Monday Night 1990 Themed Dinner (The Principal): Still quite young and primary. Much darker color than the Rousseau CsJ. Nose was quite powerful with a bit of spice. Very prominent acidity as with a lot of 93s. I liked it but a bit disjointed tonight. Think this will get better with more age.
Having tasted this vintage only 2 years ago and being very underwhelmed by the closed nature of the wine I was very pleasantly surprised that it has started to open up with aromas of red soft fruit, vanilla and a hint of tobacco. The length is amazing and this is a very balanced wine with a lot of future.
Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner (Troquet, Boston): Should have been a contender but startled us all with a metallic, medicinal odor and taste (one called it benzene), that never went away. Had a strange dark, purple color unlike any of the other burgundies at the dinner as if it had been blended with something else. Hopefully just a strange bottle but try one if you have any to make sure that this was just an aberration.
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