Bourgogne 2003, Jacques Cacheux
This is another of those bottles which I uncovered lurking at the back of the cellar. Imagine the excavation of the Valley of the Workers in a valley next to the Valley of the Kings. This red Burgundy from the super-hot 2003 vintage is intriguing. Bouquet of cherry schnapps, rye bread, licorice, aniseed, pernod. Becomes port-like with a hint of fennel. Cherry and plum flavours. Definitely reductive and oxidized. An edge of balsamic vinegar. More like a Rhone red than a Bourgogne rouge but its not a zombie.