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March 5, 2009

Chassagne and Chambertin

Lunch at Caprice.

2005 Vincent Girardin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Vieilles Vignes - nose of flint, toasty oak, hint of chalk. Ripe and sweet on the nose, and buttery. Nice acidity balance and not too sweet on the palate, although it was a bit hot and spicy on the finish. Nice to drink now.

1995 Armand Rousseau Chambertin - initially the nose was grassy and gamey with lots of sweet fruit, and it was nice and elegant. The wine was smooth on the palate but felt a little short. With time I detected some forest in the nose. With the second pour, you could now feel the concentration of the wine, which was still a little tannic on the finish. This was much, much better than the last bottle I had 3 1/2 years ago, and a perfect match with the gamey dishes that followed.

Full post on lunch is here.

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