Popped and poured, drank over 3 hours. Initially showing a slightly offputting nose of cherry and alcohol. After about a half hour it started to come together. Nice rich nose of cherries with a hint of minerals, but also a bit too acidic on the finish. After about 2 hours it was still improving in the glass. Nose of cherries and minerals with some crisp acidity. Solid in the midpalate, but would not describe as lush. A slight lingering finish. Overall a sold entry level Burg.
Tasting Group Dinner w/ Alan Rath (Fugaise, Minneapolis): Tight and primal, showing medium-weight, nicely ripe red cherry fruit. Decent complexity and length for its pedigree. I don't think I've found the penultimate 05 Bourgogne to buy by the multiple caseload here. The $16 price point represents good value, IMO.
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