Interesting nose with almond paste, vanilla; corton charlemagne classic; wine with minerality, balance; perhaps not as interesting as others but great wine. Drank at Uchi. Likely best to wait another year.
Andrew and Howard's birthday dinner: A bouquet of citrus and chalk had me thinking (again) about Corton or Chablis. Grand Cru weight and power on the palate. Also pears and meadow flowers with some creamy, vanillin oak on the nose. A lovely wine, quite precise and focussed. The acids in beautiful balance. A classical Corton-Charlemagne, I preferred, for that reason, to the more tropical fruit Louis Latour. I was surprised at the vintage. The Bonneau du Martray was quite open and accessible for a 2010. I am beginning to wonder if 2010s like this will, if they survive premox, make really old bones? Perhaps hold for 3+ years for it to more fully open?
Touch of oak and crushed apples on the nose. Full bodied, complex and well integrated wine that matched the guinea hen ballotine perfectly. Medium plus acid and extract will allow this to age for some years. Overall, beautiful wine to come back to 5 years.
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