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Côte de Beaune

I thought I’d randomly open the first of this case, since other 2009s I’ve recently had have been very appealing. This too is showing …

This was an exam example that didn’t arrive in time for an open tasting, so I just opened it for pleasure. A fully-mature – …

Drank just a couple of days after opening J. L. Chavy’s Perrières, and in a line-up of 3 Puligny 1er Cru 2011s, alongside Referts …

Opened just because, and I’d say this is in early-mid maturity. Another 3-5 years for my 2nd bottle, perhaps. Classic Puligny, I think, and …

Bought en primeur, and finally opened the 1st of 6 in 2014. Has the ripeness and somewhat moderated acidity of 2005 whites, but still …

But this was the star of the show – maybe not £88 great, but really showed its class. Fennel herb, celery, cream, chalky, lees, …

Similar fennel, cream and yellow fruit profile, broadly, as the 1er cru, but without such fruit intensity or length. Oak further in the background, …

The hit of Christmas – a lovely elegant yet deep, minerally yet with some fruit, savoury yet creamy. Very satisfying. I think the cool, …

Given the comparative ripeness of the 2005 vintage, this is a bit of a lean, mean, minerally Puligny. Mid gold. Dry, smoky, ‘gunflint’, mineral-led …

A slightly ‘hard’ streak of acidity takes this a little out-of-balance, which is a shame, for an otherwise pretty good wine. Pale gold. Medium …