Brian K Miller wrote:I enjoyed this wine quite a bit: Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot Nuits-Saint Georges 2003, at a wine shop tasting.
Am I committing a "crime" by drinking it young (like tomorrow?
JC (NC) wrote:Short answer: no. Longer answer: burgundies go through several phases of drinkability.
Otto Nieminen wrote:JC (NC) wrote:Short answer: no. Longer answer: burgundies go through several phases of drinkability.
Quite so, quite so. But unlike Ian suggests, I've also found the more "classic" vintages fun to drink in the first couple years. We've done some big tastings on both 2001 and 2002 Burgundies and both were lovely (and both are beginning to shut down now). But some vintages take much more than 8 years to come around. I find that 88s and 93s are just beginning to come around (and frankly the couple 93 I've recently had, have made feel that they need a longer slumber).
I tend to find that with almost all wines, I will enjoy drinking them for a couple years after release - even something as tannic as Barolos!