1985 bertagna vougeot 1er les cras

Update 11.1.2011(8.1.2011)billn


No point rushing into a Grand Cru when there are premiers in the way! Of-course Vougeot these days is largely dismissed as an early drinking wine, and that’s despite the presence of AOC premier cru labels. After a couple of concentrated Gevreys this won’t stand a chance, will it?

1985 Bertagna, Vougeot 1er Les Cras
Medium colour. The nose is edged with a little mushroom but swirl and you fall headlong into a depth of sweet, blood-red fruit – lovely! In the mouth this doesn’t have quite the same fat as either Gevrey, but it has for my taste a nicer balance; the acidity is a little more to the fore, there is a slightly more mineral stance and the mid-palate has a lovely growth of still lacy fruit flavour. More complex and finer if less impact than either Gevrey – but impact isn’t everything – I might look at food to tone-down the Gevreys but I’m savouring this on its own – delicious!
Rebuy – Yes

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  1. Claude Kolm11th January 2011 at 8:40 pmPermalinkReply

    I remember both the 1985 Vougeot-Les Cras and also the Vougeot-Clos de la Perrière very well — I had several bottles of each that I consumed within their first 7-8 years. They were absolutely delicious.

    • billn11th January 2011 at 8:48 pmPermalinkReply

      Sadly I have no more ‘Cras’ Claude, but there are 4 or 5 more Perrière. Of the recent bottles the Cras (typically!) was the best…

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