Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Domaine René Engel Grands-Échezeaux Grand Cru 1996

A camel is a horse designed by committee’
Alec Issigonis

I know this probably doesn’t make sense, but I think it is apt, because this is not just a Pinot Noir; it is a Grand Cru from a stellar vintage that just happened to find its way in to my glass.

A magic wine! The Domaine René Engel Grands-Échezeaux Grand Cru 1996 colour is still hanging around with a bit of dirtiness about it. Toffee and caramel are all over the nose suggesting that the wine has long said goodbye to its primary fruit stage. The palate shows plenty of development with cedar, cinnamon, tart cranberry and morello cherry, almost like a fruit tart actually.

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Drink till 2012
Drink with grilled quail
Cork $$$$ 13%v/v

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