Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "Les Moutottes" 2005, Capitain-Gagnerot
Worryingly this wine is grown on chalk and clays from the Middle Oxfordian era - a black spot in Burgundy's geological past! There is a thick red colour with a tinge of dark blue. Background black berry fruits which are keen to be let out of the glass but are held back by the young age of the wine. Obvious tannins on the cheeks with a splendid black cherry and plum flavour. The foursquare yeoman-like structure needs at least 4 years to round out and be enveloped by the ripe fruit. One to put at the back of the cellar and enjoy in 2012. The photo shows the village of Aloxe-Corton in the distance looking north from the road between Savigny and Pernand. Tasted at the domaine.