The 1988 Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune-Villages has 12.8% alcohol and cost under $20 back then. At 33 years old, the wine was fading and scored 15+ points on the Dionysian scale of 20.

Thee was a lot of sediment. Oak, smoke, and earthy notes over-powered the remaining red fruits on the nose. It was soft and aided the meal, but without the food, it was just an old Burgundy.

Served with a salmon-salad dish, the wine was helped by the food instead of the other way around.

Drouhin makes excellent Burgundies and the 1990 of the same wine I had recently was much better. However, even an average Burgundy is better than New World Pinot Noirs that are blended with Syrah and other grapes to darken them. In Vino Veritas.