henri rebourseau 1986 mazis-chambertin

Update 21.5.2013(22.5.2013)billn

henri-rebourseau-mazis

From a case of halves bought at auction about 4 years ago. It’s a couple of years since I had one, so…

1986 Henri Rebourseau, Mazis-Chambertin
The nose on this is rather understated, it takes over 30 minutes to start offering up some decaying leaves – better than it sounds – just! Cushioned, round, smoothly textured – there remains some fat here. Plenty of sweetness sufficiently offsets acidity which approaches sharp, without quite getting there. There’s a little earthiness in the mid-palate flavour, but the finish is all about sweet, baked fruit. All the bottles of this have been different (no surprise for a wine over 25 years old, in halves) but this is one of the better ones. I’d go as far as to say this is really quite nice!
Rebuy – Maybe

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There is one response to “henri rebourseau 1986 mazis-chambertin”

  1. Tom Blach24th May 2013 at 9:37 pmPermalinkReply

    Do you know if Rebourseau still harvest their grand crus by machine, Bill?

    • billn3rd June 2013 at 3:41 pmPermalinkReply

      People tell me he does, but I never asked the question directly Tom.

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