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WTN: Flirting with and rejected by 2005 (Bize and ESJ)

by Rahsaan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:28 am

I bought 3 bottles of 2005 Simon Bize Savigny-lès-Beaune Aux Vergelesses on release and tried to forget about them, but curiosity finally got the better of me. The initial pour tasted like aged woodsey orchard Burgundy, so I began to wonder if I had waited too long. But then it freshened up rather quickly with air, turning crisper and clearer in the frank young Burgundy fruit. Some nice suave 2005 material, and the nose is so deep, absolutely gorgeous, so there was pleasure. But overall it is crispy crunchy young Burgundy that is not yet in my zone. I guess the waiting continues!

Changing continents, I had an absolutely glorious final bottle of 2005 ESJ WF a few months ago, so then I figured why not open one of my bottles of 2005 ESJ Bassetti Syrah. The cork was beautiful and the aromas came flying out of the bottle, but the wine itself was minty crisp and structured and stayed that way for many many hours. Another bottle might be more giving, but I'll probably err on the side of waiting to open another.
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Re: WTN: Flirting with and rejected by 2005 (Bize and ESJ)

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:33 am

The ESJ sounds lovely. I might open one during the holiday season.
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Re: WTN: Flirting with and rejected by 2005 (Bize and ESJ)

by Rahsaan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:38 am

David M. Bueker wrote:The ESJ sounds lovely. I might open one during the holiday season.


Well that wasn't what I was intending to convey, but yes, it's obviously always been a great wine and I suppose it just depends on what stage one prefers.
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Re: WTN: Flirting with and rejected by 2005 (Bize and ESJ)

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:42 am

And how many bottles are in the cellar!
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