You might ask yourself, why am I saving a CdNV for 18 years, when it was delicious on release? I’d love to say that I have tremendous faith in M. Bachelet’s skills, which is absolutely true. But really, it was in a deep corner of one of my wine lockers and I lost track of time.
I can’t help but compare it to one of his 02 Gevrey VVs that I had recently. Not as bright, the fruit not as round, a more earthy nose, violets and forest floor. Light-ish midpalate, but very good length. Still good acidity, but all in balance. Really good for the $15(?) I paid on release. Went very well the the mushroom ragout I made for dinner. Not going to get better, but still drinking well.