This is still a work in progress as I upload tasting notes and wine labels from as far as 1999... Check back once in a while to get the updates.

April 27, 2012

MNSC Dinner: The Principal

MNSC dinner at the Principal, hosted by Lord Rayas.

2005 Roulot Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes - a little dusty, oaky and lemon.  Medium acidity.

First flight:
1988 Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche - sweet grass, a little green and vegetal.  Smoky with some coffee. This bottle was deemed a little faulty and corked, so was taken out of scoring.

1988 Rayas - of course Lord Rayas had to bring out a namesake bottle…  Really sweet and tropical, with pineapple and mango (but no lychee).  Kinda alcoholic.

Second flight:
1996 Dujac Charmes-Chambertin - leather, smoky, minty, dried herbs, potpourri, plum and animal.  Really lovely, and my favorite wine of the flight.

1996 Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin - nose was a bit muted.  Grassy, dusty, corked.  Also taken out from scoring.

1996 Joseph Roty Charmes-Chambertin Cuvée de «très vieilles vignes» - nose was a little muted.  A hint of medicinal notes, dusty, smoky.  Pretty disappointing at first.  Later on strawberries and tropical fruit notes revealed themselves.

Third flight:
1990 Clos du Mont-Olivet La Cuvee du Papet - soy sauce, mineral, salty plum.  Later on a little exotic fruit.  Slightly alcoholic and sharp.

1990 Beauséjour-Duffau - very mineral, grass, smoky, salty, minty and medicinal.  A very lovely wine.

1990 Montrose - funky, manure, smoke, medicinal, farmy, mineral, toasty and inky.  Also a very good wine.

Full post on dinner is here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...