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.