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1983 pierre bourée charmes-chambertin

pierre-bouree-1983-charmes-chambertinWell the last ’83 was super so why not try another. Blind, there is nothing here that may have led you to assume that this was the grand cru of the pair…

1983 Pierre Bourée, Charmes-Chambertin
Medium colour, again with plenty of browning. The nose starts in a very tight way; some savoury notes but little else to latch onto. Very slowly a raspberry perfume with clear stem references begins to evolve. The first mouthful is of a perfectly balanced, if rather thin, wine. There is a little rasp from what remains of the tannin – it’s a nice touch of character. There is eventually an interesting extra dimension, and some intensity, in the mid-palate – this is not a food wine, it’s flavours are engulfed by just about anything. Without food there’s just enough sweetness, but overall, it’s hardly worth the effort. After the 66 Pommard of last week, this is something of a let-down.
Rebuy – No

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