When first opened there were worrying hints of oxidation, but after several hours and some decanting, this really came into its own. Nutty notes with honeyed yellow fruit on the nose. Nice balance and palate presence. Good mature white Burg.
This wine is a testament to the fact that older whites need air. Popped about 3 hours before dinner, but showed slight oxidative notes. Not until it was tossed into a decanter at dinner did the wine blossom. As other notes have indicated, it really firms up with significant air exposure. Beautiful light gold color. Freshness with medium concentration of tropical fruit, really round on the palate. The wine has a seamlessness to it that just glides on the palate.
This had a similar flavor profile to the charmes. Butterscotch, yellow fruits, and a hint of smoke. Unlike the charmes, this had a wonderful fine minerality on the palate and great drive/power. Spectacular wine.
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(Lafon Meursault Perrieres) had a more intense nose, much deeper and more minerally than its Clos de la Barre brother, with that .banana. that Mike picked up on, as well as butter, corn and vanilla. The nose was classic, for Lafon, 1992 and Perrieres as well, although it did not have the power or length on the palate that I thought it would based on the nose. Ray made his .pumped up Kistler. analogy that he made regarding the 1990 Lafon Montrachet at the Top 100 weekend. Now you know what not to get Ray for Christmas. Gorky found it racy, and it was in a very elegant and stylish way
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