Dinner at one of our favorite BYOBs, Sovana Bistro (I had a Wagyu beef tartare to start and then “Pork Two ways”, including pork belly over gruyere-mashed potatoes and pork thigh meat with pickled peppers). We started with the 2002 Henri Boillot Meursault Les Charmes, which I believe was a gift from Dr. Alex Anthopoulos - spot on tonight, with a lovely petrol nuance that I normally find more frequently in riesling, and not a trace of pre-mox to be found. Due to the lighting in the restaurant, I can’t be 100% sure of the color, but it struck me as a deeper gold - this was a really nice white Burg, and while I would hesitate to say it is at it’s apex, if you have it in the cellar, I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to pull a cork, as I find it hard to believe it will get much better.
Then on to the 1992 Leroy Savigny Les Beaunes Les Narbantons. Oh my, what a nose - black cherry, forest floor - really nice, and certainly more black-fruits than red, but I love this nose. All silky smooth on the palate, with tart/sweet cherry fruit. Great bottle from a so-so vintage, and although it’s fine right now, if you have it there is no real hurry to finish these up, as off this bottle I can’t see why this wouldn’t be drinking great in another 10 years.