Sunday, January 08, 2012

Morey-Saint-Denis 2010, Bruno Clair

This is the first of several tasting notes from a superb tasting at domaine Bruno Clair in April 2011 hosted by the long-time oenologue Philippe Brun who has been making wine at the domaine almost since its inception in 1980. Today Domaine Bruno Clair produces wine from almost 23 hectares which makes it one of the largest family-owned producers on the entire Côte d'Or. This Morey 2010 was extracted from the barrel by way of pipette and had recently finished its malolactic fermentation. Lovely black berry and cassis aromas. Fine, sweet, good breadth. Holds a lot of promise for the 2010 vintage which is being talked up even more than 2009. The harvest was small, this Morey was picked from September 24th due to a cool spring which required patience. The wine certainly has the fruit ripeness and charm to be very enjoyable.

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