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Enjoyed in the Evening

Volnay-Chevret 1997
Joseph Drouhin
From a half bottle. Cherry-red. In the nose sweetness, some game and spice, red fruit. Meanwhile the taste has become rather mild, slightly hot on the tip of the tongue, some cherry stones. Rather mild acidity, warm aftertaste.

Beaune-Champimonts 1989
Moillard Grivot
From a half bottle. Only slight mature tones. Rather dark. In the nose jam, spice and forest soil. In the mouth a bit dried up tannins, jam, red spice.

Musigny 1984
Louis Jadot
Slight mature tones. In the nose ripe strawberries. In the beginning even litchi and ripe pears, after a while some notes of spices. In the mouth rather thin fruit, red currant. The tannins seem a bit old. Warm finish. Very fine, but actually no Grand Cru quality.

In the restaurant 'Chambolle-Musigny' in Chambolle-Musigny of course we drank a Chambolle-Musigny again. We had guinea-hen in red wine sauce.

Chambolle-Musigny 1988
Rather dark colour, not too many mature tones. In the fragrance game, blackberry, sweetness, some tobacco. In the beginning slight ageing tones that disappeared when exposed to the air. In the mouth some cooked fruit (like a cherry close to the stone), some blackberry, soft acidity, tannins not very present. Warm.

Beaune-Marconnets 1971

Beaune-Marconnets (1971)
Remoissenet Père & Fils
The wine had no label of the year of the vintage, but the wine merchant was sure that it was from 1971. On the label was the notice 'Tête de Cuvêe'.
Beautiful colour, brick red edges, the core still rather dark. In the fragrance ageing tones that improved in the air, cranberry, pepper, plum. In the taste slightly hot, some leather, game and notes of tobacco. Little fruit and also in the mouth ageing tones. Has definitely passed its zenith.

Beaune-Marconnets 1971

We had the luck of drinking two mature wines from the same vinter, the same climate from our years of birth 1971 and 1972 in the same evening. Of course we expected more from the 71, because it is regarded to be the better one, whereas the 72 is supposed to be an average vintage and far too old by now. Amazingly the 72 was in no way inferior to the 71, though it hadn't its fruity deepness. It made a good impression and wasn't so far over its top. Both wines still were perfect for drinking and one of our highlights of our this year's stay in Burgundy.

Pommard 1er Cru Les Pézerolles 1972
Joseph Voillot
Beautiful ripe colour with brick-red edges. In the fragrance wide open, blueberry, liquorice, caramel, coffee, spices, green olives. In the mouth good acidity, slightly hot on the tip of the tongue, some red apple skin, slight ageing tones, slight notes of leather. Fine wine which developed in the air aromas of cocoa butter and truffles after a while.

Pommard 1er Cru Les Pézerolles 1971
Joseph Voillot
Same wine one vintage earlier: Almost the same colour. In the fragrance pepper, red pepper spice, bitter chocolate, game, leather, forest soil, ripe dark forest berries, fir-needle tones, whiffs of litchi skin, soft acidity. Longer lasting aftertaste than the 72, leaves some warmth behind. Cooked cherry. In the beginning ageing tones, but it improved in the air. Later also notes of plums. Deeper than the 72, but the ageing tone more present.

Pommard 1947
Extremely dark colour, on the edge orange, but not yet brown. In the core red like too ripe cherries; in the complex fragrance blackberry, cooked fruit, Cassis, pepper, red grain capsicum, cedar wood, tobacco, game and tones of leather, green olives. In the mouth a fantastic acidity from too ripe fruit, present tannins, soft acidity from too ripe cherries. Long aftertaste, plums. Very fine tones of withered blossoms. Slight ageing tone. Very pleasant wine with seducing sweetness. Amazing! The highlight of our evening program.

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