Betsy tried a new duck leg recipe last night, "crisp-braised" over aromatic vegetables (leeks, carrots, celery) with brown rice and salad. I served the 1999 Bernard Morey "La Fussiere" Maranges 1er . Very ripe, almost Californian. Ripe black cherry with a bit of a bitter cherry/cough drop note on finish. Light hint of damp earth, some mushroom. This isn't a huge wine, good acidity, but there is a distracting note of hard tannins underneath. A bit of a disappointment, maybe a few more years would have helped. B-
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.