We had a wonderful dinner tonight with family and a very belated b-day celebration.
Wine service was once again impeccable at Majordomo LA. Zaltos all around for our table and the tables next to us.
Food was also excellent.
The Leflaives paired well with the starters, the 93 JP Mugneret Echezeaux was delicious with the chicken and chanterelle + truffle pasta course, and the Allemand was perfect for the smoked bbq ribs course.
2004 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (7/14/2018)
First bottle out of 6 oxidized.
Second bottle was as it should be. Wonderful aged notes but with plenty of acid to support it. Served it’s role nicely as an opening salvo to tonight’s dinner.
1997 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (7/14/2018)
A clear step up from the 2004 Puligny Montrachet.
The fruit is a bit richer and more substantial. There are beautiful aged notes of buttered popcorn and white mushrooms. The acidity is enough to lift the wine but not dominate it. A unanimous WOTN tonight including the somm who was able to taste all our wines tonight.
1993 Jean-Pierre Mugneret Echezeaux - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru (7/14/2018)
Much better than I remembered and most likely my bottle which I sold. There was plenty of dark fruit, earth, and spice. The fruit and acid were balanced nicely and this paired perfectly with the chicken with pasta with chanterelles and Chilean black truffles at Majordomo LA.
2000 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas (7/14/2018)
Finally an Allemand I can enjoy. The younger versions were just too dark and primary for my tastes.
However this bottle had a wonderful acidity that supported the classic bacon, tobacco and smoke components. This was the perfect paring with the smoked bbq ribs. The fruit was sour cherry in profile and there was also a quality reminiscent of menthol or Heitz eucalyptus but something altogether different. A very complex and enjoyable drink that convinced me to hold onto the rest of my Allemand.
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