It’s sometimes interesting to taste the same wine across a number of vintages (called a “vertical tasting” when done at the same time).

Back in March, I tried the the Bressan Pinot Nero (Italian for Pinot Noir) 2000 so I was eager to see how the 2001 compared to it.

While the 2000 was, according to my notes “very decent and beats the pants of most Bourgogne Rouge in the same price range”, the 2001 was just tart, dilute, lacking in depth and limp. A very similar experience to the Meyer-Näkel Spätburgunder Ahr 2006.

Perhaps it had oxidized?