Christmas WIMPS - Burgundy I (La Trompette, Chiswick): Medium deep ruby/garnet. Nose shows ripe, pure red fruit, still quite youthful but with a distinct meaty/gamey edge. Medium full bodied, quite powerful but with vibrant acidity. Deep and long, although tannins are still a touch drying on the finish, suggesting this may yet benefit from a few more years. ****(1/2).
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(Rousseau Armand Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St.Jacques) (From magnum) Medium-plus ruby-red colour. A deep, intense, meaty nose that starts with a slightly diffuse width. There is also a faint oaky component to the depth, but it’s mainly consumed now - with time the fruit really tightens and focuses. In the mouth this wine is still immensely youthful - 10 extra years would provide ample benefit - the acidity is like a roller-coaster into the finish, and a very impressive and intense finish it is too. Bravo, but still a baby.
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