Very fine, elegant wine in a Puligny style, with tight lemony palate of very good length but without the concentration I had been hoping for. The 2001's that I've drunk recently have had noticeably less fruit remaining than, say, the 2002's and I think were better a couple of years ago (even the brilliant 2001 Domaine Leflaive Les Pucelles). Would have marked it higher then. Drink up (as this was from a great cellar in northern Burgundy).
Wines Tasted at HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago IL): Ripe with apple with some lemon peel aromas, nicely supported with background oak spice. Slightly more opulent on the palate, also slightly fat in the middle, but finishing with good energy.
HDH Auction (Tru - Chicago, IL): Nose of flint, lemon oil and something resembling fresh sea water. One of those classic white burgundy noses that you can just keep nosing for a while. Its palate was incredibly lithe and flavorful. Some tropical fruits, but also a good deal of fresh lemon, wax, and sweet oak. Lovely balance. Showing very well.
HDH Burgundy Auction (Chicago, IL): Somewhat bizarre spicy note on the nose. Lemony, without too much oak showing through on the nose. On the palate, this seems to be a bit of a diluted Meursault: lacking some concentration and butteryness. A bit more Puligny-like in character with its citrus notes and less-rounded texture.
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(Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault 1er Cru Charmes) Medium canary yellow color; lovely tart lemon, minerals and lemon rind nose; delicate tart lemon palate, with high acidity; long finish (best match with ahi tuna tartare dish)
(Lafon Meursault Charmes) which had a lovely, youthful nose full of tangy and waxy citrus fruits and dust. It was very bright in its wax and mineral components and had a nice dollop of butter. The palate had good richness and roundness, very good acidity, and was quite tasty with nice dust and minerals on its finish. There were lots of citric yellow flavors, and the wine was a touch lighter in the middle but not quite having a hole. 2001 was "a serious vintage, almost too serious, different for whites, good for reds and has never gone through bottle sickness," Aubert shared. "It is root biting more than fruit biting," Aubert (or someone else might have) shared about 2001 Romanee Conti(s?)
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