Great Wine Dinner with Friends and Wagyu

Western Chicago IL Suburbs
Tasted Saturday, February 2, 2013 by Burgundy Al with 286 views

Flight 1 - Krug to start (1 Note)

  • 1985 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut 91 Points

    France, Champagne

    From magnum. Balance of toasty/yeasty/brioche and fresh fruit, leaning towards toast. Good overall, but not as powerful and textured as the best bottles I've had in the past few years.

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Flight 2 - Some white wine to continue (5 Notes)

Flight 3 - An old red Burgundy while we wait for food (1 Note)

Flight 4 - Trapet Chambertin (2 Notes)

Flight 5 - 2000 Richebourg (2 Notes)

  • 2000 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg 96 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru

    Fresh and ripe red and black cherry with modest spice aromas. More explosive flavors on palate with more intense spice, precisely and unmistakably Vosne-Romanee Grand Cru. Great length and persistence. I was thrilled with this bottle vs another corked bottles from the same case opened recently.

    I brought this to serve alongside the Leroy 2000 Richebourg. What a sensational pair, both showing what Richebourg is about, while also contrasting producer styles. Group was somewhat evenly split preferring Meo vs Leroy, but everybody thought both exceptional.

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  • 2000 Domaine Leroy Richebourg 95 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru

    Served alongside the Meo-Camuzet 2000 Richebourg. Rich, lush and perfumed start with mostly black fruit. Ripe, lush and fresh blackberry and plum flavors. Incredibly powerful and long. Classically Leroy at her best.

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Flight 6 - Vogue Musigny (2 Notes)

Flight 7 - Some Jadot (2 Notes)

  • 1997 Louis Jadot Echezeaux Flawed

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru

    Off balanced, heavily reduced. A rare poor showing for a Jadot 1997. Although twice in a row for this wine.

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  • 1993 Louis Jadot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses 92 Points

    France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru

    Red cherry and sauteed mushroom aromas. Similar on palate with impressive textures, energy and minerality. Very enjoyable and probably close to its peak drinking window, I just didn't quite get typical Amoureuses spice and lacy charm. Others thought I was crazy and liked it even more than I did tonight.

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Flight 8 - Great Bordeaux (4 Notes)

  • 1982 Château Gruaud Larose 95 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Another sensational showing for this wine. Still youthful and energetic, while showing great nuanced development.

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  • 1982 Château Léoville Las Cases 94 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    A very good bottle of this wine that has been rather inconsistent for me in the past few years. Great black fruit, great concentration. It was late, so few notes.

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  • 1983 Château Palmer 96 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux

    Sensational spice aromas with fresh plum and cassis, then similar on palate. Nuanced, charming and incredibly textured on palate, this was an incredibly exciting bottle of this great wine. Probably my Wine of the Night (in a night of great wines).

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  • 1999 Château Lafite Rothschild 93 Points

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    How often do you have a flight of 4 bottles of Bordeaux and nobody even talks about the Lafite Rothschild in the flight? Wonderful black fruit with some background cigar box, this was charming and close to entering its peak drinking window.

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