ATL offline at Cooks and Soldiers. Light gold color. Intense nose of crisp fruit with smoked bacon, great balance, medium body, nice complex mix of minerally/Stoney fruit and smoky/earthy notes, this was a stunning match with the tuna. More accessible out of the gate than the 2005 Jadot Cordon-Charlemagne tasted with it, but as the Jadot warmed and got some air it caught up. Obviously two very different wines but each outstanding in their own right. Ultimately I was more impressed with the Rhys because it was a new experience for me while the Jadot was not. Outstanding.
Tighter and less flamboyant than the 2005 Jadot Corton-Charlemagne tasted with it, but it more than holds its own. A little smokey bacon on the nose leads to great minerality and subtle complexity, it opened up quite a bit with air and would benefit from decanting Very impressive.
Popped, poured, and consumed over the course of about 2 hours. More medium than full bodied, layered, complex, and refined with terrific acidity that both drives and invigorates the palate. Offers up a multifaceted aromatic and flavor combination of lemon curd, citrus, flowers, roasted nuts, and minerals. Dinner at Piccolo.
Reminds me of a slightly more unwound version of the 2011 PYCM St Aubin 1er Cru I had earlier this year. Lemon curd, hazelnuts and a touch of butter, all cut with laser-like acidity. Wonderful pairing with top-notch Chinese takeout. A pleasure to drink tonight.
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