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Burgundy, nice to drink it again

I am drinking this with Peter Palmer, another ex-captain of the Oxford blind tasting team, and what a good time we are having drinking it.

Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Combe aux Moines “Vieille Vigne” 1999, Domaine Fourrier

Where to start? The fruit, perhaps, which is utterly charming and bursting with character. There is a great earthy richness and a real spark of style to the outfit. As Peter said, “My god, what a nose!”, which god is obviously left for us to imagine. The palate is svelte, silky and smooth, with loads of that lovely fruit and a real twist of complexity on the finish. This is at least a freaking double-A wine. I am really enjoying it now, bursting with life and dissolute pleasure.

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