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1985 michel voarick pernand-vergelesses

1985 Michel Voarick, Pernand-Vergelesses
What a nose; this jumps out of the glass, deep, musky, sweet, probably still plenty of dark oak – if you’d been told it was a Richebourg you wouldn’t be disappointed – not until you put it in your mouth anyway! The nose writes a cheque which the palate will never pay; there is a little fat and a nicely sweet lingering acidity that flows into the medium-plus finish. There is just a hint of tannin still and also some dimension to the mid-palate flavours. Overall this isn’t too bad but I’m left with the impression that I’m mainly sampling quercus, rather than Pernand. Fun and very much alive, if not quite my pre-eminent style-choice, yet it would be churlish of me to say anything other than ‘chapeau!’
Rebuy – Maybe

2 responses to “1985 michel voarick pernand-vergelesses”

  1. WildBillNV

    First, let me go on record, that reports of my demise have been exaggerated.
    Secondly, well how do I say this, you touched off a heated debate in the house between Jesse, Faye and myself. Quercus!
    Jesse is sure you must have intended Quercus, whereas Faye on the contrary is sure it should be accepted as written. Ever ready ro keep the debate from becoming to heated, I provided ample intellectual support by deftly handling the screwpull. It remains to be seen how the ‘Live Oak’ in front of the old big house will handle the sudden big chill.

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