Classic nose. Quite firm crunchy fruit with some nice tertiary elements beginning to show. The slightly drying finish typical of the vintage (which is not one of my favourite) but I enjoyed both 88s today with a slight preference for the Dujac CdR. Drinking at peak but in no hurry either.
Shared with my wife, Peter, Wayne and SS over a lovely dinner at LP Tetsu. Upon opening, a really musty and funky nose which blew off after 30 minutes. Color was ruby, with a tawny rim. The nose developed into something floral, reminding you of a Chambolle more than a powerful Vosne. On the palate, the wine was mindblowing. It was extremely layered, complex and long, it didnt have the power of a Richebourg, or the spice and silkiness normally associated with a Vosne. Nevertheless there was good matured fruit, slightly leathery with hints of earth and mushrooms. It was sensational while it lasted. After a couple of hours (not decanted), the wine slowly faded. I am convinced this was a good bottle, but perhaps it doesnt have the legs to run the distance to its 30th birthday. A great treat and my very first DRC!
nose - mushroom, earth, touch of vermouth. Per Jeff 'stewed porcini mushroom' mouth - of bitters or a digestif, followed by cherries and cherry pits. complex, with a slight lingering sweetness. My first DRC.
Very expressive notes of fresh & baked red fruits mixed with Asian spice, notes of sous bois and rich earthiness! A constantly changing wine that you can smell for hours before you even start to think of sipping! On the taste, this wine contains very fine acidity that plays along in your mouth with the red fruits and spices with lingers until the end! Very enjoyable & at its beginning of the drinking window. For people who love a delicate presence of tannin, drink now, others who prefer their wine fully mature, wait at least 3 more years.
Served blind I picked up the distinctive Vosne spice and guessed that it was over 20 years old, but that's as close as I got. Whatever the price of this one, it's worth it for the nose alone. Just an incredible perfume that lingered in the glass long after it was drained. Oh, and it wasn't too bad on the palate, either.