Welcome to Burgundy – a night early

Tomorrow I will be off to Burgundy. I’ll be visiting a few good places and will post musings on my return. But tonight:

Vosne-Romanée 1997, Rene Engel

A lovely soft old fruit nose, something slightly floral as well. It has a slightly herbal, meaty character, not unlike mature (clean) Bandol. The palate is a bit dry, but there is some reasonably complex fruit to it. It is by no means a fine wine, but is really an enjoyable drink. What what more could one ask from a ten-year old village wine from an early-drinking vintage?