Giant Garoupa Restaurant
Tasted Friday, November 16, 2012 by Paul S with 322 views
The gang gathered at our usual hangout over an unusual them this time - blind Burgundies from off-years - 2007, 2004 and the like. While "off" may be subjective, especially when 2004 and 2007 produced some really nice white, this was a good chance to see how wines from less than heralded vintages have developed, especially with the "green meanies" of 2004.
We all knew that 2004 is a vintage that offers lot of pleasures - ripe, sappy fruit, soft tannins, good balancing acidity - if not for that pesky greenness. And, to my great surprise, both of the 2004 wines on the night, both of which were far greener upon release, showed no more than a touch of the meanies. On the evidence of these and other recent bottles, it may well be that the vintage is finally be shedding its ugly duckling image. I am going to be sitting on my remaining bottles for a couple of years after this, in good hope that the green will slowly recede.