex and quite long. A pretty good, modern-style Barolo.
Volnay Santenots du Milieu 1997, Comtes Lafon
Very Côtes de Beaune nose, red fruit and elegance. It is quite ripe. The palate is lovely and smooth with good fruit and balancing acidity. This is up for drinking and is really rather good. It is not a typical Volnay, it is far too dense, rich and sweet for that, but it is an f’ing triple-A wine.