HDH Dinner (Les Nomades): Initially this was very forward on the nose with bright red fruit, loads of spice, tea and earth. The palate was more robust compared to the 1976 and a bit more tannic. The detail is amazing. Very complex and bright. Long lingering finish with some tannin.
DC winos belated holiday dinner - Mostly Burg and Bordeaux (Lavandou, Washington DC): My expectation was relatively low as I have not had good experiences with the 70 DRCs. This far exceeded my expectation. Beautiful red fruits, strong presence of Vosne spice, Chinese medicine, clove and earth. Still generous sweet palate with bright acidity. The wine got more expressive with air. This is a lovely wine and definitely a La tache. I rated this wine a pointer lower than my top Burgundy of the night but I would definitely prefer to drink this at the moment. Lovely showing.
Birthday Dinner with Gourmet Mexican: Two bottles that showed differently but both great in their own way. First was more advanced into an earthy, mushroom profile with aged raspberry fruit, nice mouthfeel and well balanced. I preferred the second wine slightly as the wine had more red fruit of raspberry and strawberry. Still had early stage mushroom component but was amazing,y youthful in the fruit profile. Silky tannins and so well balanced. Both memorable in their own way. Interesting,y, both from same case and stored same way. Yes,wine is a living organism!
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(DRC La Tache) he last wine on this special evening was the 1970 DRC La Tache, which was more herbal in the nose; dark, dank and musky with lots of animal fur. The palate was citrusy and more hollow than the previous two, starting to dry out but still respectable (91).
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