After yesterday’s Morey St.Denis from Vasseur I was perhaps feeling a little over-confident(?) when I decided to pull out a 1986 villages Morey from another ‘no-name’ négoce…
1986 Louis Fournier, Morey St.Denis
Deep colour, certainly with some browning. On day one this sweet nose smelled of brown sugar and a little meat, day 2 there was more meat but nothing unpleasant – not bad! Like all the 86s I’ve tried, this seems to be a relatively low acid vintage – this is full round and sweet, and I have to say more interesting than many of the grand crus I’ve tasted from the vintage – they all seemed rather ‘vague’. There is just a faint bitter note towards the end of the mid-palate, probably some remnant of the decaying, dissolving tannins, but this was very drinkable stuff in a kind of hearty, plump way – but was certainly better on day one.
Rebuy – Maybe