À peine tuilé, Wow, le nez de la soirée! Exceptionnel sur de légers fruits noirs et la cerise nous explose en pleine gueule après l’attaque. Une petite touche de vanille et des épices comme muscade et clou de girofle. Je n’ai pas de notes sur la bouche mais ma mémoire me dit que c’était moins spectaculaire que le nez. Une belle complexité avec une légère acidité mais détrônée par son nez.
Vosne-Romanee Grand Crus for Michael and Peter's Birthdays (Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck, Paragon): The first, and clearly the oldest of the Romanée St. Vivant flight - I think we all picked it out correctly as the 1989 DRC. Overall, a very pleasurable wine, but neither the strongest RSV I have had in recent times, nor even the strongest in the flight. There was a lovely, mature ring to its nose, with a little touch of funky earth and boiled herb and sous bois chasing rich, sweet notes of flowers, dark cherries and plums and a dusting of wild berry aromas, all muddled together in a rich, warmly inviting fragrance. Quite lovely. The palate was delicious and drinking very nicely, with soft tannins and a touch of juicy acidity framing matured flavours of dark cherries, plums and blackberries, with earthy shades as a backdrop. The finish faded just a tad, drifting off with a charming kiss of warm Chinese herbs and a little dash of Vosne spice; and I thought this lacked a bit of cut and elegance, coming across even a tad rustic for an RSV, with the rather lower acidity of the vintage standing out somewhat. Overall though, a very nice wine, really yummy, even if it was not particularly brilliant. I would start drinking this up around now if I had any.
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