Burgundy tasting part 2 – Over to the reds

This is part two of our notes from the Burgundy tasting at Otto Suenson. We now move over to the reds, which are split into two sections. To read our previous post where we also make a short comment about the 2012 vintage click here.

2012 Domaine Jacques Prieur Champs Pimont Rouge, Beaune Premier Cru, France

Rather deep nose with ripe, quite dark fruit and some hints of paint. Similar on the palate but also with a quite strong tannic structure and clear oak flavours which adds a bit of bitterness in the finish. A powerful Pinot Noir of good quality but it lacks some elegance and needs more time.


2012 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Les Narbantons, Savigny-les-Beaune Premier Cru

Pure expression with red fruit and some slight menthol notes. On the palate red currant appears together with a precise acidity that adds some freshness and attitude to the wine. A very fresh and pure wine with quite juicy fruit.



2012 Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis Tres Girard, Cote de Nuits

Nose is dominated by intense fruit, some red but mainly dark. Unfortunately some oak notes later take over and carries over to the palate where we also find a strong tannic structure. This is a surprisingly powerful wine but it needs to mature.



2012 Domaine Lecheneaut Les Charrieres, Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru

Pure fruit notes open up the nose and are then complemented with some notes of spices. Very energetic acidity that today is a bit too dominant, but should calm down with time. There is also a rather chalky impression and some sandy tannins that gives structure. This wine has lots of attitude and a good potential, but it needs some time.


2011 Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Les Combottes, Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru

Lots of red fruit complemented by a hint of blackcurrant welcomes us to this wine. In total the nose is quite dense and has a pure fruit expression. On the palate we find much of the same but also spicy notes and a very energetic acidity, which at the moment is slightly harsh but should calm down. Pure and fresh wine with a life ahead.


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