Domaine Marius Delarche, Pernand-Vergelesses Rouge Ile des Vergelesses 1er Cru 1996

Delarche PV Ile #3

Delarche PV Ile 1996 #2

Garnet, with threads of mahogany.  Rustic with a touch of the weeds on the nose: gamey black fruit, compost, spent black tea.  A sweaty goût de terroir.   A little soupy on the palate: black cherry, dark-skinned plum.  There is firm ’96 acidity here but the tannins are a bit astringent.  Not too rigid though.  Modest finish, perhaps a tilt towards slight.  “A dirty little wine”, says Barb.  An honest Pernand, which can run a bit lean but overall the absence of generosity here is a concern for its future.  No rush to drink but I would think about finishing these up in the near term.  Drink soon.

Delarche PV Ile 1996 #1

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