Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Corton Bressandes 2006 1.5L

Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Corton Bressandes 2006 1.5L
$249.96

SKU 11400

1.5L

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Aromas of black cherry, raspberry, minerals, leather, warm baking spices. Juicy, bold, energetic. Food Pairing: Flank steak with pepper; oeufs en meurette (poached eggs in red Burgundy); aged French cheese.
Category Red Wine
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Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Brand Domaine de la Pousse d'Or
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Wine AdvocatePredictably displaying its sheer ripeness rather obviously, the Pousse d'Or 2006 Corton Bressandes concentrates lightly-cooked dark cherry and plum, but also meat stock and bitter-sweet herbs. Plush on the palate, and with its tannic structure well-covered by rich layers of fruit and meat, this finishes with persistent bitter-sweet concentration, but a certain opacity and absence of refreshment as well as a pungent, briny and animal hint of sweat. Taken on its terms, here is a wine to cellar, but I would want to revisit it in, say, 2011, before trying to pronounce on the value of holding it for an extended period. It's certainly another of those Pousse d'Or 2006s that appears quite likely to evolve in a gamey and animal direction, in which case those favoring sheer richness and sweetness of fruit might be sorry they did not drink it up sooner.

David Schildknecht, December 21, 2009