1998 Prince Florent de Merode Corton-Les Renardes - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru (5/23/2012)
This was good but the vintage’s acidity was, as the French say, “tranchant” (cutting). Even after 3+ hours in a bottle-shaped decanter, the wine was still pretty tart, though it definitely perked up both with breathing time and with the food (rib-eye, sauteed veggies and rice). Every once in a while I got a slight burnt note, so I wonder if this bottle might have been slightly abused. Still, its sous-bois and creamy cherries were enjoyable, even if the back end was rather sharp and the finish somewhat medium. Previous bottles of this have been better.
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