TNs: 2014 Roulot Monthelie Rouge, 2018 Lapierre Julienas

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TNs: 2014 Roulot Monthelie Rouge, 2018 Lapierre Julienas

#1 Post by jason stein » March 6th, 2020, 8:03 am

Had these a few nights ago at Charlie Bird.

The 2014 Roulot Monthelie was one of the more shut down 14 red burgs I've had recently, but tons of depth. Darker berries, lots of sour cherry. A bit of a floral, high-toned, reductive thing going on reminiscent of the whites. On the palate very primary, high acid. Surprising amount of structure. This one will be better in 5+ years, really well-crafted.

The 2018 Lapierre Julienas was easygoing with riper, darker fruit but a lighter body. Not much tannin, a bit of "natural" funk, quite ripe. Some acid but not enough to balance the fruit, leaving this a bit flabby. The label says 13.5% abv but I wouldn't be surprised if it were higher. Unfortunately what I had feared for a 2018, lower acidity and riper fruit leading to an almost jammy character in this wine. Not unpleasant but not my style.

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