Saint-Aubin 1er Cru “Fleurs des Coteaux” 2011, Domaine Matrot
I’m not sure why, but most of the wines I have tasted from Domaine Matrot which are more than five years old seem to have fallen apart in one way or another. And this applies to wines from 2008, 2009, 2010 and now 2011. This bottle was tasted in the summer of 2018. It has a medium yellow colour with brass tints and heavy legs. A first nose of lanolin, followed by preserved lemon, dried herbs, condensed milk, dried daffodils, hay and saffron. Interesting for sure but not correct. On the palate the fruit has wilted, there is a flavour of dried orange and dried apricot which is not unpleasant but gives an impression of a wine ready for its burial. Overall the style is savoury and the liquid oddly heavy. Score of 68/100.
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