Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Les Murgers Des Dents De Chien" 2005, Vincent Girardin

This wine was moved from reserve to first team status for a 2 star Michelin dinner after a Potinet-Ampeau Meursault-Charmes 1995 turned out to be corked. While this domaine is famed for making wines designed to age for decades I have found, over the last 15 years, that they do not invest in the corks to ensure the wines achieve their apogee. My experience is based on wines bought at the domaine and cellared in my own temperature-controlled establishment.

Thankfully the Saint-Aubin from the ever-reliable Vincent Girardin commenced with a bright yellow colour, generous aromas of oak, nuts, cashew nuts, pine nuts, apple, mature lemon and hairy coconut shell. Sharp lemon, fruit-driven on the palate with medium-high acidity and a tooth-coating texture. Another gem from this top notch négoçiant. We have also tasted the 2004 and 2005 on prior occasions. Interesting to see the evolution on the 2005.


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