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Marc Roy, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 1994
The colour is a medium-thin, almost red-oxide colour. The nose is very unforthcoming with some blackcurrant, cedar and a little damp, earthy quality showing up on the second night of drinking. On the palate the wine is very firm, grippy and tannic - positively austere, with only hints of blackcurrant and raspberry fruit. There seems to be a very tightly wound, unapproachable core to this wine that stops it from being very enjoyable. It is perhaps over-extracted in an attempt to get some stuffing and concentration into the wine in a patchy vintage? It has some seriousness about it, but it is really pretty unloveable. (07/98)