I always enjoy Drouhin's Montrachet, but for some reason in our tastings they frequently get flighted with Leflaive, and its usually not a fair fight. Tonight was not exception, which is a shame, since the wine is very good.
First La Paulee Warmup Dinner (Ai Fiori - New York NY): Bottles haven't been consistent over the past few years, but this was certainly one of the good bottles. Lush and sweet stone fruit aromas, Lots of power and rounded fruit flavors on palate. Slightly more mature than a great magnum I opened last summer, but this almost as good and kept picking up intensity with more time in glass.
Light straw color. Regal nose of chalk, wet stone, mineral, an baked green apple. Taste is long and lean...beautiful follow-up to the open knit nose. Solid acid spine that carries the green apple flavors for 30+ seconds.
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