2000 Burgundy Grand Cru Dinner (Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck): Not a great vintage, and it shows, but this was still a very solid wine. It had a pretty nose. Very Meursault, and quite Lafon-ish, if just a bit on the ripe side, with sweet notes of stone fruit wed to curls of buttery aromas, whipped-cream, white flowers and little hint of minerality. The palate shared that same sunny ripeness, with sweet notes of ripe apples, nectarines and a little honey on the forefront and sweet lemon fruit on the midpalate, all slathered with a few dollops of cream. What it had going for it though was a surprising lightness and transperancy in spite of the ripeness, with a clarity lent by decent, if not exactly zippy acidity, and a sense of cut and focus aided by a spine of minerality that ran from the attack all the way into a very long, chalky, spicy finish kissed by sweet floral hints and a little nuttiness. A big muscular wine, yet still quite well-poised, and quite nicely complex. I thought it was just tottering towards being a little awkward at its edges, with a little flush of alcohol warmth and that rather in-your-face ripeness giving a sense that this was slightly less polished and elegant than one would normally expect from a great Lafon. A touch more freshness and cut would have been welcomed too. Saying all that though, this was quite delicious and drinking well at the moment.
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(Lafon Meursault Genevrieres) The 2000 Lafon Meursault Genevrieres had a touch of mildew or mold in the nose, that back alley edge to which I often refer. There was some corn, yeast and citrus behind that, and the palate was clean, but again simple. Mark concurred. There was a touch of tea-like quality and mild acidity in this disappointing 2000
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