The one producer I managed to visit on the abbreviated trip. All of the wines were barrel samples of 2006. Anne Gros commented that the 06 vintage had a lot of charm. I could see that, I also thought the wines were quite pure and refined.
Bourgogne Rouge Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2006
Prickly, slightly green nose. Nice fruit on the palate. For such a minor wine this has a degree of refinement. Nice.
Bourgogne Rouge 2006
Better fruit here, some blackberry. The palate is a bit spikey but again there is some nice fruit. Once again there seems to be a degree of refinement and charm with some reasonable weight for a Bourgogne Rouge. Very good for what it is.
Chambolle-Musigny Combe d’Orveau 2006
Very elegant fruit, raspberries. The palate is very elegant, too, with good harmony and plenty of charm, nice fruit and good acidity. A very pretty village wine.
Vosne-Romanée les Barreux 2006
A bit gassy. Nice blackberry fruit on the nose. Quite a complex palate with a good interplay between fruit, minerality and tannin. Good length and concentration, too. Very nice indeed.
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru le Grand Marpertui 2006
The nose explodes with exotic fruit and flowers. Very complex indeed. It is quite tannic, but the fruit is very elegant and refined. Lovely acidity. Great length. This is a really serious wine that is utterly delicious.
Richebourg Grand Cru 2006
An extra-ordinary nose of exotic fruit with hints of liquorice. It is so complex with real old vines concentration. The palate has a great texture and lovely, lovely fruit. It is very long and again shows real refinement and charm. This is truly fine wine.
Hautes Cotes de Nuitrs Blanc Cuvée Marine 2006
Very ripe pear fruit nose. Some weight to the palate. Acid not too high. Reasonably pretty.
Bourgogne Blanc 2006
A surprising amount of depth and concentration on the nose. Same on the palate, too. It has a tiny bit of residual sugar which makes it seem a touch fat. Nice, though.