Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cent Vignes" 2007, Château de la Velle
August 2010! Like many 2007s tasted in mid-2011 this wine needs at least 12 months possibly 18 months to rebound, unleash its secondary aromas and and put on fat in the mouth. A classic case of the dip in form during the year which is between 4 years and 5 years after the harvest. I anticipate a somersault in compelxity by December 2012. Photo shows Beaune vineyards looking towards Pommard in early August 2011. Click on the photo for a version with more definition. This shot gives a great view of the varying gradations of the slope of the Cote de Beaune.