1983 Haegelen-Jayer Clos de Vougeot

Quite a nice drink from a poorly-regarded vintage in Burgundy. The color was light but still violet. The nose had attractive cherry and spice but faded quickly. There were tart cherry and cranberry fruits evident along with cured meat notes. The wine had crisp acidity and paired nicely with food. A surprise. Alfred Haegelen is married to Madeleine, a niece of the great Henri Jayer. Reviewed December 10, 2006

Winery: Domaine Haegelen-Jayer
From article: The Magic of Old Burgundies