Gevrey-Chambertin 2004 Alain Burguet

This may be made from M. Burguet’s favourite old vines but I am not that impressed.

Gevrey and some fairy liquid...for some reason

The first bottle I opened was cloudy as a January day in Manchester (any day in January, take your pick) and as bitter as a teaspoonful of chicory essence – remember that wartime coffee substitute?  No I don’t either.

The second bottle wasn’t cloudy but failed to live up to its price tag of £26 from the cyber-shelves of the Wine Society.

I will give the second bottle the benefit of my detox tainted palate, but I will be writing to Messrs Johnson and co to get my £25.95 back for the first.

For the record it was a little soapy although had a few redeeming flavours of radishes and Eton Mess.  I would expect more from a £7.50 bottle of Chilean Pinot.

One Response to “Gevrey-Chambertin 2004 Alain Burguet”

  1. Confessions of a Wino » Blog Archive » Gevrey-Chambertin En Billard 2004 Alain Burguet Says:

    […] The Wine Society case price implied £23 per bottle but they don’t stock it any more.  I really struggled to find an alternative supplier but Googled upon Winenirvana who advertise US$85 per bottle.  That implies a price of about £55 at today’s exchange rate.  So I guess I got a bargain.  Much better than his Gevrey “Mes Favorites Vielles Vignes”. […]

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