Tuesday 8 July 2014

Reminiscences From A Photo

While cleaning out a drawer in my writing desk I found a photo. A photo from the time before I started to take pics of the bottles we used to drink. I think that a friend took this photo. We did this tasting in march of 2001.

It was a very nice tasting with 8 vintages of Bouchards Beaune 1er Cru, Les Grèves Vigne de l’Enfant Jesus. Or Baby Jesus as it is called among us wine nerds.

The 1969 was very much alive and kicking and on that it delivered a great moment (91p). The 1979 appeared more mature than the 10 year older sibling but was very nice all the same (86p). Then came the 1982 that was a bit compressed and lacking stuffing (84p).
1985 is a great Burgundy vintage and Baby Jesus showed why with depth, weight and energy (92p). The 1988 was good and earthy and appeared young still (88p).
We had high hopes on the 1989 but sadly, the half bottle was corked. 1992 is not a stellar Burgundy vintage and this bottle didn´t perform out of the ordinary (82p). Finally, the young 1996 was a very young but showed class and potential (89p).

We also managed to gulp down bottles of 1996 Meursault Blagny, Joseph Matrot (91p), 1982 Château Rauzan Gassies (89p), 1996 La Poja, Allegrini (89p) and 1995 Brunello di Montalcino, Val di Suga (87p).

It is fun walking down memory lane!

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