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Three from 2000, Boursan and Feraud-Brunel, 24 July 2008


Here are three 2000’s Jenn and I drank about a month ago. The Feraud-Brunel were odd bottles I bought because I’ll try anything at $13! If you have the Vacqueyras drink it up now, otherwise enjoy the Cairanne soon. The Boursan was a pleasure to drink and in a style that I thoroughly enjoyed.
 
2000 Feraud-Brunel, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone Villages – ~$13
This is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Carignan. It is light-garnet in the glass. There is a very light nose of earth and spice. In the mouth there is light red/blue fruit flavors, minerals, ink…all in a mature fashion. There are light, gritty tannins that develop in the finish. The fruit is slightly watery but there is acidity throughout that keeps it going. This is drinking better than the Vacqueyras.

2000 Feraud-Brunel, Vacqueyras – ~$13
This is primarily old-vine Grenache. This wine is a medium ruby-brown. A light nose of sour cherries and tart fruits. There are soft red fruit flavors, that are a tad tired, and toast. A bit of spearmint develops with air. This is still drinkable but past its prime.

2000 Bois de Boursan, Chateauneuf du Pape – $34
This one is light to medium garnet in the glass. There is a nose of good strength. There are immediate flavors of savory blue fruit, earth, and garrigue. There is moderate acidity in the middle followed by more in the juicy finish. There are fine, thorough tannins and a persistent aftertaste. It drank well straight from the bottle but it kicked it up a notch with air. Recommended.

Best,

Aaron

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