Morey-Saint-Denis "Le Très Girard" 2011, Michel Magnien
Another wine tasted at the domaine, this Morey 2011 village exhibits the challenges of achieving full ripeness in the 2011 vintage. The nose is compact, not giving, with a predominant bright raspberry aroma. Soft not potent. There is a touch of woodiness there. It is tangy on the palate, already somewhat evolved, there's bright cherry and a wheat dustiness (walk in a wheat field before harvest and eat the ripe wheat kernels not including the hull). Marked by the problematic 2011 vintage (the worst since 2004) this Morey scores 18-20/30.