I gave this 95 points when I had it 2 years ago…it’s better now imo. Some browning on the edges. Autumnal, sous bois, beef brothy on nose. Silky, sweet palate. Mature with resolved tannins. Still good fruit. Long sweet finish. 97
Burgundy Producer Dinner (Bistro de l'Hotel - Beaune): Mature red fruit through with enticing spice, lots of earth, some faint hints of rot that Frederic Drouhin said are common in 1980s. Intriguing sweet notes also persisted that added charm. Nuanced and well textured, very interesting and good.
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(Romanee St. Vivant DRC) (I am not going to type out Romanee St. Vivant or RSV for every wine . remember they are all Romanee St. Vivants!). After some initial confusion as to what the order was, we settled into the gorgeous nose that had a whiff of mint, menthol and delicate, sweet red cherry fruit with sexy, liqueur-like and candied rose sweetness as well. The 1980 had catnip on the nose but not the power of the La Tache that we had a couple nights before. The palate was still taut with mature flavors, some citric tension and a mild, dry finish. There were meat and menthol flavors as well, and the wine was a little meaner on the palate than the nose indicated, but it was .pure and layered. as someone noted, with a nice dollop of minerals
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