Thanks for your messages, both here and in my mailbox. Here’s to 2009, let it be less ‘hard’ than many people are suggesting!
A nice bottle to start the year: provided you live in ‘Euro-land’ (i.e. not buying with pounds or dollars) this is a real bargain at only a little over €30…
2005 Pierre Bourée, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Cazetiers
A little more than medium colour. The nose is awash with iron-infused soil, milder stem smoke and minerals – it’s very, very nice. Medium bodied, with very good fruit that almost completely obscures the tannins. Depth and interest here despite it showing far from all it has. Good length. 2005 is clearly the perfect to vintage to buy from a producer with such a traditional approach – it may never be the greatest of 2005’s, but is a great alternative to (for instance) a Dujac from other vintages and it will surely last and last if that’s your wish. Very tasty.
Rebuy – Yes