Red Burgundy

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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Red Burgundy Engel, Rene 1998 Grands Echezeaux 1 Case 6 75cl £7,500
  •  Burghound Tasting note: I hadn't tried this since 2005 and time has been highly beneficial as the wood it still displayed has now been entirely absorbed which more easily allowed the spicy aromas of mostly secondary fruit scents to shine. The big, rich and still moderately structured flavors offer very solid concentration and excellent complexity, all wrapped in a lingering and well-balanced finale. For my taste this robust and muscular effort has just arrived on the front edge of its peak drinkability and it should easily be capable of holding here for years to come. 

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Red Burgundy Fourrier 1998 Griotte-Chambertin Vieille Vigne 2 Bottle 75cl £550
  • Good deep red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, strawberry, minerals, flowers and spices, plus a whiff of smoked meat. Offers great clarity and depth of fruit, and firm grip on the back end. The big, dusty tannins spread out to coat the entire palate, with the red berry and mineral flavors mounting slowly and lingering impressively. The crop level here was just under 30 hectoliters per hectare, according to Fourrier.

    -- Stephen Tanzer 93+ Stephen Tanzer Not Available Mar 2001

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Red Burgundy Ponsot 1998 Chapelle Chambertin 1 Case 6 75cl £1,080
  • Tasting note: Richly colored with intensely sweet cherry fruit, medium weight and fairly supple tannins supporting flavors that are trés pinot. The structure here is solid though not particularly dense and definitely not hard. This is good but for relative performance, the Charmes is better. Cellar for 5 to 7 years and 

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