Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Francoise et Denis Clair Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes-de-Beaune, 2005
This 2005 red Burgundy has changed considerably since I tasted it in its youth, but I foresee a year or two of positive development ahead. Aromas are slow to open and somewhat herbaceous at first, but with some aeration, I smell delicate fruits and flowers. On the palate, the wine really sings. Sleek tannins, focused red fruits and a long, ripe finish.