Some wines from drinks at home and a few from what I remember from the 30 or so bottles passed about during fried chicken night last night.
2006 Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 1er Morgeot–Consistent with my last bottles of this in the last couple years. Spring fruit notes on the nose. Not much presence to the palate, there’s a bit of structure and cut, but the wine falls a bit flat. Good, but that’s it.
2009 Jean Paul Brun Fleurie—Just ok. Lean. Seemed tighter tonight than I remember. Austere and slightly dirty. Needs time maybe?
2000 Edmunds St. John Syrah Wylie Fenaughty–Pop and pour along with 30 or so other bottles on the table. Earthy, meaty. Dark fruit, bbq spice, a nice touch of acidity. It’s very floral tonight. Finish is long, but resolving. My last of 6. Sad to see it go, but it was a good run.
1985 Albert Morot Beaune Bressandes—Out of Magnum. Aged Burgundy in a great place is a great thing. Terrific showing. Earthy. Drying, aged pinot fruit, but the touch of acidity to give lift to the palate. Lively. Tasty.
**1999 Guigal Cote-Rotie d’Ampuis—**still youthful and grippy on opening, but nice nonetheless. Comes on with rich, red fruit and deep, dark, smokey-bacon fat goodness. Almost elegant on the palate. Still young. Very good.
1996 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch—Still showing some good power and lines. Somewhat white Burgundy-ish to me. But also slightly buttery and silky. Tasty. In a good spot.
2000 Bonneu du Martray Corton Charlemagne—Premox!
2007 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne—Good bottle. Needs time…to do what, I’m not sure, but probably oxidize. Rather rich right now, vanilla bean and butter. Some nice notes here, very good, but not showing all that much right now.