Wednesday, 28 January 2015

2011 Burgundy - a couple of wines tasted

With the 2010s from Domaine Joblot all but finished, I thought a tasting of the 2011s advisable. The Cellier aux Moines was tasted shortly before Christmas (excellent fruit, quite tannic so needs an hour or so to breathe - hmmm) and there is so little of Servoisine left there was no point in trying this now so I have just popped corks on the other two Premier Cru reds from this superb estate.

First impressions: slightly muted on the nose, especially the Bois Chevaux. Both wines (I am also tasting the Clos Marole) are remarkably tannic for the vintage in Givry and this is having the effect of masking the fruit a little. That said, the Bois Chevaux has a remarkable texture and the fruit of the Clos Marole is clearly good. I need to give them a little more time to open up...

Looking back on my notes from nearly two years ago, I see I should have re-read them before pulling corks! Bois Chevaux reads: 'Firmer than other crus, Bois Chevaux' ethereal character will come to the fore in another 3-4 years. For now, the wine is closed down revealing little fruit but a magnificent texture.' Not much has changed yet!

I confess I am slightly surprised by this tasting. Other 2011s are really quite forward (I have finished off 2011s from other Givry estates!) and these haven't even started.

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