Why Big Red Diary?
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Vintage information 2002:

A very good result - for both red and white wines - saved by good harvest weather conditions that concentrated the juice in the grapes.
Reds and whites are clean with good acidity, and perhaps a step lower concentration than the great 99's, but these 2002's were fantastic drinking from the first day - the reds today are more angular and acid-forward, they really need time.
Some worry about p.ox is already surfacing in whites...



2002 Bourée Pierre Fils, Charmes-ChambertinApr. 2010
A gorgeous nose of sweet, melting red fruits – super perfume – it smells more than 10 years older! The tannin has almost been resolved, though there’s still a bit of blocky ‘grab’. The flavours have a darker, possibly oak influenced edge. It’s a shame to spit this one out!
2002 Bourée Pierre Fils, Côte de Nuits VillagesJul. 2008
From purchased grapes. Medium-pale colour. Sweet stemmy perfume – and it IS perfume – lovely. Silky, subtle, delicate and complex. Super for ‘what it is’ and very clean. I bought some.
2002 Bourée Pierre Fils, MeursaultJul. 2006
Made from purchased must. Where the reds are light in colour, this is already quite deep golden. The nose is fat, slightly creamy and sweet – perhaps with a trace of nutty oxidative aspects – not a fault, that’s just the style. The palate is lush, sweet and creamy, yet held together very well by a good core of acidity. It’s not about minerality, rather opulence, and is a very ‘comforting’ presentation. Whilst I prefer a wine with minerality, I can very much appreciate a glass like this.
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