Name: Pierre-Jacques Druet Vaumoreau Bourgueil 2000
My Rating: 92
My Price: $20 from @garagiste_wine
I have not had the opportunity to taste much cabernet franc from the Loire valley, so this was a treat. I was a little worried when I saw some other reviews of corked bottles, but @garagiste_wine prides themselves on provenance, and this did not disappoint.
Amazing perfumed nose of sous bois, dusty oak, worn leather, red fruit, and some floral notes. It pours a pale and cloudy red. On the palate, this is still very much alive and kicking, but with tons of secondary characteristics. I find this a very old school mix of of muted red fruit, heavy doses of oak, and dusty earthy notes. At 18 years of age, this has all come together quite nicely. Despite packing such a large punch, there is something floaty and elegant about the package. Highly recommend, but don't think this will get any better and would drink in the near future. --
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