Domaine Dublère Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Elegant floral nose, with notes of lemon, crushed stones, touch of grass and vanilla, dried honey, all very well integrated.
Palate: Dry, medium-bodied, medium acidity. Very complex, pineapples, peaches, mineral, and a touch of oak. All notes are in harmony.
Finish: Long finish, well integrated oak and mineral note.
Very high quality white Burgundy, everything is so well integrated together which makes it harder to pick out all the notes. This is how real Burgundy should behave, elegant, refined, and harmonized. I can see it ageing well for the next 7-12 years.
Domaine Antonin Guyon Les Cras Chambolle-Musigny 2012
Colour: Clear light ruby core
Nose: Whiff of smoke, greeted by a very savoury nose, ripe apricot, red cherry, sun dried tomato, perfume.
Palate: Dry, medium-bodied, high acidity, medium- tannins. Plum, dusty oak, sour cherry, Chinese medicinal herbs.
Finish: Medium+ finish, plum, mineral, and herbal note.
Feels very closed at the moment, more savoury than I would expect. great structure for further development. Should tuck this away for at least the next 5-10 years.
Rizieri Sori del Ricchino Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba 2015
Colour: Clear medium purple core
Nose: Very pronounced cherry candy nose, strawberry swirl candy(crème saver), stone.
Palate: Dry, full-bodied, medium acidity, high grippy tannins. Strawberry gum, mineral, and a touch of oak.
Finish: Long finish, strawberry candy, touch of spice.
One dimensional, fruit forward, strawberry dominant thorough-out, lacks balance.
Teodosio Aglianico del Vulture 2011
Colour: Clear medium+ ruby core
Nose: Herbal, diluted cola, black cherry, plums, mineral, and cedar.
Palate: Full-bodied, medium acidity, high grippy tannins, salt, black cherry, black raspberry, crushed stones, touch of tobacco and liquorice.
Finish: Medium+ finish, salty, leather, black raspberry.
Very surprising quality, showing good complexity and structure. Should evolve over the next 3-5 years.