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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Baudry-Dutour – three Chinons

 2011 Clos des Marronniers, Chinon, Baudry-Dutour

Here are three Chinons from Baudry-Dutour that I was sent to try – two from the 2011 vintage and one vat sample from 2012. Of the 2011s the rich and velvety Clos des Marronniers is the most impressive – a delicious mouthful, while the Perrières is pleasant enough but lacks the concentration and excitement you might expect from a VV. Overall more in the style of the straight Perrières, although perhaps in time in will take on more weight. The Clos des Marronniers is a 10-hectare plot within the 60-hectare Domaine de la Roncée in the commune of Panzoult.

While not yet bottled the deeply coloured 2012 Morandière looks promising with soft ripe, easy drinking fruit with light tannins in the finish.        

 2011 Vieilles Vignes, Chinon, Domaine de la Perrière

2012 Chinon, Domaine de la Morandière

1 comment:

Hervé Lalau said...

Here are my comments on Les Marronniers.

Regards. Lots of courage for you on your Scottish bike tour. Thinking about Esme.