Cracked a 2007 Bouchard Meursault ‘Les Clous’…corked, busted a half of 2000 Bouchard Chevalier-Montrachet….completely oxidised, opened a half of 2007 Blain-Gagnard Chassagne…corked again, I think I’ve pissed off the wine gods somehow. Finally a 2007 Roulot Bourgogne Blanc behaved beautifully with all of its finesse and restraint and crammed with those piercing citrussy things that I love.
A couple of reds of note;
2008 Foillard Morgon ‘Cuvee Corcelette’: This wine is like biting in to a Mirabelle Plum, it is sweet, fleshy and stony. It is a little lighter than the 08 ‘Cote du Py’ but quite beguiling with plenty of red fruits, a little spice and some fruit skin action (think of the smell emitted when rubbing a passionfruit skin). It has a lovely silky texture and finishes fine and lacy.
2001 Roda II Rioja Reserva: Quite dark and unevolved with dark brooding fruits that may be just a half a degree ripe as it comes across as being just a little raisiny. This is modern, creamy and well made with barely a hair out of place. It is an internationally styled red that is pleasant to drink but you find yourself yearning for a bit more ‘Riojaness’ as you make your way through the bottle.