On the eve of Dulcie's sixtieth birthday (sorry dear for disclosing such sensitive information), it seemed fitting to revisit the Perrot-Minot a couple of years on. While we both like to wax rhapsodical about the Burgundian essence of the Willamette, you know when you meet the rea thing. Very dark for a Burgundy you might think; sensual, fragrant, brooding bouquet that you could inhale forever; magnificent on the palate also with dense layers still unwinding. Revisit in another couple.
No formal notes - recall it as very tasty, balanced and well made. Quite dark on the fruit profile for a CM (the sunny '09 vintage and winemakers style I guess?!). Still young and not so much complexity but even so a very pleasant treat at this point in time. 92+
The first bottle pried from what Dulcie refers to as "The thousand dollar lunch": our first foray into live auction with Acker Merrall Condit; the temptation to waive the quite ordinary $95 lunch with a mere $1000 purchase proved all too much, and with one wave of the paddle it was done. Did I really know what I was doing? Was it all worth it? Of course, with Burgundy "worth it" is a highly subjective term: if you want it that bad it is worth it; and I have to say I love the name Musigny.The color is a brilliant ruby, quite light hued; the aroma at first is modest, but evolves over time to fill the glass; Dulcie used a word I cannot repeat here, but sensual comes into it, gamy intense, dark fruits; it's still young on the palate (good), dense raspberry, evident minerality, some softish tannins, lingering finish. We look forward to the evolution.
Stellar Chambolle from this well situated but highly diverse vinyard, which containes everything from simple village to Grand Cru (sic!). Tucked inbetween Les Musigny and Echèzeaux this site has enormous potential, which this wine is an example of. Lovely cool dark fruit, licorice and minerals, long and with a rock solid mid-palet. Great juice.
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