There was a little trepidation when I opened this – the cork didn’t smell that great – but the first sniff from the glass came with a clear message “you have been drinking too much young stuff!” Wonderful aromatics. I have to say that I shy away from pulling older bottles out of the cellar, they somehow seem so finite vs the shelves full of 2001 vintage and onwards.
1995 Pousse d’Or, Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Medium garnet core with a more mahogany rim. The nose started wide and forward with bloody, earthy tones. Plenty of time in the glass and you settle to a mineral, raisined cranberry expression, very lovely. The palate is much more understated and lithe, still with just a faint ‘jarr’ to the fine tannin. The acidity is good and you’ll find an equally good intensity from the mid-palate into the finish. Could still do with another 3 or so years in the cellar, but no crime to drink now.
Rebuy – Yes