Fred C wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote: ↑
July 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
I have a 1999 Gevrey villages teed up for tonight or tomorrow...depending.
Please report back on this. I recently grabbed a few at $80/bottle.
A wow wine....for a Gevrey villages. Blackish fruits; dry but the texture of a sirop and the concentration to match. I've had several 1999 villages reds over the last few months to see where things are with this vintage...and, frankly, I'm wowed, more so than I expected. A Daniel (Patrice) Rion Vosne villages was very much in the style of this one, albeit with the reddish and more beguiling/seductive character of Vosne vs. Gevrey. Both were just delicious and fruity, with no signs of need to further age them, though they will doubtlessly last and last. Nice to see, frankly....and a Georges Mugneret VR this spring was their equal. The surprise , to me, given their concentration and fruit, covering the obvious structure, is how tasty they are now, given the vintage's overcropping. (Of course, these are, IMO, top producers' villages examples.) The wine was a little tight at first, but....with abundant aeration, blossomed. (FWIW, the Rion was much more open from the start, not surprisingly, given the village.)
I'm really looking forward to trying some 1er crus from 1999 starting in 2020. I suspect they will be even better....but...that will really be somthing if they are. These 1999s are 1990-like....a big compliment IMO.