Almost pale ruby colour with garnet rim. The nose is explosive (when I 've just opened the bottle, the room was full of aromas from it) but so delicate with dried roses, raspberry, truffel, some dried fruits, humus. It has deepness with an amazing impression of volume and purity. I was quiet hypnotized by these nose. The mouth has medium body with a velvety mouthfeel. The acidity is important but not aggresive at all. Everything is in balance and again the impression of purity and refinement is really impressive. The wine finish has a superlative length with aromas of dried roses and red berries coming again and again in the mouth. Impressive wine. Note that after one hour the wine was fadding away and the delicate roses notes was replaced by leather, animals notes.
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(Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques) It was time for some red, and there was plenty of Rousseau going around, beginning with a 1982 Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques, again courtesy of the humble Acker cellar. Actually, this bottle was already sold but grabbed by me before the out report oops. Sorry Roger J. Incredible aromas of big-time truffles leapt from its nose. Additional aromas of dried cherries, tobacco and oatmeal also joined the party in this approachable and delicious nose. The palate was round and rich with excellent dust and still sturdy acidity. Long, stylish and surprisingly good, this ’82 was a real eye-opener and a testament to the greatness of both Rousseau and Clos St. Jacques. I should note that the wine did start to fade after thirty minutes or so, but for that half-hour, it was definitely excellent stuff
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