Back of the Cellar, Part 2

Two villages wines tonight:

Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 2002: I keep digging, and I keep finding. Well that was easy. One sniff and my nose has been assaulted. Wham-bam-kerpow! Initial volatility with an undercurrent of wet dog evolves quickly into damp cardboard infused with essence of cat. Corked.

Hubert Lignier Morey-St.-Denis 2002: initially a custard character that gives way to forest floor complexity. Good colour. Neat and tidy palate; some earthiness, integrated red fruits and a touch of oak. A bit of acidic sharpness, and initially not a huge amount of length. Went all coffee grounds, raspberry and earth after a few hours. Length has improved. Somewhere between Good to Very Good, but not Great. Somewhat like the Australian swimming team. 86-88 points.

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5 Responses to Back of the Cellar, Part 2

  1. Wizz says:

    I won’t be drinking much for the next 12 weeks (bar Grand Final day…)
    had a rather strange hessiany minty 01 Seppelt St Peters last night though. Last vintage under cork. Thank goodness.

  2. Lincoln says:

    Watch it. Don’t want to start a religious war 😉
    I don’t suppose you’d be interested in my cork vs. screwcap vs. diam statistics for the past 4 years?

  3. Wizz says:

    You’ve kept those figures for 4 years? Seriously?

  4. Lincoln says:

    Not every wine I’ve tried, but all that have come from my cellar

  5. Michel says:

    I have had Hubert Lignier wines from 01 & 06 that have excelled..lots of death and family troubles.
    Bruno clair is s lovely guy- i have never had the privilige of a decent bottle of wine from him…
    Recent 2001 CSJ was cheesy

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