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Not bad, but not brilliant

I was worried that this would suffer from 1996-syndrome, namely too much acid. It does a bit but is perfectly drinkable.

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru les Cras 1996, Ghislaine Barthod

Very pure fruit on the nose, soft and perfumed. Doesn’t seem very complex, even though it is distinctly Chambolle on the nose. The fruit is good, though. The fruit is good on the palate, too, but there is really not much complexity there and the acid is a touch high. It does have focus and the fruit persists a long time on the finish. It is a perfectly drinkable little Burgundy, but not terribly thrilling. I’ve got another bottle of this in my cellar which I think I should liberate and drink as this will not be going anywhere.

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