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Cookiefiend | | Apr 8, 2009 11:39 AM

Hi - I just spent a few evenings looking at Parker's Wine Buyers Guide, 7th edition, and now I'm even more unsure about some of the Burgundies we have...

If he says (regarding the 2004 vintage):
"Surprising gentle mid-palate, despite aroma of tart fruit", that doesn't sound too bad to me...
"Only a few will merit aging", that sounds like I may have bought some expensive Burgundy that won't age well.
"Most drink by 2010", that's next year!

While I don't (or try not too) read too much into what a wine critic says about wine, I'm also terribly uneducated about Burgundy and completely baffled by the different Domaines and rules and, and, and, regarding French Burgundy.

I have 6 bottles of 2 different 2004 Burgundies - Mommessin Clos de Tart and Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue Bonnes Mares. I know that 2004 wasn't a stellar vintage, but these are supposed to be excellent producers.

Should I start drinking them this year? Should I just continue to hold them? The notes I have (I know, I know, but I have to start somewhere) say that I shouldn't even start to drink them till 2015. I was planning on holding them for a few more years before trying one, but now I don't know what I should do.

Any clarification would be appreciated!

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