TN: Burgundy and Barolo come riding in on a white horse...

… The Barolo fell off, when the horse bucked, but the Burgundy, dragged along and beaten up a bit, pulled him self back up and by the end, was able to ride the beautiful stallion into the sunset!!

2004 Grands Echezeaux, Grand Cru: François Lamarche
dark plum, herby, crisp cassis and currants on the nose, and some nice strawberry, white flowers, rosemary, wild raspberry on the palate, bold and structured but with fresh, crisp layers and good acidity. A touch of some meaty, tarry notes add complexity, but this is a good wine with lovely depth, very pure but with weight to add. Herbs, mushroom, earth, minerals and sandstone. Subtle length. 17+/20

1983 Chateau Cheval Blanc: 1er Grand Cru Classé A
fresh and cooked cassis and dark plum on the nose, earth, decaying leaves and minerals/graphite add to the palate, lovely depth and complexity, resolved and classically classy, tea, cedar, pencil shavings, spice and tobacco. Rounded stewed plums and fresh strawberry. A lovely zip and freshness and well balanced. This will hold nicely but is at its apogee! 19/20

1996 Barolo “Cannubi Boschis”; Luciano Sandrone
smoke, earth, soil, minerals, tannin and weight, modern but restrained, slightly medicinal, dark fruited and muscular, Truffle and leaves, long and powerful. Big, youthful BUT restrained… And starting to calm down. Big and young. 16.5+++/20]