Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Tasted January 2012.

2009 Bourgogne Chardonnay, Thomas Morey.
Roberson Wine £16.95 | A- 

Creamy nose, oak integrated, sweet vanilla; buttery, savoury toast too; then citrus shows as well. Nice persistent and focused acidity; creamy, textured, waves of flavour really, mineral there too; persistent mid palate; long, lingering finish. This is classy stuff, awfully good (though not cheap) for a basic Bourgogne Blanc, I certainly have tasted worse premier crus than this ...

2008 Vinalba Gran Reserva Malbec Lujan de Cuyo
Majestic Wine | A-(+)

Dark fruit, really extracted, sweet vanilla too; dark berry compote, smells slightly alcoholic; touch floral / violet too. Extracted fruit, full bodied; depth and texture, full on dark fruits but still balanced by some acidity. Quite long and persistent with a chunky mid palate; a classy, yet no holds barred fruit bomb. Drink now - 2015+.

2007 Gillmore Cabernet Franc
Naked Wines £16.99 | A-(+)

Crushed dark fruit, dark cherry, bags of sweet cassis; something green and vegetal as well, there's oak there too; after being opened a while, its showing floral blueberry touches. Extracted dark berries, full blown; depth and great fruit concentration, feels really big and muscular; textured, almost grainy mouthfeel and tannins, this will age with ease. Long finish, perhaps aided by the 14.8% alcohol. Chunky now, this should resolve given time; drink now -2017+.

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