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5 January Please note that the Marquis d'Angerville tasting notes are in Burgundy 2016 – Ma-Me. The picture was taken from the road up to Chambolle-Musigny at the end of November 2017.
DOMAINE ADÉLIE —see Burgundy 2016 – Ba–Bi under MAISON ALBERT BICHOT
A puzzlingly varied but generally disappointing range from this negociant with a 20-year history run by Jean-Luc and Paul A who own 7 ha of vineyards between Nuits and Savigny but mainly in the Côte de Beaune.
Very light, if innocuous, nose. Clean, crisp palate with some care taken to encourage a satin-smooth texture. Nothing to object to here! But perhaps nothing absolutely thrilling. Very clean.12.5%
Bright, pale gold. The nose is a little occluded and then there is some astringency on the finish. I wouldn't mind slightly fresher fruit. The wine seems as heavy as the bottle.12%
Pale gold. Very neutral nose. Lovely smooth texture with a little saltiness and good testiness – not too fat. Attractive streak of lime. Still quite youthful, Much livelier than many other 2016s of this appellation.12.5%
Very broad nose with ripe fruit and some suggestion of sweetness. Typical of the appellation even if not exactly exuberant. Finishes a little suddenly. Ripe pear juice sensation and then a little bitter.12.5%
Very bright pale greenish gold. Really rather pretty on the nose. Far from intense but clean and fresh. Not for the long term but with trademark satin-smooth texture. A bit light. I suspect it's not the greatest value. Just a bit dilute.13%
Very light nose. Smells as though the fruit may have been suppressed by sulphur. Really very light and short on character – except for the lovely smoother texture. Good crisp grip on the end. Perhaps this will gain some complexity in bottle.12.5%
Honeyed with some real character on the nose. A hint of reduction and some lively fruit on the palate. A beginning, middle and end to this wine. Pretty and not overdone. Restrained and no evidence of oak at all. Attractively savoury on the finish.13%
Mid weight of nose and lots of attack initially but without quite the rapier-like cut and juiciness of a really good Chablis. But it's fine as a middle of the road example with some green fruit character. Slightly astringent finish at this point.13%
I don't really see that much difference between this and their standard Chablis – a little bit more density and a little bit more grunt. But with its lower ripeness and distinct greenness the regular bottling is arguably more typical Chablis.13%
Pale crimson. Very light nose with a suggestion of damp rope. Then good clean fruit and light pleasure. Quite a bit of fruit even at this relatively low alcohol. Refreshing if you are not looking for mass. A little tight but honest.12%
Pale crimson. Somewhat rustic nose with a light suggestion of sweetness. Lightweight slightly raw fruit in the middle and quite a bit of acidity. Lightweight with some freshness. Vegetal note.12.5%
Very pale bright garnet. Light nose is a cross between (not unattractive) farmyard and raspberry fruit. Light and fresh and vivid. A hint of spice and a pretty dry finish but honest unforced cool-vineyard Burgundy.12.5%
Light garnet. Smells a bit wet woody.And then pretty drying on the end. Very pinched and austere.13%
Pale garnet. Clean, light nose with very light smokiness and some attractive frank raspberry fruit and some crunchy chew on the end. Not ambitious but honest and pleasing.13%
Very pale garnet. Light nose that suggests damp rope. Lightweight but not overworked. Refreshing and quite fine on the palate. Some raciness and evidence of potential, Not too tart – good fruity core with a crunchy finish. Very light bodied, which is why I am suggesting drinking it reasonably young.12.5%
DOMAINE STÉPHANE ALADAME, Montagny
A tangy combination of lemon and wet stones. Light and super-fresh with real finesse. (JH)
The citrus is more intense here on the nose than on Les Vignes Derrière but it seems flatter on the palate, though there is no lack of freshness. Persistent. (JH)