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a different style of clos de la marechale…


2002 Faiveley, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos de la Marechale
I’ve been patient for long enough – so today I’ve decided to open one of these. There’s none of that ridiculous shaking needed to loosen the hold of any CO2, because this is when wines were made sensibly – you can simply pop and pour, and then taste wine! The colour’s still medium-plus and the nose has some spice and a sharp note of red fruit coupled with a little herb – it makes me think that this wine could bite me! As it turns out, it’s more of playful love-bite; yes there’s a faintly astringent tannic baseline, but the fruit is cool yet rather seductive. As your mouth waters, you have a fine, if understated, long fruit note buttressed by minerality. Clearly this is still very-much a baby wine, but I like what I’m tasting. Lots…
Rebuy – Yes

3 responses to “a different style of clos de la marechale…”

  1. Clarethound

    The 1999, tasted at Christmas, likewise is only just emerging from the depths….

  2. Tom Blach

    I mourn the passing of this unique wine. The Mugnier is for me simply dull in comparison.

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