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May 31, 2010

MNSC Dinner - Caprice

MNSC Dinner at Caprice, hosted by the Ox. Theme was '85 Burgundy horizontal.

2000 De Sousa Cuvée des Caudalies - I had a bottle of the NV blanc de blancs here last year and loved it. The 2000 vintage is even better. Nose was very sweet with a little caramel, some oxidized pear, minerals, honey and marshmallow... I could get used to drinking this...

1991 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne - A very beautiful wine. Lots of toast, minerals, popcorn, lemon, honey, smoke, sulfur... Nose was huge, fragrant and opulent, and the wine was incredibly smooth on the palate. 95 points.

1985 Jean Grivot Richebourg - this was struck off from scoring because it was a tiny bit corked. I thought it drank OK but with obvious vegetal notes, along with straw, smoke on top of the sweet fruit nose. Finish was pretty long.

1985 Gros Frère & Soeur Grands Echezeaux - easily my wine of the evening. I was blown away by the nose from the start. Sooooo perfumed, sweet, jammy but not overpowering... Totally, totally osmanthus (桂花) that kept on giving until the end of the evening when I finally finished the last sip. Also notes of orange, straw, and prunes. So smooth on the palate. An absolutely fantastic wine, and I'm going to get my hands on some of this! 99 points.

1985 Dujac Clos de la Roche - another beautiful and open wine, with cassis, floral, violet, black fruits and a little gamey. 95 points.

1985 Joseph Drouhin Musigny - much more closed than the Dujac, with more concentration. Fruit and sweet nose which opened up after a while, minty, smoky with some soy sauce. 93 points.

1985 DRC Romanée-Saint-Vivant - sweet nose with eucalyptus, spices, floral, gamey notes along with some mushrooms. Very lovely although at one point the sharpness of the alcohol became noticeable. 95 points.

1985 DRC Richebourg - another awesome wine, with smoked game meats, a littlesous bois and floral notes. 96 points.

Full post on dinner is here.

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