Her er en del burgundere smakt, med årganger tilbake til 1988. At en village Mercurey med tredve år på langs ikke var i live var kanskje ikke helt overraskende, men i fra 1988 viste det seg en rekke sjarmerende viner fra en årgang som ikke gav de aller kraftigste vinene.

Burgund 1988

2008 er for det meste i det sjarmerende hjørnet for tiden, men noen er fortsatt noe lukket, og andre har lukket seg på nytt. Faser er noe vinkjennere har visst om i lange tider, og er det en vinregion som er notorisk vanskelig å lese faser fra, er det Burgund. Og da særlig de røde.

 

2008 Clotilde Davenne Chablis 1er Cru Montmain

Magnum. Pale lemon yellow. Apples, minerals, lighter nose, some pears. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lighter bodied, apples, good length. 88

2008 Dubreuil Fontaine Pernand- Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos Berthot

Pale lemon yellow. Apples, lighter nose, minerals beneath. Fresh acidity, fresh, fruity, lighter minerals, good length. 88

2008 Audoin Marsannay Clos du Roy

Bright ruby. Red berries, sous bois, lighter, scented nose. Maturing. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, minerals, good length. 88

2008 Audoin Marsannay Langerois

Bright ruby. Sous bois, red berries, raspberries, touch of fi gs but younger than Clos de Roy. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, leaner, somewhat herbal, good length. 87

2008 Marc Roy Gevrey -Chambertin Clos Prieur

Bright ruby. Anise, spices, vanilla, red berries, tighter nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, anise and spices, good length. 88

2008 Jacques Prieur Clos de Vougeot

Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, fl oral, anise nose, tighter but opens nicely with air. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, anise, detailed, spices, structured, long. 91

2008 Tortoche Charmes-Chambertin

Bright ruby. Scented, spices, sous bois and fi gs nose, maturing somewhat quicker, at least this bottle. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fi gs, tobacco, sous bois and spices, long. 91

2008 Taupenot-Merme Charmes Chambertin

Bright ruby. Scented, red berries, anise, fl oral, detailed nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, elegant texture, lighter, red fruity, delicate, long. Very charming. 92

2008 Cecile Tremblay Chapelle- Chambertin

Bright ruby. Floral, scented, spices, detailed, red berries, nuanced and delicate nose, seductive. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, detailed, elegant, lively, lovely balance, exotic, long. 93

1998 Michel Prunier Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Clos du Val

Bright ruby, garnet rim. Sous bois, detailed, scented, earthy, some fi gs and dates nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, red berries, figs, fairly nuanced, detailed, long. 90

1998 Dubois Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantones

Bright ruby. Earthy, red berries, spices, figs, dates nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity, red berries, fi gs and dates, good length. 89

1998 Anne Gros Vosne-Romanée Les Barreaux

Bright ruby. Red berries, floral, detailed, elegant, nuanced, scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, bright, fresh, detailed and elegant, seductive and utterly charming, nuanced and playful, long. 92

1998 Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton Bressandes

Bright ruby, garnet rim. Scented, red berries, floral, detailed, elegant nose, touch of sous bois but young for its age. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, figs, dates, spices, somewhat earthy, lovely texture, touch of dates, red Corton’s get fascinating with enough age, long. 94

Burgund 1998

1998 Taupenot Merme Charmes- Chambertin

Bright ruby. Sous bois, mature, figs, dates, liquorice nose, somewhat scented nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, leaner bodied, figs, dates, elegant if lighter, long. 92

1988 Maurice Protheau Mercurey

Dead.