Lapierre's VdPdes Gaules 2007 seemed a bit tired last weekend. I guess I should have drunk these earlier as this one is a bit tired, too. How strange that just a month ago (from the same purchase, stored perfectly) it was fresh, lively and joyful but now it is becoming a bit flat and rye-bread-like. I guess punctuated equilibrium is not restricted to sexually reproducing species, but can apply to wines, too. Its remains shall be used in cooking tomorrow. Happily, I only have one more '07 left.
Since the '07 wasn't terribly appetizing, we also opened the '09 (renamed Raisins Gaulois), but sadly this would need time for its overt sweetness to fade. A shame we don't have the vilified '08 available since it might be in a phase of its evolution that I would enjoy. (Did anyone actually like the '08 that we never saw? I only remember negative things said about it.)