Guide hachette des vins - 2009
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Jean-Baptiste arrived on the domaine and contributed to improve the rigor of the ageing process
for white wines. The result is here ! Green gold as expected, the discreet but complex nose (cherry plum
and grilled almond show through), this 2006 starts with vivacity. Lemony, it constantly stays alive
until the finish. A mention for the
Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Les Champlots 2006 , subtle and pleasant, you won't need to wait.
One of our favorites last year was a
Santenay Clos Genet 2005;
this domaine proposes, in another village a less ambitious 2006 that still posseses an interesting matter;
with thin oaky tannins (notes of moka). The warm bouquet with cooked fruit notes echoes the deep and
intense garnet robe's intensity. A wine to open in a year or two.
Jean-Baptiste Clair came to help his parents in the vineyards in 2000. He endeavoured, for red
wines, to improve the sorting and the quality of the harvest. This turned out really well for this 2006; crimson with
roasted (six months in barrels, six in tanks), peppery and fruity accents. Thin and soft on entry, the
palate soon becomes more powerful with a solid midpalate, attractive tannins, fruit and some persistance.
No rush, the quail with prunes can wait a year or two.