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March 8, 2010

MNSC Dinner - Golden Leaf

MNSC Dinner at Golden Leaf. Theme was "Burgundy non-grand cru wines that taste like grand crus".

1990 Nicolas Potel Meursault 1er Cru Perrières - beautiful nose with lots of toasty oak, minerals, ripe and sweet with vanilla and sweet corn. After 3 hours, the nose was incredibly beautiful with oxidized cane sugar and toasty pop corn. A totally awesome wine!

1971 Nicolas Potel Pommard 1er Cru Les Pezerolles - nose was initially a little sharp but very fruity, very sweet and open, mushrooms, and a bit of grilled meats on the palate. Beautiful. My second favorite red of the bunch.

1990 Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts - pretty muted nose with a little bit of fruit, and some tannins. Took a long time to open up a little, revealing nose of oxidized/caramelized sugar. My least favorite of the evening.

1990 Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes - nose was a little oxidized with stewed fruits, plum, sweetness and spices like nutmeg. A beautiful wine - my favorite of the evening and also the consensus favorite.

1990 Michel Gaunoux Pommard 1er Cru Les Grands Épenots - this was my bottle, and I was relieved it was not voted last. Nose was initially closed, with a little star anise and a short finish. The wine developed more and became better, showing its power.

2000 Sylvain Cathiard Vosgne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts - very beautiful, sweet and open, with mint, spices, orange and cinnamon notes.

1996 Vogüé Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses - very interesting nose with notes of eucalyptus, sweet candy, forest and pine needles. Still very young and fresh.

Full post on dinner is here.

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