Why Big Red Diary?
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2005 Doudet-Naudin, Bourgogne Pinot NoirJul. 2008
A large heavy bottle with a punt you could lose your fingers in, shame the attention to detail misses the cheapest of cheap plastic capsules. Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts with a little oak, but it’s quickly lost, becoming wider with plenty of high tones and a faintly cedar depth – eventually a nice red berry note too. Some fat and reasonable depth – in fact it’s very tasty. On the negative side the acidity is slightly lifted and the flavours are a little muddled together. Not exactly cheap for a bourgogne either at 20 Sfr, but far from a bad value bottle – and as I said it’s quite tasty.
2002 Doudet-Naudin, Pernand-Vergelesses Les FichotsJul. 2006
Medium-minus ruby-red – quite a nice colour in the glass. The nose starts rubbery and and toasty – not very nice – takes well over an hour to lose the rubber, still has some toast, but becomes just a little sweeter. The fruit is reasonably sweet, little tannin but the acidity is forward and tart. Just about drinkable.
2002 Doudet-Naudin, Savigny-lès-Beaune Les GravainsMar. 2006
Medium cherry-red colour. The nose is red, sweet cherry. The palate is a big disappointment, with astringent tannin, slightly unripe acidity and an overall poor performance, particularly vs the average 2002 – shame.
1971 Doudet-Naudin, Corton MarechaudesMar. 2004
Lovely pale-medium ruby colour. The nose starts a little reduced, cheesy and not quite right – gradually shows better. Nice fat palate though the acidity is a little spikey. Although past its best, there’s still a lot of wine here and will surely fade only slowly. Not fantastic, but quite interesting and enjoyable.
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