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September 27, 2016

Sotheby's tasting

A (mostly) Burg tasting organized by Sotheby's Wine in advance of their upcoming auctions.

2011 Lucien Le Moine Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot - nice and toasty, a little buttery corn, sweet vanilla.  A big nose.  Good balance between acidity and ripeness on the palate, with a long and hot finish.  Drinking beautifully and just about my wine of the evening.

2012 Vincent Girardin Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières - more caramel and ripeness in the nose, with a little oak.  Acidity was a little higher here.

2013 Henri Boillot Meursault - riper and sweeter on the nose, with some oak.  Acidity slightly on the high side.

2003 Leroy Chorey-lès-Beaune - nose of black olives with some fruit like stewed prunes.

2009 Bruno Clair Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode - more animal notes here, smoky.  Still young.

2005 Domaine de L'Arlot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Clos des Forets Saint Georges - light and boring, with some fruit.

2009 Mouton-Rothschild - double-decanted 3½ hours prior to serving.  Very ripe and sweet on the nose, with some smoky and cedar notes.

2009 Lafite-Rothschild - double-decanted 3½ hours prior to serving.  Sweeter on the nose, with vanilla oak and smoky notes, some exotic spices.  Very fragrant.

2010 Lafite-Rothschild - double-decanted 3½ hours prior to serving. A little bit of tea, savory, hint of smoke, grilled meats, and leather.

2002 Cos d'Estournel - rounder, more minty, with fragrant cedar notes and ripe fruit.  Drinking nicely.

2011 Mugnier Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale Rouge - violet and floral, with leather notes.  Beautiful.  My wine of the evening.

2011 Arnoux-Lachaux Clos-de-Vougeot - more concentrated, with forest notes.

2011 Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin - nose of animal, leather, and fragrant wood.

2009 Olivier Bernstein Charmes-Chambertin - leather and smoky notes.

2011 Saouma Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia - ripe and sweet.  This will last for a while.

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