Hardly a star performer and for years, this case of half bottles from auction could have been a monumental faux pas. Yet bottle number one was quite tasty – if not something to get carried away about. Interesting that the latest labels of the domaine have defected to the ‘Mazy’ spelling camp…
1986 Henri Rebourseau, Mazis-Chambertin
Medium mahogany red. The nose has a hint of leaf but also the warm, slightly sweet aromas of age – it seems quite clean. Still some astringency to what was probably quite under-ripe tannin in its youth and a hesitant sweetness to the fruit – though I have the impression it didn’t give up much sweetness for a lot of years. Grand Cru? Hard to tell, I’ll just say it’s an interesting, clean, fresh and drinkable bottle, it’s not a faux-pas.
Rebuy – Maybe
Anyway, to finish, this is good (short) article from the Wall Street Journal, and what a great idea for a tasting!