2011 Red Burgundy: Ready to Drink

Sandwiched between two excellent vintages, 2011 has been neglected. Its cause was not helped by youthful awkwardness, some mutterings of uneven winemaking, and (gasp) ladybirds, which can lend a green note. But a comprehensive tasting of over sixty reds earlier this week demonstrated that they are beginning to open up beautifully. The top 1er and grands crus need time, obviously, but there are many delights lower down the scale.

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wines Camille Giroud (2 wines)
 
wines Dublère (1 wines)
 
wines Didier Fornerol (1 wines)
 
wines Geantet-Pansiot (1 wines)
 


The wines

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Red

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Domaine Jean-Marc et Thomas Bouley

2011 VOLNAY Vieilles Vignes (BOUL22211A)
Rich spicy, darker fruit with a generosity in the mid-palate lifted by vibrant mineral flavours. Very pure: each element clearly delineated as the wine develops in the mouth. Fresh, intense and long. Will need some time in bottle.
6 BOTTS £156.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £33.80
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Maison Camille Giroud

2011 ALOXE-CORTON 1er cru Les Valozi?res (CAMI26211A)
A new wine, from a vineyard just below Corton-Bressandes. Dark, bramble fruit with distinct pepper, chocolate and gamy elements. Rounded and deep, driven to a long finish by a vibrant minerality.
6 BOTTS £175.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £37.60
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2011 VOSNE-ROMANEE (CAMI30211A)
Fermented with 60% whole bunches this year. Very exuberant, with silky ripe strawberry and spiced plum fruit. Tremendously elegant and fine. One of the best Vosnes tasted this year.
6 BOTTS £186.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £39.80
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Domaine Dublère

2011 MOREY-SAINT-DENIS 1er cru Les Blanchards (DUBL66211A)
Good tension here, with balanced ripe black fruit, present fine tannins and a pleasing mineral kick. Rich finish.
6 BOTTS £192.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £41.00
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Domaine Didier Fornerol

2011 COTE DE NUITS VILLAGES Rue des Foins (FORN11211A)
Dense weave of red and darker hedgerow fruit, present tannins and considerable elegance. Long intense finish.
12 BOTTS £234.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £26.00
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Domaine Geantet-Pansiot

2011 GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, Vieilles Vignes (GEAN12211A)
Ripe red fruit. A lovely tension on the palate, with clear mineral flavours and silky tannins.
6 BOTTS £234.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £49.40
3 MGNMS £240.00
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