Back of the Cellar, Part 1

A new theme, and hopefully one that Andrew and Michel will contribute to too.

Domaine A-F Gros Chambolle-Musigny 2002: I have heard, probably mistakedly, that AF Gros wines need some time to blossom. Or was that Ghislaine Barthod’s. Hmmm. I think I have it wrong, and this bottle is further evidence, because it’s softness could be interpreted by some as a lack of life. Much in the same way you prod the 18 yo cat to see if she is sleeping, or resting permanently. And okay drink, but a few years too late for me. 84 ish points.

William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2005: a revelation! Not a lot of colour, but the palate was very good. Admittedly 7 years isn’t an old pinot by world standards, and perhaps it is in Australia. Please discuss. Anyway, lovely soft cherry fruits, earthy complexity, and not a rough edge to be seen. Sealed under Diam. 89 ish points.

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4 Responses to Back of the Cellar, Part 1

  1. Wizz says:

    Back of the Cellar = Forgotten wines…ish?

  2. Neville says:

    I had a 1977 Mt Mary pinot in 2007. Was still very pleasant-ish.

  3. Lincoln says:

    Added a note for a ’77 MM Cabernet that we tried in 2006

  4. Lincoln says:

    Forgotten, misplaced, hiding…. all the same thing…. my problem has been too much wine!

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