Thursday 16 June 2016

1949 Nuits-Saint-Georges, P. Misserey

1949 Nuits-Saint-Georges, P. Misserey 
This negociant bought some good wines in 1949, according to this bottle. The nose is ripe, big and brawny with notes of brown sugar, figs, damsons, cooked root vegetables and damp forest floor. No wimpy strawberries here! An impressive structur given its age. On the nose it doesn´t feel like there are some "foreign" grapes (aka Rhone varietals) blended in, it smells like a old school, mature Pinot from a distant great year. Especially wines from 49 have behaved like this. Really good, even though it doesn´t have heaps of complexity.
The taste is big, sweet and concentrated with notes of red beets cooked in port wine, moist autumn leaves, damsons and pipe tobacco. The finish is long, warm and not in any way dry or hollow. There must have been some really ripe grapes that have gone into this wine. It actually keeps things together better than the nose. There are even some tannins in the end of the finish. Very impressive. Old bottles is always a gamble but when they play out like this there isn´t much that is more rewarding.
89p   (tasted 2016/06)

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