A cheeky little white truffle from Tartufi Morra had just landed so we prepared a simple pasta with garlic, olive oil and butter and liberally shaved it over the top. It was one of the best white truffles that we have had here in Australia. Our accompanying wine was a 1974 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee St. Vivant Marey Mange. The wine from an unheralded year provided great pleasure and accompanied the truffle pasta most amiably. It smelt of a rose garden with petal perfume, plant matter and black earth aromas. There were also hoisin and soy notes that you tend to see in almost all aged DRC wines. In the mouth it was a little ‘cardboardy’ at first but gained in sweetness in the glass. It is not particularly deep or concentrated but is an ethereal wine that despite some astringency to the finish is thoroughly engaging.
Now is ready to drink. delicate and bouquet of red and white flower. Silky with complex with many layers. Long finish with send back of bouquet and pure terrior. Love it old drc with sign of leroy stlye
Leroy bottling Brown. Rose petals, slight animale and chix soup/sois bois, tea. Not much in terms of fruit. With air was more like beef soup. Still a complex and nice nose. Palate slightly acidic, with a spicy and alcoholic, slightly bitter finish. Fruit was almost gone, a lean wine. This tasted like an old burg slightly past its prime. Alcohol mellowed slightly with air but stuck out. Could be storage issues.
4.5 cm under the cork. Still a strong colour and it's much darker than the Richbourg. This is a much more voluptuous wine. While its impeccably balanced, it's also round and full with fruit in the darker spectrum. Will last for years yet
Consumed from a perfectly stored bottle, this was everything I ever want in Burgundy. Rose petals on the nose, bacon on the palate, silky smooth with a rediculously long finish. I expected this to be either: a quick show from a tired wine; a slow evolution from a sleeping beauty. It was neither - absolutely beautiful out of the gate it blossomed even further over the first half hour and lasted another two hours without diminishing at all.
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