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1999 Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des OuchesMar. 2005
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red colour. Candied red fruit on the nose, red cherry predominates but it’s quite primary still. The palate is medium concentrated with very good acidity and almost absent tannins. Lovely balance to this wine, it’s sweet and tasty with good but not exciting length. A very worthy and enjoyable villages.
2000 Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des OuchesNov. 2004
Medium ruby red, looks great with the sun shining through. The nose is a faintly honied red fruit – very tasty. Whilst medium bodied this is soft with a super-silky texture. Subtle tannins and a nice finish that’s lifted a little by the acidity. Not a wine for the ages but this is lovely now.
1999 Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des OuchesNov. 2004
Darker than the 2000 but with a watery rim. The nose also has a black stance, slightly spicy too. Soft on the palate with smooth, sweet and quite dense (for a villages) fruit – yet I have the feeling that there’s a trace of dilution – not sure why. The finish is satisfying and the tannin and acidity are first rate though there’s a trace woody-ness. Certainly drinking now, but much more structure than 2000. A wine that I would buy again.
1998 Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des OuchesNov. 2004
Despite having more to offer than meets the eye, this wine visually disappoints. The colour is a medium-pale, ruby-amber – it could be a weak looking 1985. The nose blows off a few slightly cooked and woodland notes to reveal a still, quite primary red fruity base. The fruit could be more concentrated on the entry, but there is a kick in the tail – a surprisingly intense mid-palate – then a medium, not so exciting finish. Improves quite a bit overnight but frankly I don’t know what to make of this wine. If I had a few in the cellar I think I’d drink all bar a couple and check them out for academic interest in a few years.
1997 Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des OuchesNov. 2004
Another pale-ish and and mature looking wine. Slight green and cedary notes overlay a sweet apple and raspberry pie. The texture is almost good despite a slightly rasping finish. Not an archetypal 1997, indeed a it’s maybe a little under ripe, but there’s a sweet and cedary finish. Quite drinkable but not on my purchase list.
1997 Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Meix des OuchesMar. 2004
A shade darker and less amber thane the ’97 Varoilles. A little coffee and slowly evolving black fruits on the nose. Again there’s good fat, but this time the fruit has a less obviously roast character. Tannins are pretty much resolved. Tasty and drinking now.
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