Burgundy Dinner with Friends (RPM Steak - Chicago IL): I haven't had this wine in at least 5+ years, but it continues to outperform its place in the DRC hierarchy in the 1988 vintage. Bottle was open ~2 hours before serving, Highlight was the huge Vosne-styled, sweet brown spice aromas and flavors. Red cherry and berry were charming and age appropriate for its age, with tannins very well integrated for a 1988.
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(Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux) Very bricked, cloudy, medium red color with pale meniscus; mature, strawberry, raspberry, truffle nose; mature, dried cherry, raspberry, baking spice, mineral palate; medium finish
(DRC Grands Echezeaux) This had a stunning nose out of the gates. Smoke, charcoal, exotic spice, layers of red fruits on the nose but was insanely tight on the palate. Great concentration but definetly had that '88 thing going on. High acid, big tannins and very austere. Just went downhill from there. Getting very metallic and the structure just taking over till the fruit was just sour. Not great. Anybody had better experiences with this bottle.
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