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henri rebourseau 1986 mazis-chambertin


From a case of halves bought at auction about 4 years ago. It’s a couple of years since I had one, so…

1986 Henri Rebourseau, Mazis-Chambertin
The nose on this is rather understated, it takes over 30 minutes to start offering up some decaying leaves – better than it sounds – just! Cushioned, round, smoothly textured – there remains some fat here. Plenty of sweetness sufficiently offsets acidity which approaches sharp, without quite getting there. There’s a little earthiness in the mid-palate flavour, but the finish is all about sweet, baked fruit. All the bottles of this have been different (no surprise for a wine over 25 years old, in halves) but this is one of the better ones. I’d go as far as to say this is really quite nice!
Rebuy – Maybe

2 responses to “henri rebourseau 1986 mazis-chambertin”

  1. Tom Blach

    Do you know if Rebourseau still harvest their grand crus by machine, Bill?

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