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.