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2012 Aleth Girardin Beaune Mouches, 1er (Burgundy Red)

Bottles:
Rating: BH89
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Bottles Available: 5
Price (each): $38.00
Girardin noted that this produced only 2 barrels instead of the normal 6. There is a subtle touch of wood framing the menthol-inflected, ripe liqueur-like aromas of cassis and dark raspberry. The mouth coating and concentrated middle weight flavors possess a beguiling palate feel before terminating in a delicious, round and balanced finish where the wood telegraphed by the nose reappears. This has the stuffing to age well but the ample amount of dry extract will make this accessible young too. AM