Lovely and clean, very flinty and minerally, crisp fresh citrus notes, very classic. Still tight, great acidity, delicate fruit, brisk and crisp on the palate, elegance but still great ripeness of fruit, persistent and long for a village wine, balanced and yet approachable. A great start.
Montmains 2009 Premier Cru
Quite concentrated minerality, a little deeper in terms of fruit, starting to show the struck-match character but also some lees contact notes. Very fresh and mineralic, a hint of creaminess and vanilla sweetness. Rounder and more generous but also lighter and finer, not the same concentration. More broad. Looking better on the second taste.
Sechets 2007 Premier Cru
Quite expressive nose, rich and fruity with darker mineral notes, slightly floral as well. Citrus moving into stone fruit. Very fine, quite delicate but balanced acids, opulent round texture, richness and some sweetness of fruit, very clean gradual finish. A little smoky as well, quite complex.
Vaillons 2006 Premier Cru
Tight mineral notes with some complex but noticeable green notes as well, green fruit, kiwi skin, delicate citrus notes. Very refined on the palate but full-flavoured, intense texture, explosion in the mid-palate, wonderful balance but also very intense. Dense masculine influence, not creamy or rich but powerful.
Vaillons Vielles Vignes 2006 Premier Cru
Much more refined complex and subtle, quite serious minerality but at the same time brighter with floral fruit. Rich fruit concentration, sweet texture but not necessarily creamy. Unbelievably complex and long, extremely subtle, floats on the palate. Assured expression yet exquisite balance and complexity.
Les Preuses 2006 Grand Cru
Density and ripeness, assured stone fruit notes, minerality shows more subtlety because of expressive fruit. Slightly fuller on the palate, really expressive mid-palate, dried apricot and pear notes, quite full but not at all heavy, long but quite broad on the palate. Difficult to be disappointed with this wine.
Saint-Pierre 2001 Premier Cru
Rich and very complex, ripeness and concentration of fruit still showing on the nose, but developing some bottle maturity characters as well. Still extremely lively, really full expression of fruit, much more subtlety in terms of the texture and sweeter vanilla caramel creamy maturity. Still young amazingly, has so much more to it.
|Jean et Sebastian Dauvissat|