Château de Fesles Cabernet Franc "La Chapelle" Vieilles Vignes 2012
This was an attractive little wine. It is primary and fruit-forward now, though perhaps a bit reductive: blueberries, tobacco and a lovely fresh, leafy greenness. Fairly light in body but with ripe fruit. The acidity isn't terribly high, nor is it hugely tannic, yet somehow it seems to be perfectly moreish. Once the initial reduction disappeared with a bit of decanting this bottle disappeared quickly! Not bad and at just 13€ in Alko I'll probably buy it again.
Jaffelin Beaune 1er Cru Les Cent Vignes 2008
Yeah, this was ok. Jaffelin, as a part of Boisset, is a huge producer, but this really is ok. We shouldn't always have this instinctive hatred towards big producers. So it smells fine: nice beetroot aromas. It's fairly light but still has some intensity. It's an attractive little wine, but no more. So why is Alko asking 30€ for this? Halve it and I'm a fan