My TN from the Robbie Ward Wendouree off-line extravaganza in 2018.
2011 Camille Giroud Volnay - one of a few bottles picked up under £20 from Berry's warehouse a while back. Medium red colour, still pinkish at rim; strawberry, cherry fruit, just a little touch of sous-bois, some tannins still showing on the palate, and a bit of acidity making itself felt on the finish, to keep everything lively. No hurry to drink up.
I enjoyed the 2009 straight Chambolle earlier in the week, vastly improved over previous showings though not aspiring to greatness. Its 12% alcohol makes for a notably digestible drink.
- 2017 Domaine Stephane Magnien Morey St. Denis Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis (27/2/2021)
Many Magniens around, some with modernist reputations but this was a clean and transparent wine. Very pure blue and purple fruit, not much depth but enjoyable for a weekday drink. Unbelievable value and a pleasant surprise when you still can find a village for under S$70.
Village burgundy with 10 years on the dial for under 20 quid. Hurray to that!
I had another excellent Rebourgeon Mure Bourgogne Cuvee de Maison Dieu '18 last night. Takes longer to say it than it did for me to drink it - bright red fruits, sweet and fresh, elegantly framed just enough to let one imagine it's Volnay in the glass. RM are now officially on the must start to buy list.