Monday, February 28, 2005

2002 Burgundy

2002 is not only a good year for Burgundy, it is especially a good year among the less expensive wines. So far, I have found one excellent wine in the twenties -- Arlaud's "Roncevie," a wine just outside Gevrey. Lovely fresh fruit, cherry predominating, spicy and ready to drink. For about twice the money, the Nuits St. Georges Aux St. Juliens from Daniel Bocquenet is a splendid wine -- black cherry fruit, sousbois, anise, with some rustic tannins -- a deep and potentially complex wine. Needs a few years. Both were available at Big Red.