87 Points

Saturday, July 11, 2009 - Burgundy Masterclas with Lisa Perotti Brown (American Club): A very difficult vintage which does show its influence on the wine made by this legendary domaine. Its aromas are wholly secondary with lots of unique antiquish rosewood furniture, dried wood chips intermixed with an array of chinese herbs like white dried bark, dried cordyceps and a lots of different types of roots. But I did get an underlying faint nose of raspberries and stewed cherries lurking underneath the topsoil. Some interesting chicken soupyness and fir as well. As much as it was a DRC, it did not knock me out senseless but it did show the greatness of DRC with the impeccable weaving of oak, tobacco leaf and some cabbage into the low tone of fruits (that would have most probably been contributed by the vintage). Needs drinking now. I suspect many will be disturbed by the lack of or seemingly underwhelming fruits but this was really a difficult average quality vintage.

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