Domaine Alain Burguet, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes ‘Mes Favorites’ 1988

Burguet Favorites 1988 #2

Burguet Favorites 1988 #1

Twenty five years on tasting.

Garnet with a touch of mahogany; faded orange rim.  Capacious, ample nose: plum tart, sweet meats, sous-bois, tamari.  Vibrant, old-viney fruit: pomegranate with a tilt towards grenadine, griotte, hint of prune.   Of hale structure, with good grip and well-judged acidity (although other bottles in this case have been a little more marked than this one).  A limpid Gevrey: Alain used 5% new wood in ’88; today its up to 30% for this wine.  Now – 2016.

Burguet Favorites 1988

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