Epic Burgundy Dinner (Boulevard - San Francisco CA): Tasted double blind. Aromatically stunning start with spice galore and intense black berries. Another wine that kept getting better with more air, with an broad array of black and red berry aromas and a huge spice box throughout.
The 2000 Emmanuel Rouget Vosne-Romanee ‘Cros Parantoux’ 1er Cru was accessible but just a little horsey. It was quite savoury with earth and menthol notes and had a slight herbal streak to it. A nice wine but probably just a little outclassed.
Has some of the red jube like fruit of the vintage. It is spicy with a cool, rocky heart. It really builds in the mouth and the palate is fine and lacy. There’s good concentration and it finishes with terrific cut.
A very solid performance against some heavyweights. Blind theme was 2000 red Burgundy and bottles included Rousseau CdB (x2), Dugat-Py Mazis, Rousseau Lavaux StJ, and the surprising winner was Dominique Laurent's Mazis. The CP stood out as the only Vosne wine, refined, elegant and classy. The wine was precise and "formal". Finished an equal second.
Burgundies in Tribeca (Tribeca Grill, NYC): I don't have words to do this justice. The fragrance here is just amazing - so intense, complex and layered with an incredibly vivid Vosne spice seasoning around pure, rich red and dark fruited flavours and the start of developing savoury notes. One of those wines that I could sit and smell all evening, except that the palate presence is something really special - incredibly powerful and broad, yet so remarkably elegant and finessed with a texture that's pure silk, and a finish that just keeps unravelling layers of fruit, earth and spice for minutes after each sip.
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