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a lunchtime corton

1997 Bouchard Père et Fils, Le Corton
After a run of corked wines from the same case, here one that’s just right.
Medium, medium-plus colour. A nose of pinched florals and spice above, and below a wider macerating-plum depth. A big wine in the mouth – with a leading wave of freshness followed by a more considered and persistent depth of (again) plummy fruit, here accented with a little creamy barrel – still! Just a modest rasp of saline tannin if you look for it. A wine of volume and concentration that is currently quite tasty, if not particularly memorable.
Rebuy – Maybe (if not corked!)

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