Tasting was held at the weekend, all tasted blind…
92 DRC Romanee St Vivant - took a good while to come around but was very
impressive- earthy, forest floor and well balanced.I wish I had kept some in
the glass to see it improve, the wine was decanted 1 hr prior to tasting and
was just starting to evolve after 1 -2 hrs. last taste was of smoked meats.
79 Guigal La Mouline - Wine of the Night for me, Just friggin fantastic !
fruit concentration and balance, every one nailed this wine blind,
unmistakable bacon fat, smoke and rustic aromas, still has lot’s left to
offer, this looked like was a perfect bottle once and tasted like one
59 Remoissenet Richebourg- will be hunting down more of this wine, what a
treat for a fifty year old Pinot, superb nose,soy sauce and clover, still
nice ruby hue and going strong. The wine was fleshy and had great underlying
red berry flavors with a seamless texture, would never guess this to be a
fifty year old pinot.
66 Latour - flawed, absolute bummer is an understatement.
82 Gaja Costa Russi ¬- licorice nose, had a roasted note, I found this
still tannic and tight and pretty monolithic, just not my style I guess.
85 Vega Sicilia Unico - Tasting blind I thought at first sniff this was a
Bordeaux, tobacco and compost nose, it had a sweetness to it that was
impressive with well intergrated oak and black fruit flavors, had a finish
that left a mark, my first time for Unico - loved it.
78 Margaux - another flawed Bordeaux, showing nothing, no fruit, had a
mederized smell - this had definitely seen heat along the way.
90 Jaboulet La Chapelle - was decanted 1 hr before the tasting and was a
little disappointing to me, it was classic hermitage nose, really meaty
smells and allspice but again very tight and not showing much fruit, it had
all the stuffing of greatness but tasted asleep to me, needs more time in my
opinion, or a much longer decant.
95 Chat Mouton- brooding and backward, classic paulliac nose, cigar, tobacco
but for me in a dumb stage, showed not much fruit at all, definitely needs
64 Tokaji Aszu Essencia - stunning , tasted of honey dipped in crème brulee
with a caramel syrup on top, rich , rich rich. crazy juice !