Pierre-Jacques Druet Grand Mont Bourgueil Loire 1996

I know I've posted several of these this year and without much change in this. Bottom line is that they need to be consumed. Cranberry, pomegranate and tobo leaf and tobo smoke. More acidity than tannins at this point. Roses and cinnamon take the handoff from the tobo and carry to the finish. The mouthfeel is medium-light. The mouthfeel is a touch thin; the fruit fades quickly. That said, this is probably the best bottle of the Grand Mont I’ve had since letting it go for so long. Abundant sediment. No “slow opening” for this bottle; popped and poured worked just fine. 12.5% alc. With blue cheeses (Roaring 40s and Stilton) and an aged cheddar. 08.24.18. Recommended, but hurry.

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