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the triumph of hope over experience (part 1)

They say that divorced couples remarrying is the triumph of hope over experience – I think I’ll have a little of that tonight as I pull out a 2004, but it will be a Fourrier 2004 and I know that he’s not so severely affected by the vintage character – so let’s see, I think it should be a Clos St.Jacques.

In a similar vein I opened another 86 Mazis half yesterday – my 4th from the case – it was the first dud. Perhaps the opposite of what I’m expecting from the Fourrier tonight! In this case the Mazis showed a lower level than most of the others. It turned out to be slightly oxidised – which in itself I could have coped with – but also corked. Two failures from only one cork!

C’est la vie…

One response to “the triumph of hope over experience (part 1)”

  1. Philip

    So what was the Fourrier Clos St Jacques like? I’ve got six bottles, but buried somewhere in a bonded store.
    I should say that I am less sensitive to the 2004 character than some. I’m quite enjoying a case of Vosne Maizieres from A.F. Gros.

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