Reunion Dinner in DC (Red Hen - Washington, DC): Fresh, clean, and clear. Even in its youth, the depth to this wine was just outstanding. The aromas were exotic and deep with oceanic tones that mixed nicely with fresh lemon and dill. Great weight to the palate with plenty of acidity and elegance. Loved it.
Drank along side the MDT from the same vintage. The color is a deeper gold than the MDT. This wine presents almond oil and ripe yellow fruits on the nose and pallet. The wine has expansive pallet presence and impressive length and depth of flavors.
Opened and poured alongside the 2008 MdT. Whereas the Tonnerre is all about lightness and a delicate touch, this comes across rather powerful (surprisingly, in contrast to the bottle I had a few months ago) with a sappy, almost oily quality to the texture. The flavours seem more creamy as well, with a noticeable lemon cream element framing the fresh citrus fruit and mineral flavours, but the balance is again stunning with bright acids and great purity to the flavours. Fantastic wine.
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