2004 Red Burgundies (Brooklyn): Instantly more grippy and bigger in scale than the Cote de Beaunes, and the first wine to show any 2004 greenness with a snap on the back end worryingly reminiscent of raw asparagus. Even so it doesn't seem to have the aggressive bitterness of many wines with this characteristic so I write down that it isn't a disaster. Of course disaster strikes within ten minutes and the wine just gets worse and worse the longer it sits. The green contagion infects both aroma and palate and also has this strange (and kind of revolting) nuttiness to it that seems kind of like what peanut butter might taste like if you made it with green, raw peanuts, and the structure turns more scratchy and shrill too.
Oxymoronically, a powerfully smoky nose with notes of blackberries, though it holds a certain reticence. A little stemmy on the palate, but pleasant dark fruits that aren't too forward. Certainly not a fruit-driven wine, with balance between the acidity and the fruit. Strikingly tannic. Needs to be decanted.
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(Barthod Ghislaine Chambolle-Musigny) Medium colour. The nose is dominated by that cedar-green note, it does slowly recede over 2 hours, revealing more of the ripe red strawberry fruit below. In the mouth it’s ripe and sweet, full of red fruits, a nice texture and a good burst of concentration on the mid-palate - but it’s also here that you can taste the green element. It’s soft, sweet and nicely concentrated, but with this level of green I can’t recommend it…
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