With Club des Vingt, alongside the 1955 and the 1985 DRC. This was the marginal preference of most of those present, although to me the 1955 was equally beautiful. Still vigorous. Still holding beautiful cherry fruit on nose with lovely bottle complexity. Very intense on palate, with tannins largely dissipated but a lovely harmony and a very long finish. About as great a Burgundy as I can remember.
From a very cold cellar bought on release. Some browning. Nose jumped from the glass from the start. Asian spice, floral/stem notes. Very elegant style with red fruits. Complex. Balanced and long. A very good bottle. 95
Knightsbridge Night at Next, El Bulli Menu (Next - Chicago IL): Great fill, great color, although the cork fell part into the bottle. Good aromatic start combines floral and earthy elements with some lingering red fruit. Palate is also mostly earthy with remaining red fruit and very good baking spice. Clearly mature and at least a decade past its peak, this had moderate length and intensity.
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