Mazis-Chambertin Dinner (Sepia - Chicago IL): Open 2+ hours before serving, in a decanter almost the entire time. Slightly floral with lots of red and black cherry on nose and palate. Just starting to show faint hints of real earthy development, this was powerful and intense but also quite firm and tight. Probably better in another decade if well stored.
Deep balanced nose of mushrooms,roasted coffee,cranberries,plums,red roses. Bramble,plums,baking spices,wet earth,smooth but very present tannins,nice medium plus finish. A real beauty that possessed a nice balance between sexy and rustic. Drink up.
Oscar night (Shane's: Chicago, IL): nose: pungent and perfumed nose of dark red cherries, mushrooms, warm earth tones, dark florals, and bits of berry tones. Takes a slight bit to unwind in the glass, but then takes on a real lovely and intoxicating sense to it that really wraps you in
taste: a very alluring medium feel with deep tones of dark spices, dark red cherries, berries, earth, and a good bit of mushrooms. There is also a slightly funky flavor on this that is cote-rotieish along with medium+ acidity that still makes itself be known
overall: this is in a great place right now, but there is absolutely zero rush. This took a bit to unwind and was told that this was slow ox'd for several hours before I got there. A real beauty of a wine that captured my imagination
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