CWS Wine Dinner (Sea Goose): We had this after a Jaboulet-Versage Le Corton '71 which I can't figure out how to input. The ullage was pretty low, down to the lower neck. However the wine was still quite alive, and much better, as expected, from the Le Corton. However, this was not a definitive experience of DRC. It did get more interesting over about ten minutes, but never beyond the realm of really nice Burgundy. There was forest floor, earth, some light red fruits, but not the complexity, elegance, or intensity that I've found with the other rare occasions I've tried DRC. Really cool though.
Upper shoulder-level ullage bottle with a wine still showing a bright red colour. Upon opening, the bouquet was somewhat muted but over time, the aromas developed and started to show off a subtle but elegant, perfumed nose. On the palate, it was still fresh and quite delicious with mild complexity but relatively short. Certainly a pleasure of a wine to drink from this particular vintage.
Honorary Quintarelli Tasting (Copenhagen): Quite a special and funky nose filled with strawberry and rusty iron. Watery strawberry and plenty tertiary notes on the palate and it does seem overly dry on the aftertaste. It is definitely a wine that has seen better days but still very impressive for its age. A pleasure to taste a piece of history :-)
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(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant) Bricking light medium red color with clear meniscus; mature, tart cherry, berry, baked apple and soy sauce nose; mature, concentrated, tart cherry, soy sauce and mushroom palate; medium finish
(Romanee St. Vivant Marey-Monge (DRC) had a sweeter, more masculine nose in a woody way. Robert said that .all the .72 DRC.s I have had are tired,. but Rudy made a counterpoint that out of large format he has been exceptionally lucky. There was a lot of animal, roasted meat, charcoal, old wood and almost BBQ/jerky in the nose, while the flavors were more menthol and citrus, with lots of power and hidden length, but also overly earthy and a touch weird on the palate, lacking the layers one would hope
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