Vosne-Romanee: Grand Crus and Top 1er Crus (La Bracceria, Greendale Avenue): I had quite forgotten tasting this wine before. Excellent six months ago, I thought it was even better this time round - in fact, it was quite unanimously the wine of the night. It had a lovely nose, just amazing, with layers of damp forest floor, perfumed flowers, sweet wood spice and fragrant bursts of dark cherries and berries. Wow. The palate was at a lovely place too, and performing far better than one would expect from a 2000. It was absolutely delicious, with sweet, sappy dark cherries just melting across the palate, all wrapped in a robe of velvety tannins and bright acidity. Beautiful depth across the midpalate as well, just perhaps petering away a bit at the finish, where the pure fruit tones were kissed wood spice and dried flower accents. I would never have guessed this was a 2000 given its lovely definition and graceful poise. It was really yummy, almost chirpy in its bright expressiveness, and quite at a perfect place for drinking now. Lovely.
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