Auxey-Duresses 2008, Moissenet-Bonnard

For many years I have been a fan of the wines from Jean-Louis Moissenet because they have an authentic feel of old school Burgundy vinified to age not to be consumed in their first five years. He has now handed the reigns over to his daughter Emmanuelle-Sophie who will be writing another chapter in the development of Domaine Moissenet-Bonnard. Generally the lean and fresh 2008 vintage was not favoured by the wine media but these wines cut through a rich stew like, well a racy 2008 cutting through a rich stew! This Auxey-Duresses 2008 starts on a nose of brambles, cloves and petrochor. The aromas are moderate and lack staying power. Evolve to red currant and stones. As one would expect for 2008, there is bright acidity and fresh tannins, its a tangy wine with a blood orange edge. Medium to light body and not much fruit breadth with a dry, saline finish. This is at the end of its days and is not one for big gourmands. Perfect with a roe deer casserole. Scores 76/100.


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