Why Big Red Diary?
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1997 Champy Père et Fils, Beaune Clos des AvauxAug. 2007
(Magnum) Deep and dark on the nose. Sweet and ripe fruit runs through the palate, no problem with the tannins but the acidity seems not all that well integrated. Overall this is not bad, indeed quite drinkable.
1999 Champy Père et Fils, Beaune Clos des AvauxJul. 2004
Medium-plus cherry red. High-toned floral notes and a hint of rôti to the black fruit. Concentrated and balanced, but a little rustic for a 1er Cru. The length is almost good and the wine made a nice pairing with my gigot d’agneau – fulfilling it’s raison d’être. A clean wine but should be better.
1981 Hospices de Beaune, Beaune Clos des AvauxFeb. 2003
From a number of magnums bought at auction for a good price. Colour was an excellent deep ruby moving through brown to amber at the rim. The nose is a lovely mix of chocolate, cooked plums and a faint resinous tone. The palate is broad long and structured with cooked cherry fruit, good acidity and still mildly tannic. Still a big and vigorous wine – very good.
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