(The colour of the ’09 has a dark amber colour – really spectacular.)
One of my friends insisted I tried the ’09 Les Ursules from Cédric Bouchard again. After having tried it several times he strongly disagreed with my “closed” analysis, when I tasted it in May-2012. He also claimed it was the finest “Les Ursules” he had ever tasted…..hmmmmm
Well actually he didn’t have to insist that hard, as I had already planned to taste it again during my summer holiday – but I was for sure even more curious now.
2009 Cédric Bouchard "Les Ursules"
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: 0,9721ha located in Celles-sur-Ource
Age of vines: Planted in 1974
Production: 2.500 bottles
Dosage: 0 g/l
Glass: Spiegelau Adina red wine “Water goblet”
The opening was like I had imagined - in the sense of Cédric’s sleek signature with insanely gorgeous currant perfumes and terrific sensorial sweetness. However it quickly became apparent, that I had a bottle in front of me, which was far more accessible than the bottle back in May. The Champagne unfolded quite a scenery with mind-blowing complexity and depth.
The drum of currant perfumes kept its constant heart beat, but rooted deeper into dark cherries, liquorice and tarragon. It even took one step further, taking you deeper into its terroir formations and revealing scents of seashells, which I have never seen before. The taste is very deep, bombastic in the sense of the tight wrapping of the flavours, but beautiful wrapped in the sleek structure and with long perfumed mouth coating finish. Magical.
Could it be better than the ’08? Very hard choice – I think I prefer the ’08, but the ’09 is more diabolic….maybe….I will test the side by side someday.
I have to thank Ine and Ries for this bottle – you are too kind.