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2013 Burgundy: Joblot and Lienhardt, first taste from the bottle

First impression: they used not only the same label designer but the same design. It doesn't matter, of course. Actually it lends a certain elegance to the set of eight bottles I have lined up in front of me.

Second observation: every wine is just 13% ABV. OK, so that's neither high nor low for Burgundy but still very welcome these days.

Now the wines: in what order? The Givrys first or the Cotes de Nuits wines? I think that's probably right so, starting with Domaine Joblot, I will try them in this order: Pied au Chaume, Cellier aux Moines, Clos de la Servoisine. Then, Antoine Lienhardt's Essards, Plantes au Bois, Vignottes and, finally, the NSG Charmois.

It's going to be a long night!



Domaine Joblot, Givry 2013 Pied de Chaume 
The entry-level wine from Jean-Marc Joblot and his daughter, Juliette, is light and bright on the (youthful) nose. The palate is more expressive with sweet red fruits. Fairly approachable now, it will be better in another year or two (but that…