Starting from the right to the left, the Joesph Roty wine was corked, so our host opened a second immediately. The second bottle was perfection, a young wine with gusto, powerful concentration of fruit for a wine 13 years old. It didn’t show really any signs of age and it carried us comfortably onto many other bottles.
The Domaine Bachelet owns 0.43ha of his top cuvée Gevrey-Chambertin’s Charmes-Chambertin. My host graciously opened it to compare and while it was very good, it lacked the oomph of the Roty. Nevertheless, it was balanced, elegant and was an excellent drink.
The Hubert Lignier wine, a cuvee named Lucie was in some way disappointing. It seemed like it had less to offer and was lean through to the bone. On the palate is had hints of lemon which threw me off. I expected much more.