DRC Tasting Group

Cafe Veloce
Tasted Monday, September 3, 2012 by dpolivy with 328 views

Introduction

Notes from our September DRC/Burgundy tasting. The theme (for the other bottles) was Morey St. Denis. The 1985 Clos de Tart and 2004 DRC Echezeaux were poured at the beginning, while the others were poured in flights of two alongside (some blind, others not).

Flight 1 - Starter Wine (1 Note)

Flight 2 - The Big Boys (2 Notes)

These were poured at the beginning so we could savor them and watch the evolution throughout the evening.

  • 2004 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux 94 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru

    Ruby red color. Gorgeous nose filled with floral and red fruit aromas. Light and fruity on the palate, but oh-so-elegant. Some light tannins on the finish, and initially I got a hint of bitterness. That disappeared with time, as the wine evolved to show some sweeter tannins, along with more gorgeous fruit alongside some umami. Such a young wine, I can only imagine it will improve with age. 94+

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  • 1985 Mommessin Clos de Tart 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart Grand Cru

    Light, faded edges on a brick colored wine. Initially it smelled woodsy, with smoke, meat, and even a touch of cola. There wasn't much fruit left on the palate, and it finished with light grip. After about 2 hours, it took on the savory flavors of soy sauce.

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Flight 3 - The Rest (10 Notes)

Closing

We also had the pleasure of finishing with the following, though I don't have any notes available to post.
2001 DeLille Chaleur Estate Blanc
2006 Domaine Dujac, Morey St Denis Monts Luisants 1er Cru Blanc
2010 William Fevre, Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons
1989 Chateau Climens

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