Amazing!! Mindblowing wine defying its 42 year age. So much fruit left (cherries and plums) with acid and structure to support. Hedonism and profundity battling for supremacy, with mushroom umami secondary notes peeking through. A touch of white pepper on the finish. A wine that you want to slow down and think about, but is so delicious that it becomes a struggle. Drank over hour and a half without decant...not going anywhere. Solid as a rock!! 1st La Tache and considering this is a terrible vintage in burgundy, it becomes hard to imagine how good one would be from a stronger year.
Light brown-red colour which deepened with air. Sois bois which blows off. Lots of pu er tea. Rose petals. Spices. Light red fruit. All in balance. Beautiful. Gentle. Lovely. Goosebumps. A beautiful and aristocratic wine. On palate, light red fruit. blue fruit. little bit of gentle tea tannin. Bit of cola. Moreish. All in balance. What Burg should aim to be.
Magnum bottle sourced from a Tokyo restaurant. Bottle in very good (not excellent or perfect) condition. Classic LT nose, classic DRC first mouth. The image that developed in my mind as I was drinking the wine was that of an old, fragile grandma (not grandpa), who was happy to have lived a great life, and lovely stories to tell, but at the same time was ready to move on. I had a lot of pleasure drinking this wine.
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