pierre labet’s 2005 beaune 1er coucherias


2005 Pierre Labet, Beaune 1er Choucherias
I remember, 2-3 years ago, this wine being so impressive. Like this wine, my memory has faded, it has actually been 7 years – and for this particular bottle, despite a robust and okay looking cork, time has not helped…
The nose from the very start shouts old and bretty – you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s at least 30 years old, not 15. I find none of the aromatic interest of before. The palate has fared a little better – layered, concentrated and complex – but never losing the bretty undertones. Such a shame. Aeration lessens the brett a little, but overnighting in the fridge exacerbates the problem – spiced brown sauce the resulting aroma – HP or Hammonds – if that means anything to you. Not what I want in my glass.
Rebuy – No – not this particular bottle, anyway…

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There are 3 responses to “pierre labet’s 2005 beaune 1er coucherias”

  1. David Lloyd22nd September 2020 at 11:37 amPermalinkReply

    OMG, that is amazing, in particular that ’05 is 15 years ago. An issue with this bottle clearly related to bottling. Love to hear if others with this have clean or bretty. To be clear I do NOT like Brett confusing terroir

    • billn22nd September 2020 at 11:39 amPermalinkReply

      I think I may have one more – I’ll try to find it – if it’s the same there’s no reason to keep – if it’s better, like the first – great!

  2. Dave DeSimone22nd September 2020 at 8:01 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill,

    I’ve never tasted Labet’s Beaune 1er Choucherias, but I’ve had good luck in the last five years or so with Jean Claude Rateau’s Beaune 1er Choucherias. Fascinating vineyard located on the site of a former quarry as you probably know.

  3. Dave DeSimone22nd September 2020 at 8:12 pmPermalinkReply

    And Rateau”s Beaune 1er Choucherias is a white wine!

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