Normally prefer RSV to GE, but roles were reversed again today with this vintage as well as 2001. This wine seemed a bit clunkier than the GE, but I'm sure on its own would have been thrilled with it. Is it possible it just needs more time to come together? Or perhaps a bottle that wasn't ideally stored.
Good Wine, Good Steak (Tampa FL): Open and decanted close to an hour before serving, could have used more air. Spice start-to-finish with plenty of red berry aromas and flavors. Great balance and textures from the first sip to the end. Stunning aromatics kept expanding with more time in glass.
Acker Paulee Dinner (The Fourth, NYC): I was excited to try this having had a few wonderful 1991 burgs recently, but this bottle seemed tired and uninteresting for what it is. That said, it was still damn good with excellent spice and complex nuanced fruit.
Acker "Paulee" Burgundy Dinner (The Fourth - New York NY): Red cherry and berry on nose and palate with good Asian five spice. Starting to show some signs of maturity. Fruit is slightly lean. I definitely preferred the 1990 vintage tonight, but others preferred this 1991 for its leaner, more classic style vs 1990's extravagance.
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