Saturday, December 26, 2015

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Sizies" 2009, Prunier-Bonheur


Either in 2011 or 2012 the team tasted at this domaine in Meursault and we ordered several cases due to the good quality, friendly prices and interesting range of village and premiers crus wines. I had wanted to visit after enjoying a very fine Beaune 1er Cru "Les Sizies" 2001 at Le Montrachet in my home village. This Beaune 1er Cru was an excellent example of the robust 2009 vintage. Full on cassis and blackberry fruit, slightly roasted and with a tinge of strawberry. This wall of fruit is backed up by rich tannins which are nevertheless softened by the fruit concentration and sweetness. So this is not a tannic wine. It's a wine with plenty of everything. The nose is foursquare and at this stage shows little evolution beyond an attractive combination of fruit and oak. Very enjoyable yet I fear not thrilling due to the predictability of the vintage. Scores 23/30 for a Beaune 1er Cru. 

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