Domaine Anne Gros Bourgogne 2006

Anne Gros Bourgogne 2006Clear light ruby-garnet core; early signs of a bricking rim. Perfumed; lifted aromas of dried cherries, cranberries and vanilla. Tart cherries, dried red fruits, dried mandarin peel on the palate. Delicate. Medium to medium+ acid; medium to medium- length. A slight bitter finish but otherwise ripe tannin structure. Drinking quite well! Not the cheapest Bourgogne around but sometimes it may be worth spending the extra penny. Far more approachable than this đŸ™‚

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Domaine Anne Gros Bourgogne 2008, Burgundy, France

Deep ruby red hues revealed notes of cloves, pronounced butterscotch, and warm popcorn with butter aroma which seemed to overwhelm the primary fruit profile at this juncture*. Tart red fruits and wood characters on the palate with a nice (but not overly strong) tannic grip and good acidity. Med to med- finish. A little rough on the edges for me. Not sure if time will bring all the elements together but we shall see.

*Tried the last glass after just 12 hours and guess what? All the Pinot Noir varietal characters came rushing to the fore and those malo-effects seemed to have taken a backseat. Yums!