Immediately effusive nose of sweet dark fruit, with just a hint of spice. In the mouth the sweetness of the fruit is really quite striking. A mature wine with largely resolved tannins, this wines is quite good and incredibly easy to drink. The Burghound must have had a strikingly different wine than what I found in bottle #799.
Lovely old Burgundy that is right in tertiary territory. There are notes of beef stock, hoisin, spruce and cold tea. It is sweet and vinous in the mouth and crammed full of earthy goodness. Acidity is still good and length of flavour sneakily persistent.
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(DRC Echezeaux) It was time for some wine, and we began with a couple of Contis before heading over to Italy. Ray’s mystery wine had a gamy nose full of wintry red fruits and a kiss of menthol, along with rose, garden, citrus and tree bark. The palate was rich and intense with lots of red citrus fruits. There was great spice, tree flavors and a leathery finish that supported cedar and mahogany flavors. It was a delicious 1983 DRC Echezeaux. I have said it before, that many 1983 Burgs can be surprisingly good, especially for DRC’s
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