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A day at Vinexpo in 1995

As I am researching my new book on Climate Change and Wine, I find myself drawn to my old tasting notes from when I fell under the spell of the voluptuous seductiveness, the savoury textures and the animal perfumes of the Burgundies of the ’80 and ‘90s. I cannot help but compare the alcohol levels and trace my notes throughout the decades.

 

VINEXPO, Bordeaux – June 1995 - a few notes

 

1994 Chevalier de France, Brut Chardonnay, Boisset

Nice nose … fine, tight bubbles and a crisp, clean finish.

 

1994 Merlot, Boisset

Nothing. Sweet, soapy, lacking in structure, fruit and any acidic backbone.

 

1994 Syrah, Boisset

Tastes just like the Merlot ! Indistinguishable. Any varietal character is erased by the alcohol.

 

1994 Cabernet Sauvignon, Boisset

Again, one-dimensional, lacking in any complexity or interest. Un vin facile.

 

1993 Pinot Noir, Charles de France

Straight forward and clean – but nothing else. 

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