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Here is a young Bordeaux that we can all start drinking now, because the pleasure is already there. I mean, youth has its advantages, right? And through the years, the decades, you can keep pulling corks—with such marvelous balance, this beauty should last forever.
When I have some in my glass, I can’t help thinking of Bellevue’s subterranean, chalk-walled cellar. I taste it in the wine—a chalky tannin and sort of a dusty coating on the wild berry fruit. Think about it—gorgeous tannin with fruit and flesh to match.
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174