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WTN: Brun and Texier

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WTN: Brun and Texier

by Otto » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:46 pm

*Éric Texier Côtes du Rhône 2006 c.10€; 13,5%

13,5% abv. Texier is consistently one of my favourite Rhône producers, and this, my first '06, doesn't disappoint. Bright, refreshing aromas despite it being a Grenache blend and fully ripe. Medium-full body, good grip and liveliness with the sweet, red fruit so typical of Grenache. But unlike many examples of the grape in my experience, this never becomes heavy or cloying or difficult to drink. Refreshing, moreish and wonderful.

Jean-Paul Brun (Dom. des Terres Dorées) Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2007 19,95€; 12% abv

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A lovely, light colour. The scent is pure, beetroot-like Pinosity, and this gets carried onto the palate which is bright and pure and has a lovely, refreshing tart quality to the ripe fruit. The tannins are attractively prominent. It is fairly light but also intense and racy. Awesome and pure wine!

Stylistically this reminds me a bit of the (far too few) Faiveleys or Montilles (or perhaps Gouges, but my experience is even smaller here...) that I have had. Perhaps the tart aspects won't endear themselves to many, but I know some of us will appreciate them!
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Re: WTN: Brun and Texier

by David M. Bueker » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:25 pm

Two producers I really like a lot. It's taken some work, but I finally got my hands on some Texier. Delivery is next week! Notes soon after.
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Re: WTN: Brun and Texier

by Salil » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:06 pm

Nice notes, both of those wines sound lovely.

And David, which Texiers?

(If I hadn't already spent my Rhone budget on Gaillard, Ogier and Gangloff, I'd be asking you where as well :P)
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Re: WTN: Brun and Texier

by Tim York » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:36 am

That Texier sounds great QPR. Alko? I have heard a lot of good of this producer (he used to post here) but have never seen any of his wine. Wine Searcher does not show any hits in nearby countries except the UK.

Brun, on the other hand, is here but I haven't seen this Pinot Noir. He talked about it during his visit last June but the usually adventurous importer here doesn't seem to want it.
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Re: WTN: Brun and Texier

by Otto » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:55 pm

Tim York wrote:That Texier sounds great QPR. Alko? I have heard a lot of good of this producer (he used to post here) but have never seen any of his wine. Wine Searcher does not show any hits in nearby countries except the UK.


No, it's one of our imports. We opened one at a trade tasting where I managed to try it. Silly isn't it, that by law I am prohibited from buying wines that we import unless I buy them through Alko (where this of course isn't listed)?
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