bruno clavelier 2000 vosne aux brûlées

Update 10.4.2013(9.4.2013)billn


What a contrast with yesterday’s wine: here the cork is dirty and damp under the capsule and is completely soaked through with wine, it’s also very spongy and crumbly. It looks more like a wine from the 1960s/70s – not opened a day too soon it seems…

2000 Bruno Clavelier, Vosne-Romanée 1er Aux Brûlées
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose begins with a bang – perhaps a little over the top – with bright warm fruit and plenty cocoa/chocolate. After an hour the nose is (fortunately) a bit thinner but retains a warm spicy base of fruit. The flavours are pure, sweet Vosne fruit and the glass empties very quickly. Clearly this is less structured than yesterday’s Clos de Vougeot, perhaps with an extra width of fat too but it remains bright enough – and, it seems, it was just drunk in time!
Rebuy – Yes

Postscript: I think I worked out why the cork was in such bad shape – my usual glass stopper which I always use for the last 1/3 to 1/2 a bottle, simply would not fit in the neck. It’s my only experience like this – clearly a miss-shaped bottle-neck.

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There are 2 responses to “bruno clavelier 2000 vosne aux brûlées”

  1. Tom Blach13th April 2013 at 8:12 amPermalinkReply

    I remember buying that off the shelf at La Reserve some ten years ago, for £30 which seemed a lot then. I distinctly remember a mute beginning and then a wine of almost unparalled perfume and voluptuousness, a sensational young Burgundy.

  2. Mark Gough14th April 2013 at 8:29 pmPermalinkReply

    Bill, is this the same wine labelled ‘Vieille Vignes’ if not in 2000 but subsequently ? I have BC’s 2005 listed as V-R Brulees VV.

    Thx and welcome your views on BC’s Chambolle La Combe D’Orveaux ?


    • billn14th April 2013 at 9:12 pmPermalinkReply

      Yes I missed noting that – it’s the VV in 2000 also. No experience of BC’s 05s at home I’m afraid.

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