Phat Boy Dinner @ TheLedbury- clean fresh nose, showing sweet red fruits. Very smooth in the mouth and a great balance of acidity and fruits. 20 yrs on and I think the 93's are starting to weave together really well. This was a great pleasure to drink. A wine of finesse and strength
Drank at 15 east with OT and Sam. This bottle had all the hype of a prize fight in Vegas. Not the case. Either it was an improperly stored bottle or the was in a bad place. The color was great. But the nose was very funky almost stilton blue cheese/medicinal. In the mouth there was fruit but no power you would expect from Rousseau CSJ.
Nose is more restrained than the '90. Slow to show. Takes time to reveal notes of earth and red fruit. Flowers. Spice. Palate is still tight...but soooo long. Beautiful acidity and purity of fruit. Stunning balance and weightlessness, but pales next to the '90 tonight. Needs time.
1993 Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St Jacques - Secondary aromas of sous bois and red fruits. Great backbone with tart acidity but enough fruit to balance. Great length. The longer it sat in the glass, the better it got. My wife preferred it over the 88. I think it can use more time, whereas the 88 is rockin now. 94 pts
Poppoed and poured, drank over the following 4 hours. Dark ruby. Gorgeous, deep nose of spiced black cherry and sous bois. Focused and linear in the mouth, with a nice balance of acidity and tannins. Long, mouthcoating finish. Beautiful.
My dad drove a 67' Chevy II in his youth. Few took the car seriously from the looks and make. For my pop, all he concerned himself with, was how much horse power he could stuff under the tiny little body. It was a sleeper which competed with all the Big Boys. This wine, this evening was one in the same. At the start this showed solid aromatic beauty with a good palate presence and good structural balance. The real magic came 2.5 hours later as it expanded in the glass tenfold. It enveloped a bigger frame while balancing itself out into a stunning wine. As Thomas said, with air this stepped up to the level of its stable mates. With each of us having a little of each wine left in our glass as we rose from the table, this was the wine we all reached for a final sip of. Don't let that 1er Cru label fool you.. This is some serious juice...
Really awesome until it closed up, and it closed up *hard*. But for a while this was packed with everything. Savory black fruit, generous sweet aromatics, rich sap, and a powerful spine. Then it closes, and it's all spine.
still tight with enough acid and balance to peak in 5 - 10 years, bottled was opened by mistake as it was mistaken for a 1997, arghhhhh ..... !! very very long lingering finish, very layered, complexity only starting to emerge.
Opened for about an hour prior to drinking. Incredibly elegant throughout. Just a whisper of a wine, that slowly unwinds and reveals wonderful sappiness and class. Just starting to add some lushness. Very good now, stunning in 5 years or so.
Annual DBGCBU: This was the third wine in a bracket which included two Rousseau Chambertin's (89/93) and was sadly very much out of it's depth. A little unfair to compare this with the other two but highlighted the significant difference between the two vineyards. Looked almost new world like and simple.A little surprising but really unfair to have included this wine in such a bracket.