Roulot Bourgogne Blanc 2004
Jean-Marc Roulot noted that he was "extremely worried because we suffered the biggest attack of oidium I have ever seen. Véraison normally works wonders with oidium but it literally was too late to help. As a result, we went through the longest harvest ever because it was necessary to sort so meticulously. To give you an idea, it normally takes 9 days to harvest but in 2004, it required fully 14 days versus only 6 in 2003. Sugars were strong though, coming in between 12.5 and 13% and interestingly, despite all the problems, I believe it's the best vintage since 1996. It's incredibly transparent and very terroir and the wines should be real vins de garde (long keeping wines)." I have to agree with Roulot that he has made some seriously good wines here and wines that will absolutely age well.
Tasting note: A wonderfully fresh and interesting nose of straw, pain grillé and melon notes combines with rich, full and punchy flavors that possess good mid-palate fat and lovely finishing intensity. An excellent Bourgogne and recommended. It would be a great house white. Tasted: Jul 01, 2006 Score: 86 Drink: 2007+. Comments: Outstanding! Top value ; Burghound.
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