Blind wines (very brief notes) (Granby, CT): This is a whole different story from the previous wines, and is bar far the best wine of the six. Beautiful, elegant, red-fruited; long finish. My (and most others) top of the 6.
Clos Vougeot Dinner (Lavandou): Beautiful wine but painfully young. Decanted for the course of the dinner, it still was so primal, driven by its bright cherry compote and rhubarb notes. Zippy with such pretty floral lift of cake spice and punch, it needs to sit for a few years and add weight, depth and pitch. It has positive evolution written all over it.
A scent to die for. If you wanted to synthesize it you'd need to combine something meaty, something salty, something spicy, and something sweet, but it's not a disparate mix of assorted stuff, just smells like one enticing, otherworldly thing. The palate can't really live up to that, and doesn't; for the most part it lacks the concentration and breadth that distinguishes a grand cru, but it's supple and easy-drinking.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.