Nice Vosne fruit and spice on both the nose and palate with just a touch of backend medicinal astringency. Drying tannins but not too much of a distraction compared to some other 2004s. One of the few recent P-M wines I've had that speaks a bit of its terroir. Fading a bit compared to other bottles I've had the past year or two, but I guess the timing is right as this is the last bottle left in the cellar.
Nose is blackberry, animal fur, mint, and muted flowers. Palate is much of the same, but with air, this wine dried out a bit. The tannins are soft but again, a bit drying. A nice 2004 village wine, solid for its price point. Does not speak of Vosne -- a recurring theme of the P-M wines. But all in all, a nice drink.
I promised a few folks I would taste a recent Perrot-Minot wine to test their assurances that Perrot-Minot no longer makes grotesque over-oaked crap. They lied. First impression, with apologies to Robert Frost: the wood is toasty, dark and deep. But the problem here isn't just the wood, it's the heavy hand with everything. The fruit has a saline tinge to it which is OK if you like a prosciutto flavor in your Burgundy, but this one tastes rather more like Shiraz. Someone will probably advise me to try a higher-level Perrot-Minot, but this wine ought to be an overachiever. Though only village-level, Champs Perdrix borders the Gaudichots portion of La Tache, La Grande Rue, and Aux Reignots, up a steep slope from La Tache so it's a pretty cool and windy location. Not many producers make it; Bruno Clair is one of the others. Next time I feel like trying one I will buy Bruno Clair's.
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