Dining home alone, with My dog, Vera.
Steak with Béarnaise. I opened a “home alone” bottle, and the choice was a 1999 Bourgneuf-Vayron.
At release, RP scored it “88 ? -Backwards”. That triggered Me, and I got a six-pack at $19/btl. -Which was pretty cheap back then !
The backwardness has now reversed, and today, the wine is forward, and a pleasure to drink.
-Firm cork, 2mm inked.
Dark clear red core with a tiny ring of orange. Lots of sediment on bottle inside wall.
Dark fruit aromas, almost a bitter fresh smell, but in a very positive way.
Medium body, mulberries… Some fine acid/bitterness makes the wine fresh, and clears the palate well, when eating the favorite fat sauce. Still some tannins, but not the aggressive cheek-biter type.
Even a little sweet note can get a front seat, in this “reversed” wine. The fine salty note, can also be found.
-After an hour (right now ), the wine is drinking great alone, without food, and maybe I won’t save the rest for tomorrow…
Can’t see it getting much better, maybe a little more mellow, and I will wait 3-5y before the next one pops. No Hurry. It has plenty life left.
Fine wine, at low cost. Thank You Bob, for not hyping this cheap classic.