At CVA's 50th birthday gala in NYC - Bouley Botanical - great setting and amazing evening. Drank next to the 91 La Turque. Great comparison of two extraordinary "La Las"
Dark brick/garnet color. Very dark nose of black fruits, pepper, roasted meats/savory, mild barnyard. Palate was dark fruits, quite elegant. Notes of smoke, leather, herbs and garrigue. More tannic than the La Turque.
I think this is in its zone, should hold here for a while La/Las are as good as it gets for aged Rhone. Great opportunity to drink these two side/side
My first off bottle. It's hard to say what went wrong, but this bottle was good, but lacked the greatness one deserves in this special wine. I'm sure storage at some point was the issue. Provenance is worth paying for, especially on the best wines.
Extraordinary. The nose somewhat Burgundian, but the body great quality Syrah. Rich, complex, interesting - long finish. Double decanted 5 hours ahead, quite a lot of sediment and tannins, so worthwhile on two accounts.
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