Dinner with Friends

Wilmette, IL

Tasted August 23, 2012 by MatthewF with 469 views

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2006 Domaine Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
Ripe yellow tropical fruit nose with some pear as well. Mineral and floral tones as well as some oak spice too. The same fruit came through on the palate along with the spice. Good richness to the palate with a medium finish.
Red
2001 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Opened one hour before serving and seved alonside the 2002 Meo Brulees, and 2000 Richebourg. Another great showing for this wine! A fantastic mix of spice, red and black berry fruit on both the nose and palate. A great earthy/mushroom component as well. This bottle seemed a bit softer in stucture than the past few I've had, but still has a nice life ahead of it. Medium bodied with a long finish. My favorite of the 3 Burgundies tonight.
Red
2002 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brulées France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru
Opened 1 hour before serving and served alongside the 2001 Meo Brulees and 2000 Richebourg. Darker, more brooding than the 2001. Ripe, dark red and black cherry/berry with dark spices and soy/hoisen notes. The oak stands out a little at this point. Ripe, dark fruit on the palate too. Lots of power. Medium plus body with a great deal of structure. Long gripping finish. I look forward to trying again in 5-10 years.
Red
2000 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
Opened 1 hour before serving and served alongside the 2001 and 2002 Meo Brulees. The least powerful aromatics and structure of all three Burgundies, but exhibiting the most complex aromatics. Dark red and black cherry with earth, leather, clove, star anise. Very seductive aromatics. Medium body with with a very long finish. Lacking some in acidity and structure. Still a fantastic wine, but not as good as the one I had last year in Burgundy.
Red
1989 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
Open and decanted for roughly 3 hours before trying. Classic Pauillac aromatics. Red currant and plum, tobacco leaf, cedar and some earth. Sweet fruit on the palate with medium body and a medium plus finish. In a great spot with well integrated tannins. Not sure how much better this is going to get, but based on how enjoyable this bottle was, if I had any in the cellar I'd be drinking them.
Red
1982 Château Gruaud Larose France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
Open and decanted for roughly 3 hours before trying. Very dark color. Big, powerful aromatics of dark red/black currant and plum with a seductive earthy component. Some damp tobacco leaves as well. Great sweet fruit on the full bodied palate with a long, powerful finish. Still has some gripping tannin remaining. Delicious wine.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1998 Alois Kracher Scheurebe TBA #12 Zwischen den Seen Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee
A darker amber color than expected. The powerful aromatics are dominated by fig and apricot with some burnt sugar and orange peel as well. A touch of white pepper. Incredibly rich and viscous on the palate, while still retaining enough acidity so that the wine was not over the top. Long finish that doesn't seem to end. Fantastic wine that I'm glad to have a couple left in the cellar.

Closing

Great night! Thanks Greg, Barbara, and Brad

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