A lovely old softy

I got this on release from Berry’s, what a bargain it was. It doesn’t suffer from 1996 syndrome.

Vosne-Romanée Les Brulees 1996, Rene Engel en magnum

A lovely, soft nose of mature fruit. It is very complex and harmonious. There is a good Vosne character to it, it is aristocratic and exotic. The palate is really soft and fruity, but it is kept from being soupy or flabby by a nice sappy-ness to the finish. This is really complex and earthy, and is drinking very well now. This is the best 1996 red Burgundy I’ve had in a while; most of them seem frighteningly acidic whereas this is well balanced. Lovely, slips down a treat.