DRC on 24 April 2018

Le Restaurant, Moscow

Tasted April 24, 2018 by ve23 with 57 views

Flight 1 (5 notes)

White - Sparkling
1985 Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut France, Champagne
93 points
93+/100

A sweet honey dessert, like a pie or a cake, with baked apples and crushed nuts covered with powdered sugar, and a notch of oxidative style. Juicy palate, feels almost unnaturally fresh.

Selosse styled, I’d say. Still, I expected more from this late disgorged 1985 which spent 12 years on the lees. Hm

DRC night at Le Restaurant, 24 April 2018
White
1993 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
99 points
99/100. ��

This is the purest and the thickest Chardonnay I’ve had ever - forget Chardonnay, likely all and every white wine up till now - multidimensional, ideal in all respects.

Butter, crushed sunflower seeds, honey, a myriad of surreal aromas, all interwoven in its oily, ever evolving palate.

Better than sex, as some at the table claimed. I can’t confirm or deny it, but I’m thunderstruck.

DRC night at Le Restaurant, 24 April 2018
Red
1998 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
95 points
95/100

Juicy red cherry and plum, young and somewhat sour, with high acidity, full of youthful vibrancy and vigor. Long prickly aftertaste, tickles my sensory buds.

Outstanding red way before its drinking window, wait 10-15 years.

DRC night at Le Restaurant, 24 April 2018
Red
2001 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
97 points
97/100

Dark and a notch cloudy Richebourg, pensive and melancholic.

Classic burnt notes somewhat subdued, with mint, menthol, and dark berries, juicy yet a bit jammy.

Looks overly aged for its humble seventeen, as if it were a teenage boy who matured too fast - but now it’s at the top of its prime, quiet and winking slyly.

I wouldn’t keep it for long.

DRC night at Le Restaurant, 24 April 2018
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White
1998 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
93/100

Yellow plum, fat and oily, a bit excess sweetness, Domaine de Montille’s 1er Cru Le Cailleret 1998 is less deep and less multidimensional than absolutely fabulous vintage 1999 of the same.

Still, it’s a very good wine.

DRC night at Le Restaurant, 24 April 2018
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