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.

March 5, 2024

40-year spread

Dinner at the Chairman.

2018 Vincent Dureuil-Janthial Rully Blanc - initially served a little too cold, but big toasty notes were already evident. Then the wine opened up really nicely, with more popcorn than buttery notes. Good acidity on the palate here, especially on the finish.

2010 Hospices de Beaune Beaune 1er Cru Cuvée Rousseau-Deslandes, mis en bouteille par Lucien Le Moine pour MNSC - still showing lots of toasty notes from the barrel, but they are more integrated now and more elegant. Smoother on the palate these days. That nose was really, really big... soooo fragrant and fruity, and of course really toasty!

1976 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - drank after decanting for an hour. This was, unfortunately, lightly corked and showing obvious notes of wet cardboard and grassy notes. Later on the wine opened up and the nose became smoky and showed some graphite. The tannins are still here.

2016 Andremily Syrah No. 5 - this was decanted for maybe an hour, but of course the nose was really ripe and jammy, and also typically metallic. A very lovely wine, but pretty tannic, too.

Full post on dinner is here.

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