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1988 Gros Anne, RichebourgApr. 2010
Magnum. I’m not sure if Anne had anything to do with this wine, but it wears her label. An aromatic ‘wow’; exciting, fresh, herbal – very complex. Really mouthfilling. Tannic and wide with deep fruits – clearly still a baby!
1978 Gros Anne, Clos de VougeotApr. 2010
Magnum. Wow! Explosive, fresh, vegetal, earthy, a little sweet – absolutely compelling – and that’s just the nose. In the mouth there’s a hint of greenery, the impression still of some dark wood and a superb finish. Bravo!
2007 Gros Anne, Vosne-RomanéeApr. 2009
Aromas that are high toned and a little floral. Ripe, sweet fruit, good concentration and a faint grain to the tannin. Some barrel flavour on the finish, but this is still rather good.
2007 Gros Anne, EchézeauxApr. 2009
Quite a red cherry/berry nose. Intense with good fruit and quite some structure. The fruit-driven finish seems to fade a little quicker than I would like.
2007 Gros Anne, RichebourgApr. 2009
The nose is deep and a little oaky, but below shines nice dark fruit. Super in the mouth – almost unexpected after the nose – silky with a concentrated depth yet no overpowering density. Strikingly well balanced.
1996 Gros Anne, Clos de VougeotJun. 2001
Medium-plus colour. Very closed nose, very high acid, high tannin. A very intense wine (1920’s vines), but also very smooth. Finishes long. Wow!
1996 Gros Anne, RichebourgJun. 2001
Anne has a shorter cold soak, and ferments at a higher temp than Grivot. Colour is very deep. Less closed again, cherry and plum fruits. High acid, reduced tannin compared to Grivot’s. More obviously fruity palate with a slightly creamy oak finish. Full bodied, again very, very long and again – fabulous!
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