Lapaulée NYC - brought this to Lapaulée NYC. The notes and memory is somewhat hazy since we didn't consume this until after about 20 other Burgs that evening. However, Didier and Philippe remarked about the purity of expression, the delineation of flavors and precision and the long finish. Santé!
Perhaps I did not get it, or maybe I was the only honest taster in the room that found this wine sharp, tart and overly acidic. Much better on the nose than the palate with its floral, spice and red berry character. The wine was just not that much fun to taste. My Burgundy loving friends assured me, the wine just needed time and food. I am positive they were seduced by the label and price.
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(DRC Romanee St. Vivant) Last time I had this bottle was two years ago and it was singing. It seems to be younger today than when I had it some time ago. Tight upon opening but after twenty minutes this was roaring aromatically and showing great DRC spice and floraity. A deep nose. Lots to inhale. Palate as Yaacov put it was "very '93." Lots of acid and tannin with somewhat disjointed flavors. The fruit was huge and massively concentrated. Tannins were big but ripe. This seemed to be in an awkward stage. I know this wine can be better. I would hold this for five more years.
(Romanee St. Vivant DRC) . The last wine was a little horsy and earthy at first but blew off into lots of nice menthol and red cherry fruit. It was very gamy on the palate with good character and game, citrus and earth flavors, although Ed thought it was a touch advanced. It was an excellent
(DRC Romanee St. Vivant) Lovely nose of asian spices, dried roses, bright melange of berry fruits, mineral. Very high-toned. Huge palate with great concentration and tannin. Tannins were ripe and balanced beautifully with all the components of the wine. Great purity and density in the mouth without being the slightest bit overwhelming. Had a nice sweetness of fruit and tannin. After around three hours open the wine began to shut down. Very expressive even in it's shut down state. Brilliant wine
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