Last spring we tried to take advantage of a great deal on an ’04 GDB Julienas from a well known Long Island City retailer. When it didn’t show up for a while, we called and were told we were too late on the Julienas, but we could get a box of 2002 Georges DuBeoeuf, Jean Descombes, Morgon for $3.07 per bottle. We asked if it was still living, and were assured it was. Even with the $9.50 S&H it came to $3.36 per bottle.
The first one we opened tasted a little flat. Hoping that it was just suffering from the shipping, we decided to let them rest for a while. About a week later we made a batch of Coq au Vin with one of the bottles, and drank a nice Pinot with it. That was fabulous. This has been repeated a couple of more times since. After a two week wait we popped a second bottle for drinking and loved it with grilled burgers. It recovered!
On the eye it showed ruby red color with no bricking. On the nose and tongue tip it gave black cherry and blackberries. It held up fine in the middle with cinnamon and vanilla notes, and finished nicely.
So, we have been breezing through this box all summer with burgers, grilled chicken legs (as in last night) and the afore mentioned Coq. Bottom feeding strikes again!