Enjoyed Chanson P&F, Beaune-Feves last night. Nice stuff! Initially, was a bin thin and woody, I was thinking perhaps corked, but all that resolved, and the wine filled in nicely, the density and mouthfeel of the fruit was spot on and stood toe-to-toe with the big tannins. Bought this single bottle on online auction, cheap. Glad I did.
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My Burgundy group did 1998s last week. The wines showed well, but my impression is that as a whole, the wines have closed up some from a couple of years ago. While you can drink them with pleasure, I think there will be better things in the future for the wines from top vineyards.
The wines we tasted (all good):
Lamarche La Grande Rue
Hospices de Beaune (Jeanne-Maries des Champs acquéreur, Méo raised the wine) Corton "Dr. Peste"
Lafarge Volnay Clos des Chênes
Lafarge Volnay Clos du Château des Ducs
Thanks for this Claude.
Am particularly interested in the Maume Mazis. Had been thinking the same you articulate myself & that could be left a good while yet, hence glad to have the confirmation.
On a related note have you any 'experience' of the Hospices Mazis 'Madelaine Collignon' as another wine I'm currently interested in ? Is this a Jadot / Lardiere production or, if not, do you know who makes it ? Merci.
No experience with the Hospices Mazis-Chambertin 1998.
I should add that Maureen commented favorably on 1998s earlier in this thread, but recently had warned me that they were shutting down a bit. Also to add that I have recently had other 1998s, notably Clavelier Chambolle-Combe d'Orveaux, that conformed to the pattern I state above -- ok to drink but not at top potential for the moment and not as good as a couple of years ago.
A while back (6 months?), we had the 1998 Vogue Bonnes Mares. Out of this world, drinking beautifully now, but plenty of life left in it...
Just picked up some D.Laurent 98 Cazetiers - they should be interesting. Last year I picked up his 98 CSJ and whilst there was a mark of oak I found it not too distracting. Perhaps 2-3 weeks and I'll pop one of these.
I was struck by the "shutting down" of 1998 burgundies reported in 2011 [in these recent posts - picking up a year-old thread] - and will open a new post on when burgundies "shut down". Usual wisdom is that this occurs anywhere from 2-5 years after bottling, but 13!?
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