A bright nose with metallic notes, light funk, and light blood. The nose is more complex and persistent than the palate. A somewhat short and astringent finish. Was not a great pairing with suckling pig with black truffle. Bottle from domaine.
From magnum. Excellent bottle. Pure nose with various floral notes, red plum, cherry, light spice and dry leaves. Long finish. Some evolution over two hours of air time with an overall smoothness throughout. The best experience that I have had with this wine to-date.
Perfect bottle, top fill. From domaine. Still quite young in colour. Medium red velvet. Incredible bouquet! Red flowers, roses, violets, cloves, spice box, underbrush, curry powder. After an hour it shows cherries, meat and mushrooms. Very deep and complex nose. Just lovely taste! Still young and vital fruit, lots of energy and incredible depth. Complex and layered. Elegant mineral structure, almost salty, silky mature tannins that melts into the gum, nice acidity that reminds me of lingonberries. After an hour it gets more meaty. Long long finish. Served blind at dinner with good friends and wine lovers. My friend call DRC's Grands-Échézeaux for mini-La Tache and I must admit he got a good point here. This G-É performs at least as good as the La Tache, and better than the 1985 Richebourg. Almost a perfect score today, 98 - 99 points! To me this wine is Gabrielle Anwar.
Medium red in color with slight bricking. Fantastic red floral nose loaded with spices and slight mushrooms. Medium plus palate with very good focus and structure, floral just like the nose and long finish. Fantastic wine in a great place to drink, I wouldn't wait any further for a wine that is drinking this well.
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(DRC Grands Echezeaux) We continued the ’85 vs. ’91 battle with a pair of Contis. The 1985 DRC Grands Echezeaux had a spectacular nose that sung all the great qualities of 1985 in that unique DRC way. Aromas of rust, menthol, red fruits (rusty ones again) and iron were present in its tense, zippy, pungent and deep nose. The palate was rich, long and saucy, still young with taut fruits and lingering acidity. It was a tightrope walker of a wine, balancing its fruit and finish components deftly in delicious fashion. Many hailed it as wine of the night
(DRC Grands Echezeaux) The Ech was paired with a 1985 DRC Grands Echezeaux. Alexander the Great noticed ‘beet cottage’ right away in its big, beefy nose. There were lots of brown aromas, but not as in mature. Some vitamins and rose crept out behind the beef. The palate was oily and concentrated, almost too much so, again beefy. Its finish was lip-smacking but bruising, and the GE was a bit broad-shouldered at the moment. Although I thought the ’85 to be the better wine as far as its raw materials and long-term aging potential, I preferred the ’83 Ech on this night, as did Maynard and Ray
(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux) Light medium red color with clarity and clear meniscus; bretty, barnyard nose, that cleans up some after 40 minutes or so, to more of a horseradish and dried red fruit nose; chlorine, brett, tart, mature cranberry and rosehips palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 88+ pts.
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