Why Big Red Diary?
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Vintage information 1971:
1971 Romanée-Conti, La TâcheNov. 2005
Corked – shame!
1971 Giroud Camille, Charmes-ChambertinJul. 2005
There’s certainly a similar style to this wine as the Giroud Clos de Vougeot. More closed on the nose but with a significantly longer finish. The fruit – and there’s still plenty – has a bitter-sweet edge and slightly dry tannin is still to found in the background. Overall it’s a shade less friendly than the Clos de Vougeot but again works wonderfully well with food.
1971 Giroud Camille, MontrachetJul. 2005
Amazingly young colour, still only a medium yellow. The nose is very high toned perhaps with a hint of taint. The palate is amazingly lithe, linear and tight, initially no cork here but slowly it released its venom…
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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