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Promises, Promises

 bollery boisset.jpgThe story promises so much, a special vineyard in Flagey-Echezeaux that is planted with gamay instead of pinot noir because of its unique microclimate. The 2002 Domaine de La Vougeraie En Bollery Terres d’en Face sounds like an exciting and unique expression of terroir, but what you get is more like Yellow Tail than anything else.

Nice bottle, serious label, but the wine inside has little to do with the variety or vineyard. This is overripe, over extracted commercial plonk with no more appeal than Yellow Tail Shiraz. In fact, the Yellow Tail is a better deal. Avoid this pretender to terroir.