The blog of Grapefan Consulting, Colin Smith's adventures in the wonderful world of wine as a judge, WSET Diploma graduate and occasional promoter of wines round the London trade scene.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
I’ve attended a couple of the Burgundy 2009 tastings over the last week and been very impressed by the wines, whether white or red. These wines do really live up to the recent hype.
I’ve been especially impressed by the reds which generally have so much fruit, not in a overpowering and jammy way, but pure raspberry and strawberry flavours. I realise it’s a huge generalisation but the palates for such wines are very approachable now whether it’s the lighter or weightier wines. And to think these will keep for years and further develop – what lies ahead for them I wonder. I’ll have to get some for my cellar (garage really) and resist the temptation to drink them for a few years.
The whites are similarly good across the board and it’s been a real treat to try so many high quality whites with aromas and flavours of cream, butter, nuts and tropical fruit.
What has stood out for me? The Domaine des Varoilles Charmes-Chambertin grand cru at the Corney and Barrow tasting. What an amazingly fruity nose.