2 ha. South of Morey, lots of clay. Very Morey. Quite intense on the nose. At this stage very slightly reduced. But very finely built for the future. Lots of acidity and tannins – wait! Serious, solid wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030
The 2011 Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Bussière 1er Cru is a wine that I derided at the "Burgfest" tasting that was under blind conditions. This bottle seems to reconfirm my view because however much I try, I cannot like this wine. The problem is that it feels like the stem addition does not gel with the rest of the wine. It juts out on the nose, sings from a completely differently hymn sheet to the fruit or the tannins and after a couple of hours it still feels like two different wines inadvisably blended together. The palate is the same – the ripe black cherry and blueberry fruit marred by a stemmy, bell pepper note that never melds together. Readers will know how much I admire Christophe Roumier’s wines…just not all of them. Tasted at a private dinner at La Trompette.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032