Rob Klafter took a job back in ATL after a few years in NYC. We were glad to entertain him at Aria last night.
It was so good to see him. Great group of guys and wonderful wines. Food wasn’t bad either.
2001 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
The nose is intoxicating. Ripe yellow fruit wrapped in that earthy envelope. Early adulthood. The palate here shows lots of firm minerals and yellow fruit. Long in the mouth. I loved this.
2009 Henri Boillot Criots-Batard Montrachet
This kept evolving and opening like an onion. Each layer was more interesting. Rich whiter fruit here. Great richness of fruit but nice acidity. Incredible length. The balance is special here. Absolutely fantastic!
1985 Prince de Merode Pommard Clos des la Platieres
1986 DRC Echezeaux
The nose is an absolute knockout. Ethereal. Floral notes with intense notes of red fruit. Intoxicating! Peacock tail complexity. The palate is very structured with acid. It unwinds and gains volume with aeration. Red fruit. Long finish that gains steam with time. This is stunning for the year.
1993 Faiveley Latricieres- Chambertin
The nose is darker red fruit and minerals to me. The palate is structured still. Lots of red fruit that is laced with a steely mineral matrix. Grand cru finish.
2001 Chezeaux Griottes Chambertin
This one starts out with a B-vitamin type of chemical nose that quickly blows off into intense red cherries. Lots of them too. The palate is so sexy. Tart “griotte” type cherries that finish with intensity. Grand cru finish. Fabulous!
1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto Riserva
Decanted for hours. The nose is tar and roses. The palate is so intense. Amazing depth and length to this one. Darker fruit. Involving wine that takes you to another place. So young and so good! Profound. Thanks Rob!
1990 Zenato Amarone
Rich ripe red fruit that is sweet. Great acidity. Raisin notes. Beautiful with dessert. A special treat.
A tremendous night. Thanks for being the reason Rob Klafter. Welcome back to Atlanta!