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2000 de Villaine A&P, Mercurey Les MontotsMar. 2006
Medium colour – a ruby-red core which fades at its limits. The nose is bold, ripe and sweet, but then goes through a 10 minute phase where I suspect taint, 10 minutes later plum predominates for before becoming a little more diffuse. Needs some aeration for the palate to even-out, but then we have a relatively low acidity, silky and sweet wine, but with that faint edge of taint…
1998 de Villaine A&P, Mercurey Les MontotsDec. 2002
Mr DRC himself from his private estate. Medium ruby colour, slightly browner at the rim. Nose for the first few moments has some oak, but this is quickly gone, replaced by very strong fruit, black rather than red, with some blueberry. The palate is sweet with great cherry & damson fruit. Good but a tad harsh acidity coupled with nice length. The tannins suggest that I’m drinking this far too young. Given the piercing fruit on both the nose and palate, I’d suggest this is fine rather than merely good, but wait at least 3 years to re-taste.
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