1997 and 1996 Red Burgundies (Mar 1999)

Bright deep red. More deeply pitched aromas of maraschino cherry, musky strawberry, gunpowder and earth. Quite minerally and closed in the middle palate, with texture currently masked by strong acids. Today the tannins are rather tough, making the wine difficult to taste. But finishes with persistent tart cherry flavor. Both this and the Fuees may ultimately merit 90+ ratings.