Just the second 2005 Burgundy opened so far. From magnum, nice wine, in a thin, acidic, Pinot-kind of way. The tangy Pinot fruit flavor just redeems the thin and acidic, giving the whole a kind of elegance, almost architectural in quality. Not for everyone at this stage. Because it's a 2005, hope springs eternal for further elaboration of the fruit with the passage of additional time. Because of its relative delicacy now, I'm reminded of Jacques Lardière's comment that he likes aged Greves as an after-dinner wine.
From magnum. This was just OK for me. Had some bright cherry fruit, nice minerality, and very good acid balance. Even so, this was shy on the nose and had a very un-Beaune-like texture. Overall this was not as good as the other '05 Potel PC Cote de Beaune wines. At $60/mag this is fine, but nothing at all special. Tannin structure would suggests it will hold another 5 years easy, but I doubt this one will appreciate with time.
Nose of raspberry, red cherry fruit, spice and earth, more of the same on the palate, medium body, tasty, evolved very nicely while drinking, touch simple, medium finish, showing lots of sweet fruit on the finish.
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