Maranges 1er Cru "Clos Roussot" 2005, Jean-François Bouthenet
This Maranges 1er from 2005 still has a monster tannic structure and needs another 3 years in the bottle or else a juicy côte de boeuf. Rich, shiny deep red colour. Black currant aromas with a dash of oak vanillins from 12 months in one year old barrels. The wise will wait for the wine to rebalance on the black fruits but there is always the lingering question: will the stroppy teenager come good?