„One Wine - Three Vintages“-Blind Tasting. Flight 1: Louis Bovard Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette. We tasted 2000, 2005 and 2010. The 2010 was the lightest in colour and also the lightest-bodied of the lineup. It was rather neutral in character and only offered some citrus and some pear on the nose and palate, paired with medium-minus acidity, a touch of sweetness and surprising length. The overall complexity of the 2010 was very limited. The 2005 showed fish-like and oily aromatics on the nose and palate, plus some pear, with medium body, medium-level acidity and very good length. Of the three wines the 2005 had the best acidity and overall drank best. The 2000 was the darkest of the bunch, golden-coloured, and had the nicest nose which reminded of aged Burgundy. It had good body and shared the fish-like and oily aromatics of the 2005, but seemed a little tired due to the less lively acidity, and the alcohol came through a bit. It is often said that Chasselas drinks best at seven to eight years old, which would be in line with the results of this tasting. I would allow the 2010 another three to four years in the cellar, would drink the 2005 now and over the next few month, and would drink up any remaining bottles of 2000.
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