Classic nose. Quite firm crunchy fruit with some nice tertiary elements beginning to show. The slightly drying finish typical of the vintage (which is not one of my favourite) but I enjoyed both 88s today with a slight preference for the Dujac CdR. Drinking at peak but in no hurry either.
Shared with my wife, Peter, Wayne and SS over a lovely dinner at LP Tetsu. Upon opening, a really musty and funky nose which blew off after 30 minutes. Color was ruby, with a tawny rim. The nose developed into something floral, reminding you of a Chambolle more than a powerful Vosne. On the palate, the wine was mindblowing. It was extremely layered, complex and long, it didnt have the power of a Richebourg, or the spice and silkiness normally associated with a Vosne. Nevertheless there was good matured fruit, slightly leathery with hints of earth and mushrooms. It was sensational while it lasted. After a couple of hours (not decanted), the wine slowly faded. I am convinced this was a good bottle, but perhaps it doesnt have the legs to run the distance to its 30th birthday. A great treat and my very first DRC!
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(DRC Richebourg) As noted already, a handful of Richebourgs made their way into our Montrachet and La Tache weekend, thanks to the generosity of Midwestern Magnum Mark. Merci beaucoup! I liked the nose of the 1988 DRC Richebourgbetter than the LT; there was more earth, more open red fruits, musk, forest, truffle and sweet mint aromas. The palate had delicious red fruits and nice citrus vigor; the Richebourg was classic and delicious. Gil called it a ‘Rayas impersonator with its Chateauneuf pepper.’ On this day and for this vintage, the Richebourg out-charmed the La Tache
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