Thibault Liger-Belair Chambolle Musigny premier cru “les greuenchers” 2008

89 points

Light ruby colour. Spritzig.

Slightly syrawberry jam like but not annoyingly so. Quite vivacious. Fresh.

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Domain Lucien Boillot Volnay les caillerets 2006

89 points

Burgundy. 13%

There is some off-putting Brett on the nose, in fact nothing really to attract, but the palate is a revelation. Good core of ripe fruit. Acidity in balance.

Drinking well with perhaps 10 years ahead of it still.

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Tamar Ridge Kayena Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

85 points

Tasmania, Australia. 13%

Very well made, finely judged wine. Dark fruits, restrained sweetness, nice balance. The flavour sweetness balance puts it into the very top league of Australian Pinot.

I’d give it higher points if it had greater concentration, but this is an early drinking wine. For light, or no food. A very good advertisement for Tamar Ridge’s more expensive bottlings.

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