Thienot’s La Vigne aux Gamins is a single vineyard cuvée made of 100% Chardonnay from parcel “La Vigne aux Gamins” in Avize. I’ve tasted several vintages including a shy 2002 and a spectacular Meursault-ish 2001 but the 2005 stole my heart. The 2005 has a lovely old golden color with a mild effervescence.The nose is
[English] Made from 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. Beautiful golden color with very fine bubbles and fat tears in the glass. Burgundian nose with butter candy, brioche, citrus, apple, bubble gum, butter, polvorones, fritters of acacia flowers, bread pudding, rosemary flowers, citrus honey, butter cream and almond milk with pure mineral and light vegetal overtones.
[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. On the nose we get chilled old cheese, plum jam, rhubarb pie, clover honey, birch, a hint of artichoke juice, make-up powder, chalk, walnut and a haze of basil. After a while, the aroma expanded with baked apple, tobacco and a slight tone of bourbon. The mouthfeel is rich and
[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with very refined effervescence. In the scent: apricot compote, hazelnut, dates, honeysuckle and slightly some tobacco. The texture is silky. On the palate: ripe doyenné pear, lychee, brioche and dried apricot. The taste of cooked pear lingers on the long finish. The balance is just perfect. Again
[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay (100% Grand Cru Vieille Vignes from Avize). Pale golden color with refined effervescence. In the scent: cooked yellow fruits, rhubarb, honey, clarified butter, chicory, safron, wood (in Burgundy style) and wonderful minerality. The texture is round and fat. On the palate: pronounced ripe mirabel plum, candied apricot, butter, slightly cinnamon,
[English] Made with 40% Pinot Noir and 60% Chardonnay. Lovely golden color with small refined bubbles. In the quite complex scent: brioche, buttercream, mandarin orange and spicyness. The texture is fat and the taste full bodied and buttery. I taste: mainly candied fruit (mirabel,tangerine), yeast and a little bit of cane sugar without being excessive
[English] Made with 45% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier en 35% Chardonnay. Light redgolden color with nicely refined sparkle. In the scent: mainly rose, raspberry, a little bit cherry taste and some yeast. The texture is silky and the taste is light bodied. The aftertaste is refined without being complex, has nice acidity and is
[English] Made of 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier and 45% Chardonnay. Light golden color with refined sparkle. In the scent: mainly peach, pineapple, pea, brioche and cornflakes. The texture is silky and the taste is fruity and well balanced. In the reasonable long aftertaste you’ll get some creamyness. It’s just a little too sweet