Uncle 7 dinner with DC, GK, DW and a few others

Wine Vault

Tasted November 9, 2011 by Lord Rayas with 662 views

Flight 1 (1 note)

White - Sparkling
2000 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvée France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru
rich intense flavours. great start to the evening.

Flight 2 (2 notes)

1993 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
rich, fat and complex with lovely notes of honey and roasted nuts.
1995 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
toasty and tangy with beautiful minerality. just got better and better in the glass.

Flight 3 (2 notes)

1990 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
92 points
extremely youthful and powerful. tar and dark cherries. great structure. needs a few more years to reach its peak.
1982 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
90 points
open and expressive nose of cherry jam, stewed prunes and dried flowers. shame it was a little dry and short on the palate.

Flight 4 (3 notes)

1993 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
97 points
bright high toned nose of cinnamon and blueberries. put on weight after a while becoming more stemmy. love it.
1993 Domaine A.-F. Gros Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
93 points
intense and complex mix of spices and sweet earth. somewhat overshadowed by the brilliant Dujac. dense and long finish.
1991 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
89 points
dark and very young. reticent nose. tight finish. apparently ex-domain bottle which makes it even more inaccessible at this stage. not for me.

Flight 5 (1 note)

1989 Château Latour Grand Vin France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
89 points
drinking well but no surprises. somewhat unexciting, especially as it was sandwiched between the great burgs and rhones

Flight 6 (3 notes)

1980 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie
91 points
thick, dark, murky (i got last pour from bottle with lots of sediment which didn't help). masculine, powerful, meaty. like chewing on a 20oz steak. not really my style.
1988 Henri Bonneau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve des Célestins France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
97 points
popped n poured. glorious aromas of perfumed black cherries, mushrooms, leather and dried herbs. a stunner.
1973 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
88 points
expressive nose of sweet plum and tea leaves. admittedly a little thin and short, but very much drinkable.
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