Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Santenay 1er cru Clos de Tavannes 2005

We had this on Saturday evening to go with a rather strange dinner which consisted of a fry-up and salad. It was made by Nicolas Potel and came from the Wine Society (boo hiss). First impressions were good but unexpected - it reminded us of a Morey, whereas Santenay is much further south - but later on we started to feel it was Burgundy as if made by a robot, and lacking in character, although we couldn't fault it. G started muttering darkly about "cold-fermentation" - I don't trouble my pretty little head with technical stuff like that, but I know what he means - it's wine made to impress on the first sip, but diminishing returns and boredom swiftly kick in. We ended up giving it an 8.

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