2011 Vignots Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
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Spicy. Slow to reveal, but then gordgeous dense richness of fruit. Chalky and straight. Very long. Great value as it has been in other recent vintages. L&S (Dec 2012)
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There is plenty of floral influence to the cool cherry, red currant, spice and wet stone infused aromas. I very much like the mouth feel of the equally mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors that possess a beguiling mouth feel thanks to the fine-grained tannins supporting the beautifully long finish. This is unusually ripe for the vineyard that adds to its overall appeal as the structure is less austere than usual. Recommended. 2019+ Rating: 89 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Apr 2013)
Tight, less overt oak than their Volnay, grainy tannins. Not as much scent as the Volnay either. Altogether rather serious. Perhaps a bit too bitter, in fact. 2015-2025 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2013)
Ripe red aroma; sweet fruit, open and expressive. Light body, elegant and light tannins. It is energetic and more mineral on the finish. Particularly good+ from 2015 Rating: 17.5 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Nov 2012)
Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
Nicolas Rossignol is a new superstar in the village of Volnay, making deeply coloured flavourful wines from his own vines and from the fruit of the family vineyard, where the wines were in the past labelled 'Rossignol-Jeanniard'. He has now agreed with his family that he buys all the fruit, and so the wines are now labelled very similarly, either with or without the word 'domaine'.
Since these are all vineyards under his sole control thoughout the year, it really does not make any difference which is which. The character of each site shows through all the wines, but perhaps especially in the beautifully balanced Volnays, which incline to a very bright, transparent, incisive style. Sadly 2012, 2013 and now 2014 have all been hit hard by hail, so these wines are getting a bit rare - the volumes have been catastrophically down.
It's going to feel distinctly chilly this weekend so, whether you're donning tweed to take potshots at partridge or simply slumbering on the sofa, this is the ideal moment to indulge in a bottle of good red Burgundy. We are particularly enjoying the 2011 vintage at the moment. There is something about Burgundy at this stage of development, when it's lingering between the fruit and the forest, that makes it particularly captivating. The obvious thing to do is pair it with juicy game but the wines in this selection have the body and tannin to cope with any Sunday lunch. Alternatively, just open a bottle, pour yourself a proper glass, and savour unadulterated. There few more delicious journeys than a bottle of good red Burgundy in its prime.
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