pint-size 2005 lejeune bourgogne

Update 7.3.2008(6.3.2008)billn

lejeune 2005 bourgogneThis is from a cute and sexy looking 50cl bottle – it’s a shame this size is so hard to find as it’s just right for an evening – even when sharing.

2005 Domaine Lejeune, Bourgognetry to find this wine...
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is a little backward yet at its base there’s sweet red fruit – almost jammy – and some musky-floral notes, the last drops are fine and red though. The palate has good concentration and smooth acidity that leaks darker, ripe fruit flavours into the finish and there’s some well-submerged tannin. In any other vintage this would be a super bourgogne, in 2005 it’s only ‘above average’. I find it’s just missing a little zing and zest, but I’ve had other Lejeune Bourgognes that turn out very well so I would say that despite it being not totally engaging today, this could get into quite a nice place in another 3-5 years. I think the odds are easily in my favour if I put a few in the cellar, if only for their handy size.
Rebuy – Yes
At only 11 SFr each I bought another 12!

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