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Community Tasting Notes (32) Avg Score: 93.3 points

  • Acker Paulee Dinner (The Fourth, NYC): A pronounced nose of dark fruit, iron, bacon and some earth. This seemed much bigger and chunkier than the bottle I had last year. This example clearly needs much more time to round out and is more consistent with the 98s.

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  • 1998 Burgundy Grand Cru Dinner (Cheng Hu Tien, Keong Saik Road, Singapore): Wow. This was quite stunning. It still clearly needs time in the bottle, but man, this was a very, very impressive Chambertin. It had a killer nose, with beautiful, deep notes of red cherries and berries, little touches of earth, deep-set hints of sweet spice, and just the lightest kiss of oak. Wow. The palate still seemed so young, but it was clearly one of the most complete wines I have had in a long time. It had truly great depth and a muscular strength to its deep flavours red cherries and berries, yet this was elegant, effortless, almost graceful in the way it flowed through the mouth on a bed of velvety tannins and juicy acidity. Still monolithic, but seamless and perfectly harmonious, this just filled the mouth with layer after layer of red-fruited Gevrey goodness, just starting to show nice bassy, earthy notes on the midpalate. It is quite a testament to the quality of Rousseau’s wines that they managed to craft a wine of such class and finesse, with not a trace of brambly hardness, in a vintage like 1998. It had a great, long finish as well, with the last vestiges of juicy fruit flecked with little spicy accents. Beautiful stuff. This has come a long way from when I tried it 4 years back, but it needs time to open up yet – I would leave it aside for another 4-5 years at the very least, perhaps a couple years more to be safe – but it will be amazing when it hits it stride.

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  • Sauvage sugarly nose which was beautiful but had a coarse, acid bite to it. The wine smooths out with a bit of time to show pretty fruit and real substance. (estela)

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  • More ripe than the 96 Beze, which I preferred. Pretty soft, lush..just doesn't have the punch of the Beze IMO.

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  • Ready to go out of the gate. Forward and pronounced nose of red fruit, dark fruit, iron and a hint of earth. Great depth on the palate but with a lightness that emphasized the classiness of the wine. This is wonderful to drink now but will hold if not improve. Long finish.

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