Burgundy’s Pinot Noir at its best. The 37-year-old 1983 Joseph Drouhin Nuits-Saint-George scored 18+ points on their 20-point Dionysian scale. It had 13% alcohol, and cost under $20 back then. It continued to open for nearly an hour after decanting.
The wine was herbs, vanilla spices, wild cherry and plum pudding notes.
It came into peak 15 years ago and has held together very well. Amber-brown for 3/8 of an inch down into the ruby body.
Burgundy’s Northern Cote d’Or still produces long-lived reds but I can’t afford their new prices. Make freinds with people who still have a few. Remember, Burgundy is names for the location it comes from and not the Pinot Noir grape. White Burgundy is Chardonnay, but named the same way. In Vino Veritas.