Saturday, February 7, 2009

2007 Domaine Fichet Bourgogne "Tradition"

Tasted today at the CoolVines Princeton tasting! Finally, a nice under $20 Burgundy, and leave it to CoolVines to find it and carry it! This producer actually got his start back in 1976, and is now run by his two sons. Tons of ripe cherry on the nose, with a hint of earth. This is not your typical California, fruit forward nose. This is a classic Burgundy nose! On the palate, more ripe cherry shines through, with a bit of acidity, which I expect to settle down with some more time in the bottle. After all, this is still a young 2007. There is still a bit of a tannic backbone, but again, this will settle out in time. We picked up two, and plan on trying one after another year in the bottle. At this point, I will not rate this wine, but I can see this being a 90 point Burgundy in the future, which is nice for this price point. Cheers!

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