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October 1, 2012

Cristal and Burgundies

Dinner at a friend's home.

2004 Louis Roederer Cristal - yeasty, a little caramelized sugar, very pleasant, nicely balanced on the palate, but slightly tart on the finish.

2005 Louis Roederer Cristal - very nice mousse, yeasty and flinty on the nose.

2001 Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet en magnum - sweet, buttery, toasty corn and straw on the nose.  Very lovely and got better as it opened up further.  Reasonably ripe on the palate but not overly so.  Slightly bitter finish.  Did not go well at all with jamón ibérico, as metallic and mineral flavors became very pronounced.

1990 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares - fruity, leather, ripe prunes and dried herbs.  A little alcoholic on the nose.

1989 Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St.-Jacques - beautiful, showing mint, luscious fruit and potpourri.  Sweet and open nose.

1998 Anne Gros Richebourg - much more concentration on the palate, almost a little harsh.  Alcoholic on the nose, with metallic, pencil lead and floral notes.

1999 Rouget Echezeaux - good concentration, with ripe fruit that is almost a little stewed.

1990 Leroy Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts - sweet with a hint of smoke and forest.  Still grippy and tight after all these years.

Full post on dinner is here.

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