Hautes-Côtes de Beaune 2007, Jean-Marc Bouley
Profound ruby colour attractive depth. Black cherry, cassis, spicy, plum, nutmeg, black licorice. toasted barrels. Once imbibed fresh cassis flavour, black cherry, upfront tannins balanced by the good fruit. Chewy and slight dose of strawberry leaf. This is drinking very well now and will be good for another 12 months before the fruit declines and the tannins are left standing out. Good match for grilled lamb cutlets. Perhaps 2007 will turn out to be an intriguing and subtle vintage like 2000. Tasted after watching the world premiere of Anne Boleyn at the Globe Theatre. C'était magnifique! Photo shows double guyot trained vines in the hautes-côtes above Monthélie in July 2010.