A Wednesday, a nice chicken dish with root vegetables and a tarragon and mustard sauce - what to open - why not a Burgundy or two...
2001 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes, Roux Père & Fils
A cool, somewhat mature nose with notes of cranberries, lingonberries, Christmas spices, smoke and some underlying (not from the cleanest one) stable scents. Medium deep and good.
The taste is slender and dry with notes of lingonberries, dried strawberries, herbs and root vegetables. A good acidity but some drying out tannins in the end. For drinking sooner than later. Good with food.
86p (tasted 2018/02)
2001 Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves, Georges Vasseur
A deep, spicy and barely mature nose with notes of red tea, raspberry licorice, undergrowth and dark flowers. Ripe and fine. Very, very good. A lovely sweetness to the fruit.
The taste is finely tuned and spicy with notes of dried flowers, sun warm rocks, raspberries and forest floor. A very long, velvety and rich finish. A fine mouthfeel. This is really good and will go on being a great drink for another 6+ years.
92p (tasted 2018/02)