This bottle was opened to compliment a whole roasted chicken, stuffed with truffle butter, Serrano ham, thyme and lemon.
2005 Beaune-Greves 1er Cru, Jacques Prieur
It needs some time to open up in the glass but when it does it shows lovely aromas of ripe raspberries, red cherries, damp earth, assorted herbs and a touch of chocolate. With air it becomes more meaty. Deep and fine. Still on the young side of things.
The taste is young and firm with notes of cool raspberries, dry liquorice, forest floor and a hint of chocolate covered cherries. A long, structured finish with a fine interaction between the sweetness of the fruit, the acidity and the sandy tannins.
Perfect with the chicken. Alas, my only bottle, would love to have more of this beauty. And it will get even better in 4-6 years.
93p (tasted 2015/04)