La Paulée de New York Gala Dinner (New York, NY): Brief Paulee tasting note. From the same case as a couple of bottles opened last year, this was as good as the first bottle, not quite as good as the second. Good baking spice and sous bois aromas. Similar on palate with faint red cherry hints. Good remaining structure on palate with everything very elegant and texturally charming.
Very dirty on the nose, heavy barnyard, caramel. Nice velvety texture with detectable grip still on the palate. Spice and faint red fruit which came out with longer air exposure. A treat to try even though it may not have been in the best possible condition.
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(DRC La Tache) We had to have at least one red Burgundy on this increasingly magical evening, so why not a 1966 DRC La Tache. True to form, it was a touch dirty as ’66 LT is prone to be. While a bit earthy, the nose was still fabulous and provided rich tomato, spice, leather and chocolaty aromas. Flavors of cherry oil and assorted nuts lingered, and this class act’s finish was endearing.
(DRC La Tache) It was a touch dirty at first, which is consistent with most of my notes on this vintage for La Tache, but it blew off and sweetened out into beautiful rose, sweet cherry, earth, musk and a touch of ‘BM’ in a baby goodness way, keeping the dirty in the birdie. There was a touch of celery and stalk in the mouth to go with its rose and cherry flavors, but the wine never completely lost its dirtiness.
(La Tache) was an outstanding one and many people's favorite wine of the session. Sweet, musky and similar to the 1985 except even fresher and more precise, the 1966 was beefy and meaty with additional aromas of cedar, spice box, iron and minerals. Its palate was full of fresh, red fruits wrapped by some drier, autumnal flavors. Rich, long and fleshy, it was balanced with acidity that was far from its decline. Wilf cooed that it was a 'good bottle' on more than one occasion. Dalia keenly observed some 'green apple and nutmeg,' and a bit more wood came out with time in a cedar and mahogany direction. Saucy and long with a nice touch of autumnal flavors, I found some similar qualities in this '66 to the '85, and Wilf concurred aromatically but found more zip in the '66. Me, too
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