Beaune, Burgundy, France; 12.5% ABV
$19 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 15 Nov
This was initially similar to the 2003 Boisset Pommard in its ripe red cherry fruit, but also different in that it was more acid with a tinge of vinegar. Then, while it initially showed that red cherry fruit with dried orange peel bordering on cola, it aired over a couple hours to give flavors of dark cherry, plum, even blackberry and dark aromatic spice. So, while I probably wouldn’t buy more at this price, it was interesting, more intense and tasty than the Pommard, despite being slightly too old.