January 14, 2010

2006 Nicolas Potel Beaune Les Teurons

I posted last month on Nicky Potel's 2005 Jarrons from Savigny-Les-Beaune. Last night I checked out his 2006 Beaune Les Teurons. 2006 will perhaps always live in the shadow of the stellar 2005s, but I have had several nice '06s lately...they just seem to need a little more time. This Beaune 1er included.

2006 Nicolas Potel Beaune 1er Les Teurons: Candied red fruit on the nose. Wrapped up tight initially with rather aggressive tannins. It's leathery. There's iron and blood, too. There are some interesting parts here, with significant air it smooths a bit and begins to give more love on the nose and palate. Long, warming finish. Still austere and rustic, but Beaune can be that way. This needs food now. It needs time, too.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad to see the note of blood, since I sometimes detect that, but always wonder if its just me. Now I know I'm not alone.