1988 Bonneau Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Cuvee Marie Beurrier”

The ’88 MB was, for the cuvee, pretty massive and full. But it’s just hard as nails and the tannins were drying and unpleasant. There’s spicy fruitcake aromas, though, and maybe time will be kind. But it seems kind of out of whack now, old-wood dry. Double Moe.

SY (1/02)