In Burgundy, Burgundy, France, France, French Wine, French Wineries, Pinot Noir on March 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Aubert de Villaine
For a bit of eloquence on the subject of yesterday’s post, binNotes offers the following from Aubert de Villaine himself regarding the 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti:
“2009 is a vintage, that, like many things in life, didn’t start with the best outlook….Regarding the reds, what else can I say? The mark of 2009 is that you have and exceptional vintage, both because of the quantity and because of the quality…For me, I will add one more thing. I’ve never seen a vintage that is more the cousin of another than this vintage is to 1959. A large crop, the wines extremely healthy, and wines with a character of seduction, tenderness, immediately accessible. It’s really remarkable remarkable, I’ve never seen such closeness between two vintages as between this 2009 and 1959.” – Aubert de Villaine
For those who consider wine an art, not just a beverage, it just doesn’t get any better than this! Santé.
Excerpt:Permission of Vinography.com.
In Burgundy, Burgundy, France, France, French Wine, Wine Tasting on March 22, 2012 at 2:22 am
Yes, dear reader, it’s that time – yet another gentle reminder about Armegeddon 2012. Exactly nine months left to get your end-of-the-world wine list in order for December 21, 2012. Not sure what you’ll be drinking, but top on binNotes list of I-must-be-dreaming-why does the end of the earth taste like heaven?-quaff: Romanee-Conti 2009 (ok, twist my arm – a vertical tasting of 1959, 1999, 2005 AND 2009 DRC.) But 2009 DRC especially. A vintage that did not start out so well…no frost, but rain, rain, rain…translating into mildew and odium. A bit of millerandage. Leave it to a master of the vine like Aubert de Villaine to embrace such obstacles and transmute them, like an oyster with a grain of sand…leading to a pearl of a wine. Santé!