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WTN: Fifty Shades of Grézeaux

by David M. Bueker » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:14 pm

2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (10/12/2019)
Test drive bottle from a case.

Classic Chinon, with crisp red fruit, a hint of green tobacco, and very fresh acidity. It’s clearly young, but still provides pleasure, and gets better the longer it’s open. Overall it is a medium bodied style, and the balance feels to me more like short to mid-term ager. That’s not an issue, as it is always good to have delicious wine to drink.
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Re: WTN: Fifty Shades of Grézeaux

by David M. Bueker » Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:48 pm

2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (7/26/2021)
I wrote a note about this wine nearly two years ago. Red fruit and tobacco took center stage. Tonight it’s tobacco and red fruit. Still, and as always, Grezeaux exemplifies Chinon for me.
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Re: WTN: Fifty Shades of Grézeaux

by David M. Bueker » Sat Sep 24, 2022 9:49 pm

2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (9/24/2022)
A little more than a year from my last bottle, and not much has changed. It’s still red fruit and green herbs/tobacco in classic Cabernet Franc style. Seems like it might need 5+ years to really start developing some additional nuance, but it’s a good drink now.
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Re: WTN: Fifty Shades of Grézeaux

by Dale Williams » Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:04 pm

While I frankly love the entire Baudry lineup, the Grezeaux is my fave. But don't think I own the '17. Nice to read the notes in sequence.
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Re: WTN: Fifty Shades of Grézeaux

by David M. Bueker » Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:52 pm

If I had to choose I would also say Grezeaux.

I hadn't realized that my middle note was never posted. Did end up making for a nice time lapse!
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