Another Final Dinner at Charlie Trotter's with "Guests" Henri Jayer, Meo-Camuzet and Rouget (Charlie Trotter's - Chicago IL): In a great Brulees flight. Decanted approx 30 minutes before serving, I was then able to hold and revisit this over the next 3+ hours. It's been a few years since I've had this wine and it certainly didn't disappoint. Great baking spice aromas to start with red and black fruit. Slightly more restrained on palate to start but more fruit intensity and concentration emerging with more air. Moderate length and nuance (compared to the Meo 93 for example), but this was the easiest wine in the flight to enjoy all through the evening.
Charlie Trotter's Goodbye with Jayer, Meo, and Rouget: Interesting cedar edge to dark cherry fruit driven nose. Nice balance and good depth of flavors, nice dark red fruits, some minerality and delicate finish. Missing some complexity, but likely comes with more age. A slightly lighter character.
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