Jeff Leve wrote:Howard, wines need depth and concentration to be silky. Bordeaux is silk and velvet. Burgundy, at least to me is more elegant. Do you agree, or ?
I don't really think of Bordeaux as a silky wine. I think that Bordeaux has too much tannin to be considered silky. It can be powerful or even complex, but not silky. In contrast to your comment, I do not see how a wine that is not elegant can be silky. I picked Musigny and Romanee St. Vivant because they have good richness and unbelievable elegance and complexity. If you want less expensive Burgundy, try other wines from Chambolle-Musigny (probably not Bonnes Mares, which are wonderful but more powerful) or VOLNAY.
I know that you do not like Burgundy. I really find that to be a flaw in your ability to taste wine. Burgundy and Bordeaux are the two greatest wine regions in the world and that has been true for hundreds of years. If you cannot see the greatness in both wine regions, the fault is in you and not in the wines, frankly.