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2005 Rapet Père et Fils, Pernand Vergelesses Ile des VergelessesApr. 2009
Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose only gives hints of interest in the first minutes, but gradually offers up a beautiful mix of raspberry and violets with occasional traces of caramel, but these pretty aromas come and go. A very soft entry – maybe just a little too soft – but smooth tannin and decent acidity. The flavour gently builds into the mid-palate and decays just as gently. In the middle the fruit is clean, has reasonable depth and some extra creamy dimension. So I’m not sure about this – lovely aromatics and very pretty fruit, but I felt it somehow just a little too soft.
1997 Rapet Père et Fils, Pernand-Vergelesses 1erMar. 2005
Medium yellow colour – looks quite youthful. The nose is fresh with a little butterscotch and honey. The palate is understated but with concentration in reserve. Nice and fresh with good enough acidity. Enjoyable.
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