A couple that were right in the zone last night.
1976 Faiveley Morey St. Denis - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Morey St. Denis (12/27/2017)
The nose offers up notes of scorched earth, pine needle sap, blue fruits and mushroom. With air the wine sweetens at its core and has a heart of black cherry. All elements begin to meld together and it is a thoroughly engaging wine of both power and grace. It has substance and really fans out on the finish. Absolutely over-delivers.
1988 Domaine Cauvard Corton-Charlemagne - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (12/27/2017)
Possesses the golden colour of age but there are green hues suggesting a wine of vitality. It was quite fresh on the nose with a whiff of flint, some custard apple, citrus, toast and white mushroom. There’s good volume in the mouth with ripe peach fruit and a hint of spice. It has the steely line of Corton and a big squeeze of tart lemon to the finish. Drinking perfectly.
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Howdy Jeremy, and Merry Christmas! If my memory is correct, '76 was an unusual vintage in Burgundy - tannic and misbehaving when youthful. And Faiveley made rather sturdy wines to begin with! I haven’t had any '76s in quite a while, but I’m not entirely surprised that one is finally showing well! :=)
Great that these wines surface and better that Paul can reference them.
How nice to read . I have been less lucky with my 76ers lately . White 88 is top
Thanks for the reminder Jeremy - I have some red 76 in the cellar that I should try to unearth! I finished my whites at the beginning of the year - and for the last 10 years they were magnificent.
76 not a hot vintage like in the UK that year, but it was as dry as any on record - virtually nil rain between March and October!
Compliments of the season to you guys.
The ‘old school’ Faiveley wines almost always come around but they do need 30-40 years.
Haven’t had a '76 white for a long time Bill.
Duc de Magenta’s '76 Meursault was fresh and youthful last year. Made me regret passing on a couple of mags of '76 Bonneau du Martray a few years ago.
For their village to come around!
I actually had a 95 Beze a few months ago that showed surprisingly well from the start. Shocking for both the vintage and the producer.