Over Sushi. Bright, translucent red, very beautiful appearance. Lovely minerally nose, lots of soil and earthy expressions. Slightly floral with some rose petals, pomegranate, red cherries and wild strawberries. Slightly herbaceous with time, just the slightest hint of green, but not obtrusive. Palate had lovely elegance, but still with the right acidity and structure. There was good red fruit, rocks and minerals, dried soil, with a lovely lingering finish. Very silky and a true expression of Gevrey terroir.
Welcoming Chicago winos - Part Deux (BLT Steak - Washington D.C. - High Octane Wines): As some of you know, I am very critical of the 04 vintage for the taint. There is a slight hint of the 04 taint but it is not terribly bothersome. The nose is classic Rousseau, delicate yet decadent but a bit diluted and shy. Subtle fresh sweet red fruits, raspberry, strawberry, coffee, light caramel, sous bois, rose, earth and a hint of the 04 taint. Delicate palate, a bit fragile and lacking energy, shy sweet red fruit driven palate impression and a bit of bitterness at the end. Still quite enjoyable.
#RN-74 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Clos st Jacques Activity# pretty open in the nose ,not hint of green component for 2004,a lot red fruit, spicy and also some liquorice,very aromatic, in the palate, mid wine body, but with good power and concentration, very elegant, no green things also in the palate, good depth but no as profound as 02 jadot and 93 clair,it is vintage problem. but more mineral at the finish very good .
At Le Sommellier. Absolutely fabulous nose, at first very clean and focused with pure fruit and berries, but after some time in the glass, the balsamic notes from the wood and the tertiary aromas like suis bois and leather came forward Very cléan and elegant on the palate, not much tannins left and very little of the green 2004 typicity. Great wine, and still with the trademark Rousseau lightness and elegance.
Pale/medium garnet core, wide pale garnet rim. Aromatic, still quite youthful nose showing raspberry, red cherry, floral notes and some spice and smoke. Palate is medium bodied with bright, sweet red cherry fruit, light, fine tannins, quite generous and deep and with vibrant acidity and a few savoury notes and liquorice on the extended, lingering, harmonious finish. An excellent 04 and a very good CSJ, drinking well but no hurry.
consistent with other notes. No greenie meanies, very drinkable. cherry in the nose. some bricking but wound up quite a bit with struture, mineral and cherry. Oak seems well absorbed which is a concern for me with this bottling. I would cellar another few years at least...
Black cherry aromas with some meaty fresh herb aromas. Black and red cherry flavors, not necessarily dense or powerful, but certainly very elegant and refined. Not a wine to hold long-term in the cellar, i expect ithis is nearly entering its peak drinking window. If served blind, I never would have thought this was from 2004. I have had very good experience with Rousseau 2004s, other than a slightly disappointing Beze a few months ago.
Showing surprisingly well already (compared to 2000, 2001, and 2002 which are still much more primary). Note that this has been stored at warmer-than-ideal temperatures so may be more advanced than others' bottles. No evident "stalkiness". Lovely.
Good intensity but not as much weight as I'd like in this wine. Sweet red fruit and some herbs with minerals, acidity, focus and elegance. It will need some time to come together as well. I looked for it but can say this bottle's not noticeably affected by the "greenie meanie".
Rousseau Clos St Jacques 1986 to 2006 (The Ledbury, London): Penetrating fragrance. Unfortunately the fragrance was of the 2004 violets and celery kind which I find unpleasant. The stalkiness was much less obtrusive on the palate. Bright and lively and those who aren't bothered by the raw streak will like this.
nasty green streak last night that has gotten worse with time- palate was a bizarre (and awful) mix of candy sweet fruit and pine needles, including the part where they stab your tongue. Gonna wait a long time before opening another one with my fingers crossed the entire time.
Sunday Lunch @ The Oak-very light clear ruby color, sweet red fruits on the nose. in the mouth it has more weight than the color and transparency would make you believe. sweet raspberries, some oak, very soft smooth tannins stay in your mouth for quite a long time with a touch of earthiness. med high acidity and tasty bright fruit. i didn't get any meanie greenies on this bottle. should be good for a long time
Has the 04 Mirepoix and Schezuan pepper thing going on as soon as you take a whiff, along with some nicely seasoned ginger oak. It is fine and earthy in the mouth but a bit skinny and wearing its acid on its sleeve. If it can put on a bit of pud with time she’ll be a very good drink.
Tasted alongside the 2003 (see TN). Dark ruby color with brilliant clarity. This shows nice, mid-weight dark fruit, and a lot of lower-register, leafy, earthy secondary flavors. Good balance and length. Some fresh chopped herb flavors but none of the nasty greenness that some other 04s have displayed. This is not a blockbuster CSJ, but it has plenty of character and complexity and looks to be a candidate for medium-term aging.
popped and poured. darker than I expected- limpid ruby. the nose started with the 2004 floral-ness that has been so well documented, but that only lasted for about 20 mins and then moved to minerals and raspberries. The palate has a lot going on- lots of acid, rich red fruits, minerals- tons on energy here. Not ideal to drink now but I think this will be terrific in 7-10 years.